First, I say thank you to everyone who played a part in making my 21st birthday a great one. That includes everyone I saw, spoke to, or heard from via some sort of communication medium. I appreciate it all.
Second, I want to say, "What the hell?!" to the doorman at the Old Town Saloon in San Diego, who turned me away at midnight because it was still "technically" the 16th by their business hours (2pm to 2am). Such bull. What kind of person turns away a kid at midnight on his 21st birthday? I may have been exhausted, half-asleep and shrugged it off at the time, but I won't forget you, bearded birthday-ruiner. Lame.
Luckily, I have a lot of friends and family to pick me up, and they made the date one to remember. I was traveling for most of the day (7am flight from San Diego landed in Manchester at 5pm, then a two-hour drive from Manchester to home), but I was able to share a delicious meal with my family at a great local restaurant upon my return home and enjoy a variety of different drinks throughout the day. Who says a gin and tonic at 9am isn't the way to start the day? Didn't get my hands on any green beer though...bummer.
To top off the night, the Red Wings came back in the third period and beat the Flyers 3-2! What a move by Dats to set up Franzen...and the game-winner by Z was super sweet. The team's lookin' good with only 11 games left...just in time for the playoff rush. But I'll be back with more Wings thoughts in a couple days. Today we celebrate St. Patrick.
I am of many different heritages, but my strongest contingent is either Scottish or Irish...I'm never quite sure. My full name is Cameron McGinnis Kittle and I was born on St. Patrick's Day, so I think at least for today, I'm mostly Irish.
Thanks again to everyone, I hope your St. Patrick's Day was equally as fun!