Monday, April 14, 2008
High School Reunion: The Dance
On Friday night, my Michael and I had a hot date to go to our ward (parish/congregation) High School Reunion Dance. It was an activity for all the members of our ward who have graduated from high school. In a word, it was awesome!
The idea behind the dance was a sort of flash back to high school. Each person was supposed to dress like he or she did in high school. I didn't know what to wear until I unearthed my senior tee during my spring cleaning frenzy; I didn't wear that in high school, but I figured it was close enough. We all sent in photos of ourselves in high school and they made a slide show out of them. It was fun to see who had great eighties hair, who was a cheerleader and who was a skater.
My Michael was a skater in high school but no one recognized him in the photo I sent in of him on his board. Typically, he doesn't ride a skateboard to his bishopric meetings!
We were also asked to send in music requests for the DJ to play throughout the night. It was so fun to have a great mix of Debbie Gibson, Erasure, and Alphaville. I hadn't heard those songs in ages! I must say, one of my favorite sights of the evening was watching Susan, Class of '79, (who wore her ninth grade dance dress!) teach us the Hustle.
After a couple hours of dancing, the DJ announced the Savage Mill Ward King and Queen and their attendants. It was hilarious. Susan was crowned Queen, with Suzanne (in her black lace gloves, pegged jeans and giant hot pink earrings) and Deb (who also fit into her high school dress!) as her attendants. My Michael was crowned King! I guess the crowd liked his graffiti-ridden shorts and t-shirt. His attendants were Barid, John (who let his teenager put eye-liner on him!) and Brian (sporting his Letterman's jacket).
It was just such a great activity because we adults got to be together and just have fun. We weren't distracted by making sure we knew where our kids were or anything else. And everyone danced! It was so fun to jump around and dance with our friends, but I especially enjoyed dancing with my Michael. He has never fast danced with me before. It was so fun!
I guess the biggest tell-tale sign that I am not in high school anymore was the fact that my feet were seriously sore by the time the evening was over. We came home exhausted but totally looking forward to this being an annual event.