@kellyography I think for some friend-groups it was easier, but my friends and I knew like three guys total. We were a weird bunch :)
@FlufferNutter Yay swing dancing with the underaged!
I went to an all-girls high school, so finding prom/semi-formal dates was THE WORST. For semi-formals, one person would find a date and then that date would bring five more friends for all of us, who we would meet for the first time an hour before the dance.
We didn't do that for prom, though, so finding dates became a blood sport. The three guys who were always in demand (nice-looking; owned tuxes; liked to dance; had cars) would get snapped up immediately - like, I asked one one of them over the phone and didn't let him accept a call waiting call because I was afraid it was a friend of mine also calling to ask him, and good thing I did that because IT WAS.
We had a guy from our brother school playing a part in the school musical, and when my friend called and asked him to go with her, he flat-out had no idea who she was. Even then we knew the whole thing was going to be hilarious later, but ugh, finding dates when you know no boys is hard! Senior year our prom was the same night as the state lacrosse final, which our brother school made it to, so everyone got ditched two weeks out. Yaaaaaay. I brought my previous year's date's little brother, and we had a great time.
Also, I learned about the prom-posal thing from Laguna Beach.
@TheclaAndTheSeals I too got ditched by my prom date two weeks out! I ended up bringing my friend's little brother. I had to pick him up, because he didn't have a driver's license. He was really into swing dancing, though, so everyone loved him. Our photos are also hilarious.
@PatatasBravas I made the executive decision to use "Your presence is requested at the wedding of Blah and Blah." No hosts, no "daughter of," nada. If they don't know whose kids we are they probably shouldn't be invited, right?
I shuddered while writing it out because my high school English teacher docked a full letter grade for using the passive voice, but sometimes that passive voice is your friend.
@does it need saying That is the cutest thing ever.
@Bebe Omg I was going to say the exact same thing. "I'm moving" is basically the most alluring thing a girl can say. I got SO MANY free drinks/dinners/movies/makeout sessions the last time I moved - I thought of it as the city giving me a proper sendoff.
@LastMinuteLulu I bought some recently, too, and it is GROSS.
Agree on Clamato. Delish. Maybe Clamato lovers just aren't built for McClure's. My current favorite mix is tomato juice with a very generous pour of Divine Brine Wasabi Dills juice, purchased at the farmer's market from a lady with lots of juicy gossip about the artisanal pickle business. Who knew?!
@Shona Great piece, Shona. But you left me hanging - HOW WAS THE MCPANEER?! The food-styled picture on the box looked pretty good.
HA. This reminds me of a time when my friend's parents booked a ticket - through a travel agent - to Monterrey, Mexico. Except that the agent booked them a ticket to Monterey, California. And no one noticed until they landed.
@cmchammer That Urban Decay eye primer is definitely not the same formulation as regular foundation primer. It's way stickier (and works great). I don't think you can swap out Monistat for that and expect the same results.
But for your face - yes! It makes me break out, so I had to ditch it, but it does work.