It was the day of the big, annual, formal CHS Winter Wonderland Dance. My boyfriend was taking me. I was trying to get ready, but my family was going crazy. They suddenly decided we all needed to go to my cousin's house, three hours away.

We went there, and in the confusion, I was still trying to get ready for the dance and realized I never went out and bought a dress. I put on the dress from last year, did my hair, and went outside to wait for my boyfriend.

Then I thought "Oh yeah, I'm at my cousin's house, three hours away. How the hell is he going to find me, much less get here and back in time?"

Eventually I realized everything was going wrong and I should just give up. I wasn't going.

Then I woke up and realized how stupid that was, and felt the urge to go dress shopping.