QUOTE(FluteDiva!! @ Sep 13 2009, 08:40 AM)
QUOTE(Susie @ Sep 12 2009, 10:46 AM)
It's really interesting seeing all these "about-to-go-to-uni" students being more worried about the social life than about the work. My daughter and a few of her friends are worried that every-one will be off clubbing!
Quite! It probably didn't come across that way in my original post...but the reason I'm asking is because I don't want to get to uni and be the only one who hasn't ever properly been out...
But no, I don't particularly like the idea of not being totally in control of my actions etc and feeling dreadful the next day. I also have the problem of being really tiny, so I suppose I would get drunk faster - but that's if I actually manage to get in anywhere in the first place
I think perhaps the difference between me and some of my friends is that my parents are pretty relaxed about things like that, and often offer us wine at dinner on weekends, but several of my friends have really stuffy parents who disapprove of..well..everything..and so they sort of rebel by going out and doing everything their parents would be angry about
So that could possibly be why I'm not bothered about drinking? I dunno
Anyway, I've seen the facebook photos from the most recent party at my friend's estate (yes, I know
) and I have to say that I'm mad enough without alcohol! (I couldn't drink anything as I was taking antibiotics at the time) so I've decided that I can have a good time regardless
We've always been fairly relaxed about wine at dinner, etc, but neither of our offspring drinks much at all. I suspect the main reason is expense - if you drink regularly at uni you will run up a lot of debt - or possibly us introducing it at too young an age, when their palates just didn't like it. According to my son (who's just going into his second year at Durham), students usually either hardly ever drink, or drink a lot. The latter never have enough cash for other things they want to do!
You'll find like-minded friends whether you go out drinking, or whether you don't. Just make sure that whatever you do is what you truly want to do, and that you don't just follow others in order to fit in, and end up wishing you hadn't. You can go out and drink whatever you like - lots of people have a J2O now, and no-one bats an eyelid, and you can always make sure one drink lasts a long time - so you don't have to feel you're missing out on the company, but neither need you get drunk if it doesn't appeal.
Hope you have a great time at uni!