Since Eric and I didn’t meet until we were 25, we never got to go to a high school dance together, or, well, any dance, really. We do love to tear up the floor, though, so when I found out about this Valentine’s Dance, I asked Eric if he wanted to go. And he did! So we donned our most convincing cocktail attire and headed out into the night. (As a hilarious side note, the pictures we took with his phone came out really badly, and Eric asked me if I could still use them for this post. I am so, so tired tonight, so I just said, “Yeah, I’ll just put them in…whatever mode, you know, that one that makes them look cool and retro.” I totally could not think of the word lomo. Anyway, a few seconds later I got the photos in an email, the subject line of which was: for “whatever mode.” And then I laughed almost hard enough to fall out of my chair.)
I totally was not expecting the level of awesomeness this dance would achieve. There were balloons on the dance floor. And a chocolate fountain. And door prizes. And free necklaces for the ladies. The decorations were so impressive. And…there was a photo backdrop! I had joked that hopefully we could get our picture taken in that awkward high school pose, but I had no idea my dreams could come true! So, here I am laughing in front of said photo backdrop. The theme was “The Love Boat,” thus the life preservers and such.
And here is my dapper date. Even though I could have wished for more hip hop, I could not have wished for a better man to spend the evening with. He enjoyed even my craziest dance moves, and he shared a lot of red velvet cookies with me. He is the best.