I did finally find a dress! It is silvery gray with black edging around the collar and two velvet ribbons hanging down the back. here's a link to it: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=28337648
The prom thingy went well too. I had lots of fun! Hopefully it will become an annual event. ;)
I've survived my first full year of college! For some strange reason, thinking about it makes me feel old. As I look at where I was in wisdom, experience, and knowledge in the fall, I realize just how much I have matured in those areas. (By the way, wisdom and knowledge are two different things. Knowledge is composed of facts. Wisdom is the application of knowledge.) I don't think college has helped me to conquer my shyness, but it has helped me to socialize. Or at least to talk to others.
I am not a loquacious person. Even when I'm with people I've known all my life, I'm not super chatty. When I do say something, people seem to pay more attention to what I say. That may be partly because I just spent the last 5-10 minutes trying to figure out what to say while listening to the conversation. Sometimes too, I can learn a lot about a person without even talking to him or her just by listening. I'm not eavesdropping on purpose. They are talking loudly enough in the classroom or in the cafeteria that I can't tune them out. Of course, I can't always remember what they say, so it doesn't really matter. ;)