Super big Sykosa contest: Tell us about your prom, win a Kindle Fire or $100! TODAY ONLY!Posted on Apr 6, 2012 | 127 comments
- Kindle Fire (most creative) – Kriss Morton. Apparently this was a tight race, but the line “Would I do it again? HELL YES IT WAS PROM!” ultimately sealed her victory
- $100 Amazon gift card (random) – Shelly Brown
- Autographed book copy (random) – Sara B
Sykosa really, really wants to go to prom! It’s, like, the biggest of big things in her mind. But, the guy she likes isn’t asking her. (Can you believe him?) While she sits around waiting for him to get his act together, tell us, did you go to your high school prom and did you get to go with your dream guy/girl? Answering this question will get you one entry. To score a second, post an additional comment and tell us a funny or interesting story about your prom night.
- The most riveting story wins a Kindle Fire, and one random entrant will win the $100 gift card
- Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter contest below for your shot at two additional $50 Amazon gift cards
Prom is a big deal. And it’s not just the night itself, which is great, but Sykosa will tell you, in her most girly of girly fantasies, what makes Prom prom is the preparation. Prom is about shopping with your mom, spending too much on a dress, approaching accessorizing as if its proper balance could give clue as to the Grand Unification Theory, freaking out about your weight in the lighthearted way, organizing with all your girlfriends, and right or wrong, pairing off boys and girls. It’s about spring time and feeling renewed, it’s about dancing, and by that she means dancing—in heels, in a dress, your hair up in some fancy bun with your bangs coming down along your face in lazy curls, and with someone’s hands on your hips. Plus, boys go to great lengths not to be all stinky and gross, so that’s definitely cool.
Sykosa is a fool for prom, or as it’s known at her prestigious prep school, Prom.
It’s capitalized because her school has a snobby, superiority complex that, while annoying, causes them to put such extravagance into everything it sometimes becomes worth the emotional baggage. Sykosa’s also excited because it’s her first Prom, and just like in the storybooks!, her dream, and most dreamy, guy, Tom, has started to date her, which means he’s gonna ask her to Prom, too!
At least she thinks he’s gonna ask.
The problem is he hasn’t done it yet. There’s many, many crappy reasons why he might have not, including that he secretly worries going will be traumatic for her. You see, last year, Tom had an “accident” and Sykosa was involved in it. In fact, if Sykosa hadn’t been there, Tom woulda been fine. It’s all really, really messed up and she knows they need to deal with it but can’t they deal with it later? Like after she gets to dress up like a princess and have her night? Is that not okay?
Why is it never okay?
Also, Sykosa gets uncomfortable when she makes people uncomfortable, and is terrified of awkward silences, so she’s gonna move on now! While she has her Prom blueprint completely mapped out in her mind, she wants to know what you thought about your prom! Did you go with your dream guy or girl? Do you have a funny story or memory? Did you or did a—cough, cough—“friend” of yours make a tragic fashion mishap that was oh-so-cool at the time, but makes you shriek in embarrassment now?
Please come share! Sykosa wants to know!