Now that I'm back I can tell you all about my birthday week! It started when I had a barbecue with my family. What a great time! Even my grandparents were playing beer pong. My grandpa even beat my sister and my dad (they'd kill me if they knew I told people this). Oh and fun fact: old people tend to play beer pong underhand.
|Grandma playing some bp!|
The next day I went to the FUN. concert. That was one fun concert (pun intended). It was at Pier 26 in Hudson River Park looking out to New Jersey with a great view of the Freedom Tower right behind us. We had such a great time listening to great music with great food trucks and a bunch of craft beer! We even saw Allison Williams from HBO's Girls walk right past us and later we saw Lena Dunham from a distance. If it wasn't for her unique style I wouldn't have been able to tell it was her. It started to rain around the time the concert started and by the time they got to "Some Nights" at the end of their set it was pouring and the whole crowd was going crazy. The rain definitely added to the experience. Once you're wet who cares if you get more wet!
Two days later on my day of birth I got my nails done with my mom before I headed back into the city with my sister and my friend. First we went to see Miranda Sings perform at Birdland Jazz Club. If you don't know who Miranda is check out here videos on youtube. You'll be laughing for days, I promise. After we went around NYC to different bars. Later on we decided to move the party to Bayside, Queens. (If you live in the NY area and never been to Bayside you should check it out! They have great bars and restaurants if you want something more low key than Manhattan.) Once in Bayside my stepmom joined us for drinks after work. That's when things started getting bad. Three beers with a couple of fireball shots thrown in, I was sick and done for the night.
|The sis and me|
|First legal drink!|
|The one and only Miranda|
|Selfies with Frankie Grande|
It took me all of Thursday to recover but isn't that's how it's supposed to be the day after your 21st birthday? By Friday I was back in action and ready for a great weekend at the beach. A bunch of friends and I all headed over to Ocean Beach where all the bars are. I've been wanting to go out on Fire Island for years but the bars there are 21 to get in and those bouncers are very strict. I still can't believe that I'm old enough to get in. I got used to being legal when I was in London and then it all got torn away from me when I came back. It all seems to good to be true and I'm waiting to become underage again. It's crazy to think that it won't happen.
|Dancing the night away|
|That crazy Atlantic|