The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: 0 For 2
Y'all raised for $300 the Jackie Robinson Foundation and Pitch In For Baseball yesterday, so as promised, I've posted my prom pictures. My date is cropped out to protect his anonymity, but he's wearing a tie and cummerbund that match my dress (obviously). I, meanwhile, chose to accessorize formalwear with a drugstore Timex (obviously), instead of the charging bull that little jacket obviously calls for. Lord, those bangs. Those SLEEVES. Sarah Bunting graduates!
This pic is from my prom; I went to two, my own (girls' school) and his (boys' school). I like the dress in the pic below (his prom), but I'd totally forgotten until looking at it today that my BFF and I had a whole negotiation over who would wear which Laura Ashley strapless to which prom, because she was going out with my boyfriend's best friend, so we went to the same proms, and she bought this other Laura Ashley dress that I had also bought in a different color, but she bought hers first and didn't want to wear it to our prom, so in order to avoid a Cuban missile crisis I had to go back to the store and buy this one…I mean, we had A Sitdown over it, for real. When you look back on that kind of thing and realize how little it matters, it's kind of amazing.
Also kind of amazing: the teenage metabolism. Friends, I wore both of these dresses in A SIX. While subsisting, if memory serves, largely on full-sugar Dr. Pepper and chocolate Donettes.
Moving on! My brilliant agent Kate has furnished a few books for your prizing enjoyment; just forward your receipts for donations to either Donors Choose or the baseball projects today, and you could win one of the following: Historical Tweets: The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World; Teh Itteh Bitteh Book of Kittehs (A LOLCat Guide 2 Kittens); or Josh Wilker's fantastic Cardboard Gods: An All-American Tale Told Through Baseball Cards. You should also follow Kate on Twitter because she's chic and informative.
Currently at $7,442 for Donors Choose and north of $700 for the baseball projects; Donors Choose giving page here, baseball projects PayPal button below. Let's make a big dent today in honor of the postseason, a discussion thread for which will open this evening.
Tags: dear '80s we get it love Sarah Donna Martin graduates! Josh Wilker LOLcats