Friday, October 1, 2010

Story Time with Brooke...

Hey K2 Kanakuk Gals,
Well, yet again another week with STORY TIME WITH BROOKE. The picture above was perfect for this post as Brooke heads to her all american hometown picnic...enjoy!

As many of you know-who takes you to certain school functions such as a homecoming dance is a big deal. In the town I grew up in (Quincy, IL-aka America's hometown) students started going to high school dances as sophomores instead of freshman. It was August of my sophomore year...and people were starting to get their dates lined up. Sidenote: the dance wasn't until the end of October so I don't know why people were getting their dates so early...but I didn't want to be left in the I joined the mayhem. We were at a town picnic (when you live in America's hometown you have town picnics) and boys were beginning to ask girls to the dance. One of my good guy friends came up to me and asked if I would go with another boy, Brock, to the dance (typical...test the waters before asking) . I said I wasn't sure. About 15 minutes later all my friends were standing around in a circle-about 30 of us-just chatting when Brock comes up and stands next to me. In my mind I "thought" he was acting nervous which made me "think" he was getting ready to ask me to homecoming. Being the semi-outspoken person that I am....out of nowhere I just look at him and say,
"Fine-I'll go with you to homecoming!"

The place went silent as everyone turned to look at me wondering why I just said that aloud, who I was talking to, and confused on what I meant! Brock looked at me and says, "You want to go to homecoming with me??????" And I respond, "I thought you were acting nervous and couldn't get the words out so I just sped up the process : )" My girlfriends chins were hitting the concrete, our guy friends were dying of laughter (secretly wishing they had gotten a date that easy I bet!) and I was just in tears laughing about how ridiculous that conversation was...but also relieved that I'd gotten a homecoming date (turns out he wasn't planning on asking me...but we went together...and had a blast!).

So girls, the moral of Story Time with Brooke today is if you are stressing about Homecoming Dance Dates...don't just when a boy awkwardly stands by you blurt out..."okay, I'll go to Homecoming with you" and see what it gets you. Haha!

Be Awesome & Love Jesus,

Kanakuk Ashley Robbins /

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