"And how different her face looked when she realized boys thought she was pretty. And how different her face looked the first time she really liked a boy who was not on a poster on her wall. And how her face looked when she realized she was in love with that boy." Ahh, the firsts, how I miss the firsts.
"if she says no, you have to assume she means it..." If only ever little boy had gotten this advice and followed it.
"Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons." I just had this.
"I don't know how to dance slow very well either, but I do know how to sway." Story of my life.
"The inside jokes weren't jokes anymore. They had become stories." When they are friends this is happens.
"And I could hear all these songs on the radio, but the radio wasn't on." This seems to happen at the best and worst times of your life.
"So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons.And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things." We can. We will.
"And I was glad that everyone seems as happy as they seemed." I never think that people "seem" happy in moments. During that second; you are, or you aren't.
"Old pictures look very rugged and young, and the people in the photographs always seem a lot happier than you are." They always seem like their smiles are a lot more real and a lot bigger.
"It's like when you are excited about a girl and you see a couple holding hands, and you feel so happy for them. And other times you see the same couple, and they make you so mad. And all you want is to always feel happy for them because you know that if you do, then it means that you're happy, too." Exactly as it says on this one....
"It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life." I know that kiss.
I went to Gay Prom with my friend Tyler this weekend.
The theme was Mad Hatters Ball.
I had a lot of fun putting together our outfits.
My dress started out as a plain blue 80s dress. I had this dress left over from an ugly dress birthday party I had a few years back. I cinched a little up in the front and added the orange ribbon there along with the waist and a flower in the flower cluster. I cut the roses out of some fabric I picked up somewhere, and fabric glued them on the bottom half of the dress. I had already put a lot of effort into the dress, so I based our outfits on that.
For Tys outfit, we hit the thrift stores and found him some slacks, the perfect color blue vest, and a yellow and white striped shirt. We picked up the plain orange hat from a costume store. I made the cummerbund, which had to be very thick due to the short vest and the bow tie. They turned out better than I thought they would since sewing isn't my strong point, I have never made either, didn't have a pattern and had no clue where to start.
I made the hairpiece and hat decoration out of orange ribbon that I sewed into roses, tulle, and a few feathers.
We were definitely one of the most colorful sets of people there. It turned out to be the best prom I have ever attended.