Staying at the Hard Rock Hotel sounded like the perfect weekend, never mind that I was spending money I didn’t really have. I somehow felt entitled to bask in the lap of luxury for a couple of days despite the extremely high price tag, and I was dying to have some fun.
After I checked in, I called some of my friends to hang out with me for the night. I also called Micah, the guy I’d been seeing for the past month. My friends would be disappointed in me for including him, but I believed if they got to know him better they would see that he was a good guy. I chickened out on telling them that Micah was coming, letting myself believe it would be better as a surprise.