Anywho...the gals over at 1249 are having one of their infamous bashes**. This time around we're celebrating the time honored tradition of Homecoming. Of course the first thing that comes to my mind is, "What am I going to wear?"
In a moment of brilliance, I remembered I saved all of my gowns from like every homecoming, prom, and pageant. Sadly, the green velvet, cap sleeved, short dress, with tulle did not make it past freshman year. WTF Cousin Jet, I know this monstrosity is languishing away in your closet missing out on all the great theme parties and Halloweens. Knowing the mama was coming out in September, I begged and pleaded for her to make room in her bag. Surprisingly, she actually remembered to bring all of them, throwing in the expected, "I don't see why I'm bringing these. You'll never be able to fit into them."
Without further ado, please dear friends help me decide what to wear on Saturday! And let me know like yesterday, because they all reek of my parents' wood stove, and I need to dry clean immediately. Yes, I'm being cheap and only cleaning the one I wear. Times are tough, money's tight, Wall Street's tanking, blah blah blah.
Prom, junior year. Worst date, and worst hair ever. I had this horrible zig zag part with a bouffant mohawk. No, I'm not joking. Be thankful I don't have photos to share. Ugh, and my date who wanted to go as "friends" tried to get fresh with me all night. When I'd finally had enough, I called my mom at 2am claiming to be sick. Also worn in the 1999 Miss Maryland USA pageant. My mom's idea of the best way to keep me from gaining the "Freshman 15".
Please excuse the wrinkles! All these lovelies have been smushed in a bag for the past two weeks. I wasn't kidding when I said they all smell like smoke. This one is from sophomore homecoming, worn again for Byn's senior homecoming, and again by me for the Fair Queen Pageant. Yep, Fair Queen, as in cows, pigs, corn and tomatoes.
Senior homecoming, at a neighboring school. I LOVED this dress! I did not love the fact that I couldn't even wear undies because it's skin tight. I might have to rule this one out due to the massive amounts of beer I plan on drinking.
Ok, technically this one was worn at the first wedding I was allowed to drink at. I might have just broken up with the best man, and really wanted to piss his date off. I might have taken shots of Jager at the dinner table with the only other single person there, and in front of my parents. I also might have needed to be carried out of the reception, and I might have unsuccessfully tried to vomit out my car window while the car was moving. It's possible that after that mishap, I passed out in my eleven year old brother's lap. I think this might be the reason why he doesn't drink. I think my parents should have thanked me for showing him the evils of alcohol. I also think this dress knows how to have fun.
* Yeah right, like I'd waste precious brain cells on what I often describe as "the most poorly written publication of our time." Washington Post all the way.
** Please refer back to May/June for a recap of keg curls and table throwing at the Frat Party.