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?