Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pancakes, Blue Suits, and U-hauls

Ah, High School. The classes, the stereotypes, the cafeteria food, and oh yes the dances. That's right, today I'm joining the crowd and reliving those awkward high school dance moments.


I have two fantastic stories that I just couldn't choose between so I decided to give you a taste of both. (I know, it's long. You don't have to read it all, but if you want to laugh, you do.)

The first one was my senior year Homecoming dance. I had never been to homecoming before and I was desperate enough to let a friend hook me up for the night. My first indication that this date was going to go horribly wrong was the boy's name. Max Ford. To top that off he was from Ukraine. Oh joy.

The day started out innocent enough, the boys wanted to take us out for breakfast, so we went to Ihop, yum. And that was the point when the fun of the day ended. Ladies, have you ever had man order a meal for you? If you have, how long were you dating said man? I bet it wasn't the first date where you just met the guy.

Oh yes, he ordered for me. Pancakes, no less. I'm not a huge pancake person. I like eggs, and bacon, and hash browns. Realizing his mistake after the look on my face, he let me order something else. And guess what the best part is? When I didn't eat the pancakes he asked the waitress to take them back and take them off the bill! That wasn't awkward at all.

To make a long story short. Max Ford followed me around like a puppy for the rest of the day, complained about how expensive dinner was all night, and showed up in a baby blue suit complete with top hat and cane (it wasn't a joke).

I would love to show you pictures of said suit, but Max Ford would not let me have said pictures unless I went with him alone to his house. Tragedy, I know.

Imagine this, only worse.


Next, I wanted to share a much better story about my senior prom. I went with one of my best friends which is always a good idea for dances. The day was fun, but the night was something I'll never forget.

I know quite a few people who rented Limos for the Prom. It's a tradition, right? How fun is it to ride in Limo to prom? My mode of transportation was much better.

My date came to pick me up at the appointed time. I walked out my door and saw another friend pulling up across the street. I assumed we were riding with the other friend so I started towards his car.

"We're in the U-haul." my date said. I kept walking. "No, really. We're in the U-haul." I turned to see where he was pointing and sure enough, there was a U-haul in my driveway.

My mouth was hanging open. I walked up to the back of the truck and just as I'm about to hyperventilate, the other boys open the back end, put down the walkway and roll out the red carpet, literally.  I went from freaking out to knowing I had the coolest friends ever.

The back of the U-haul had red carpet along the bottom. The walls were lined with couches and fake trees with little sparkling lights. There was cooler with drinks and soft music playing in the background. It was the Epitome of awesome!

I sit down and find on my seat a little pamphlet that looks like this -

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 For those of you who don't share my religion, this is a guide for young people on issues such as dating, morality, and cleanliness. Apparently my date's brother threw this at the back of his head as he was walking out the door. I knew we had to use it in our prom picture. This is what came out -


 Needless to say, I can always look back at that night and laugh.



37 comments:

Suze said...

Okay, that picture is one which honestly trumps 1,000 words. Excellent.

And, c'mon, who can resist the lure of pancakes?

Kyra Lennon said...

That might actually be the best prom photo EVER! Great stories!

Angela V. Cook said...

Best. Prom pic. Ever! That is too, too cute :o) My friend set me up with my prom date--I didn't even know the guy (talk about AWK-WARD!). Luckily, I still had a blast (I think our interaction was limited to pics and one slow dance--perfect!). Loved your stories--thanks for sharing!

Kamille Elahi said...

I laughed so hard at the first one!

Aww! The second one is to sweet and cool!

That's a funny photo! Much better than the standard hold arms and smile at camera one that most people have!

I now feel sad that I never went to my school prom :(

Jessie Humphries said...

Oh my goodness, this is so awesome. I love that you took the picture like that!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

I love that picture! And you look ADOrABLE!

Those are both great stories. I'm glad you didn't go to Mr.Top Hat's house alone.

Lady Gwen said...

