So, An Awkward Girl Walks Into A Bar And Tries To Order A Drink For The First Time And...

So, An Awkward Girl Walks Into A Bar And Tries To Order A Drink For The First Time And...

Who even names a drink "Free Unicorn?"

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Ordering a drink is incredibly stressful and uncomfortable. This is completely subjective, but I'm sure that I'm not alone here. I'm only 20 years old, so I've never ordered a drink myself until now because I'm in Europe (yaaaaaaaas!) but I'm also taking classes while I'm here (less excited "yaaas...").

So as you know, the drinking age is 18 in London, thus deeming me with the freedom of drinking. So, with this new freedom, I am also deemed with a new awkward situation. I honestly thought it would be like the movies (I was very wrong). I thought that when a girl walks up to the bar she is noticed and proceeds to slyly order her drink like an independent badass.

NO.

First off I'm not cool or sly or have a single once of social skills. So that's a hurdle.

Also, I look like an electrocuted sewage rat 80 percent of my life. I can't blame this on anyone but myself. Ya girl just doesn't care how she looks sometimes. Third, I'm not assertive. I will let everyone and their mother order a drink before me. I'm the type of person that will get kicked in the face and then apologize for my face being in the way. So, it was pretty clear that ordering a drink in a foreign country at a club was not going to be my shining moment.

With my shoes sticking to the ground with every step, I hesitantly made my way to the bar. Not beginning with a very strong start. I wiggle my way through the crowd at the bar and nervously place my arms on the edge of the table. I'm the only girl in a sea of boys. This was a mistake.

I stand there for a solid ten minutes as I watch the bartender frantically make drinks and open beers. I feel so uncomfortable. He sees me, I see him. I feel like I'm just staring him down. I literally just want to melt away, but I also want a cocktail. So I guess it was time to face my fears.

Another five minutes go by until he is able to get to me and I haven't said a single word to him, but I feel like I just irritate the absolute shit out of him. Help. I order my drink. Of course, he can't hear me so I'm forced to scream a terrible drink name at him.

The name of the fruity vodka blend was "free unicorn."

What the actual hell.

Five minutes go by and my drink is ready, thank God. I reach for my card and pay him. I didn't say more than maybe five words through the whole experience, yet I somehow hate my self even more than before. But it's fine because I now have my hella girly drink and never have to see him ever again.

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.
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There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

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To My Fellow 20-Somethings Living For The Weekend, Wake Up And Grow Up!

And yes, I do mean from the naps that you "have" to take every day.

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It's been a few weeks since I've been in tune with myself to write something, but I've been seeing a recurring theme on social media that has really been upsetting me. I'm sure you've all seen it before, and you might be guilty of it yourself.

You're scrolling along on Instagram or Facebook when suddenly a picture sticks out to you from a person you're close to. The caption reads "Just wishing it was Friday already!" Or, "What I would give to be on vacation right now!" with a picture that looks like the .GIF below.

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If you're the two percent of people who haven't seen a post like this dead in the middle of winter, feel free to leave my article because this might not apply. For the rest of you that are probably rolling your eyes in agreement or might even be offended because you think I'm targeting you, continue on.

I get it. The weekend is nice, not having a metric ass ton of work to do can be nice, and dreaming of beach vacations is nice. But what purpose does it serve? Does it make you any happier to dream of the next Friday and weekend excursions to come? Bear with me here.

The weekend or your next vacation to come is something that we have all pondered at one time or another, and that's okay. However, people must understand that wishing for these "glorious" moments in our lives, whether it's as simple as binging Netflix on the weekend or as complex as a vacation in Aruba, rob us of our day-to-day happiness. How?

If you are living a life centered around this, it is merely a form of escapism that you are unaware of. Your desire to hit the town on a Friday night is natural. Wanting to do so because you hate school/work/what you're doing at the moment is a reflection of a much deeper lack of self-realization. What am I getting at here?

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I enjoy taking a vacation and having some lazy time just as much as anyone else. It's healthy to unplug from your day-to-day routine every now and again, especially if you are under a lot of stress. But wishing for the moments where you unplug from your routine means that you are incredibly unhappy either with yourself or what you do for a living. Trust me, I got defensive when I heard this for the first time, so if this unsettles you, listen to what I'm about to say.

What kind of life is worth living where your goal for the day is for 5:00 p.m. to come so you can go home, jump in bed, and take a nap? Naps are great, but naps don't inspire great ideas and fulfill your soul. I see college students that dread going to class every week, hate the classes they are in, write papers they don't want to write and take tests they don't want to take.

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On the outside looking in (as a college student who is almost done), is this how you want to live the rest of your life? As a 22-year-old now, I'm glad that the highlights of being 20 and 21 weren't me being out at the bar with my friends or spring break trips to the beach. I'm thankful that I wasn't so miserable with myself or with what I was learning in the classroom that I had to live for the Friday night to come, for darties to go to, and for ways to escape the "treachery" of a day-to-day routine.

I implore my peers now to take a long, hard look at themselves and to ask "Am I living for the weekend? Am I living to escape?" If there is any other answer than "no," there is work to be done and changes to be made. Happiness is being able to say "Yes, a vacation does sound nice. But I am incredibly blessed to do what I do every single day. I don't have it all figured out, but I'm happy to be where I am at now."

Growing up doesn't mean avoiding fun, or not enjoying a break every now and then. Growing up means finding fun and happiness in the ordinary.

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