Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mrs. Trouble

The good Lt and his best girl are on a cruise right now. They're sailing through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, on their way to a caribbean island Key West and the Bahamas.

You can't let a thing like a category 5 hurricane get in the way of a vacation, you know. If it got too close to the boat he would most likely dive bare-chested off the bow of the boat with a knife between his teeth, swim on out to ol' Dean and open up a can o'whup-ass on it.

That's the thing about young men and women: they're just now realizing how reality can get in the way of a good love story.

Starting next month, Trouble will be chief of security at a west Texas Air Force base, a position usually filled by a 3rd-year Captain. It's as much a testament to the depletion of the command staff as it is to his abilities that he's getting this post, but there it is.

There's very little for his girlfriend to do in west Texas. Not yet two years out of school, she's the General Manager of her own rodent-based pizza and games restaurant in Las Vegas. And whenever the higher-ups come to town for trainings, inspections, or what-have-you, they end up at her store.

So here we have two hard-charging kids with dreams and ambitions, whose careers are pulling them apart. So what do you do in a case like this?

Well, at 10:47 am this morning, I got the following text message from my son:

She said YES!



Blogger ell said...

congrats pirate!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Heidi the Hick said...


I wish them the best, honestly. I know what it's like to be young and have two lives together that don't really match perfectly. One or both will have to make compromises. But if they really mean it, they can work it out!!!

12:35 PM  
Blogger GC said...

congratulations to them both

how was the erm

1:59 PM  
Blogger terry said...

awww.... ! young love. how sweet.


2:15 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...


6:06 PM  
Blogger mal said...


All Right!!!!

7:21 PM  
Blogger United We Lay said...

Excellent news!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Notsocranky Yankee said...

Military assignments don't last long. He'll be moving again soon, hopefully it will match up better with his bride-to-be's career.

Best of luck to them!

7:20 PM  

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