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23 May 2016

The CB Charade

I posted a photo on my personal Facebook page yesterday, it was the same one that I posted on VTIM's Facebook page. It was a photo of me and CB at the horse races yesterday, where he had the program in front of his face, because, it's CB and he's crazy. 

Just a quick backstory for those who don't know why I don't call him by his real name and why his photo isn't on this blog. He owns his own company and he wanted to keep his personal life just that, personal. He doesn't have social media, although I'm sure after nearly two years of being with me (2 year anniversary a week from today!!) he would fashion himself a social media expert. In the beginning, I don't think he knew what to expect from my blog. I guess he thought I posted every last detail about my life, and being a part of this blog would essentially  be his life in a tabloid format. He really didn't want any of his employees being able to access all of his weekend shenanigans all over the internet. I personally don't think I overshare, but I had no problem respecting that wish of his. I get it, not everyone is a blogger.   

I would be mortified to write a post, bragging about a weekend I spent blackout drunk or partying out of control. In the beginning, I tried to explain to him that I was proud of my blog, and would even include it on a resume. It's an honest sliver of my life, one that I'm not ashamed to show my mom who reads every day. CB of course reads religiously, and now sees that being a part of this blog is not what he was initially thinking. 

Want my honest opinion? Bless his heart, I think he actually wants to drop the whole CB charade, but  feels like it's gone so far now that everyone would be disappointed to learn he is just a normal dude.

Bless his heart again, but you all already know he is just a normal dude. But he is MY normal dude and I freaking love that kid more than anything in this world. That's all you guys care about, I know that for a fact. 

Breaking news: I am not Blake Lively, and CB, although I think he is quite handsome, is not Ryan Reynolds. Whew, glad we got that out of the way. I've been so nervous to tell you that *face palm*

Man, that was an intense backstory........ SO I POSTED THAT PICTURE RIIIIIIIGHT? 

Well this sweet guy who came to visit our friend Larissa last weekend jokingly commented on my photo and said something along the lines of.... "Where is ____ face???" He of course used his real name, because you know, why the hell would he have called him CB? 

You should have seen the amount of panic on my face. I deleted the comment and then sat there panting while beads of sweat rolled down my face. Not really, but you get it. 

Meanwhile, my mom who is in town right now, gave me a major eye roll and pleaded with me that it really isn't that big of a deal. She was right. If someone saw CB's name, does that REALLY matter at this point. It might even be a good thing, it might be the nudge forward to dropping the whole bit. 

Maybe? Possibly? Pretty please? 

I have to say, in the world-o-snapchat, would you believe I've only slipped one time on having CB in the video? ONE TIME! Thirteen of you saw CB before I caught it 5 minutes later. I assume you probably had no idea it was even him.  

Anyway....... I've ranted enough this morning, here are some snaps from our awesome weekend! 

I picked my mom up from the airport on Friday after work and we ate dinner at my second favorite pizza place in Dallas, Enos.  

The next morning we pampered ourselves with strawberry toast and cold brew from a new coffee spot down the street, Cultivar, and mani/pedis before heading to the AT&T Byron Nelson Golf Tournament to cheer my favorite golfer on, Sergio!

Sergio won, BTW!

It was about a trillion degrees and 10000000% humidity, but we still had a ton of fun. I also had a couple of the Real Housewives of Dallas following me around, begging for a photo. So rude, right? I had to tell them 100 times that I just couldn't take photos with every single fan of mine, there wasn't enough time in the day. 

The next morning we went to one of my favorite spots, the Dallas Farmer's Market to buy flowers for our back yard. My mom insisted that it was time that I grew up and did things like plant flowers. Yikes. More on this whole "adult flower thing" later in the week....

We finished the weekend by playing the ponies at Lonestar Park. 
As you might remember, CB and I will always have fond memories of Lonestar Park! 

My momma will be here through tomorrow, and then one of my very best friends who I haven't seen in more than two years will be coming in from Knoxville and I'm so excited my head is going to EXPLODE.  

And now to tackle this short work week.........

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  1. Haha I saw that pic on FB and your comment. I get it, Michael doesn't not show his face but he refuses to be on snapchat. He says it's just one more thing that he doesn't need to be on. I get it. But it kinda drives me nuts. I think CB (legit almost wrote his name here) has every right to do it! Miss you and him and your mom! I know y'all are having a blast. My mom would agree with the whole planting flowers thing.

  2. When my husband and I were dating, I referred to him on my blog as Duke Silver, or just Duke. He thought it was cute because we love Parks & Rec. But then we got more serious, and my Dad started referring to him as Duke and then Dan was like OH HELLO NO I get to be me on the blog now.

    He isn't really active on social media, so it's funny how over time he's grown accustomed to what I make public on the Internet. (Read: I don't post everything.) In fact, sometimes he's like, "Hey did you post photos of our vacation yet? My Mom wants to see them. Just tag me."

  3. I can see why someone would want to hide their identity for a bit if it wasn't a serious relationship or if it were a blog where their actions might make them look less professional (like if you were posting drunk pics of him or something). But you also have to think about the other side of things, if it does end up long term how will refer to him? At some point it may seem silly to refer to him as Chalupa Batman when he's there for the long haul. Ask him how he feels and find a way to introduce him. At the very least, you'd get some additional blog material out of it ;)

  4. I totally know how you feel about accidentally slipping up with his name or having somebody else use it without realizing they shouldn't. I don't share my husband's or daughter's name for security reasons, but sometimes I'll take a picture of something that has their name on it. Cue total panic and deletion!

    1. YES!! Like mail or a magazine subscription or something! I totally just went back and rechecked all those pictures to make sure his name wasn't there! LOLZZZ

  5. I love that you respect his wishes, and I love that it's a thing. Lots of bloggers use nicknames for their husbands and kids (and sometimes don't ever show their faces), so it won't ever be an issue for your blog... Regardless of what other people say. :)

  6. This looks like such a fun weekend and I totally respect him wanting to keep it private!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  7. I just want to see CB's face! He can continue his namesake charade -- that's fine by me :)

  8. We want CB's face and we want it now! (just kidding... but I am curious.) Sometimes, I think Derrick sort of feels the same way (i.e., doesn't want to be posted all over my medias) but then the other day, after proofreading one of my blog posts for me, he asked for a section on my about page as part of the "staff." so who knows... maybe one day CB will not only embrace blog life, but beg for it. ;)

  9. We want CB! We want CB! (Um...I hope that didn't sound creepy or anything...)

  10. I'd like to know his name or see his face so I can be all ohmigawd you guys are the cutest!!!!! BUT I also think it's kind of cool that he's a secret. Very Tennessee Man of Mystery.

  11. Tim doesn't like me to mention him on my blog but since he doesn't read the blog he has no idea if I do or not

  12. I think he looks super cute from what I can tell. ;)


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