I don't remember much about my junior prom.
My mom made my dress, we didn't have a limo, he wasn't my boyfriend and nothing happened.
I went to my senior prom with a boy named Jim who had only recently lost his baby fat.
Until our senior year he was, well... short and round-ish, but then he grew forty five feet and his extra weight spread out across the new length of him.
Suddenly, he was [kinda sorta] cute.
He took me by surprise when he asked me to prom.
I was deep in the process of shifting into my I wear black and am too cool for everything phase.
I was certainly ABOVE the prom.
But then... he asked.
All of my (also too cool) girlfriends seemed to be coming up with last minute dates, so I accepted.
Though my mother made most of the dresses that I wore to school dances, I didn't give her any lead time on this one so she had no choice but to take me shopping.
I somehow ended up with a pink and black number that incorporated a crinoline underskirt.
Oh, the pretty.
At the after party at the Airport Hilton...
(I know, I know... can you think of anything more LUXURIOUS?!)
... my girlfriend and I went down the hall for ice and stayed away for a long time talking.
When we returned to the room, Jim and her date were on the beds wearing nothing but their underwear.
"Look at our TOWER OF BUDWEISER!" they shouted.
Four cans formed a tilted tower on the night stand.
My girlfriend and I grabbed pillows and blankets off the beds, threw them on the floor and ordered a pizza from room service.
[Roll Music: Barbara Streisand's "Memories."]
In college, Jim would go on to form a punk band known for throwing raw meat at the audience.
This post was written as part of Catherine’s writing prompt --
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"Prom (or not Prom) memories: What did you do (or not do) Prom night?"
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