Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Oh! Those High School Dances! Blog Hop

Sorry I've been so MIA on responding to comments and visiting blogs. I was at a writers conference this weekend (which I'll post about soon) and am trying to catch up on life stuffs. I promise to get my butt in gear soon. :)

A big thank you to Kelley and Emily for hosting this fun blog hop!
Here are the rules:
1. Post pictures of your high school dances.
2. Share with us your funniest high school dance story.
3. That's it!
Fun, right? I have four pictures to share with you all:
These first two are from my junior prom.



If you can't tell by the "1993" date stamp at the bottom, I'm old. Do you like how I'm rockin' the choker? Hello 90's. This one was fun because his friends were dates with my friends and I got to hang with them the whole time--with the rented limo, parent's crazy pictures...the whole shebang.

This next one is from my senior prom. I went with one of my besties (witty, punny, sarcastic-had me laughing all night). Funniest part of this story happened weeks before the dance, though. My mom sewed my dress (isn't she amazing?) and had me trying it on at home while another one of my besties was there with me. She said she'd let me borrow her push-up bra for the dance. My mom's face turned beet red in horror and had me cracking up about it.


After the dance, we ended up at Bubbies ice cream shop in downtown Honolulu. If anyone's been there, you know what I'm talking about. I have a bonus picture of the menu in that place. Zoom in to see the names of the desserts, which I'm still too embarrassed to actually type in myself.

*picture removed*

Trust me, a goodie-goodie 16-year-old like myself thought having to order something called Multiple Orgasm (and actually say it out loud--gasp) was quite the adventure.

This last picture (wearing the same red velvet dress) was another interesting prom. A friend from school set me and another girl up with two guys from her home island of Molokai (teeny tiny place). We flew to the outer island for the weekend, had an amazing girls weekend at her home, culminating in a blind prom date. 


Good times--including trips to the beach, hiking at three in the morning, and getting pulled over by the cops with empty bottles of beer rattling at my feet. (Not mine...I don't drink...ever). Classic teen adventure.

Do you have any funny high school dance stories? Click here to read about other posts from the blog hop.

31 comments:

Martin Willoughby said...

I'm beginning to see what I missed out on going to an all-boys school.

Suze said...

Those pics are priceless. Seriously, you should win based on the images, alone. Love the garland ...

Suzi said...

Wow. A blind prom date. You were brave.

Danielle B. said...

Gor. Ge. Ous! Those are some great pics. So hot!

Amanda Olivieri said...

Love the picture with the roses!! Haha. So awesome that your mom sewed your dress!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Great pictures, and your mom has an amazing talent with dresses! Wow! Loved your story . . .I probably would have felt the same in high school ordering a dessert like that.

Emily said...

Ilima you're a hottie! Love the ice-cream choices! I don't even dare pull out old prom pictures of me. I don't look even half as adorable as you!

twentysomethingfictionwriter said...

How cute are you! And OMG that ice cream name! I just went to a conference too. Can't wait to hear about yours :)

Tara Tyler said...

what a difference a year makes! beautiful pics!
the guys dont change fashion much, do they!

Angela Cothran said...

WOW I'd forgotten all about chokers. LOL! I can totally tell that is you, but you need to tell your high school self to eat a burger :)

Charity Bradford said...

Both dresses were beautiful! High school really was an adventure wasn't it? Still don't miss it. ;)

Cassie Mae said...

I want to order the Multiple Orgasm! Sounds like my kind of drink! :)

Jenny Morris said...

You look SUPER cute in all your pics.

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Look at how cute you are!
Your mom's dress looks great too. I wish I could whip out a dress like that. But alas my sewing skills are dismal.
I still like chokers. I wish they'd come back in style (Maybe I'll start my own style ;)

Emily R. King said...

Aw, look at you. You're ADORABLE! Getting pulled over by the cops is always an adventure. :)

Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

Kelley Lynn said...

Those dresses are amazing! Your mom has quite the talent :) Plus your absolutely beautiful so that helps make the dress look even better :)

Those stories are amazing too. Hiking at 3 in the morning? Sign me up! :)

Hope Roberson said...

I'm a 90's girl too :) Great pictures! And that last one sounds like quite the Prom adventure!

elizabeth seckman said...

How pretty! Your mother is super talented.

Jamie McHenry said...

Hawaii and Prom. Perfect. Great photos!

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Wonderful stories and so happy you were able to wear your dress again! I think for ice cream — I would be happy to say whatever name was on the board. :)

Leigh Covington said...

These are awesome! You're so gorgeous! I love the pick of him holding you! ha! That's so fun!

Theresa said...

So jealous! A trip to the beach and hiking at three in the morning! And I love the rose in the mouth! That is great! And the choker! I had so many!!!

Shiela Calderón Blankemeier said...

Sounds wonderful! I am digging the garland - that is so cool. Red is a great color on you.

Trisha said...

Love your pictures :) and the dates on them tell me we're not that far apart in age. hehe

Kathryn Purdie said...

Dang, I wanted to do this blog-hop so badly, but all my old pics are in my storage unit, who knows where. ILIMA, I LOVE THESE PHOTOS AND ALL YOUR PROM MEMORIES. It's so fun to get to know the younger you too. Thanks for sharing!

Carrie Butler said...

Great photos, Ilima! :D I'm so jealous of your last story. How adventurous!

Kate Coursey said...

Wow! You look very different with long hair, but I still recognized you :). Hahaha Multiple Orgasms....sounds like a fun night.

Candylynn Fite said...

Fabulous pictures!!! I loved reading your stories. :))

Deana said...

Look at you cutie! And you've got some great stories to tell your kids too:)

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

I LOOOVVEEEE ice cream. And your dances sound amazing, your dress looked gorgeous!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

What GREAT memories! And you look beautiful! That's so neat your mom sewed your dress. :)