Archive for May, 2009

May 20

my senior prom

Even though prom wasn’t that big a deal for me this year, I still wanted to post pictures and I feel like since prom happened before graduation, I need to blog about prom first no matter how significant graduation is. that is just my weirdo self talking, I know, but i’m just gonna go with it.

So as I said before, for prom I wore a dress that used to be my mom’s, it’s cute ivory lace (from JCPenney somewhere between 70’s and 80’s – crazy). My wonderful grandma (who bought the dress originally!) altered it a little to fit me better, and I added a black waist ribbon which cost me a couple bucks. I went out and bought black flats with little bows last fall to wear with this dress ($15 from Target) and I already had the earrings ($1 from Target). The gloves were an afterthought and I almost didn’t have them – I bought them the day of prom at possibly the only store nearby that had any left! I guess gloves get popular this time of year. I also had a matching black purse but the pictures with the purse looked kinda dorky so you’ll just have to take my word for it that it was cute with the dress. The gloves were $12, the purse was $15, and I bought eyeshadow for this last fall too which was like $6, and that rose in my hair was a couple dollars. In sum, I spent less than what alot of girls spend on just the dress, and looked way more unique. I consider that an accomplishment.

So enough about all that, let’s get to the pictures. (What’s funny about these pictures is that on the doorknob behind me there is a little lace heart that matches my dress, and we totally didn’t plan that.) You’ll have to click on each one if you want to see my head and then click on it again to see it bigger. I know it’s a pain, but I have trouble with the picture thing on here and I can never get it to do what I want, and this is the easiest way I know how at the moment.

Do I look like I’m from some awesome vintage era? Because that was kind of the goal, but I can’t tell since I have only ever lived in the nineties and the two thousandey years (how do you write that in numbers? 90’s and 00’s? seems odd).

Anyway, so I hope you enjoyed the pictures! Please no one stalk me now.

Alicia <3

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May 14

my life in review

Well, maybe not all of my life, but some of it. Here are the highlights of what’s been up lately:

- I did get the promised pink fuzzy dice for my car. They are so fuzzy and dicelike. My parents also got my car fixed, so I’ve been driving it. It has undeniable zoom factor, but yes, I have been driving the speed limit. Usually.

- I went to prom. I wore my mom’s lace dress as I said I would back in the fall, with black accessories, and somehow my mom managed to give me an updo even though my hair isn’t even long enough to put it into a ponytail yet (the power of hairspray is now more evident to me than ever before). Anyway, it was fun to dress up, but boring to attend. Dancing with strangers is not all that enjoyable for me, and I needed tacos or something instead of dainty little cookies. I also realized while at prom that I have forgotten how to do the macarena. This is a concern for me, since apparently everyone else in high school knows how. Note to self: next time, I will dress up at home and eat real food and dance with my sister instead, to songs I actually know. Like the chicken dance (which I may or may not remember any better than the macarena).

- I graduated. This is kind of a big deal I suppose, so I will blog about it more in depth at a later date. I also had my open house, which also has alot of details and stories to go with it. But for now, I’ll just say that the post-graduation-thank-you-card stage has arrived, and I have accidentally inhaled a lot of rubber cement fumes over the past few days.

- My brother is still practicing his accidental stand-up comedy. Today he was examining a strainer in the kitchen, and I said, “Do you know what that’s for?” He said yes, he did know what it was for, and it was “an organizer.” “It puts the small things outside and keeps the big things inside,” as he put it.

- Sarah is now on a 1200 calorie a day diet. She is having so much fun adding up all the calories she eats, it’s almost hilarious. I am trying to beat her in number of calories per day because I could stand to gain weight, but so far I am just not winning. I think it’s because though I pride myself in eating lots of calories, I can’t fit nearly as much food in me as she can. But stay tuned, I will persevere.

- Anna is learning to stand up by herself. She practices a lot in the bathtub, of all places. For a while there she was saying “hi” like crazy and she still has days where that’s her thing, but now she has also moved on to babbling like a maniac. The sound she makes cannot be accurately imitated or written down… But it is hilarious. You know Kirby from the Chicken Little movie when he gets excited? It sounds alot like that, and Anna even has the blue eyes and fuzzy hair to go with it. She only has two eyes though, but personally I’m okay with that.

Well, that’s about all I can think of at the moment. If I forgot something important, don’t worry. I’ll come back soon. (sooner than I have lately, promise.)

Alicia <3

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