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Written in the Stars

Saturday was my senior Prom, and it was a complete blast. I had tons of fun and it wasn’t even comparable to last year, which was an absolute disaster. It was almost absolutely perfect.

The only real hitch in my day was my hair. In case you don’t know, I have curly, frizzy, and obnoxious hair. Some days it will be really pretty, others it looks like I just rolled out of bed no matter what I try and do with it. Last year I had straightened my hair, but I wanted to do something a little more special with it this year, so I went somewhere to get it done. My aunt’s sister always cuts my hair, so I naturally just went to her to get it done.

I had wanted my hair curly and side swept with part of it pinned back, like this picture. However, she didn’t do it like the picture at all. She basically put my hair in a side ponytail and it was not curly. It just looked a mess. I didn’t want to offend her or my mom, so I went along with it. I mean, she was completely finished so there was nothing that I could do about it. On the ride back home, I was trying not to cry but my mom could tell that I didn’t like it and I just burst into tears.

Thank goodness my sister Rachel came to the rescue. :P My stylist had put so much hairspray in my hair that she had to literally pry it apart, but she made it look so much better than before. It still wasn’t what I originally wanted, but I wasn’t going to complain.

I went with a relatively small group of friends and pictures were so fun! :) We went to a park towards downtown and took pictures there, so the scenery was really pretty. And it was such a sunny day – so the pictures came out really well!

The night passed by really fast, too! The dance started at 7:oo PM and the next time I looked at the clock it was 10:00 PM. The dance floor was the perfect size, too. I remember last year it was really, really small – so small that everyone couldn’t fit on it. This year, it was a little bit larger, but not so much that we were all dwarfed.

And they had a chocolate fountain. :* Nom nom nom!

I was a little worried that the friend I had that basically said she didn’t want to be friends anymore would ruin the night with drama. But even though this girl came to take pictures with us (which was a little awkward), she avoided us like the plague for the rest of the night so it didn’t affect my prom night at all. Thank goodness! I’m over the situation and I really hate drama.

Becky also made prom court! :D She didn’t end up winning queen, but it was still really fun to root and shout for her.

After the dance, Andrew, Becky, and I went to McDonald’s – where Andrew works – because his manager wanted to see him. Andrew’s a I’m-going-to-wear-shorts-year-round kind of guy, so seeing him so dressed up is kind of a big deal. :P It was so funny, his manager said, “Oh Andrew! You look so dapper!” He replied, “What’s dapper mean?” Hahaha.

We met back up with the rest of our group at Applebee’s and then I had a girls only after-sleepover. (Get it? Like after-party, only after-sleepover!  :3 Ah, nevermind.) My sister just recently moved out, so we pulled out the sleeping bags and slept on the floor in her vacant room. We stayed up til around 3:00 AM just talking. Ya know, what girls do best. ;)

Overall, it was just a wonderful, beautiful night. It was fun to get all dressed up and see everyone else looking so gorgeous!

Dresses and Birthdays Don’t Normally Coincide

Huzzah huzzah.

My senior prom is about two weeks away. While most girls dream about this night since they were five, I’m a little more apprehensive. Is it bad that when I think about prom, I think about all the work that has to go into being prepared for that night? Then again, it’s a little hard to look at prom more positively with how it turned out last year.

On the bright side, it can’t be worse, yeah? ;P

Becky, my mom, and I went dress shopping over the weekend. I love shopping for dresses for homecoming because the style is something that I like. I prefer the shorter dresses to the longer ones – I guess they look better on me? – and I can always find one at the first store we visit since there is such a wide variety to choose from.

With my luck, it took all night to find one for me. I didn’t think that we were looking that late for a dress, but all the stores we visited had about one rack to choose from. And, naturally, they were all bright pink and frilly, or cheetah-printed with most of my skin showing.

No thank you.

We finally found one after going home to eat dinner and heading back out to a different mall. The little booger cost $198, waaayyy too much for a dress I am going to wear for one night, but we bought it because it was the only thing that I had. My mom agreed to pay up to $150 and I will cover the rest, which I’m perfectly fine with. I feel bad that my mom is already paying that much for it.

It’s a long, formfitting, dark purple dress with a little bling on the top part. :P I’ll upload a few pictures of me in it after prom. The dress does have me a little more excited about going, though I’ve yet to figure something out for my hair!

Becky didn’t manage to find a dress, so we headed back to my house to look at some of my sister’s old prom dresses. She really liked one, but it was a bit large on her, so she showed it to her mom to see if they can alter it. I’ve got my fingers crossed because I think it looks so cute on her. :) Plus, you can’t beat free!

Saturday was my birthday, so this is officially my first post that I’ve written as an eighteen-year-old. 8) My family went out to eat together to celebrate a few days before, so I didn’t really do anything much. Andrew took me out to lunch at Applebee’s, my favorite. Then I had to work that night which was a bit of a bummer.

Not exactly my most exciting birthday, but it also isn’t as important to me anymore. Just another day, except with cake. ;)

Andrew gave me a boxed set of the first four books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, which is exciting since I’m such a sucker for books. :*  I’ve heard marvelous things for the series, especially for A Game of Thrones, the first in the series. I’m about 100 pages into it and enjoy it so far, but for an 800 paged book, I’ve got a bit to go!

And speaking of things I have ‘a bit to go’ with, my travel site is still under construction, as I like to say. I’m not sure why I had such an unrealistic expectation to finish it over spring break (when I didn’t even have time to work on it over spring break). From my France and Italy trip alone, I have seventeen journals to write (I have a small bulleted outline for each). That’s like seventeen blog posts, except with pictures and more details. Even if I did one a day, that would take the majority of a month. And that’s just for that trip.

So anyways, what I’m saying is that I’ve got a lot left to work on the site. I’ve got a little checklist of things to do right above my computer as a sort of reminder to work on it and to not go completely insane with all that I want to put on there!

That’s obviously not all that I need to do before the site is completely finished, but this is definitely a start and a point that I can open the site for visitors. I think that’s something we all can work with. :)

All this planning for the site makes me want to start working on it now and get a big chunk of it done, but I’ve got to head off to work in less than an hour – which in itself will probably be a nightmare because we’re expected to be really busy tonight. But I’ll just keep thinking about my first paycheck that I’ll receive Friday. 8)