February 7, 2013 WHAT HAPPENED AT BRANDON’S PARTY!! Brandon’s party was this Saturday, and I was SO NERVOUS while getting ready!! First, there was the Brandon-related RCS (roller coaster syndrome). I was afraid he might not like the calendar I made him, and I was also nervous just because I knew he’d look SO cute! How did I know that? He ALWAYS looks cute! Next, there was the MacKenzie drama. I knew she was planning to do something to ruin it for me, but I had no idea what! I was so freaked out that I SERIOUSLY considered asking my mom for advice. I walked by her room and said, “Mom, what would you do if…” I paused, so she said, “…if what, dear?” Then I chickened out! I finished the sentence by saying, “…you couldn’t find your left sock?” It was SUCH a stupid question that I put my head down and kind of laughed a little. Then I started walking out the door and toward my room. My mom must have thought I was actually CRYING over a lost sock, because she yelled, “It’s okay honey! We all lose socks sometimes. You’ll be fine!” Eventually, I decided to stop worrying. Whatever MacKenzie was going to do, there was nothing I could do about it until it actually happened! The party was at Theo’s house again because of his awesome, arcade-style game room. For the first hour, we had SUCH an awesome time!! We all did the Gangnam Style dance when that song came on because we’re a bunch of DORKS! I did the ride-the-horse move RIGHT into Brandon, which was super embarrassing! He turned BRIGHT RED and smiled a little. Even though I looked like a clumsy fool, it was kind of cute to see him blush! Right when we were digging into some hot, cheesy pizza, the doorbell rang. I started freaking out! Everyone who was supposed to be there was already there. I thought FOR SURE it was MacKenzie… …and I was right! Theo’s Dad walked into the room and said, “Brandon, your friend MacKenzie stopped by. She said she couldn’t stay but she wanted to give you this.” Then he handed Brandon a gift with a massive bow on it. Yeah right, she couldn’t stay! More like, she wasn’t invited! Brandon took the gift and put it with the pile of others. For the rest of the night, I was SUPER paranoid about that gift! I just knew it had to be SOMETHING that would somehow make me look bad, and I wanted to know what exactly it was before I left! But I couldn’t say, “Hey Brandon! I know you’re going to open all your gifts later because you think it’s tacky to open them all in front of us…but just ONE wouldn’t hurt. How ‘bout you open MacKenzie’s?!” All I could do is wait…and wait…and wait…until eventually, it was time to leave. When I was walking out the door, Brandon said, “Hey Nikki. I opened it. That was something else.” I didn’t know if he meant MY gift or MacKenzie’s because I couldn’t tell if he was happy or mad….and I didn’t have time to find out because my mom was walking from the car toward the house. The last thing I needed was for her to HUMILIATE me by saying…well, anything! She ALWAYS embarrasses me! I haven’t really talked to Brandon since then. I hope that whatever was in that box, it wasn’t something that made him angry! How can I find out? Do you guys think I should just ask him? I don’t know what to do! I need SERIOUS help!