Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Oh, Those High School Dances!



Yep, I'm blonde. The auburn is dye. ;)
I was going to skip this one, but I’m secretly afraid of Emily's pregnant wrath--so here we go!

The Rules:
1. Post pictures of your high school dances.
2. Share with us your funniest high school dance story. I don’t have anything particularly funny, so I’m going to do what I do best: ramble!
3. That's it!

...Ugh, pictures. Okay, here's one from my senior prom.
(I cropped out whoever I was posing with to protect the innocent.) Two things here:
  • Don't even get me started on those bangs.
  • I don’t know why I chose pink. I'm not a pink person at all.
Truthfully, most of that night is an apathetic blur. What do I remember? Leaving glitter in my date’s car. Seriously, I felt bad for the guy. He vac’d it out multiple times, and it never came out. I think he said it was still there when he sold the thing years later.

Um… oops.

Death. Grip.
Here's a quick breakdown of my high school proms:

Freshman Year - I was dating an upperclassman dbag, so I got invited to this one. The theme was "Frozen in Time". Kind of morbid, right? I wore a red dress. 'Nuff said.

Sophomore Year - Still dating the upperclassman dbag. This time, the theme was... uh, something about a red carpet. Maybe Hollywood? I wore a black dress with intricate silver beading down the back.

Man, I loved that dress. I wonder if I still have it. I could wear it to, you know, check the mail and stuff...

Junior Year - I spent this one in the hospital, after shredding the ligaments in my knee for the millionth time. My classmates' theme was Hawaiian; Mine was Vicodin.

Senior Year - By this point, the cheating  upperclassman dbag was history. I went to prom with a guy I've known since Kindergarten. The theme was something about Paris, and I wore the sparkly pink dress from the photos. (The second is brighter/lighter, because it was taken outside during promenade.) The end.

Phew! Memories are exhausting. Let's end this with a silly video Michael Buckley put up a few weeks ago:


Thanks for the fun, Emily and Kelley! Now let's hear from the rest of you. ;)

What do you remember about your high school dances?

Have a great week!
P.S. No hard feelings, Dbag. :)

89 comments:

Elise Fallson said...

This post made me smile, thanks for sharing. My sophomore year I went to prom in a long black sheath dress, a knee high cast on my right leg, and crutches. Nothing says grace and elegance like hobbling on one foot across the dance floor. (:

Kyra Lennon said...

I wonder if anyone ever has a perfect prom, where everything goes smoothly? I've read about many disasters today lol!

J. A. Bennett said...

Glitter in the car, priceless!

Danielle B. said...

I love the dress you have one. Very pretty and your bangs look fine. It was the style then anyways. At least glitter is the only thing left behind.

ilima said...

I like the sparkly pink. Those other dresses look great too.

twentysomethingfictionwriter said...

Love this Carrie and blonde 0.o wow! You looked great and font worry my story is more depressing than funny. :) Glad you got away from the dbag!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Hah - Vicodin sounds like a good replacement for a high school dance. You look good as a blonde! :D

bailey m kelsey said...

That video was basically the best thing I've seen in ages on the Internet. Oh, and also, GLITTER!

Cassie Mae said...

Check out that rack! haha, you look hot girl!

Glad you got rid of the dbag :)

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

I went to prom with a long time friend as well. Best decision ever.
I can totally see myself leaving glitter in someone's car. You don't think about that when you pick out a dress :)

Nancy Thompson said...

Awesome memories! And whoa! Look at you! Yowza! See Cassie's comment above. I went to all three high school proms (soph hop, jr. prom & sr. ball) with the same guy. He was so cute. A mix of Sting & Daniel Craig. I only really remember the Senior Ball & the dress I wore, a beautiful pale green silk column dress my mom made for me. The theme was a Journey song but I'm so old I can't remember. I do have pictures somewhere though.

Emily R. King said...

We've all dated a dbag. I was a freshmen and he was a senior. Thank heaven that ended sooner rather than later. I met my hubby right after him.

Love the pink and the cleavage. Va-va-voom!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Dang dbags! Pretty dress, and you're lucky you can look good as a blond and with auburn hair.

Summer Lane said...

Hey, your picture is really pretty!!! :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

You're adorable! Glad you ditched the dbag. (That stands for dirt bag, right?) And I love that you left glitter behind! Made the night memorable for years to come. :)

Jenny Morris said...

You look so cute. And I'm glad you ditched the dbag. ;0)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Well, at least you ditched the dbag by the last one!

Kelley Lynn said...

Glad you got rid of the dbag :)

Since he was such a jerk I guess he deserved the glitter! :)

Angela Cothran said...