LOL, the second story is the best, ever! The photo is too funny. And what awesome friends to fix up the u-haul:)

Emily R. King said...

Ha! A Strength of the Youth Pamphlet. So funny! Did you dance a Bible width away, too? :)

Carolyn Abiad said...

Uhaul? Now that is creative!

Cassie Mae said...

I love it in the picture! That's great!!

And when the hubs went to his senior prom (not with me, I was like 14 at the time, lol) he rented a Le Bus. But the UHaul idea is frickin' awesome!

Jenny Morris said...

That is about the cutest prom picture I've ever seen. And your friends were SO much fun.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Oh, those are hilarious. One of my worst set up dates was when the guy was 5 inches shorter than me. The first words out of his mouth when he came to pick me up was, "Oh, you're taller than me'" Uh, yeah. Not hard to do, Dude.

Leigh Covington said...

HA! That is awesome! I love the U Haul idea and that picture is priceless!!! You look so freaking gorgeous! I love it!

Laura B said...

That is adorable. And cute dress too.

Hope Roberson said...

Great stories! Love that picture, so cute with such an awesome memory to go with it :)

Danielle B. said...

Best pic ever! Your prom story is one for the books!

Samantha said...

Your first story is way too similar to my junior prom. Worst. Night. Ever.

Your senior prom story is awesome though! Seriously, a decked out U-Haul sounds way cooler than a limo.

And your picture is absolutely hilarious :D

Samantha
Writing Through College

Annalisa Crawford said...

Two fantastic stories, in their own way. I'm glad one of them is a good memory for you :-)

Angela Cothran said...

FSOY!!! So awesome! And look how cute you are. I don't have anything to mock :)

Jamie McHenry said...

I love the photo. The pamphlet was a great idea. Might use thatone with my daughter's dates in a few years.

Kelley Lynn said...

That prom pic is AMAZING. Oh my gosh. that's awesome. And you are SO pretty! Holy cow.

Now I kind of wish I could go back to my high school dance and get a U-haul... :)

Julie Dao said...

Adorable! I never got a limo for my prom... my date and I went separately in his car and met up with our friends at the restaurant beforehand. Bor-ring :) I like your story much better!

Theresa Milstein said...

This is too funny!

Did he get a kiss later?

The Golden Eagle said...

That is a wonderful picture. :) I loved reading both of your stories, too!

elizabeth seckman said...

A U-Haul? I wonder if my sons will go for that more affordable option...

Carrie Butler said...

I don't really like pancakes, either. (Which is frowned upon here; we have a PANCAKE DAY, for crying out loud!)

By the way...

Best. Photo. Ever! :D

Trisha said...

I love that Uhaul story, that's amazing! and the photo is great ;)

Tara Tyler said...

you win! best story! and picture! so adorable!

Mark Noce said...

Great that you can laugh about it all now:) My college years were better than high school, because that's when I met my wife.

Kate Coursey said...

This is possibly the most excellent picture I've ever seen. Hilarious!!!

Candylynn Fite said...

A U-Haul, really?? I love the bottom photo, too adorable. :))

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

This Max Ford guy, not so cool.

Your friends? Awesome. Also, hands down, best prom picture, EVER. Thanks for sharing!

Deana said...

HAHAHA! Max Ford sounds like a book character:) And that picture of you and your friend is priceless. So glad you shared them both!

Shannon Lawrence said...

That is the most hysterical prom picture ever! Love it! What a fun group of friends! The first story, though, is horrible. No guy has ever ordered for me.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

i'm erin. said...

Wow, a u-haul? I don't know what I would've said. But I bet it was fun. I think I went to Prom in a ghetto van. But it was fun.

Also, I thought I've been following your blog all along and I haven't. I'm such a dork. Now i'm your newest follower!

Anonymous said...

haha...the picture! lmao!

And new blog layout?? Nice!! :D

Jay Noel said...

Best prom picture. EVER.