Monday, July 20, 2009

Looking back a few years......

I've been thinking about my senior prom today. It could have been a random thought that leaped into my head for no reason, but I'm pretty sure there's reason. A) I've started hanging out with D&D again aka TheTwins aka my former besties from H.S. (thanks FaceBooooook, for the reconnect!) We've been hanging out a lot, and doing the "remember when" thing. B) I watched "Prom Night", "High School Musical 3", and "Twilight" this weekend (Ok! Ok! You get to temporarily revoke my cool card for this admission!!) So, proms aplenty. My senior prom was AWFUL!!! I wore a white dress. MyGawd - I was that girl who's friends lied to her and told her the dress looked nice so I bought it but I totally looked like the "before" picture in a weight loss add and the dress had that longer-shorter-in-the-front awfulness that made it even more heinous yes I know this is an incredibly long run-on sentence but I had to keep typing this admission lest I delete it and you wouldn't be reading this tasty nugget of my past. Phew! Besides the horrible dress, I had my hair done in a french braid with two horrendous spiral curls (one on each side) and gold jewelry. I do not now nor do I ever remember liking gold jewelry!! I was also not pleased with my date. He was my boyfriend, but he was a freshman and I was a senior, so I knew I had to dump him sometime between prom and graduation. I think it may have been about 48 hours after prom. He was a dork, AND a very sloppy kisser. I also beat up Chris at our after-prom hotel room. Chris is many things to me to this day. She's a) the only roommate I've ever had. We lived together more than two years and only wanted to kill each other once or twice b) one of my very best friends from high school. She was the first girl at my new school sophomore year to talk to me, and we've been friends ever since c) the mother of my nine-year-old goddaughter whom I adore and love as my own So, the fact that I beat Chris up is not only something I can't ever forget but also something she likes to bring up, especially at family parties, or major holidays. The truth of the matter is I didn't beat her up - I merely pushed her out of my way to get into the bedroom and broke the door with her body. Whatever..... Anyway, not my finest moment. Our prom colors senior year were something like blue and silver - LAME. Who matches with that? Who looks good standing next to a big silver wall? Bleh. Our song wasn't even good. I know senior year I was all dark and angsty, and I totally wanted Depeche Mode or Morrissey or Big Head Todd and the Monsters, but NOOOOOO we had to have trite Peter Cetera/Cher song. "After All" I think it was. Really? Because "After All" is a big defining song for 17 year olds and their love lives. Why couldn't my prom have been like any of the movies I watched this weekend? Ok, sure "Prom Night" ended with a lot of dead people, but their prom was AWESOME - with a professional deejay and confetti and all. And sure, "Twilight" had some vampires and werewolves there, but they had really good tunes and a pretty gazebo that was all lit up. Sigh. I guess the grass is always greener on the celluloid side. At least I have my wine-glass favor that is filled with wax to look upon and and remember. Why is the glass filled with wax, you ask? Well, that was the fantastic idea our faculty came up with to try to prevent our drinking a-l-c-o-h-o-l on prom night. Snort. Yeah, that worked.

10 comments:

blue girl said...

"I merely pushed her out of my way to get into the bedroom and broke the door with her body. Whatever"

LOL!

I did that once, but to my sister. We still laugh and laugh about it!

Ahem.

Von said...

Ah, BG - I KNEW you were a kindred spirit!! :)

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

wow. pretty advanced for high school. I mean, drinking wine out of GLASSES and all.

Straight out of the screw top bottles, that's the ticket.

I bet your prom would have been ACES if they had selected a Michael McDonald song. Was "Ah Mo Be Ther" released yet?

Von said...

ZRM - I think McDonald was Before my time...not After. I mean we're talking 90s here. Though I could think of swaying to "Ah Mo Be Ther" with my date.....

Jennifer said...

A prom... in the 90's... I'm guessing none of your commenters (so far) can relate. :)

Almost every fashion choice/hairstyle/etc, looks scary when looking back, but it was probably just the ticket for the time... except maybe those spiral curls... :)

blue girl said...

Geez, ZRM was so SOPHISTICATED.

Has he never experienced wine from a BOX?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

experienced?

Hell, I wore the box as a HAT.

Shannon Erin said...

I would think white would go with blue & silver, no?

fish said...

Sure, rub the whole "a few years ago" right into our noses.

abovethedin said...

both my junior and senior proms sucked and as far as fashion is concerned my bangs could not have been bigger on my teeny tiny head. I actually think our colors were blue silver and black too- giant bruise or something. Oy.