Brandon and I do a lot of things together. As far as couples go, we’re pretty tight; he is easily my best friend, and I his. So when we are going places or doing things, we want to include the other, even if it is an event where someone would not normally bring his/her girlfriend/boyfriend. When the guys were all going to shoot guns a few months ago, I was practically begged to tag along, despite my complete lack of knowledge pertaining to guns.
|As exhibited by the way I’m holding this AR15|
|That look of pride in his eyes as he watches you load
your first cartridge
Brandon, who knows nothing about weddings and had never been to one personally – and in general is afraid of and confused by the huge event that is most weddings – has been to two family weddings with me. In the same summer. Where he had to dress up. Both times. Which he hates.
|Brandon looking uncomfortable at my sister’s wedding.|
|More comfortable at my cousin’s wedding.|
|That would be us.|
But how close is too close? Being the kind of couple that enjoys spending time together is a good thing almost always, but sometimes it gets into shadier territory. At the end of last semester, as I was trying to decide what I should do for my Capstone project (a project that sums up your college career, essentially), I was offered a great opportunity. The game majors at our school have a year-long Capstone project called Senior Team, and their job is to produce a fully functioning game by the end of the year. Brandon is a Game Art and Animation major, and luckily his team was one of five out of the original nine teams chosen to move forward into second semester. I had been toying with the idea of asking to join one of the teams in the role of Producer for my Capstone, thinking that it would be good management experience before I got out into the real world. Brandon and I discussed it and both agreed, it would be a good idea – but not for his team. A few weeks later I got a call from a Game Designer friend, asking if I would be Producer for his game. Which is also Brandon’s game. Meaning I would be his boss.
Where do you draw the line of “too close” with your significant other?