Yesterday we had our graduation prom! We're not graduating until June, but because we are russ in may (a month long graduation party, which is doubtlessly going to kill me) we usually have a winter prom as our formal party. The party was held at the nicest hotel in town, and we had an absolutely amazing time. We were served a beautiful venison dinner, with an unlimited supply of potatoes, of which I ate at least ten before luckily discovering that my dress made my food baby-belly completely disappear. The dress I wore is actually from Shein, and only cost me around $30, but looked so glamorous. I had to keep my boobs up with 3 different types of tape, though (that's the D-cup life), but somehow that worked for 5 hours, and by the time I had to take them off the party had almost dissolved and I only danced for a couple more songs before I went home myself (YMCA, Bohemian Rhapsody and Breaking Free from HSM to be exact, it was l-i-t).
Annoying, yes, but at the same time I love the numerous malfunctions you go through on a night like this. Before we were even seated I was putting the nine nails in Nine Inch Nails, and by 23:00 I had 6 left. That's the beauty of it all though. Runny makeup, dance sweat, rips, baby hairs and wine stains (thank God I'm a white wine chick, I covered half my dress in the shit and it didn't show at all) .
I was also crowned genius of the year, which to me is the most prestigious prom award. The jury's statement went something like: "This girl is not the typical straight-A student. In the weekends she is out getting blackout wasted, and she can tell you the craziest drunk stories, but on mondays she is back in school, ready to show off her knowledge in history, philosophy, literature and more." Winning was a shock, especially since I nominated another friend of mine and was so sure she'd win that I made sure she was present during the awards, but holy fuck I was so happy I almost cried.
It felt so nice to have my intellectual side acknowledged by my piers in this kind of setting, where I'm normally just the too much whisky-girl. It made me so happy and proud. I love being smart and I always work to make myself smarter (Sunday-Thursday, at least), I love reading, learning, growing.
For everyone else going to prom in these days; I hope you have an amazing time. Let loose and have fun, and do not care more about your looks than your mood!