I have been a wordpress blogger since September of 2011. Since then, I have had a total of 722 views. It’s safe to assume that at least 100 of these views have been from my mom.
On April 29th of this year, I told a certain young man that I would marry him. I was telling the truth. Several days later I built a wedding website, courtesy of theknot.com.
As of today, that website has had 825 views.
The conclusion? My upcoming wedding is more popular than I am.
As an aspiring writer, I am enormously offended. Just because a handsome and talented young man puts a gloriously radiant ring on my finger, suddenly I am interesting, witty, and charming.
I have always been interesting, witty, and charming.
Perhaps not. More like snarky, biting, and abrasive. In my defense, people seem to like that. That’s why the reanimated corpse of Joan Rivers has her own show on the E! Channel.
So why this sudden surge of popularity? There are several possibilities.
1) People are assuming it will be outrageously tacky and they are pumped to have a good laugh over it. If that is the case, I’m uninviting everyone ever.
2) People think it is a joke and that any day we’ll pull a great big “SIKE!” If this is the case….I’m indignant.
3) People have heard me talk about my “Beyonce sang at my wedding” dream so much that they think it’s real. Well, as of yet, Beyonce has yet to respond to any of my letters, facebook messages, emails, telegrams, tweets, carrier pigeons, or smoke signals. But if anything changes, I’ll let you guys know.
But really, the only obvious answer is that I am marrying the coolest person on earth.
Seriously, the guy that I get to marry (I’m purposely not using his name to appear more mysterious, though I’m pretty sure most of my readership knows him in real life) is the nicest person ever. People love him. He can talk to anyone, and they feel like he really cares about what they have to say, because he does. There’s no phoniness about him at all.
He loves helping people. Helping them move things, helping them do yard work, helping them find jobs.
He makes people and his relationships with them a priority.
He is easy going, kind, funny, fun loving. He is eternally optimistic, one of the things I love most about him.
He is wildly creative and he loves sharing that with people.
He’s the coolest person ever and I couldn’t be happier with anyone on earth, not even Zac Efron. (I can’t believe I said that but it’s true!!)
So if I’m cooler by association because I’m with the most over-the-moon incredible guy, I am perfectly fine with that.
But I would like for all of you to subscribe to my blog. Just sayin’.
PS: Here’s the link to the wedding website. http://SmolenParker.ourwedding.com
PPS: I realize this is a little more sappy than my usual stuff. Cut me some slack! I’m in love!