Monthly Archives: August 2013

Hawaii Caleb and Hawaii Terry

Classmates

Classmates

Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island

Nikolai's Birthday

Nikolai’s Birthday

Hawaii All Year:  Ever since my wife Terry and I returned from a dream vacation in Hawaii in February we noticed, as a gazillion other parents have, how our relationship magically improved without kids. No arguing and all  relaxing. Aaaah, to be in Hawaii all the time. Then we returned home to Edmonds.

Little Firemen

Little Firemen

Chelan Orchard

Chelan Orchard

Hawaii Caleb:  Back in the USA Terry started saying, “Boy, I sure miss Hawaii Caleb. Hawaii Caleb was so easy to get along with, but Edmonds Caleb really is a pain in the ass.”

Thing is, I haven’t changed, whether in Hawaii or Edmonds or anywhere, I like to kick back, read, catch a ballgame, have a beer, and internally vent about existential political and human gloom. I’m Hawaii Caleb 365 days a year.

Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan

Sunset in Edmonds

Sunset in Edmonds

Hawaii Terry:  Terry can enjoy Hawaii Caleb in Hawaii, but this version of Caleb doesn’t work on the domestic front. I can be a little too relaxed on chores and responsibilities. Thus the change. No longer Vacation Wife, she’s Mom/Wage Earner/Super Wife, and Hawaii Terry disappears.

Father/Daughter

Father/Daughter

Little Golfers

Little Golfers

Chelan Terry:  However, we do get a date night, or as we did in August in Chelan, vacation close to home, and Terry changes from stressed-out Wage Earning Mom to Vacation Wife. She doesn’t really miss Hawaii Caleb, she just wishes Caleb would not act like he’s on vacation at home.

Two corny jokes:  (The first and corniest is mine, the second has been making the rounds but is worth repeating.)

Question: What’s a great name for an IPA?             Answer:  “F Off And”

As we know, Washington State now has legalized pot and gay marriage, fulfilling the Biblical prophecy of Leviticus 20:13 – “If a man lays with another man, as with a woman, he should be stoned.”

Lake Ballinger

Lake Ballinger

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