RTW – Prom!

This week’s topic is:

It’s almost prom season, and since we love to read and write about teenagers, we want to hear your prom stories!

I actually just recently blogged about prom, when talking about the Disney movie of the same name:

Definitely a cute movie, although it’s hard for me to find Prom-mania believable since my boyfriend I rolled up in a Lynx with me in a dress from the thrift store. Instead of going to dinner beforehand, we went to the video store and browsed used Sega games.

This kind of Lynx:


Not this kind:

The latter might have happened if Doogie Howser stole my car and a cheetah wasn’t available.


This is what I wore (I didn’t know if hubs would appreciate his pic on my blog, so I cropped him out):

These are my exact words, from my journal (April 13, 1997):

Last night was Prom and I swear it sucked so bad.  The theme was “Crazy Love” (the theme song by Van Halen – GAG!)  My prom sucked.  End of story.

I was ever so eloquent at 18.

I don’t actually remember what Van Halen song it was.  It was a tradition at my school for the juniors to pick the theme and decorate.  During my junior year, this was the song/theme we picked.  We so rocked (although it’s odd that we were picking 10 year old songs):

Published by Jennifer Pickrell

I write YA contemporary filled w/ romance, angst & family drama. Things I like: cats, snacks, baseball, green tea, taking pictures of trees & movies so bad, they’re good.

17 thoughts on “RTW – Prom!

  1. Love that journal entry! And the photo! My prom was so lackluster. It was the only dance I went to (with a date) in HS, although I kind of wish in retrospect that I had just gone with a group of friends. The awkwardness, the awkwardness.

  2. Lookin’ good Pickrell! I did not attend my prom. I wish it was because I was just anti-establishment like that, but really, I was just a nerd. 😉 I think you were perfectly eloquent in your journal.

  3. I think that thrift store dress looks mighty nice on you. And you look marvelous, darling.

    I can recall bits and pieces of my prom. I was mostly pissed because my boyfriend couldn’t come and I’d bought a cute white fitted dress, one that I couldn’t fit in now if my life depended on it. I didn’t take a picture with anyone, but the guy I caught a ride with took me by Rally’s fast food restaurant…I think that was after I ditched the prom…heck, it just wasn’t all that.

  4. That’s a great picture of you and I love The Cure.

    I didn’t go to the prom. I was going through an anti-social, anti-establishment phase. And like Melissa, I was a nerd as well.

  5. It’s too bad your bf didn’t pick you up on an actual lynx… but I could see how that might get out of control pretty quickly.

    And I love the journal entry! I’ve kept all of my journals from high school, too, and I love going back and reading over my ridiculous, melodramatic commentary for everything, lol.

  6. I will be in the enviable role of prom chaperone – next Saturday. I’m thrift store shopping and plan on wearing a for-real prom dress and high tops so that I fit the part of art teacher. :0) I won’t look nearly as gorgeous as you look in that photo :0)

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