I have a lot of making up to do for a friend of mine who I think is already getting mad at me because I kept missing all his invitations for the past year. I already feel bad because I kept promising him that I would try to make it next time, but every time that next time came, I still failed to show up and make good my promise.
I already missed the two birthday parties of his only son, who is also my godson, and I also wasn't able to attend the half dozen dinner and party invitations he sent me for the past months. Actually, the fifth birthday of his son was last week. He sent me an email and also called me on my cell phone to "demand" that I come to the birthday party because his son had already forgotten what his godmother looked like. Although I knew he meant it as a half joke, I also knew that half of it was serious.
However, I really couldn't make it to birthday party because I already had previous commitments for that day. His disappointment was so evident when I broke him the bad news that I could almost sense it oozing out of my end of the phone line. That was also when I sensed that he was getting a bit angry with me.
So, now I'm really thinking of ways to appease him. I got hold of a couple of StarWarsShop.com coupon codes to avail of big discounts on a wide selection of genuine Star Wars collectibles. I know he's such a big fan of Star Wars because it was from him that I borrowed the complete DVD collection of the six movies of the epic space opera (yes, the complete set of the two trilogies: from the old first three movies down to the new prequel trilogy).
I also knew him as someone who would always collect anything that had to do with Star Wars. I remember I gave him a small Darth Vader figurine that I got as a freebie from a box of cereals during the height of promotions for the last Star Wars movie (Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith) and told him to give it to my godson. His response made me laugh because he said, "Daddy would play with it first and maybe keep it for good." That's how I knew that he would keep and collect anything involving or related to Star Wars.
I'm planning to use the StarWarsShop.com promotional codes I got for a bulk buy of all presents I failed to give in all the events he invited me to. I think I'm going to buy the Talking Yoda 9-inch Plush, the Emperor Palpaline Scale Figure, and the R2-D2 Projection Alarm Clock. I could also throw in the Darth Vader Toaster. The StarWarsShop.com promo codes also give a great slash on the price of the Force Unleashed Xbox 360 with Comic, so I might throw that in as well if my budget still allows it.
One thing I know for sure, my friend's eyes will be bulging in delight once he sets eyes on the Star Wars memorabilia I have for him and my godson (well, my godson might not even be able to lay his hands on those precious Star Wars items, not if his dad could help it). I think that would be enough to make it up to my friend for all the events I missed and for not showing myself up for such a long time.