Vicodin Jr. Prom! That should be a real theme. I'm just joking. Don't do drugs.

Suzi said...

Jr. year I went to prom with my dbag. (not the guy in my posting). We broke up before prom, but we still went (even though it wasn't even his school). So I guess I have to give him credit for that. He was friends with my circle of friends too though, so it's not like he was all on his own.

Dave said...

Was in the band at my school, just remember sex.

Melissa said...

Well, at least you didn't marry the dbag. *curses under breath* :P You look great! :D

Leigh Covington said...

I'm so impressed that you can even remember the themes. It's sad I've forgotten those details :( Loving you as both a blonde and a red head! You can rock it either way! SO CUTE!

Charity Bradford said...

You look good as a blonde too! And I'm with Melissa above, at least you didn't marry the dbag.

Munky said...

Va-Va-VOOM indeed ;) man... its alot creepier when a guy comments on the boobs isnt it? haha

Carrie Butler said...

I'm glad!

Oh man. You're such a trooper, Elise! I don't think I could've maneuvered around the dance floor in my leg brace. Someone would've had to prop me up in the corner. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

You know, I don't think a perfect prom would be very fun. Sounds too uneventful. I wouldn't remember it. ;)

Glad to know I have some entertainment ahead of me tonight. Bring on the disaster stories! lol

Carrie Butler said...

Personally, I thought it added value. *Grins*

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Danielle!

Good point. I can always blame the time period. *Grins*

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Ilima! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Victoria! :) Aww, depressing? I'm on my way over.

Me too! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Can't argue with you there. :)

(For medical reasons, kids. Don't do drugs!)

Thank you! I'm the only person I know who dyes her hair to cover light roots. lol

Carrie Butler said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Bailey! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! I should not have checked my messages at lunch today. I started cracking up at Applebees and had to share with the table. LOL

Thank you, Cassie!

Carrie Butler said...

It's a good time with a lot less pressure! Glad you went that route, as well. :) Exactly!

Carrie Butler said...

Too true. Dating a dbag is like a rite of passage anymore. Glad you met your hubby right after yours! :)

*Snort* You guys are killing me today! Thank you. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! You guys are nuts. I love it. :D Thank you!

Oo, I hope you find those pictures sometime. I want to see them. :)

You know, people who can sew impress me so much. (Probably because I can't. Seriously, I sewed a pin cushion to my pants in Home Ec. LOL)

Carrie Butler said...

Dang 'em, indeed! ;) Aww... thank you, Donna!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Summer! If only I still had that young, naive thing going for me... *Grins*

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Pegasus! (Sure! Dirt bag, other d-word, whatever you want it to be!) Hah! Yeah, it was like a souvenier. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Jenny! :) I'm glad, too.

Carrie Butler said...

And what a good choice that turned out to be! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Unfortunately, I left the glitter in my childhood friend's car; not dbag's. If only I'd worn that dress earlier! LOL

Carrie Butler said...

That was close, Angela. We were about to stage an intervention. *Grins*

Carrie Butler said...

This further cements my theory that every girl dates a dbag at one time or another! ;) Hmm, yeah. We'll have to give yours half-credit for that one. I'm glad you got to go. :)

Carrie Butler said...

That's... pleasant, Dave. :P

Carrie Butler said...

This is true. I just turned into a stubborn, overly independent type. *Grins* Kidding!

...Mostly.

Thanks! :)

Carrie Butler said...

I'll be honest...

If it weren't for photos and keychains, I probably wouldn't! LOL

Thank you, Leigh! That's so sweet of you. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Charity! Yep, dodged a bullet there. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Yeah, just a bit. Thankfully, I know you and can verify you're not a creeper. :P

elizabeth seckman said...

Super funny! Enjoyed your ramble quite a bit.

Trisha said...

Love your reflections on your various dances :) I kind of like pink, even though I'm not a pink person and basically have no pink clothes. I think I'm developing a morbid fascination with it. I now have a pink camera and a pink travel bag! Hot pink, too.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Elizabeth! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Trisha!

Hah! I love how you called it a "morbid fascination". :)

Leslie Rose said...

Vicodin and glitter together may just be the perfect prom theme.

Sally said...

Oh man I LOVE that 'death grip picture!XDXD Haha and the chronicles of your dances! Interesting choice, the pink- I also had a pink dress, and my date was also forced to wear a matching tie. I have strong negative feelings towards said date nowadays, so now I can look back at those pictures and laugh in joy while thinking that pink was the best choice I could have ever made.

And hey, don't worry, dbags are like a right of passage in every person's life, I think. As long as you ended up ditching him and never looking back, it means you passed :D

Lindsay N. Currie said...

