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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Save the last Dance…


Yes that is a Phantom of the Opera theme. Classy!

Oh how I wish I had a hilarious dance story to tell you all, but the truth is I only remember one of my High School dances (even though I went to them all :).

This is a picture of my first prom. I went as a Sophomore (16 years old) and I was SOOO excited. Who wouldn’t be excited to go to a dance dressed in aqua blue tinfoil?

I don’t remember the dance as much as I remember dinner. My dress was beyond freaking tight. It had boning in the bodice and I could barely zip it up. It did help me have excellent posture, though.

So I’m in this crazy constrictive dress at the fanciest restaurant in Pocatello Idaho (this happens to be out at the airport, weird I know). But I can barely breathe let alone eat. I think my date (Cody Behrend) thought I was nervous or didn’t like the food, but in reality it was a choice between air and food. Hard choice.

When I couldn’t take the oxygen restriction anymore I dragged my friend (this was a double date, of course) to the bathroom so she could unzip me and I could get a few deep breaths in.

So the night went something like this—Eat. Run to the bathroom. Eat. Run to the bathroom. Dance. Run to the bathroom. Dance. Run to the bathroom.

LOL! I didn’t realize until just now how weird that was. Cody must have thought I had a personal bathroom problem. Bawahaha!

So there you have it—my best dance story and proof that at one point in my life I was skinny :) Thanks Emily and Kelley! Super fun blogfest.

-Angie

51 comments:

Brinda said...

Aqua blue tinfoil- hahaha!

It's a great photo and memory. :)

Trisha said...

Oh dude, if I had a dress like that in my wardrobe, I'd go and put it on right now!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Hey, aqua blue tinfoil might come back in style one of these days - doesn't everything? Cute picture. :)

Suzi said...

Mine was royal blue tinfoil. Love the aqua though--pretty color.

Melissa Sarno said...

I'm dying over the aqua blue tin-foil. Hilarious story :)

Tara Tyler said...

classic mermaid! pastels, ruffles and sheen oh my!

awesome!

Emily R. King said...

OMGosh. FUNNY! Cody may have thought he was so handsome that he kept taking your breath away. LOL!

Thanks for sharing your pic and story, Angie!

Kelley Lynn said...

This is SO funny! I've done that to myself with a bridesmaid dress. Was a little smaller when i got fitted :) haha.

And that color. Wowee! So fun!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

You are so darn cute! I like high school you and now you. Though you look different, they're both adorable.

I'm sure I tortured my poor dates every now and then with weird girly behavior as well.

Now to dig through my pics before tomorrow.

Patti said...

That's so funny. Your dress looks very similar to a teal taffeta dress I wore for grad.

J. A. Bennett said...

That is hilarious! Gotta love the tinfoil :)

Jackie said...

You were rocking that dress! I wore boring pink one year. I mean, at the time, I thought it was gorgeous, but now I'm like, "Who the heck let me buy that ugly thing?" LOL
Thanks for sharing the funny story!

Angela Brown said...

Hey! You ROCKED that aqua blue tinfoil, miss ma'am.

But yeah, the multi-bathroom runs so you could breathe? Yeah, that does not sound like it added that special pizzazz. At least you look FAB!

Jaye Robin Brown said...

Nice dress :0)

Morgan said...

Ah-hahahaha!!!! I. Love. It.

Too fun! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! That's great. :D

Jessie Humphries said...

You wouldnt happen to still have that tinfoil? The 80's are making a comeback baby! And I could really use a corset type dress...air is overrated.

Kyra Lennon said...

LOL, that must have been so uncomfortable! I'm glad we don't have to suffer through those formal dances over here!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Very fancy! Lol, my senior prom was a Phantom of the Opera theme, too!

Danielle B. said...

What do you mean? Your memory made me laugh out loud! And I'm sure you are the perfect size now. *rolls eyes* Thanks for sharing your story with us!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

My best friend lives in Pocatello, Idaho. I'm there twice a year. Care to shoot me the name of that restaurant?

Peggy Eddleman said...

Hahaha! What a great story! The things we go through to wear aqua blue tin foil dresses....

Andrea said...

Ahhhh. sweet memories. hehehe. You do look very pretty though! Thanks for sharing this post. Also, I saw that your awesomeness was mentioned on Bouquet of Books today.

Andrea

Libby said...

Shiny blue tinfoil = awesome photo.

Densley Family said...

That picture doesn't do the dress justice. It was TINY. I couldn't fit in it when I was 12. I remember. I tried it on because mom put it in with the play clothes.

Katie Dodge said...

Oh, that is just too awesome for words! You were just as cute then as you are now! :)

Kim said...

Oh, I LOVE the blue tinfoil. And the theme.
It was so fun to actually meet you in person! I only wish we had had more time to talk...

Meredith said...

So cute! That's such a wonderful prom photo, even if the dress was a hassle. :)

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

You are adorable! Man, I guess you know now how women in the 1800's felt in their corsets. Ugh!

Suze said...

The things we suffer for the right light-reflecting taffeta dress ...

ilima said...

wow. you rocked that dress, Angie.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love your descriptions of your dress, and the multiple trips to the bathroom. I remember making trips like that with my friends in a big herd . . .all in formal dresses in a tiny restaurant bathroom - why are fancy restaurant bathrooms small?

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

I happen to think that's pretty funny! :D

Stacy Henrie said...

Love the dress! Just the words "high school dance" bring back so many memories. :) My husband and I actually went to two dances together, though we never "dated" in high school.

Jenny Morris said...

Haha. That's so funny. He probably though you and the Ritas.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Oh, wow. This totally made me think of Scarlett O'Hara and her stays!

Jolene Perry said...

HILarious!!
Love.

Charity Bradford said...

I am laughing so hard! This was a great story and I love the color of your dress. ;)

elizabeth seckman said...

Tinfoil...you crack me up!!!

Hope Roberson said...

That would have been entertaining for your date :) My sister had one of those mermaid dresses too! Love it!

Stacy S. Jensen said...

I love the tinfoil comment. I love the "run to the bathroom" parts. I visited Pocatello last August to see some cousins. We ate at a small hamburger/diner-type place downtown. Very nice.

Leigh Covington said...

Ah man! Check you out! You're so stinking cute! And guess what... you ended up with a funny story after all. I'd love to hear his thoughts on your bathroom excursions! lol! That's awesome!

Theresa said...

Aqua blue tinfoil best description ever. And the things girl do for beauty!

Lara Schiffbauer said...

How cute you look! It's a great picture. Nothing worse than a constricting dress, though!

Shiela Calderón Blankemeier said...

Agua blue tin foil lol!! Your posture is excellent :)

Samantha said...

Love the aqua blue tin foil! And you have wonderful posture in that photo :P

I can only imagine what your date was thinking...hahaha!

twentysomethingfictionwriter said...

So much taffeta so little time, but your rockin it!

Jess Stork said...

Ouch... yeah that happened with my prom dress... I made it myself and fudged on the measurements (I'm not a sewing wizard). I could still eat, but I had to stop and take a deep breath every once in awhile.

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Candylynn Fite said...

Oh, that sounds like quite a night with all those trips to the bathroom just to breathe! I once wore a pair of jeans so tight we (yes, I needed help!) had to zip them with a coat hanger! I made myself sick to my stomach that night. Never again!

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

Hahahah!! My prom dress also had restrictors in it, so I too had difficulty breathing, but I thankfully was able to breathe enough so I didn't have to run to the bathroom!

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