Monday, August 9, 2010

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow


--As told to Denise Swanson

My name is Vince Denison, Skye’s brother. I own Great Expectations hair salon and am the drummer in the Pink Elephant band. Even though Skye and I are siblings we’re about as different as an asymmetrical bob and a feather cut. She’s the responsible one. The one that thinks everybody needs taking care of. The one who believes in happily ever after.

I, on the other hand, like to take things as they come. Go with the flow. Not get involved in other people’s drama. Date a different lady every week. That is until I met Loretta, Skye’s sorority sister. Loretta is a criminal attorney and she defended me when I was falsely accused of murdering my old high school girlfriend.

Loretta and I started dating, okay, sleeping together, a couple of years ago. She was as surprised as I was when things got serious between us. I mean who would think that a smart, big city, sophisticated woman like her, would fall for a guy like me—no college, small-town, average Joe?

We kept our relationship quiet until Skye stumbled onto our secret. Now everyone knows, and everyone has weighed in with an opinion. My cousin Riley’s over-the-top three-ring-circus of a wedding nearly scared the crap out of me. I love Loretta, but I couldn’t stand the bedlam of another wedding like that.

What’s a guy to do?

15 comments:

  1. I'd try to stay involved in the process, Vince--that's the only way to make sure you don't end up with a wedding you don't want to be part of! Good luck. :)

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  2. Knowing the kind of person Loretta is, I don't think you'll have anything to fear.

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  3. Vince, Vince, Vince.... Loretta is a great gal and you should stay involved. You know everything is going to be ok. It always is for you and Skye.

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  4. Don't let a wedding scare you away from marriage. They're totally different animals.

    Mr. Wendy and I went to Vegas and got married by an Elvis. We had a blast ... almost zero stress, and not even a lot of cash. We're every bit as married as the couple with the $80,000 platinum wedding, too. :)

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  5. Vince, you've got a great woman! Don't screw things up...

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  6. Vince -- Breathe deeply and take it one step at a time. I have no doubt it will work out.

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  7. Vince, all you have to do to get married is to go before a judge. And your girlfriend knows quite a few---like her brother. So go for it! You know your mama wants grandbabies!

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  8. Vince, when the time is right you will know, until then go with the flow.

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  9. I'm with Wendy. People make too much of weddings. It's the love and marriage that are important. Don't be scared off!

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  10. I've got one word for you, Vince...
    Elope!

    Julie

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  11. Now this is a story I want to follow! Keep us in the loop, Vince. Elvis and eloping sound like good developments to me.

    MJ

    Charlotte Adams mysteries

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  12. I agree with Manhattan Mandie--don't mess this up, Vince.

    And LOLOL at "as an asymmetrical bob and a feather cut."

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  13. Thanks for all your advice. This is why I love women. My male friends just grunt and roll their eyes when I mention the word marriage.

    Vince

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  14. You and Loretta should run off and elope. Forget the relatives.

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