Well that didn't take long, did it? Uhm hmm. So, let's get straight to it. I promise to be as neutral as I can so you can honestly gather your own opinion.
My good friend B is getting married in October, on a Saturday in San Antonio.
The Thursday before her wedding, Willie Nelson is playing live in San Antonio. She, her family and wedding party are all going. And, Bev - who has nothing to do with the wedding, she's just my friend and I told her, so she is coming with.
Back when we bought the Willie Nelson tickets, I only knew Cowboy for 2 months - maybe a wee bit more, I cannot remember. Foreseeing a sell out, I bought two tickets. One for me, one for him. I already planned on asking him to be my date to the wedding.
I should've thought about his crazy work schedule, so I would've been prepared and could've had a plan B.
The tickets were not that expensive. So I planned to make it his birthday present.
About a month ago, I invited him to the wedding and Willie Nelson. He was all a go. A solid yes. Penned in on the calendar.
Two weeks ago, a 'but' came up...he has reserves the weekend before the wedding, so the Saturday of the wedding is naturally his Saturday to work. And he uses his vacation time for time off after his reserve weekends, so he has practically none to use for B's wedding weekend.
He flat out asked me, which was more important for him to attend (not knowing the Willie tickets would've been his birthday present). I had to be honest: B's wedding.
For one reason only: Everyone I know that will be at the wedding, is in the wedding. I want a date to sit next to, hold hands with, dance with and such. It's a wedding! Can I get an amen from the female readers?
Buuuut, what I really want and cannot tell him for saving myself sounding like a psycho fool: I really, really, really want him to meet my friends. And I think it'd be better if he did that on the night of Willie Nelson. Because Bev. And everyone else will be in full party mood and I think it may be better for B to get to know him that night versus the night of her wedding when she has tons of guests to attend to that night. Know what I selfishly mean?
So, he took what I said, God bless his heart, and now has that Saturday and Sunday off. Which I am so happy that I have a hot date for the wedding. I really am. But Bev? We're so gonna have to plan a brunch, lunch, or early dinner Saturday or Sunday morning. I'm so not kidding. Besides the wedding, that weekend will be all about you, baby. Because its also her freaking birthday weekend. Oh and X - him, too.
I guess to be honest, I shouldn't say disappointment hit. Cowboy did hear me out when I said the wedding was more important that's because he is a really good boyfriend (yeah, that's right) - oh, you thought I wouldn't add that in here, didn't you?