Ahhh, Prom. I went out to dinner with Hannah and Tanya last night only to realize that it was, in fact, Prom Night. So many dresses! So many flowers! So many beads! The air was thick with perfume, hairspray and Clearasil. All the girls sizing each other up, the boys slapping fives looking a bit uncomfortable in their tuxes.
It's crazy to think that my Junior Prom was 11 years ago! What the...so crazy. I had been looking forward to Prom since I found out what it was. And luckily my Prom was fantastic - it was perfect. The boy of my dreams asked me and I was SO ecstatic! I'd had a crush on Greg forever and we had recently become pals. He asked me with a dozen roses and I could not wait for the dance. I had a dress made and it had to be red - who didn't want to dance to "Lady In Red" whilst wearing a red dress? Hello? Just me? He took me 4-wheeling during the day at the sand dunes. It was SO much fun - I had never been and it was such a blast. When he dropped me off I got all gussied and glam (well...glam for 1997 anyway). Greg showed up looking quite dapper in his tux. His bow tie and vest matched my dress - not to mention the red convertible in the driveway! We went to dinner and then finally made our appearance at the dance. It was at the County Courthouse and once you arrive, you sort of line up and they read off your names. You then proceed to walk down the steps of the courthouse arm in arm. Families show up and take pictures - it's kind of a big deal. Greg and I danced all evening and then just before we were about to leave, he dedicated "Lady In Red" for me. Could you die?? I almost did. We got ice cream with our friends before he dropped me off. I remember going to sleep that night knowing that I'd just had the best night ever.
Greg and I continued to hang out and we eventually became best friends - there was a big group of us that always hung out during High School. I have many fond memories of riding around in Clint's jeep and swimming at Amy's almost every day during the Summer. Nothing really romantic ever happened with Greg and I until after High School, but even then we realized we were just too good of friends. Greg and I are still friends to this day - we are trying to get together for a BBQ, hopefully that will happen soon!
So tell me, BC fans - who was your Prom Date? Spill...