Note: This is part two of “promming!”, which is my adventures of last weekend with.. guess it. prom! For part one, click here.
Once I got home I looked down the street and saw one of the girls in my prom group already taking pictures with her date. I was still in running shorts and a zip-up… so I kind of flipped out and ran all around the house getting ready. I threw on my dress, threw some make-up on my face and called it a pretty. I think my mom photographed every second on me getting ready. I’m honestly a little shocked she didn’t catch one of me in my underwear. *phew!*
We then proceeded to take more pictures than anybody ever would have thought possible. We were a little unfamiliar with the lens on our Nikon, so a bunch of our pictures turned out fuzzy, but we still ended up getting some good ones. We took pictures of just me at the house, pictures with my date at my house, pictures at this garden place with my whole group. It was one big picture frenzy. My mouth and cheeks got the workout of a lifetime.
After pictures we headed over to the dance. FINALLY! It was awesome!! It’s funny how similar prom is to a wedding. They served up salad, chicken, veggies, potatoes, and a choice of chocolate cake or cheesecake. I got the chocolate cake. If you know me at all, you know that’s like a total no-brainer question. And then we finally got to go on the dance floor and shake our bootys. It was an awesome time…my legs were actually sore the next day! (embarrassing) After the dance, we headed over to the post prom party at the park district, where they had tons of rooms with games and prizes and food and pictures. Sooo much stuff to do there. My date and I got a caricature drawing that turned out awesome. I look pretty great, if I say so myself. Hopefully he’ll give me a copy soon, I seriously wanna frame the thing!
They had loads of prizes they were giving out every half hour like $50, $100, $250, $1000, iPads, beats by Dre headphones, gift certificates, you name it. I didn’t win anything but a few of my friends won money and gift certificates. The whole post prom party ended at 3 A.M. I was ex-hausted! I got home, took a shower to get all the yucky hairspray out of my hair, then passed out on my bed. I knew I had to get all the sleep I could because…
Me and a few friends headed over to Six Flags Great America for the day. We left around 9 A.M. and took the hour drive to get there. We got in the park, got in line for our first roller coaster, were soooo close to the front of the line, then an announcement comes on. “We’re sorry, but due to severe weather conditions, we’re going to have to close down this ride”. So we’re like, okay this sucks but at least we can go on some other rides. All of a sudden lightning comes from like every direction. I have never seen so much lightning, so close, in my entire life. The ground was literally shaking and it felt like the earth was going to crack. Needless to say, we took off in a dead sprint to the car. It was a total bummer that we just drove all that way to not even get to go on one roller coaster, but luckily we had a plan B. We headed over to one of my favorite places in the world, Lake Geneva (where my friend/date has a lake house) and ate lunch there at this incredible little place called Popeyes, not to be confused with the fast food restaurant, Popeyes.
After lunch, we decided to head back home and watch a movie at my house. We picked “Drive”, it’s got something for everyone. Blood and action for boys, Ryan Gosling for girls. #winning. Overall it was an awesome weekend that I would never trade for anything in the entire world. Maybe some mint chocolate chip ice cream….but probably not.
Random Fact of the Day: An Astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space. The cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity.
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