Well, on Tuesday, I was woken up with texts from my friends and family saying happy birthday, be careful, and of course, watch out for the huge snowstorm that was making its way towards the East Coast. I just knew that my plans were ultimately going to get effed up, but decided to be optimistic. I mean, obviously the weathermen have been terribly wrong before.
Well, this was one day that the weathermen were absolutely spot on. The snow started around 3:30ish, and continued without hesitation through the night. My dad still drove up from Jersey (he has a huge SUV, so he was 0% concerned about the weather...or the environment apparently), and took me out to dinner and for my first (legal) drink! I got a delicious pomegranate margarita, and honestly (this is so stupid), I felt so amazing being able to show a REAL I.D. when I got carded! (Though I feel like it would have been totally ballsy to order a cocktail with my dad right there)... so after a delicious dinner at Cheesecake Factory of Thai lettuce wraps, Thai chicken pasta (for moi), some type of shrimp (for padre), and some delicious cheesecake, I headed home feeling slightly tipsy and extremely full.
The original plan had been to head out with the girls for some tapas and drinks later, but the roads were so horrible by this point that there was absolutely no way any of us were driving, so instead I had my close friends over for cake that madre had so nicely made for us :) It ended up actually being a lot of fun, and I didn't mind that I didn't get completely wasted on my 21st birthday.
I think the worst part of it all was that my roommate and I were absolutely CONVINCED we would have a snow day on Wednesday...the paths were horrible, we had slipped 10 times walking from the gym to our room, so we decided it would not even be an issue to stay up until 3:30-4:00ish...she watching TV and me talking to a friend ;)
The next day we woke up, and were horrified to learn that our school obviously didn't care very much about our safety, and allowed classes to be in session (though I can't lie that I did not mind watching everyone slip and fall on their way to classes).
So anyway, I survived classes even on 3 1/2 hours sleep (!) and went home Thursday night and spent Friday night out with my dear friends, who got me completely wasted (by mistake, I swear), and paid my bar tab! It was a wonderful night, and I really learned to appreciate how wonderful my friends from home are...
I've known these guys since I was in 7th grade and they were in 8th, and our friendships have just grown so much stronger over the years. And T and I have been close since we both started at our private school in our awkward 7th grade years :)
I went to T's house early Friday evening, and we spent forever getting ready and figuring out how we were doing our makeup/what shoes to wear/how to dress! T & I both decided to wear our liquid leggings, which the boys were going crazy over (I honestly didn't think they would have that huge of an effect!).
They're really fun guys, and I felt completely at ease with them (sometimes it's hard to know who you can and can't trust when you're drinking!). I woke up the next morning feeling completely fine (thank God, no hangover at all!), and was able to go home and enjoy my family party (more pictures/stories to come!).
So that was the beginning of my birthday week...I haven't loaded up pictures from my family birthday party/PF Chang's with my school friends, so that will be coming soon :)
How was everyone elses weekend?! xo, darlings.
Me and my good friend G, at my little bday celebration in the dorm (due to the snow).
My 2nd legal drink, a mango martini! (Crazy delicious).
My mama made delicious cupcakes for me too!: