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ButterflyBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 01:18 PM
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Poll question: Did you go to your prom?
my cousin just IMed me about how her's is tonight and and she's so excited and got her hair done and all and I just bitched about how I hate proms. I did not go to mine of course, I think they are a huge waste of time and money and I hate dressing up. I did go to the after prom party but skipped the actual prom, and have never felt I made the wrong choice.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 01:20 PM
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1. Yeah. I was tripping on psylocibin mushrooms, so I don't remember
most of it.

I do remember going back to a friend's house later that night and watching "Raiders of the Lost Ark" until I fell asleep.

And the next day, I felt like total shit. Slept most of the day.
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Ekirh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 01:23 PM
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2. I went when I was a senior...
skipped when I was a junior. I didn't enjoy it though, the after prom was good. They had a velcro obstacle course that was fun (And I learned the dumb ass way that when they say don't jump down to the finish line.. they mean it.. I went flying in the air and landed flat on my back "grumbles"... I won though heh)
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 01:24 PM
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3. Yup
Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year. I didn't go with a date for Sophomore and Junior years, though. Senior year my date was the shy swimmer from my physics class...I scared him =)
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 01:27 PM
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4. Three.
Sophomore year, with a junior. Junior year, with another junior. Senior year with a post-grad.

This makes me sound like a playa, but nothing could have been further from the truth.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 01:30 PM
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5. Yes. I went to my proms both junior and senior year.
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aeolian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 01:31 PM
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6. Spend all that money to hang out with the people I saw every day?
and didn't really like at that?

Seemed pointless to me. Still does. :)
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 01:59 PM
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7. yup went to both of them
back in those days it was a great excuse to stay out all night. actually i could have gone too three of them since i was on the 5 year plan in high school but i didn`t have a date....
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:01 PM
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8. I didn't go to my own, but I did go to both of my ex-boyfriend's.
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Huckebein the Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:05 PM
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9. No I didn't
Very difficult to find a date at an all boys high school coupled with non-socialization outside of a school and being very very shy.

Bad things man....
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freethought Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:14 PM
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14. I didn't go either. For almost the same exact reasons.
Very shy in high school. I was also on the recieving end of a s__t load of adolescent cruelty. Figured I wouldn't be made welcome.
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Huckebein the Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 04:04 PM
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24. Thats sucks
I went through that shit in 8th grade
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:08 PM
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10. I couldn't afford a dress my senior year
(father had lost his job).
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:08 PM
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11. I went my Junior year and that was all
went with a good friend. We had fun. :)

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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:09 PM
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12. Yes...with strep throat even...
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:23 PM
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18. I am loving the faux columns and foliage!
The white tux and pink tie ain't bad either... ;)
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 04:10 PM
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25. It was luxe, man...He even had a top hat and cane.
They wouldn't let him have them in the pic. :)
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 05:00 PM
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28. Wow, look at that pic.
Was this in the mid-80s?

Your hair looks like it's very thick. Did it take a lot of effort to poof it up?
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:13 PM
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13. They don't want me, I don't want them!
I certainly could have went, since all of my friends did and were begging me to go up to the last minute.

But what's the point? First off, it's so not my style. I never even went to homecoming games, why would I go the prom?

Secondly, I'm gay, and it's not like I could (or would want to) show up with a male date, and I wasn't about to go alone or with some girl I barely know.

But whatev.

I feel the better for it.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:16 PM
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15. I would have gone with you...and then you could have freaked everyone
out with WTF kind of questions. Like, where the hell did he get a 30ish housewife to take to prom? ;)

I even have the dress from above..not really, but wouldn't that be cool.

Seriously, I applaud your decision. and I had an awful time at my prom. :hi:
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:20 PM
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17. I'd have some 'splaining to do!
;)

I could just say, "Yeah, that's right...I am that good."

:silly:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 04:11 PM
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26. Always keep 'em guessing!
:hi:
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:17 PM
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16. Yes, three years
My sophomore year, I was dating a senior and went with him. I went the two other years too. At our school, it was free for juniors and seniors (We raised money through profits through certain sport's concessions stands).
I spent around $50 each year on my dress, which I didn't feel was inferior to the dresses which cost hundreds of dollars. In fact, I was complimented on my dress one year by a girl who had spent $400 and hated her dress. I wore my normal black dress shoes. I didn't spend extra money to have my hair done or anything like that.
Almost everyone went to prom. If you didn't go, it was considered a very bad thing.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:27 PM
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19. And five others
I was a Prom Ho! :rofl: :spray: :rofl:
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:36 PM
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20. I didn't go
Edited on Sat Apr-30-05 03:39 PM by khashka
I had two choices:

1. Ask the football player I was sleeping with secretly. No no no.

2. Ask the African exchange student who thought it was a silly white cultural thing.

So instead, I snorted way too much coke with my football player boyfriend (and exchanged more than a few blowjobs). Then spent the rest of the night doing mushrooms with that really hot African girl and engaging in long slow hallucinatory sex.

Best prom I never went to.


Khash.

(But when my little sister went to her prom with her first love.... I cried, it was so sweet)
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:39 PM
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21. Technically...
Since prom's tonight, I should be posting this tomorrow, but...

Nope. Going to hang out at Barnes and Noble.
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:44 PM
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22. Yep - twice
First time was with my senior boyfriend, then when I was a senior.

I loved it. But then, I love getting all dressed up. :-)
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tedoll78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 03:46 PM
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23. I went...
I was a senior student at an all-boys' Catholic High school in New Orleans. I was also very closeted, and nervous about the, umm... pressure to 'perform' on prom night. No one suspected me of being gay, and life would've been hell had it somehow leaked. Very conservative school, yadda yadda.

So what did I do? I asked the Mormon girl down the street to be my date, knowing that her very very strict father would want her home early. It was a victory twofold for me: I got to being a very lovely, beautiful date to the prom.. and the pressure was taken off of my shoulders.

It ran pretty much perfectly. Her father, perceiving me to be a 'gentleman', allowed her to go with me on the date. In accordance with his wishes, I got her home pretty early (about midnight), and went on to a private party at a bar, where I danced drunkely with one of the football players I was crushin' on. Probably one of my more brilliant nights from a very tense four years.
:P
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 04:42 PM
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27. YES! With a GIRL that I was in love with!
Now I'm gay. Go figure! :)
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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 05:05 PM
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29. No, and mine's a sad tale ...
Mr. Tux (or wherever it was I was renting from) called me the week before as were like "Uh, sorry, but we messed up your order ... blah blah blah. Come back in and pick out another one." So I told my g/f and she was like, "Well ... maybe we should talk." Two and a half years and :pffft: it was over.

Then she decided to sleep with my best friend.

So, no. But, I am SOOOO over it, since it was 15 years ago.
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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 05:08 PM
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30. I despised high school
I had no desire to spend any more time there than absolutely necessary. College, OTOH, was wonderful.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 05:10 PM
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31. No I didn't go
That was :wow: 25 years ago, I just realized.

I wasn't popular or very social (still am not), so there was no one to ask and no one asked me, either.

I don't think I missed anything.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 05:13 PM
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32. Hell no. Didn't go to any of them. Didn't go to any dances, actually.
I couldn't stand the assholes during the day, why spend a stupid amount of money on a stupid manufactured event and pay stupidly increased just-for-prom-night restaurant prices just to spend the evening with the ignorant drunken shitknockers who were, and always shall be, my intellectual and emotional and psychological inferiors?

Peee uuuuu.

:puke:
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 05:23 PM
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33. I was so out of touch I didn't even know we were having a prom
I didn't hang out with anyone from my High School. I grew up on the other side of town. I should have gone to the other prom. The fact that I might have been high didn't help things.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 05:23 PM
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34. Yes. It sucked.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 05:40 PM
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35. Yes -and- No.
I had a date for the prom, a prom dress, new shoes and a hairdo. But Mr. PromDate got sick and threw up at dinner during the appetiser course and we never actually made it to the prom.
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kariatari Donating Member (300 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 06:01 PM
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36. Went to Jr. prom; skipped Sr. prom and went to U2 concert instead
:headbang:
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 06:22 PM
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37. I got stood up.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 06:22 PM
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38. I went to mine. I had a nice time.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 06:34 PM
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39. No, I spent my prom night on acid up in a tree.
Edited on Sat Apr-30-05 06:34 PM by MrSlayer
I saw no reason to pay a ridiculous amount of money to listen to music I hated among people I had no use for. I had much more fun with my friends tripping in a tree. Much cheaper too.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 02:05 AM
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40. Nope...because we didn't have one!
I went to a boarding school with a male-female ratio of 5:1. There wouldn't have been much of a point.

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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 03:26 AM
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41. No...
it was during the Viet Nam period and it was hooky and uncool to participate in stuff like that...besides no one invited me. x(
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IrishDemocrat Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 04:33 AM
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42. Hey BRTD
It's me Flyers2006 from the Forum. You know what my answer is :P!
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 06:52 AM
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43. I went to three. Yep, SLoOOOOOOOW learner . . .
First was when I was a junior. Went with a girl who was way out of my league. Got dumped soon after.

Second was my senior prom, which I had to get ASKED to by one of my punk-rock friends, as no one I asked would go with me. So we were like, "you want to go to laugh at everyone? Let's do it!" It was two weeks away and I got stuck with the cheapest-ass tux in the joint. Still, it wasn't bad, and she was a cool date.

Third was with some girl I dated in 1990 (one of the biggest mistakes I ever made). I didn't feel too out of place even though I was three years out of HS, because some of my metal buds were there with their girlfriends (ironically enough, the wife was one of them).

My sister is the prom ho - she went to four of them.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 08:11 AM
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44. Yes, my best friend of a couple years, and friend of about six years
(and I'd been in love with her the whole time), begged me to ask her to go.

So, we went. We'd been getting fairly close in the previous month. Our relationship was evolving.

Then while we were dancing she said she wasn't sure if she wanted to be my girlfriend.

After we left we made out in the car for a couple hours. :)

:shrug: Yeah, I know.
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 08:18 AM
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45. I was a gothnerdghost kid......
why would I want to spend all that money to spend time with the "future GOPers" who stole stuff from my locker, slapped me in the back of the head and threw food at me on a regular basis?

On one prom night though one of the girls on my community soccer team had a cook out/ fish fry birthday party at her momma's church and I was invited there..... I can assure you that it was a much better time.
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whatelseisnew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 10:05 AM
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46. Just went to an Alt Prom the other night
Took place at a music shop / show space downtown. Great original, local music, packed house, packed sidewalk. Some folks dressed up pretty cool but most wore street clothes. Organized by students.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 10:07 AM
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47. No
I went to one in 10th grade with a dude i was dating at the time. By the time mine came around i was boycotting all things social.
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 10:10 AM
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48. yup
went to two actually... wasn't as bad as I thought... kinda had fun

the second time was with a girlfriend, who I would later find out was a lesbian... after I came out myself :7
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 02:35 PM
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49. yes
I went to 2. 1 with my boyfriend who had just become a born- again!, and another one with a good friend's brother. Both were somewhat weird, but my dresses were cool.
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