Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ohhhh those high school dances - a blog hop



I'm here, I'm here! It's not far off my bedtime, but I couldn't go for the night before writing up my post for this fun bloghop, hosted by two very cool bloggers, Emily R. King and Kelley Lynn! The rules of the bloghop are as follows:
I think this was Year 11
 - so I was 16.

Here are the rules for participation: 
1. Post pictures of your high school dances. (Make sure you tell us which one is you if they're group pictures.) 
2. Share with us your funniest high school dance story.
3. That's it!

I was 14 I think,
heading off to a
school formal.
Well, folks, I'm terribly sorry to say that apart from being a total weirdo in high school, I was pretty boring to hang around (unless you were an oddball like me, which my best friends in school happened to be!). We loved to listen to loud rock music, do silly drawings and pretend that our favourite book characters never really died and were still living on somewhere out there (okay, just in our heads...). We were total nutters, still are actually, and all that really mattered to us was that we had fun. The result was that there weren't any embarrassing dance stories, at least not that I can remember, and not that involved me dancing (unless you count any moment when I was dancing).

Even here, in Year 12 (at 17),
I was perfecting my frozen-in-time smile.
As you can see from my pictures, they're pretty boring too, but I will say I did hear one interesting story about the dance I was heading to in the picture to your left there up above (it's moved now). While my friends and I were hanging out in the dark dance venue at our school, wishing some hot guy would come and dance with us, the cops were receiving reports of vandalism occurring on school grounds somewhere. There was even a police helicopter out and about, casting its light around the school grounds looking for troublemakers. That's why some perfectly innocent boys arriving late to the dance got apprehended as suspects, thrown bodily to the ground, that kind of thing. I'd had no idea about any of this until a few years ago, when I ran into my former high school principal year co-ordinator! (I always get these mixed up) in the library where I work, and we fell to reminiscing about the good ole days. Haha.

One last picture to round off the post... Me looking slightly like a zombie vampire, quite unintentionally. I think this was one of those photos where everyone in the picture was looking in different directions:



32 comments:

  1. These are nice. Love the black. =)

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  2. Look at that hair! LOL! You do the vamp look really well, but you don't look like a weirdo.

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  3. Vampires are TOTALLY in right now! You should pull out that dress and gloves and wear them around town ;)
    Great pics. You were/are a cute girl.

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  4. The zombie vamp thing works for you...and your hair looks great!

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  5. "all that really mattered to us was that we had fun" - I think the best thing about high school dances were my friends.

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  6. I hear the zombie vamp look is really in right now. Haha! Actually, a lot of the time I fail miserably when it comes to being fashionable. I wear what makes me feel comfortable!
    And those poor innocent guys who got "thrown bodily to the ground" for nothing!

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  7. Zombie vampire is the new black!

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  8. You look very goth...kinda. Thanks for sharing your story.

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    1. It's funny because you're not the first to say I looked goth back in those days, but I never knew that's what I was looking like at the time. ;)

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  9. I love Zombie Vampires! I also love your gloves. ;0)

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  10. your smile is perfected! beautiful! and i always wanted to try goth but i was too old when it came in!

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  11. What a fun blog hop. The pictures are awesome and the zombie vamp look spectacular! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. You are rocking those ringlets! No. I like them. Don't suck my blood :)

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  13. Love the gloves! And a helicopter with cops??? Crazy!

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  14. I think the zombie-vampire picture is cool!

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  15. Those pictures were taken in the mid-90s, but I do still have most of the clothes - the Year 11 dress was cut into a skirt which is still in my wardrobe. Part of me wishes I kept the whole dress, but I've got a lot of use out of that skirt ;)

    Also, my hair is naturally curly, but at that time it was just naturally wavy...still, I'm not sure why they did the ringlet thing :P

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  16. That's pretty cool you're able to reminisce with the principal a few years later. I doubt mine new my name.

    And you and your friends sounded cool, not boring!

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  17. But look at it this way...protecting your skin from the sun will stop you from wrinkling!
    You looked beautiful.

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  18. You looked beautiful! Besides, who wouldn't want to be a zombie-vampire? :)

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  19. This looks a lot like the 90s. Am I right? Are these from the 90s?

    Either way, you look awesome :) Your friends sound like my friends (they insist that Snape and Dumbledoor are still alive...)

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    1. You were right, yes it's the 90s! I was in high school between 1993-1997 :)

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  20. That sounds like a fun little bloghop. I wouldn't have had a picture for multiple reasons and my memories of my first dance were just icky. I'm glad your high school days were more fun!

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  21. I think you look beautiful! And I'm curious as to which characters you wanted to believe never really died :)

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  22. Helicopters and suspects...sounds like stuff from the movies! That doesn't sound boring at all. You look great!

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  23. I got homeschooled, which doesn't exactly lend itself to high school dances. I didn't know there were helicopters, though. Cool! :P

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  24. It really does sound like a movie! Love the pictures.

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  25. Zombie vampire, NOT! You look great, and thanks for sharing. :))))

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  26. Exciting story! Too bad you didn't get to witness the boys getting thrown to the ground. That sounds like great novel fodder! ;)

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  27. You look great in the photos! I think there's a photo of me dressed in plaid, somewhere... Ah, grunge...

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  28. Wow, that was a pretty cool story. Thanks for sharing.

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