HAHA! I love these photos and you look so different with light hair! I like both, BTW:) I remember feeling nauseated, sweaty and wanting to go home at dances LOL!!! I went to most of them with my now-hubby, so that's an interesting twist eh?

Natasha Hanova said...

What a great pic! You look beautiful.

Your experiences sound like material for a book, only leave the glitter in dbags car and maybe even 'accidentally' get some in his eye. We're writers, we can twist the truth however we see fit. :-)

Candylynn Fite said...

What lovely photos, Carrie! You shouldn't have felt bad about the glitter. Just think, every time he saw a "flash" he thought of you. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Now THERE'S a book concept. *Grins*

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Sally! I think I look like some kind of evil cyborg. ;)

Now that you mention it, that's weird! My date wore a bow tie. The guy in the photo was one of my friends, but it looks like we match. His GF must've worn pink, too. :)

Okay, now I have negative feelings toward your date, and I don't even know him! I hope he cringes every time he sees the photo. *Grins*

Heck yeah!

Carrie Butler said...

Aww... thanks, Lindsay! :)

Hah! Love from nausea. That, my friend, is a success story. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Natasha! :)

Hah! 'Accidentally' in the eye. I love it!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Candylynn! Oo, I never thought about it that way. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! You look great--and I mean that. :)

That was an awesome video. I love how he just beamed throughout the entire thing.

Tara Tyler said...

you look good with either color hair =)
typical dbag guy!
cute pic!

Mark Koopmans said...

Isn't it better we wash out the annoying dbag syndrome before we grow up :)

Cute pics and *Thank You, Jesus* I never had to wear a pink tie like that one :)

Carrie Butler said...

Aww... thanks, Eagle! Yeah, Buck is a very happy/positive guy. :)

Julia King said...

Love love love this post. And glad you got rid of the dbag. Stupid guys! I spit at them. Okay, I only went to two dances during my high career (if I can call it that--my fav subject was lunch). One I asked a guy out and the other my best guy friend asked me to. I think out of pitty cuz I hadn't been asked to a high school dance ever. I was sort of strange back in those awkward days. You know how high school was. Ugh. Anyway, I had the hugest crush on my guy friend so it was a delightful evening for me. :D

cleemckenzie said...

Oh, so sweet, those pics. I do not have anything that could come close to that. Not even.

i'm erin. said...

Wow Carrie. A. I love the pink. B. I love your hair. C. You're a freaking babe. I wish I looked that good. Thanks for sharing. I love these prom posts.

nutschell said...

You totally rock the pink!

Happy weekend!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Tara! :)

Carrie Butler said...

It sure is! :) Thanks, Mark!

Hey, you never know. Maybe your wife will see this post and get inspired. You may have to rock that pink tie, after all. *Grins*

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! I love that, Julia. "I spit at them." I can't stop snickering.

Aww, that sounds like book material! I love situations like that! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Lee! :)

...Aww, I was hoping to see some photos!

Carrie Butler said...

D'aww... thanks, Erin! :)

I wish I did, too. I think the photo is some kind of illusion from all the reflective jewelry. Whatever it was, it's gone now! LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Nutschell! :D You too!

Melodie said...

Oh, those high school dbags. I'm betting you are a wiser, more cautious person bc of him.
Thanks, dbag!! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

You bet, Melodie! :D

Mason T. Matchak said...

That's hilarious. ^_^ I never went to high school dances, probably because me dancing is a hazard to everyone around me.

Also: since you asked, I've added a follow-by-e-mail thingy to my blog. Thanks for the tip!

Carrie Butler said...

Hazardous dancing? I have to see that sometime. *Grins*

No problem! Let me know if you need any help. :)

cluculzwriter said...

Oh dear, I can't remember too many dances. Grade eight, my sister bought me this cute dark purple mini dress. I arrived only to discover that my best friend had the exact same dress. The difference? She was short; on her the dress looked regular. LOL. We had fun just the same.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Wow you look stunning in that dress!
We didn't have such things in the UK as I recall. If we did I would have been a wallflower :O)

cluculzwriter said...

I meant to say that I love your uniqueness. In my day everyone wanted to be blonde. Oh, you look beautiful in that dress. Try it on, get someone to take a pic, and do a before and after shot.

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Well, that just shows you both have impeccable taste, right? *Grins*

Thank you! :D Hmm, not sure I'm brave enough to squeeze myself into that thing again. LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Madeleine!

Aww, lucky you! Less pressure. :D

Sophia Chang said...

I also dated a dbag my frosh and half my soph year in high school! I wore black and white to the prom, although Lady in Red was my favorite all-time song.

Carrie Butler said...

Don't you just love those learning experiences? ;) Oo, nice!