I should mention that trublubyu from Laughing At Life's Little Wedgies (have you read her blog? You should - it's a good one) gets full credit for this idea. And may I just say - it's a brilliant idea!
Oh...and honorable mention must go to Megan's idea - and if I were the kind of girl who happened to kiss random strangers - I would have TOTALLY taken her up on it.
I, along with a very handsome man, will pick Fernando up from the airport. It's the least I can do considering I'm bound to break his heart - again. Depending on the time of day, we'll buy him lunch or dinner.
From there we will take him to Mr. Woolley's casa. (Mr. Woolley, Fernando's closest friends were also close friends with the Rabanales. I think they would approve of this situation.)
Fernando and Mr. Woolley have a lot in common: they are both bachelors, they both play soccer, and they both speak Spanish. (Dave, Fernando speaks lousy English...just so you know.)
Oh...and Mr. Woolley...Fernando doesn't need much...a couch or an air mattress will do just fine.
After a hearty breakfast of juevos rancheros Mr. Woolley is going to take Fernando to my place of employment. There, I will introduce Fernando to my brother Jared and I'll leave him with Jared - to do whatever it is they're going to do. (Jared is half Latino as it is, so Fernando and Jared will get along smashingly...Jared, take him to a taco place for lunch. He will like that.)
After lunch Fernando will ride along with one of our delivery drivers while he makes a drop at Daybreak. After the delivery, the driver will drop Fernando off at Mr. And Mrs. Thompson's, where he will spend the afternoon and evening.
I have it on good authority that Mrs. Thompson has a way with wayward souls - I'm sure she can convince Fernando once and for all that I'm NOT going to marry him.
When Mrs. Thompson has exhausted her Spanish vocabulary she will return Fernando to Mr. Woolley's care.
I, my handsome date, Fernando, and Fernando's DATE are going to Temple Square.
(Mr. Woolley, I'll get you a date too if you want.)
((...oh, ALW - you too - hey - want to be Mr. Woolley's date?!!))
About Fernando's date - I thought Carrie and Tia could split the time. One of you in the AM and one in the PM. Remember ladies, you owe me! (Don't worry, I'll translate the love songs as he sings them to you...and he will...sing them.)
When we're done doing the Salt Lake City tourist thing I thought we could go miniature golfing. Isn't that what all group dates do?
Fernando will be tired so we'll take him back to Mr. Woolley's house early.
*Mr. Woolley, I'm going to loan you a chick flick to watch with Fernando - one where the guy DOESN'T get the girl at the end - think he'll get the message?
To my lurker friend Bryan D - because I never made you turn in your man card - could you be a peach and take Fernando and do manly stuff with him? (Maybe not the manly activity where you lay on your motorcycle and drive it with your feet - he would kill himself for sure.)
When you get back you can both come to a lovely dinner my sister Heather and cousin Debbie will have prepared. All of my family will be there to help entertain Fernando.
By this point I imagine he might be a little down and maybe even a bit heart broken. I've arranged for my friend Kimber to come and cheer him up. (KT - you were so willing to have me cheer Rafael up, I thought I would return the favor.)
This will be the last night at Mr. Woolley's house. Make it special Dave - make popcorn. Maybe Fernando likes popcorn.
Amy and Lilet, I thought you could plan a little going away brunch for Fernando. (As a bonus he can look at any sick pets you might have while we're there.)
Thanks so much in advance!!! I'm sure the Mexican style buffet you plan will be perfect!
After a tearful goodbye (his, not mine) my friend Kim will drop him off at the airport, give him my (fake) wedding announcement, and say Adios. (She's been practicing.)
Any changes I should make?
I didn't think so.