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Maturity now, maturity now!

So I survived a fabulous birthday weekend - thanks y'all for all the birthday wishes.  And all the positive vibes!

Re. 'survival' - let me explain...

Friday evening - deciding to post-celebrate what had been a full-on interview experience, but with a possible positive outcome  (this Wednesday!), and to toast another mate who hit 30 that day, I hit Bar 101 under Centrepoint in central London with OTT zeal.

What does that mean?  Let’s just say… Happy Hour until 9pm… Cocktails and tequila shots… No food, no water… Cor speaking to the porcelain phone… And sitting in the shower, passed out at one stage…


And then me, spending all of Saturday trying to just stand upright!


But I still managed to have a fantastic day. 

And I felt so popular! 


Despite the worrisome start of the day (rain, rain, ooh look wind, and then rain again!), everyone came.  And they all hung in there even though I was completely off-form, incoherently hungover, and green at the gills.

Obviously all your anti-rain dances worked as it stayed clear enough that afternoon so the barbecue could actually happen, and allowing the spill of people outdoors.  This meant that our wee house could actually handle the 50 awesome people who came.


PLUS I scored big-time on the presents front. Yay! 

Between cocktail shakers (*groans* - not for a week at least!), jewellery, books, champagne and wine (*shudders again*), and everything else, it was an amazing swag of gifts.  It’s amazing that even when you say no-pressies-just-bring-yourselves, people can’t resist.  And who am I to refuse and complain!?

Sunday was the mammoth clean-up.  Thankfully we had Matt's Belgian cousin over and he helped cut the workload by half.  The rest of the day, I just chilled out and enjoyed NOT being alcohol poisoned.

So I’m 30 now – I’m sure I won’t be experiencing such immature, drunken escapades and aftermaths anymore.  Right?!  Right?!  

Surely in my fourth decade, I can now coolly float through a room, martini glass in hand, and converse about the econo-enviro-political ramifications of the latest G8 summit agreement, or how the volatile developments in Palestine head towards into civil war, or what latest cultural zeitgeist represents as a barometer of society?

Or crappit, I can just get trolleyed on HH-cocktails, stare bleerily at people in a bar-dark room, and dance to radio rock!  Situation normal!



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 18th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you had a good birthday and the weather didn't spoil it for you. It sounds like a really great party! :)
Jun. 19th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
Awww, I wish we all could've been there to celebrate with you! Still, it's nice to know that you had a good day.
Jun. 19th, 2007 06:50 am (UTC)
Cor, I'm so glad you had a fabulous birthday and you totally have my sympathies for suffering through a nasty hangover. Still, it's your party and you'll puke the day after if you want to, right?

Anyway, happy belated birthday again, sweetie!
Jun. 19th, 2007 08:38 am (UTC)
Thanks gals!

It would have been awesome if you could all have been there.

Maybe I would have worked through my puce-ness a lot quicker. Just some photos of Jason flashed my way, and I would have perked right up!
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