Now, let me thank Emily and Kelley for coming up with this! Such a fun idea! Seriously... so clever. Emily is the girl who did NOT love this stuff in high school, while Kelly DID love it! I'm going to have to join Team Kelley in saying that I loved high school and LOVED the dances. So.Much.FUN!
So... here are a few pictures along with my questionably funny story!
I'll leave the boys' names out of these since I didn't end up marrying any of them.
BUT... this was one of my favorite dances. We went with the coolest guys ever --- they were so much fun. Paint balling? I think so!
Funny about this pic... besides the fact that we both look stoned, my corsage is HUGE!
Everyone liked to tease me that it looked like part of the flower arrangement.
Yep. That's me! Figured I needed to share the Marilyn Monroe/Gwen Stephani/ Drew Barrymore look so you could all make fun of me! WOW! You shouldn't have trouble spotting me in the group pic below. (Fun-fact: I gave this dress to my cousin to use for her wedding!)
Pic below is of Cottilion. This was my favorite dress EVER! I still have it! You can't really tell, but it has the whole Mortitia thing going on. (notice my lovely "me" tag on my knee.) Yes- it's that cool! This dance was a blast. I seriously wish I still had a reason to get dressed up like this! And yes... that is the same guy in all 3 of the last pics. He's in pretty much all of them, so you're not seeing things.
Now for the FUNNY STORY...
at least I think it's funny now.
I promise you don't want to miss it.
I don't have a picture to share of this one, but that's probably good. He's not either of the guys in these pictures.
The first dance I went to, I was a sophmore. Now, I was at a new school where I didn't know anyone and I wasn't 16 yet, so I wasn't technically supposed to date. (Yes, this is a Mormon thing.) But... it was really close to my birthday and it was girls choice.
SO... I had a HUGE, MASSIVE crush on my older brothers friend. Lets call him Moe!
And even though Moe had a girlfriend, he was 19 years old and he was more than willing to take his buddy's little sophmore sister to the dance. *fans self with excitement*
We went! Had so much fun! Took a picture where I was giving him a piggy back. This was a large feat cause he was a huge football player.
HERE'S WHERE IT GETS GOOD...
He's taking me home. We're going a weird route, but I'm too excited and nervous to care.
*yes. I'm giggling already.*
He starts talking to me about his girlfriend, and how he's worried that she is cheating on him. This makes me sad. How could she? Does she not see how awesome he is?
Then he confesses. "I just drove by the guys house and her car was there." Yes, it's somewhere around midnight.
So, being the awesome date that I am, I agree to drive by again to make sure.
The car has just pulled out of the drive way so we follow it. Oh yes. We're following the car now. We follow it up a main road, in a pretty big city, next to the JB's restaurant where all the cops eat.
The light turns red and we stop next to the other car.
Moe is out of our car before he can put it in park. (Remember, I'm not 16 yet, so I'm trying unsuccessfully to put the thing into park.) In the meantime Moe, has ripped the car door open on the other car and is beating the living heck out of the guy in there. Yes, this is the alleged cheater-man.
I finally get the car in park. Dive across the seat out the other window, grab Moe's arms and pull him back. (I don't know how I did this... remember Moe is HUGE football guy with lots of muscle.) His girlfriend and another girl are screaming at him, but thanks to adrenaline (only explanation) I have managed to pull him away. Yes, there was an excessive amount of blood covering cheater-boy. LOTS. OF. BLOOD.
Two second later a million cop cars pull up, several of them shouting, "Put your hands on the car!"
YES, I put my hands on the car too. They didn't care about me. They hand-cuffed him.
His girlfriend had to calm me down. No, I wasn't crying about the violence, I was crying because Moe was being arrested and I was worried. I felt so bad for him.
His girlfriend had her friend drive her car with cheater-boy. Probably had to go bandage him up. Then SHE, yes, the girlfriend... had to drive me home, while offering explanations about Moe being jealous and this guy was just a friend. Awkward, yes... but she knew me and knew I loved Moe. Also knew it was a little girl crush. Just take a minute to picture this awesome moment. Ahhh - the memories!
Best part was waking up my parents to tell them I was home and bawling cause Moe was in jail! My dad rushed to bail him out but his girlfriend was already there and took care of it.
Answers... NO- I wasn't mad a bit. I just felt bad for him. Now I laugh so hard at this story. OH. MY. HILARIOUS!
And YES - he felt TERRIBLE! Poor guy went and bought me a stuffed animal (Simba - from Lion King) and apologized to me and my parents over and over. None of us cared. We all still love him to this day!
Alright... if you can beat that story - I have GOT to hear it! Chasing dates girlfriend down, beating the hell out of anonymous jerk, ready to be arrested. Date getting arrested and his girlfriend driving you home so your dad can go bail date out of jail. Yeah - that will never be forgotten!
Spill the beans on your best or worst or funniest date story!
And check out everyone's posts for the hop!
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|2.||Kelley Lynn||19.||Cortney Pearson|
|3.||Elizabeth Seckman||20.||Writing Through College|
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|5.||Jaye Robin Brown||22.||Carrie Butler|
|8.||Angie Cothran||25.||Victoria @ Twenty Something Fiction Writer|
|9.||Ruth Josse||26.||Stacy S. Jensen|
|10.||Theresa Paolo||27.||The Submission Process|
|11.||Writing With Hope||28.||Brinda Berry Blogs|
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|14.||Shelly Brown||31.||Trisha @ WORD+STUFF|
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