Getting married is a rite of passage. Rites of passages usually signify a transition from one life stage to another. But, not always. Jim may have grown older but has defined growing up his own way. He’s been a toy-tech, the voice of Optimus Prime and Cobra Commander and has played more video games than that spoiled cousin you had growing up.
Last week, I went out west for a pretty awesome trip. And, for the first time in almost a decade, it wasn’t to San Diego Comic-Con.
Celebrating 25 years together since high school, my wife and I took a week to visit the Grand Canyon and make a few stops along the way.
But while the destinations themselves are great, it’s the 2118 miles there and back that can get kind of miserable. You see, there’s a whole lot of nothing on the road between Texas and Arizona, just like in the Wile E. Coyote/Road Runner cartoons. Around the time I came to this comparative conclusion, I saw a real coyote sniffing the ground just off the road. In my head, I saw this coyote walking bipedal, wearing an Acme Bat Suit. I laughed to myself and shared this incredibly hilarious thought with Karin, who thought it was the funniest thing she’d ever heard.
Okay, that was a lie. But she did chuckle. A bit.