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17 Ideas To Do On Your 22nd Birthday

When you're feeling 22, but need ideas of what to do.
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"It seems like one of those nights. This place is too crowded, too many cool kids uh uh, uh uh. It seems like one of those nights. We ditch the whole scene and end up dreaming instead of sleeping...Yeah. We're happy free confused and lonely in the best way. It's miserable and magical oh yeah. Tonight's the night when we forget about the heartbreaks, it's time uh oh

o you don't know what to do for your 22nd birthday? You think, hey, I just turned 21 last year and got shwasted because I could finally 'legally' drink alcohol. So 22, isn't that big so what do I do to celebrate my 22nd birthday? Well for one, every birthday should be important to you because it's your day, a day that's all about you and it's the day that you were given life. You should celebrate every year because it's another year that you have lived, right? Why can't your 22nd be a bang, why couldn't your 22nd be bigger and better than maybe your 21st, 18th, or 16th? Here are some ideas that you could do on your 22nd if you're having a brain fart.

1. Get your friends together and go to a nice dinner

Food can never go wrong on your birthday.

2. Go to the movies

Go see the latest movie out, grab some popcorn and soda and have a friend tag along.

3. Dave and Busters

Arcade games for adults?! Enough said.

4. Go on a weekend trip somewhere

You have been dying to go somewhere for awhile, why can't your birthday be the perfect time to go on a getaway?

5. Take the day off from work/school

It's your BIRTHday, no need to work or go to school, it's your day to celebrate you and you don't need to work your butt off on that day.

6. Happy Hour with friends/family

Appetizers and beers, what else could you want?

7. Go to a brewery

Grab some brews with a couple of friends, be social on your day!

8. Bar/club scene

If you are into going down to the strip to go to a club or a bar to get wild, just do it on your birthday!

9. Have a beach party (if your birthday is in the summer)

Waves, sand, beach games, sounds like a blast to me!

10. Go go-karting

Who says you can't be a kid?

11. Trampoline park

Trampolines everywhere, dodgeball and basketball, why not do it on your birthday?

12. Winery


13. Go hiking

Why not see beautiful scenery on your special day?

14. Go to breakfast or brunch

If you love breakfast and lunch,combine them and grab a mimosa or a bloody mary while you're at it.

15. Do a spa day

Need relaxation and a little getaway, a spa day is perfect.

16. Get a hotel

Hotel on the beach? Where everything is in sight, why not?

17. Break out into your song of the day,

"I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22. Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you. You don't know about me, but I bet you want to. Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22 uh uh ah ah ah 22 uh uh uh" by the one and only TayTay Swift

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7 Reasons Everyone Who Grew Up In The '90s Needs To See 'Captain Marvel'

Nostalgia comes and packs a punch!

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The latest Marvel action flick, "Captain Marvel," just dropped last week and it's been getting a lot of traction in the news for various reasons. From trolls posting a negative review to the main star, Brie Larson, wanting to make sure the press tour for the movie was all inclusive. Whatever the case may be, you can't deny the opening weekend numbers. The movie earned $153 million domestically and $302 million overseas for a worldwide opening weekend of $455 million.

Now, the movie has it's issues and personally, I would have much rather enjoyed this superhero buddy-cop film after Avengers: Endgame (due out April 26th). But I am trying to trust Marvel Studios in their decision with this lineup. With that in mind, there was a ton of nostalgia that was presented in the film that made a lot of 90s girls hearts soar through the movie.

*Note, you may come across some spoilers for the movie from here on out, so read at your own risk!

So why should girls who grew up in the 90s see "Captain Marvel?"

1. Blockbuster Video? Yup!

The fact that one of the first scenes on Earth is when our hero literally crashes through the roof of a Blockbuster Video brings us to our attention! Anyone who remembers the 90s, remembers Blockbuster. It was the place to go for video rentals. In this scene which only lasted a few minutes, they recreated the store perfectly. Complete with VHS tapes and cardboard cutouts of Arnold Schwarzenegger!

2. Band tees and close cropped dos were a staple of the time. 

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Larson dons a '90s Nine Inch Nails T-shirt as co-star Samuel L. Jackson rocks a close-cropped 'do from the same period.

3. Speaking of band tees, the music in the movie definitely sent us back to the 90's with several hits.

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Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue, and TLC were several artists that were featured in the movie. But it was No Doubt who scored the final fight scene on Mar-Vell's ship to "Just A Girl" and it is pretty cool.

4. Internet Cafés and Dial-Up

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Several scenes aided us the confines of the internet and what all people went through in 1995. One scene where Carol goes into an internet café features her sitting at a computer and loading up AltaVista, predating Google, in the search engine game. Another scene later in the movie showed us how long it took things to load and connect to the internet through dial-up. It made us all who grew up with the agony laugh, and nod saying, "Yes! This is exactly how it felt."

5. Beepers and pagers!

I remember my sister having one of these and couldn't wait to get one. Unfortunately, by the time I came of age to have one, they were already out of date. Oh, the times!

6. Goose!

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Okay, I know growing up in the 90s doesn't exclusively mean you loved cats, but c'mon! This cute little feline stole the show from the moment we laid eyes upon them in the posters and we were wrapped around its furry little paw. Just like Jackson's character, Fury, we came to love scenes where Goose was a part of.

Maria Rambeau's friendship. 

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7. The determination and will!

This movie shows several instances of people (and aliens alike) underestimating and holding Carol Danvers back in the things she did and her life. A part of this movie showed that our heroine was more than "just a female," or more than "just a smile and good looks." It showed us her vulnerability in trying to figure out who she was and is. It showed us the strength to get back up and keep going despite all odds and haters. What was even better? That when she finally accepted and embraced herself, she was an unstoppable - MARVELOUS force.

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