KLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 19 Posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
Today/Tomorrow (August 19th that is) is my 20th birthday. My second decade in this world and in this modern age in which we all live ( we have airplanes!)
I'll be in school with my friends, celebrating and being thankful that I'm one year older. Mentally, physically and socially healthy and that I'm with all the people that loves me and that of course, I love.
Besides getting all sentimental about getting into the 20's and saying goodbye to my teen years (which were, THE YEARS) I'll be having a party at my house.
Special guests: Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Whisky, and whatever you can think about.
Normal guest: friends, whatever... anyone who would like to join is invited to do so.
I'm very excited about the 20's, don't know what to expect :P So that's why I thought it would be cool to know your experiences during your 20th bday and the 20's
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1991 times:
Focus on school. Learn, learn, learn. Then learn some more. Knowledge is the key to one's future. Don't have improbable lofty goals because, more than likely, you'll look back and realize you didn't focus on the little steps that you have to take to get to the top. You can't get to the top without taking those little steps. Do a good job at whatever job you have...even if it's miserable. It'll pay off later. Sometime in the mid to late 20's you'll start seeing things go your way and you'll reach realistic goals with more success.
I didn't follow this advice and paid the price. It's like I lost ten years of quality time.
GQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1975 times:
My 20th? Um, lets see. I worked 10 hrs, got off @ 4 in the afternoon (1600). Had a dinner with the family. Went out with some friends afterwards. Got laid. Sex on your Bday is always a good present. Got up at 0500 the next morning. Back to work @ 0600.
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
On my 20th birthday, I was working the summer at Glacier National Park in Montana as a waiter at Many Glacier Hotel. My mother sent me a lemon birthday cake cushioned by popcorn (I kid you not). A big bully named Bull who worked at the lodge wanted a piece and used his pocket knife to cut himself a slice. That was a VERY memorable summer and birthday.
Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1893 times:
On my 20th birthday, I was working in Spain, and were doing cabaret rehearsals until gone 10pm, then we had to go to a karaoke bar so a couple of the girls could practice their singing (can't stand karaoke) and had to spend it with a load of bitches I couldn't stand working with that season, so I had a really good birthday.
I'd drink one for you, but alcohol and medicine don't mix quite well... (pinche resfriado)
Anyway, my 20th birthday was not that extraordinary. I had to work as usual, got the usual hugs and best wishes from my friends, and my parents took me out for dinner in the evening.
And my best friend had to take his mom to the airport that day, so he completely forgot about me: no calls, no e-mails, nothing! I just had to forgive him, mainly because he hasn't seen his mom since that day (2 yrs ago).
My mother insists her teen years were the greatest, and she would give anything to bring them back. Not me... I'm enjoying my 20's more than any other time! Sure, there are more responsibilities, more worries, less time for fun... but it's just part of growing up.
So, my final word of advice: No tomes... las cosas en serio!
Hope you enjoy your b-day!
What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
ME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1858 times:
My 20th birthday ? was on a holiday-trip in Italy and on my birthday was in Venice, enjoyed that marvellous old city, and had two excellent meals in restaurants just along those canals. On my 40th birthday I was on holidays in Oman and had a wonderful evening meal in an Indian restaurant in the 2nd floor of the airport, overlooking the Indian Ocean with many lights from the oiltankers and merchant-ships. And my 53rd birthday was in Alexandria, with an absolutely superb meal in a beautiful restaurant at the Sa'ad Zaghloul Square, with a view onto the Mediterranean with the Ras-el-Tin-Palace to the left.
Many other birthdays however were just normal days and nothing special.
WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1852 times:
Can't remember 20 but I do remember 21.
Funny...you turn 20/21 and then all of a sudden you are thirty! I seem to have been caught in a part of life after 21 where everything speeded right up and I got to see and do a hell of a lot of stuff, and time flies.
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1825 times:
Yikes - my 20th was over 1/2 my life ago. .
I was living in Anchorage, assistant manager at the largest branch of the state's largest travel agency. A good friend owned a bar on 4th street, so if I wasn't at work, I was probably at the bar, doing things I'm not going to admit on a public forum!
My 20s were great, lived all over the country and travelled all over the world. Really gave me an understanding about who I am and what I want to be in this life. I experimented, did lots of stupid things, but don't regret any of it, it's made me who I am.
Enjoy, explore and remember these years are the foundation of your adult life.
"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
AC777LR From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 487 posts, RR: 40
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1783 times:
May 20th 2000 was my 20th birthday, and from the events that I remember, I was at the lake in Grand Bend Ontario, we had a cottage party up on the lake, lots of beer, and lots of people, bonfire, beach, and swimming, and everything else is a blur. Now being the mature 25yr old now, I can say that not much has changed from that year to this. Hope you had a blast.
Beowulf From Singapore, joined Jul 2003, 730 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
Quoting KLM685 (Thread starter): I'm very excited about the 20's, don't know what to expect :P So that's why I thought it would be cool to know your experiences during your 20th bday and the 20's
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