Prom-posal + Fascinating Friday Links #29


So I got a little excited on social media yesterday (Instagram + Twitter) because I got asked to prom, which means I’m not a loner! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The run-down: One of my best friends, Michael, has this school project that he’s been working on (he did not make it just to ask me to prom). It’s a cool light box that he engineered himself, and it plays light patterns and effects according to the beat of whatever music you connect to it. I had known about this project prior to the “promposal”, and I thought it was really cool and impressive!

So he brought his project to AP Calculus yesterday, and some people that aren’t usually in our class were stopping by, but I just thought people wanted to see his project. We turned off the lights to see his little light show, and at the end, it wasย supposedย to say “ALISON PROM?” but the bottom section of lights weren’t working, so I didn’t notice the words. I was seriously SO clueless. All my friends knew what it was supposed to say, but they couldn’t say anything of course. So Michael fixed the glitch, and the light show happened again, butย this timeย the letters were clear. Even then, I nearly missed it because my brain was not processing life at that point in the morning. I finally realized that the guy was asking me to prom for crying out loud, and I said yes!

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That was a confusing story. Basically, he’s a genius, I’m clueless, and I’m so excited to be going to prom with my best friend! Here’s the full video (thanks to my friends Daliza and Alexia for filing and editing this! I didn’t even realize they were filming itโ€ฆI’m such a lost sheep).

Thanks again, Michael! ‘Twas incredible.

Okay link love time. Enjoy this week’s Fascinating Friday Links!

fascinating friday links

Health & Fitness

[For those with pesky allergies (in the words of Amanda)] Nut Butter Alternatives for Nut Allergies via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen

[May help you catch some Zzz’s] Best and Worst Foods for Sleep via Cooking Light

[Fuel the tank properly] Rev Your Metabolism via Kath Eats and The Real Life RD

[For endurance] Foods to Maximize Your Race Regime via Olive to Run

[Carbs are friendly!] We Should Stop Shunning Carbs via The Real Life RD

[Motivation] Triple Threat Workout and Workout Motivation via Fitnessista

[Bodyweight workouts galore] 10 Benefits of Bodyweight Exercisesย  + HIIT Bedroom Workout via Purely Twins +Lucky 7’s Bodyweight Workout via Blonde Ponytail + 10 Minute No Equipment Workout via Your Trainer Paige + 15-Minute Intense Interval Workout via The Body Department

Food for Thought

[Absolutely love this] I’m Okay With Not Being Perfect via The Story of a Girl

[Don’t let these hold you back] 20 Self-Confidence Traps Holding Smart People Back via Marc and Angel

[For everyone] 10 Things to Remember When You Feel Lost and Alone via Marc and Angel

Food for Belly

[Cauliflower never looked so delicious] Cauliflower Crust Calzones via Yeahโ€ฆImma Eat That

[SPRING] Limesicle Pudding via GI 365 + Strawberry Lemonade Scones via Peas and Crayons

[Simple] Honey Coconut Whole Wheat Waffles via Back to Her Roots

[Favorites in one bite] Chunky Monkey Bites via Running with Spoons

[I meanโ€ฆ] Healthy Samoas via Chocolate Covered Katie

[Paleo, but still looks fabulous!] Maple Almond Cinnamon Caramel Glazed Donuts via Peachy Palate

Miscellaneous Fun

[SO accurate] 20 Disney Characters That Would Be Perfect for Reality TV via BuzzFeed

[For run-lovers] All About Running: A Story via Olive to Run

[Budget and kid-friendly] $14, 40 Minutes, 4 Make-Ahead Toddler Snacks via Fitnessista

[Small plates and bowls can be better] Food Photography Tip 2 via Edible Perspective

[Love these fonts!] Fun with Free Fonts! via Peas and Crayons

So tell me:

If you were asked to prom, how so?

What are you doing this weekend?

Favorite links from this list?




28 thoughts on “Prom-posal + Fascinating Friday Links #29

  1. Awhhh that prom-posal has got to be the snazziest evvver! And duhh, no way are you are loner’re cool stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Fun weekend ahead: Attending my little cousin’s Pirate party tomorrow and my brother is competing with his horses this weekend so I’m hoping to get over to the show grounds on Sunday to watch the championship ๐Ÿ™‚ .
    Thanks once again for providing killer-good reading material! I loved the “Workout motivation” from the Fitnessista..alot of the time all you need is to just get the blood flowing to kick-start that ‘high’. Oh and I’m a beeeg fan of bodyweight I’ve got all the more reason to keep loving it.
    Robyn is one of bestest ladies out there for sure. Her site never manages to open on my laptop, but her content is basically I make sure to get access to my sisters computer every now and again to soak in her wealth of information.

  2. That’s so sweet of him. That’s a great way to get asked to prom. I was asked to prom too but it was nothing extravagant like that. I ended up saying no to him. Lol. That was two years ago.
    Congratulations and I hope you have fun!
    And great links. It’s hard to choose a favorite.

  3. YUSS! I was waiting for this post and hung onto every second of that video! Your reaction was PRICELESS and super adorable. You’ve got such a clever friend and date ๐Ÿ˜‰ Men these days are just not that thoughtful! Thank you for sharing this with us, especially me since I am nosy! Now I can’t wait for your princess dress ๐Ÿ˜‰ Do you think you’ll do your hair in a up-do or down? Prom & wedding planning are one of my favorite things, ever. So excuse me if I go all beauty squad on you haha โค

    • I definitely feel very lucky that he put so much effort into it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ahh no worries, girl. I am all about wedding and prom stuff too! I’ll probably do an up-do or side braid of sorts since it’ll be HOT! I’ll keep you in the fashion/beauty loop for sure ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I can’t believe I had the guts to do this, but I called a guy who I had a crush on who went to another school (this was before texting… you had to CALL) and asked him to the prom! I had a mutual friend ask him, “If Megan asked you to the prom, would you say yes?”… so I already knew he would say yes but i still can’t believe I called him. Ah, high school ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Wow, that was quite a creative and unique prom proposal!! I don’t think I’ve ever heard of one quite so unusual and fantastic. I am SO very happy and excited for you, and I am sure you will have a fantastic time at the prom, whenever it is. Does Michael know he is being featured on your blog today?? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Since I was homeschooled my whole life, I never went to a traditional prom, though I did attend a homeschool prom with a few of my friends once. It was fine, but I am not a huge fan of such dances in general. Still, I am glad you will be going with a date this year–you must be very excited! I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Awwr girl! That’s such an adorable story! Definitely an awesome way to make prom memorable ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a boyfriend when prom rolled around so it was just kind of assumed that we would go together ๐Ÿ˜†

    Thanks for sharing my bites! And happy Friday to ya!

  7. Yay!!! That is one heck of a prom-posal!!! Tell him I give it two thumbs up!! So sweet and creative and clever without being over the top๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
    Loved cauliflower crust calzones!!, 10 things to remember when you’re feeling alone (so true), and we should stop shunning carbs (amen!!)
    Have a great weekend Alison!! ๐Ÿ˜˜

  8. That is an awesome way to be asked to prom! For my senior homecoming my friend and I were in our school newspaper office working on things and he handed me a story to proofread, but I was really busy with other things and kept putting it off and eventually handed it to someone else to look over… Turns out in the middle of the story he had put a quote asking me to homecoming! Oops! I still apologize for my obliviousness.

    Have a great weekend!

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