Sunday, January 29, 2012

Three Cheers for Leslie!

If you, dear reader, will permit me, I'd like to take a moment to post something slightly tangential to my China trip. Today is my wife's birthday, which seems as good a time as any to highlight how great she is. I already talked about this a little bit in the FAQ section (see link at the top of the page), but it bears reiteration. Imagine for a moment that your husband (some of you will have to imagine that you have a husband) says he wants to quit his steady job that holds pretty good potential for career advancement, and rather than finding a new job with a regular paycheck he is actually going to spend money to travel through China for three months eating street food. In the end, he will write a book about the food, but there is no guarantee he will ever make any money with it. He is asking you to be the sole breadwinner for the household while he goes on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure without you. Not only will you be responsible for all of the household bills for the foreseeable future, but you will not get to see your husband for a quarter of a year. Take all of that in and then consider: what would you say if your husband said he wanted to do all of this? If you are my wife, Leslie, you will happily and graciously assent, which is why my wife is the greatest wife in the world. So, from China, let me say three cheers for Leslie on her birthday: hooray, hooray, hooray for Leslie!

That is all. Now back to our regularly scheduled blog posts.


Caitlin said...

YAY FOR LESLIE!!! :) She is kind of a big deal. I am a little concerned she is not with you right now, as you were eating that really gross yogurt and didn't realize it was gross until you told her. Also, that weird "meat" on Austin's salad... anyway, try to think like Leslie and her normal taste buds when you are around 'sketchy' street food!! :)

Caitlin said...

**didn't realize it was gross until SHE told YOU... important typo there! hahaha

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