Wayback Wednesday: Swept Off My Feet

Swept off my feet - literally, but not metaphorically.
Swept off my feet - literally, but not metaphorically.

Today’s Wayback Wednesday post comes (unbeknownst to her) courtesy of my friend Wendy, via one of her Facebook albums. It was taken before my senior formal in college, when my date, John – apparently deciding he’d had enough of boring posed photos – scooped me up with absolutely no warning. Even though it’s not necessarily the most flattering picture of me, it’s one of my favorites, because I was laughing so hard (which is why my eyes are closed).

As is almost always the case with such events, I don’t remember the dance being particularly interesting. The one thing that sticks in my mind is that the venue provided open bar for only a limited time, so the early part of the evening involved repeated trips to said bar to stock up. At one point, the entirety of our eight-top round was covered in cocktails.

And that, I have to say, is a recollection that makes me glad I was in college in a pre-Facebook era, because though a few of my friends (say, for example, the aforementioned Wendy) have gone through bursts of scanning and posting, for the most part, that phase of my life exists mostly on film and paper. As much as I love social media, I’m glad it didn’t come into being until I was old enough to have the sense not to post, well… everything that exists in my photo shoebox – and my memory.


Do you have photos from your past that you’re willing to share – and a blog to post them on? Play along with Wayback Wednesday by linking back to this post or sharing in the comments so I can snoop into your past, too!

5 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: Swept Off My Feet

  1. wendalicious February 9, 2011 / 8:03 pm

    I love that photo. It was just such a silly time. And, if it makes you feel any better, I was wearing a black mermaid dress with giant white ruffles.

    And, I don’t think anyone knows what happened to Murph. Perhaps he locked himself in the cellar with his daughter?

  2. Chris Otto February 9, 2011 / 8:06 pm

    I totally agree about living my wilder youth without Facebook and Twitter. I can imagine some of the insane posts I might have made back in those chemically enhanced days.
    “Off to the Wegman’s. #munchies”
    “Can’t stop looking at the Tesla Toy on my iPod. #whatwasinthatdrink”
    “ah;kltnlkbeiotl;bn I’m at Thirsty’s Pub 4sq.com”

    Great pic!

  3. Mom February 9, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    Great photo — wonderful time :). Wonderful memory!

  4. Chris February 10, 2011 / 12:21 am

    Nothing says “classy” like a pre-party Miller Lite

  5. Mike February 10, 2011 / 11:39 am

    I last ran into him a few years after graduation working for Delta at Albany Airport as part of the ground control crew.

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