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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Prom Pictures - A Challenge

On March 21, -R- challenged everyone to post their prom pictures on their blogs, if they dared. Partly because I took a surprise trip to Finland, and partly because I couldn't find the CD with the scanner software (I'm hopeless!), I am very late in finally producing the said prom pictures. The first pic was taken before our winter semi-formal, and I included it just to show you my "high hair" days (Oi!). The second is the official prom picture, where the hairdresser gave me a severe updo with bangs teased out to here. I had seen this dress, which reminded me of Cinderella... and, well, as humiliating as this getup looks now, I felt like a princess, heheheh.

Are you brave enough to take the Prom Challenge? For the non-Americans, who don't have prom, something equivalent and equally humiliating is an acceptable alternative. Unless of course you're a chicken. *nod*



Blogger Lydia said...

Oh, that's so cute! Your prom picture looks absolutely timeless. (Maybe it's the Cinderella dress?)

April 11, 2007 2:20 AM  
Blogger onlyjokinglasse said...

These pictures are so nostalgic that I almost burst into tears. You both look just awsome.

April 11, 2007 2:24 AM  
Blogger SzélsőFa said...

You look really nice in both pictures - there's nothing humiliating about them.
What we had was not called a 'Prom', but we did have something similar. I remember I had my period on and I was reluctant going in the first place. Later on I still went to the event. As far as I remember, I did not have anything special clothing on. None of us had, btw. We just got dressed up a bit, but never near as nice as you for example.

April 11, 2007 5:04 AM  
Blogger stefanie said...

Oh, you had the gorgeous red hair back then, too! Is that your natural color? Anyway, I agree--these aren't terribly embarrassing. Love the random brick pillar of carnations in the second one, though. ;-)

April 11, 2007 11:43 AM  
Blogger SzélsőFa said...

aren't those gerberas?
oh, no, the big version suggest me Chrysanthemums.
anyway they are nice.

April 11, 2007 12:31 PM  
Blogger Anniina said...

You guys are too kind, thanks :) Yeah, it's funny how they stick a random column with a huge bush of flowers on, like "these are nice, they go great with the fake sky!"

April 12, 2007 12:31 AM  
Blogger Mark A. said...

There's nothing wrong with big hair. That was totally hot back then. If it was big enough that you had to be wary of ceiling fans and low door frames, you knew you were doing something right.

Hell, I even had the 90210 sculpted-Brandon-Walsh hair style. It was totally rad. Until it rained. And then the liquefied hair spray would run into my eyes and cause temporary blindness.

April 12, 2007 12:34 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

OMG Mark, now there's a "True Confession" if I ever heard one. You do know what this means, right? WE DEMAND PROOF!!!

Yeah, getting caught in rain with hairspray... for me it's not even the eyes that's the worst, but when it gets in your mouth, that horrible chemical-waste taste, ugh!

April 12, 2007 12:21 PM  
Blogger SzélsőFa said...

That's exactly reason #25798463 for NOT wearing ANY chemicals on your otherwise natural body.
allright, allright, I'm just being extra-green again...

April 12, 2007 4:37 PM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Heheh, tell them SF (^_^)

April 12, 2007 5:05 PM  
Blogger Mark A. said...

I'll consider it. You have to understand, your pictures are not embarrassing in the slightest. Mine on the other hand...
Some things are better left dead and buried, my hairstyle in the late 80's and early 90's chief among them.

April 13, 2007 10:01 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

*clucking noises*
*chicken walk*
*more clucking noises*

April 13, 2007 9:27 PM  
Blogger SzélsőFa said...

Oh, joyous kids, you both!

*practicing a word*

April 15, 2007 3:07 PM  
Blogger Mark A. said...

Okay, this is gonna sound so fake, but my damn scanner broke. I swear. Promise. If you were here, I'd even pinky swear, that's how serious I am.
As soon as I get a new one, I'll scan in two pictures: 1) The Brandon Walsh-Mark; 2) The rebellious, grunge-inspired Mark with hair down to the middle of his back.

Give me a week, and hilarity will ensue.

April 16, 2007 12:12 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Okay, since through our association you have struck me as a man of honor, and far from a coward, I will take you at your word. I hope your scanner either a) heals up or b) enjoys itself at the farm up-state :)

I enjoyed the monkey-picture in the meantime. Now that was a joy-inducing picture, if I ever saw one... you both looked like you were having a blast!

April 16, 2007 3:19 AM  

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