Monday, April 11, 2011
So this year, being a senior and all, I wanted to experience the full effect of the ending of high school, ya know, going out with a blast, a year to remember yada yada. Well in order to accomplish this, (and after three years I've finally realized) that I need to make it happen, so I've been attempting to participate in this years activities and just have a blast, even though I'm sick of high school at this point, I'm still trying. And the main thing I know I had to do that I hadn't done in my entire high school career, was going to the dances and I know that everyone wants to know how they were. I went to homecoming and it was very successful, then prom comes around. I knew that I wanted to go with my best friend and I knew that I wanted to go with a guy. However, I also knew that there was no guy that was going to ask me and I really didn't want to ask a friend to go to a dance that they don't know anyone because I know that I wouldn't want to do that. So honestly, I was a little bummed that I was gonna be the third wheel in our little party group. Then an event came up that caused my friends boyfriend to have to miss prom. So now I was a little excited that it was going to be a girls night. Then her boyfriend got sick and had to miss his event and was now able to go to prom. Then I got bummed again and started having thoughts of not going. However, I was promised by the couple that they would find me a date. My friend asked me all these questions about what I would want my date to be like. Then she matched me with her boyfriends older brother, whom I've never met. I said sure and they asked him and he said yes. Now I was excited to have a date, but I was also very nervous that we wouldn't have anything to talk about and it would be a bust. I was a little on the fence about it, but I wanted to give it more of a shot than not. I decided I wanted to at least talk to him beforehand so it wouldn't be TOO awkward. All we really talked about though was our colors and what possible plans might be. It wasn't really enough to make me feel comfortable, but I still wanted to try it. Then it was time. I got the call that they were all on their way to my house and I seriously felt like I was gonna throw up. When I saw them at my door, I felt a little better because I remembered my best friend was there with me and if worst came to worst, I would just ditch my date and talk to her. Then when I saw my date, I introduced myself and not gonna lie, he was pretty cute. Then my mom took her pictures and we went on our way. Unbelievably, he (my date) made a great first impression by opening the door for me. This for some reason made me feel so much better about going with him. Our dinner plans were changed and we went to Memphis BBQ instead because their uncle owned it and they wanted to stop by to see him. By this time, I was totally comfortable with my date because we were able to talk easily, we had a few things in common, he made me laugh and he was sarcastic. That scored some bonus points. We also had a little entertainment with our dinner when they waitresses started talking about their private manners very loudly in the booth next to us. After dinner, we headed off to the dance. When we got there and my date decided to take the lead to the dance. He lead us all over the casino with no luck. Then we saw another couple walking around, so we decided to follow them. Unfortunately, they didn't know where they were going either. Then some random guy told us where it was, and it happened to be the only place we didn't go. When we walked in, it was huge and beautiful. There weren't a lot of people there so we went to take our pictures and just sat down and talked for a little bit while we waited for more people to get there. Then my song came on (G6) and we HAD to dance to it. From there, my date and I basically danced for the next couple of hours only stopping to get some water or to take a short break. Afterwards, we didn't really have a plan, so I suggested mini golf. We went and were having fun making some insane shots, then this drunk party came in. They were being loud and obnoxious and one of them thought that I'd just gotten married because my dress was white and it glowed ridiculously under the black light. On the last hole, both of the boys got a hole in one so they get a free game. After we left, my friends boyfriend wanted ice cream. We stopped by Burger King, but they had already shut down their ice cream machine -.- So we went to Food 4 Less to make our own. While looking at ice cream, one of the workers asked if my date and I had just gotten married...Okay people seriously? Because the first place I'm going to go right after I get married is going to be a mini golf course or Food 4 Less. Really. Anyways. We took the ice cream to their dad's t-shirt shop to watch a movie because he said we could have it. Well, we get there and their dad is sleeping on the couch. So they just took us back to their house and we made our dates ice cream cones and laid on the bed and just hung out. Then, the night was over. You see, other than the fact that I had an amazing date and an amazing group, what I loved the most about the whole night was that none of it was planned except for going to the dance. It was all spontaneous and it all worked out. I finally went to prom. I danced away the night with a blind date. I couldn't have asked for a better night.