The title of this post comes from a comment I hear only too often. Growing up in a small town, a variety of the people I went to high school with thought this comment was true. Currently, going to college at the #11 party school in the nation also lends truth to this statement.
People think they need to drink to have a good time, but they're dead wrong.
I will admit that I like my drink on occasion. I turn 21 next month and you can be sure that I'll be tossing back a few at the local bar, but just because I like to drink occasionally doesn't mean that it's the only thing I know how to do to have fun.
I look at some of the people I've known for a couple of years and think back to what they used to look like and what they look like now. It's very sad- people barely out of their teens already have beer guts!
Some of the best memories I have with my friends don't involve alcohol in any way. Late night drives to a variety of places, the drive in, the beach, karaoke revolution battles, One Tree Hill marathons, sleepovers, bridge jumping, concerts, midnight release parties, sporting e
vents, apple picking, pirate parties, disney theme parties and my entire spring break trip to London.
I have never been one to allow a narcotic substance to dictate whether or not I have a good time. Sure, drinking once in a while can be a good time, but I could never rely on it.
No matter where you are, if you are with people you like, you are
bound to have a good time.
PS- Due to my failure to post for a few days, I'm including a few rather embarrassing pictures of events that were completely sober. I will also include some lovely poetry at a later date to rectify my failure to post!