Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Going to the Prom

Sunshine at and the pursuit of happiness is sponsoring a Blog prom. Daddy D and I are going to the prom together. If you want to go to the Prom too, visit Sunshine and tell her that you want to go to the Prom. Send Sunshine a picture of you in your prettiest formal or finest tuxedo.

Like any memorable event, Sunshine has organized the following schedule. Hopefully, you will show up to make the tissue paper flowers and blow up the balloons. We will all have a grand time at the prom.

  • Friday, April 27 - we'll be reminiscing about prom theme songs
  • Tuesday, May 1 - we'll be sharing the lovely or horrible or tragic or hilarious prom memories
  • Monday, May 7 - submitted prom photos will be posted with links to participating bloggers
  • Tuesday, May 8 - PROM

Daddy D attended the Junior Prom with Becki B, who actually was a classmate of mine. According to Daddy D, Becki was a beautiful blonde, but not a exactly a fun date. Strangely, although I did not meet Daddy D until a month after high school graduation, Becki and I knew each other and attended the same high school, and we were in the same grade. One unsual characteristic about Becki is that she always was chewing gum and apparently enjoyed playing with her gum with her long fingernails. On prom night, Becki's ubiquitous gum fell out her mouth and landed on her, well, on the chest of her fashionable black formal. Since the gum landed on Becki's chest, Daddy D was in a quandary of what to do next. Obviously, he could not offer to remove the fallen gum. Should he tell her? "Ah, Becki hon, you have gum on your cleavage." Brave man that he is our hero tells the lass that she has gum on the front of her dress. Now, Daddy D may not know this but Becki was in my gym class, and all that glitters is not gold...if you know what I mean.

12 comments:

gawilli said...

Hope you have a great time, but don't stay out too late you two!

Margaret said...

I never went to a high school dance, believe it or not. I did many dances in college though through my sorority. My worst memory of one of those is when I had a couple too many Sloe Gin Fizzes. They did NOT agree with me at all.

Pamela said...

Oh.. the gum story could just go places...bwaaa haaa....

debi said...

I have never been to a prom. I didn't care for school and never did anything that would cause me to return to campus after the bell rang. If we had not moved 3 times during those years I may have felt different.I was painfully shy. I now regret not enjoying those years. Ahh, regret.

Anonymous said...

Oh M.M. That is so funny. I will have to get out Mom's old pictures and have a look. If I remember correctly, the dress was strapless, or had off the shoulder sleeves.
Any way.......she could never hold a candle to you. You were/ are the best!!
Ruthie

captain corky said...

"Becki was a beautiful blonde, but not a exactly a fun date"

I dated a Becki or two in my day. As a matter of fact I may have even married a Becki, but that was long time ago and now I'm happily married to an Allyson. See you at the Prom MJD.

Tink said...

YAY, you're going! Can I sit at your table during the banquet? There is a banquet, right? I'll ditch the corset just in case. ;)

susan said...

A blog prom? What an interesting thought! I didn't go to my real prom...my crowd just wasn't into all that stuff. Have a blast!

ChrisB said...

Sounds good fun; looking forward to seeing photos!

daddy d said...

Yes. If the prom is any fraction of the fun our 40th party was this last year, it will be just super. Such a joy it is to dance the night away with my bride of 40 years. Rock on.

Molly said...

You guys have been married 40 years? Were you a child bride or something? Prom sounds like fun. We had no such rituals in Ireland, back when the earth and I were young. I probably would have tripped over my sensible shoes and thoroughly embarrassed myself. I'd only agree to be revisit my youth if I could take my present attitude back with me.....

Go visit my blog and read my "thinking cap" post....

paddy said...

Have a great time. I have broken my sobriety of 8 years now so I'm a little blown away. Send me some good vibes to help me climb back up on the wagon and find the promise land.Y:-) Paddy