Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Some of my favorite literary villains have some redeeming quality or remorse for their wicked ways. Here are just a few of my picks: Ebenezer Scrooge, Frankenstein's monster, Othello, Dorian Gray, Professor Snape, Richard III, and Grendel's mother--hey, as a mom, I can empathize. Who else is unforgettable?
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Me: There's usually a rumor that someone's going to spike the punch, but not this year?
Maurice 17: There were teachers standing around the table. I don't think anyone could.
Me: What were the memorable dances?
Maurice: Cha-Cha Slide and Cupid Shuffle
Me: What about the music? What else did the DJ play?
Shelly 17: Not as good as last year. Some hip hop, some country. They only played two slow songs, so I didn't dance much.
(Note from the chaperone's perspective: The DJ is usually asked to only play two slow songs because of the PDA. )
My students said that after 10:30, the atmosphere started getting dull, and people started leaving in droves. The after-prom destination for most was IHOP. (Yeah, we're just cool like that!!)
Except for the music, the dances, or the fashions...prom hasn't changed all that much over the years.