Sunday, January 17, 2010

Preference 2010...

Well, it went all right. It probably could have been better, but hey, I'm happy with what happened. It's not like my date wouldn't dance with me at all (there was one girl who was GORGEOUS!! and her date sat on the sides the whole time no matter how much she asked/begged/cried for him to come and dance with her), or my dress ripped (thank goodness it didn't this time), or my parents were super crazy chaperons. Oh, wait. They were super crazy chaperons. But in a good way.

Like I said before, I got my hair done for Preference by a stylist. Never done that before, so it was scary/fun/interesting. It turned out really well, I think. Wanna see?

So yeah. That was great. Coty and I drove together in her car (aka I drove Coty's car because her mom wouldn't let her and I couldn't drive mine because my dress wouldn't fit [aka our little "switcharoo" as Coty called it {but with permission}]). We picked up her date (John) and my date (Tyler) and then drove to Rachael's house to do pictures.

Okay, I'm going to be really brave and post a picture of Tyler and me. I hate doing this, but...well, it was fun and I want you to see. Just don't judge me, okay? (see, blogger anonymity allows you so many freedoms, like freedom from how you look and such. ugh.)

*wince* Yeah. That's me. My date is Tyler, and it was so cool! His tie totally matched my dress!! And he gave me a lily corsage. I've only ever had roses and carnations before; it was way amazing.

Pictures were interesting; one of the girls had a problem with her hair so we did my pictures and Coty's pictures first, then went to dinner at Mimi's Cafe. It was so good. The only problem was that my friends' dates talked to me more than my date did. He just sat there playing with his steak knife. It was kind of uncomfortable. I even asked him what he wanted to talk about (so stupid, but I couldn't think of anything) and he just sat there. So that wasn't so fun. Jace (he and I went to the Christmas party together) included me in his conversation with Rachael a lot, and a couple of times when she was busy he looked at me and asked if I was okay through thumbs-up, thumbs-down. I gave him thumbs-up, but he didn't believe me. I was fine, really. A little bored, but how many times do you get to be a princess out in public? I was not going to let anything ruin the night. :)

The night did sort of get ruined at the dance. Everything was going great. My mom and dad were there as chaperons (I thought it was ironic how the first day I'm legally an adult my parents are asked to chaperon the dance I'm going to with a, and they were actually really fun. Dad asked me to dance when the song "So Close" was playing (I have yet to look up all of the lyrics), and he was crying a little bit. I didn't really know what to do, so I just smiled and hugged him while we twirled around. Tyler danced with my mom. That was funny. Then everyone at the dance sang "Happy Birthday" to me and three other girls (we had to go stand in front of the speakers with lights on was interesting) and Corey, Jake, and Jason all "proposed" to me. That was kind of weird. Oh, and Kevin remembered it was my birthday and...he gave me a hug!! Whoa!! That never happens!! He was the only friend all day who remembered it was my birthday. Even my date forgot. His mom was so mad, it was funny.

Where the problem started was when I started to feel really sick. I didn't want to leave, but it started to get worse and I had to drive home. We ended up going 45 minutes early. I felt bad, but it was better than sticking around and having something happen. Besides, Tyler wasn't really talking to me again/dancing with me. Whenever a slow song came on he'd just stand there and look around the room at other people. Then when I'd ask him to dance he wouldn't look at me. I guess he's really shy on dates.

Best part of the night? While we were at the restaurant, a mom came up to me with her little girl, and two others behind her. She leaned down next to me and said, "My daughters wanted you to know that you look beautiful and sparkly and they want to look like you when they grow up."

Seriously? Best thing that has ever happened to me. It totally made my day/night/year/life forever.

Overall it was a really fun night. Some things could have been different, but still. It was a good dance, with good friends. I'm happy. I even posted a picture. Lol. *wince again*


Q said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE your dress!

Char said...

you look lovely, really lovely

spider said...

You're so beautiful. Seriously, you look like a princess. :)

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Q: Me too!! It's so fun!!

Char: Thanks. :)

spider: Thank you. And, to be honest, I felt like a princess. Lol. :)

Tiana ba Llama said...

I'm so sorry. About having hair problems and making us mostly late and all. And for not telling you happy birthday even though I knew it was your special day. And that you felt sick. And for using sentence fragments in my comments. :P Yeah, Tyler is just like that. I went to Prom with him last year and it was his first date, so he was quite shy about it all. But I love you and I'm glad you still had a pretty good time! :)

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Oh, Tiana, stop it!! None of it was a big deal. It was a great night, and it was fun to be with you and all of the girls. :D I wuv you!!

~*~The Family~*~ said...

You looked awsome and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!