Sunday, April 18, 2010

Prom Pics

Prom night was decidedly just as much of a blast for the teacher "chaperones" as it was for the kiddos. But before I get into the night's shenanigans, check out this little gem I found:

me & my high school boyfriend at junior prom 1998!

Amazing, right? Oh, the simple days. Of being 16 and having a boyfriend who lived in a week-by-week motel and had a baby with his ex-girlfriend, who turned out to be a professional escort. (All of that is true).

Fast-forward 12 years to last night's prom at San Francisco City Hall. Gorgeous! My peeps and I gathered at Monica and Mike's for pre-prom pizza and cocktails before cabbing it down to City Hall to join the festivities. Here are some pics--please excuse the dark grainy-ness of the iphone photos:

the venue

my favorite prom shot!

me with my sweet, handsome student JD

the M twinnies looking lovely

my 5th period student LG and his lady B

me with G & D--I love these two!

Gaela with her little bff, SM

I couldn't have been happier to see JH and JD come to prom together!

at a bar after prom--note the dollar bill in Cheryl's dress

We had so much fun (maybe a little too much fun), and I am sure as hell paying for it today. I've spent most of this gorgeous, sunny Sunday fighting my massive hangover in bed and/or on my couch (with a small break to get veggie Chinese and ice cream with Meagan). So much for my plans to go to the farmers' market and hike! Sometimes you just gotta surrender to the slumber.

In other news: the biggest thank you I can shout to Erika at Cafe Fashionista for hosting the most amazing giveaway ever! Guess what I won? A freaking awesome new flat iron. I couldn't be more psyched. Go check out Erika's fantastic blog for all kinds of fashion and humor and girly goodness. I love it!


Jenn said...

First off, how did I know not know about this high school boyfriend and the saga behind him? Seems impossible that would not have come up at some point during our JL days. Though, it probably did and I am just getting old and forgetting. Sad.

How fun that you got to do prom all over again with the wisdom and legal ID of an adult! I have been daydreaming lately how great it would be to be that age again, especially to be in college again. Oh sigh.

Heather Taylor said...

That story about your high school prom boyfriend is priceless. Wow...

passport in my pocket said...

what great photos!!! And what a beautiful prom venue.

P.S. Seriously the best story of a h.s. boyfriend ever.

hiking in stilettos said...

I can't believe his hair! Oh, I remember the long-haired days of the 90s! Priceless! This venue looks incredible! It def sounds like a great night. Probably more fun that our high school proms!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Looks like ana mazing party!
Thanks for visiting!

Erika said...

Ohmigosh now I wish that I would have gone to prom when I was in high school - I want to dress up! So glad that you had a fabulous time, my love!

And thank you so much for the shoutout!! :)

drollgirl said...

bah! i love the first shot!!! and the story about THAT bf is killing me!

glad you had fun at this prom, and hope that hangover is long gone. :)

bananas. said...

so did the kids have fun? not that it matters, right? haha. i kid.

love the old school prom shot. please elaborate more on the ex. that story is way too juicy and i like it!

hope you're feeling better today! congrats on the win.

elledee said...

looks like so much fun!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

aw, that looks so fun! haha I love your Prom photo but I feel bad for this kid - motel, baby, escorts? Ai-yi-yi. Cute images looks like people were happy and looked beautiful!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

prom days!!! love them and hate them.

you won! congrats, darlin.

trishie said...

Wonderful photos! i esp love your prom photo...

Jeanette said...

Yep, having raised a teenage girl, I am still freaking out about your high school boyfriend story. Oh dear. That venue for the prom is MUCH nicer than the Elks lodge mine was held in every year. What a kick. You should start some movement in blogland to get everyone to post their old prom photo on the same day. Hilarious.

Micaela said...

oh Claire, this i looove! ha it made me laugh. :) my boyfriend was much older than me and tooki me to my prom... no baby drama but how funny! oh youth.

sounds like a TON of fun! and you seem like the most awesome teacher!!! but of course :)


& CONGRATS on the win!!! what an AWESOME win because a flat iron is a girl's best friend- a MUST HAVE in my book. xoxo