Got an email from HatGirl this morning.
Got lots of emails from her, actually, but one in particular was hilarious.
She told me that she'd reserved a seat for me, at her wedding reception, at a table for her special friends. This table is in the front of the room, probably so she can keep an eye on us in case we get out of line. But there's also an element of honor involved.
But that part was sweet. It wasn't the hilarious part.
The hilarious part was where there was another seat, presumably next to mine, reserved for "Dave's guest."
The reason, of course, that this is hilarious, is that the only person who would accompany me is already busy that night.
I know she's busy that night, because she's the bride.
So I invited someone else. The girl I really want to go with anyway. Her acceptance is extremely unlikely, but stranger things have happened.
Maybe, just in case, I should go get one of those blow-up dolls. Probably better than sitting at the reception alone like a chump.