For many teenage girls in Appalachia, this time of the year is full of Winter Formal-The Valentines Dance-and the grand finale-Prom.
All that = sparkly dresses, fancy fingernails with writing on them, way too high high-heels, 3 or 4 giggling screaming girls all crammed into a bathroom, plaited hair, curling irons, boys in suits, nervous corsage attaching, eating out in a restaurant with other dressed up couples, dancing for hours in a hot crowded cramped room, and coming home like Cinderella from the ball with feet that hurt and stories to tell.
- If you want to know how to add words to your fingertips-I'm now an expert.
- A neat coincidence happened here on the Blind Pig a week or so ago-the old Simon and Garfunkel song Slip Sliding Away was mentioned twice in the comments. Unbeknownst to you-the girls have been singing it with Guitar Man. If you'd like to see it-check it out on facebook by clicking here. (you may need to stop the music player here before you watch the video-if so-the music controls are along the top of this page on the far left side-just above the Blind Pig logo. Click the center round button to stop the player)
- Mamabug won the Valentine!