On Monday morning, Mark sent me a listing for an apartment I was actually really excited about. 700+ square feet, granite, stainless steel, balcony, one parking spot included. And best of all, it was within the budget Allison and I talked about. I immediately emailed him back and told him that I wanted to see it after work.
It turned out to be even better than the pictures and I wanted to move in immediately. Obviously I couldn’t and I would have to put an offer in and the seller would have to accept and then jump through a ton of other hoops before I would actually be able to move in. Buying a home is annoying.
After meeting with Mark, I went to the car dealership to get a quote on my car. I didn’t like the price they told me so I went to an actual BMW dealer on Tuesday and they gave me an even higher quote. Dumb.
On Wednesday, Brady texted me in the morning and told me that he was feeling under the weather and stayed home from work. My first thought was: Ebola. I know that sounds ignorant, but you just never know. Especially after those nurses had contracted it. I mean, he does work in a hospital. He said he thought it was just a cold and he wanted a day to let it run it’s course. Great. That meant he would be fine and I wouldn’t have to risk getting sick (contracting Ebola) by going to see him.
But then right after lunch, Jessica updated her status, “Can’t afford to be sick right now!” And then after reading the comments, I saw that she stayed home from work too. I don’t believe in that kind of coincidence. How close of contact did they have to both get sick? Brady and I spend the night together every single night and I was fine. Granted, I have a bomb ass immune system, but still. Then I started thinking, maybe they weren’t really sick and they both took the day off so they could spend it together.
So after I got off at 4:30, I stopped and got soup, Oreos and ice cream and headed over to Brady’s place. Brady answered the door looking perfectly fine wearing sweats.
“You don’t look sick,” I said accusingly and pushed passed him inside. Since he wasn’t expecting me, Jessica would not have had time to hide. I dropped my bag of goodies on a table and scurried to his bedroom.
There was no sign of Jess, but his comforter was pulled back like he had just gotten out of bed.
“Is everything okay?” Brady asked, following me into the bedroom.
I turned back to him and saw that his nose and eyes did look a little red. “I brought you some stuff to make you feel better.”
I went and heated up the soup and made myself a bowl of ice cream and Oreos. Then I brought everything back to Brady’s room. We talked about his symptoms for a few minutes and then I pulled out my phone and pretended to see Jessica’s Facebook status for the first time.
“Wow, Jessica said she’s sick too. How weird!” I said with faux surprise.
“Yeah, something is going around. A lot of people at work have been getting sick.”
“What, are you guys a bunch of pussies and have to stay home from work because you have a little cold?” I asked snidely.
“I don’t want to get anyone else sick. I’m probably still contagious…”
“Are you trying to get rid of me?” I asked.
“Of course not. You can stay as long as you want.”
Which was sweet and obviously I did. I told him about my car situation and tried to explain why I didn’t want to go through insurance without fully telling him about my awful driving record. I swear only half of the accidents I’ve ever been in were my fault.
I forced Brady to have sex with me because everyone knows sex cures anything. I left after that so he could get some rest.
It must have worked because by Friday, Brady was feeling better so we got dinner and drinks with Carly, Chris, Kendra and John plus Kendra’s coworker, Lori, and Lori’s fiancé, Steven. The night was super chill and I limited myself to two and a half drinks. We were all kind of just talking and stuff and I found out randomly in passing that Brady, Chris and John are going to San Francisco next weekend for the World Series. What the hell?
“When were you going to tell me about San Francisco?” I asked Brady once the conversation shifted elsewhere.
“Didn’t I tell you? I thought we talked about it.”
That seems to be his favorite line these days.
“Uh, no. You didn’t tell me that,” I said.
Brady started to apologize and I said, “Why are you even going? You don’t like either one of those teams.”
He gave me a weird look. “Because it’s the World Series and Hunter invited me.”
Whatever. Later on during a girls trip to the bathroom, I asked Kendra if John told her about the trip.
“Yeah, he asked for permission this morning,” she said.
Ugh. So it’s not like they’ve been planning this trip forever. Brady totally knows we didn’t talk about it. Sketch, sketch, sketch.
I explained to Kendra what happened and she said, “I’m sure he wasn’t trying to be sneaky, Reese. Why would he hide going to a baseball game?”
“Because he plans on meeting up with a girl or something. You’re the one who said he’s probably hooking up with ten other people!”
Kendra rolled her eyes. “I said he could be. He’s going with John and Chris, I’m sure he wouldn’t be stupid enough to try to pull anything.”
She’s right. Plus Hunter will probably help keep an eye on him too. I still think him not telling me is weird.
The night was lowkey and Brady and I went home at around midnight. On Saturday morning I woke up with a runny nose and headache so I guess I finally caught Brady and Jessica’s cold. Gross.