Friday, April 16, 2010

Prom Time

I saw a report on the news last night about proms and it just brought back some unpleasant memories of my junior and senior proms. I kind of wish that I hadn't even gone to both of them. I didn't have a boyfriend so I had to be set up by friends of the family. I don't even remember if I was even that thrilled about going- maybe I only did so because I didn't want to feel like I missed out on these events.

Junior prom 1986- our family friend Paula set me up with a classmate of hers. She was a year ahead of me. His name was Billy and he looked a little like Duckie from Pretty In Pink. The prom song was Phil Collins' One More Night. A girl friend of his went with a classmate of mine and most of the night the two of them talked. I can't even remember if I danced with Billy. I might have but just for a bit.

Senior prom 1987- I went with the son of a coworker of my mother. He was in his early 20's or maybe it was closer to mid. I was feeling pretty uncomfortable the whole night. An aquaintance of mine said that he was cute and I think I did dance with him for like a minute. The song was Bon Jovi's Never Say Goodbye. There was a get together at the school afterwards but I was feeling like crap and we only stayed about 10 minutes. I was so glad when the night was over.

My dresses from these events were in my aunt's attic for many years. I think that I told her that she could take them to the thrift shop eventually. The junior year one was like a Southern Belle style. I think that the brand was Jessica McClintock or something like that. It was pink. The senior year one was like a long, sleeveless evening gown and was black. I looked at the pictures in my album recently and was thinking that I look ridiculous especially because of my hairstyle. It was short and very high both times.

Part of me wishes that I had a real boyfriend in high school and that I could have enjoyed myself at these events but another part of me is sticking with the "Proms are so stupid" belief. I guess that if you were popular and/or liked high school then prom time was a special event. I was a complete dork back then and still am. I really hate even thinking about my high school days but sometimes such memories pop up into my head.

3 comments:

Surly Scott said...

Hmmm. School proms. I have not-so-good memories from mine too. Maybe I should blog about them. We'll see.

Sheena said...

I never went to a real high-school so I never had a prom. I have always wished I had gotten to go to one, but I have heard many horror stories about them. The closest thing I got was a Job Corps dance the night after my boyfriend broke up with me. He still went with me as promised but his new girlfriend was there and even though he never danced with me, he did dance with her. It wasn't really very fun.

LaraAnn said...

Sheena- sorry to hear about the miserable time that you had at your dance.

Scott- would like to read about your bad experiences if ever you feel like doing such a post.

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