1. Post pictures of your high school dances. (Make sure you tell us which one is you if they're group pictures.)
2. Share with us your high school dance story.
3. That's it!
|My Senior Prom. This is as blonde as I'll ever get.|
The cutie in the picture is my then-boyfriend and now-husband. John graduated two years before me, but he came with me because it wouldn't have been perfect without him.
He borrowed the perfect car: a red Trans Am (at the time I thought it was the hottest car in the world). But we couldn't exceed the speed limit because we were afraid to get a ticket. Not perfect.
We had dinner at the perfect waterfront restaurant in Seattle (where I ate like a horse because I'd starved myself all day to fit into my dress). But the restaurant was busy and service was very slow. Not perfect.
At the dance we had our picture taken. But my shoe had snagged on the fabric of my perfect dress and pulled some of the beading off at the back. You probably can't see it, but I can. Not perfect.
We danced one slow song for the sake of saying we did (it was to a country song, which for this girl was definitely not perfect), then we went outside onto the balcony for fresh air. We were having a perfectly romantic gaze-into-each-other's-eyes moment when a kid threw himself against the banister beside us and hurled his dinner all over the grass below.
Ew. So NOT perfect.
John and I took that as our sign to leave. We went for ice cream (surprisingly the smell of vomit didn't lessen my appetite. Then again, it IS ice cream I'm talking about), then we watched a movie at my house until I fell asleep and he went home.
Was it the perfect evening I'd envisioned? Heck no. Prom was merely an excuse to dress up and dine out with my sweetheart. But by those standards, it was perfect.
Now it's your turn to share you pictures and stories. And remember, there are three categories to win prizes. Kelley and I will both choose a winner for:
1. Best Dressed
2. Funniest Dance Story
3. Cutest Couple
Six of you will win a choice between a three chapter critique or whatever book you desire ($10 or less).