Do you guys remember the show Laguna Beach? It was one of the first "reality shows" that I can remember, and I was obsessed. L.B. (The Real O.C.) was on MTV from 2004-2006 which was right after I started high school. Naturally, I was extremely jealous of the show's rich, spoiled, totally scripted teens. Everything they did seemed so glamorous! I still remember pining over one episode in particular: The L.B. Promposals!!
Now, in case you're not familiar, a "promposal" is when a guy asks a girl to prom in a particularly cute way. And let me tell you, the men of Laguna Beach had their promposals on point. Does anyone else remember Talan wearing a suit and holding roses in Kristen's garage? How about Trey spelling out "PROM?" in candles? Swoon city, baby!
What you might not know, however, is that the barefoot ballerina had a promposal of her own...
It all started with my friend Raisa. She was part of a prom group composed of mostly couples with a few stray dudes. It was her job to find some single ladies to fill out the bunch, and it just so happened that I was boyfriend-less at the time. (Let's be honest, I was boyfriend-less most of the time those days.) She started asking me if I would be interested in going with this guy George, and of course I was! A date to prom? Duh!
However, I never expected to walk into my 5th period student council officers class later that week and find a giant Build-A-Bear box on my desk! What was that doing there?!
I could tell by Raisa's face that the box was intended for me, and when I opened it, I found a fuzzy little teddy bear dressed in the tiniest tuxedo I'd ever seen.
Even cuter, when I pressed his precious paw, I heard George's voice:
Hey Jamie, it's George! Would you like to go to prom with me?!
Absolutely adorable, right? That George was such a sweet guy. I was so excited to have a date to the prom! Thanks for your meddling, Raisa!
|Here's a better shot of the bear. I guess I was being shy that day...|
George was a very nice date, and we all had a great time at prom. I will never forget that bear and his voice coming out of its paw.
Here are some other fun facts about my prom experience:
1) My friend Michelle and I were both nominated for prom queen, but neither one of us won. We were FURIOUS.
2) One of the members of our group wore a kilt to the big dance!
3) We spent the weekend after prom at a beach house in Galveston. (My suggestions for moving the trip to Laguna were rudely ignored.) My friend Anna and I practiced our dance moves a lot.
Did I mention that I didn't date much at the time? I can't imagine why someone wouldn't want to hang around a girl who leaps everywhere she goes.
Austin is a lucky guy, huh?