Hey, check it out! Houston's not the only one who can grill! And yes, I do realize that the salmon is a little...umm...blackened, but it was pretty good for a first attempt! CHARCOAL ALL THE WAY, BABY!
Thanks to Christine for the asparagus from Bobby's garden, and thanks to Karen for bending the grate into shape and for the advice ("Buy a gas grill.").
In other news...when Karen and I were little, we pretended we were little old ladies named "Miss Snow" and "Miss Fondle" (long story) as we sipped our tea from playset teacups. Somehow along the way, we actually BECAME these two lively ladies. (Not sure when we got old, but old we are...as you will see from the following conversation.)
Me: Hey, do you have cable at your house?
Me: Have you heard that there's some reality show that has a player named "The Situation?"
Karen: "The Situation?" That's his NAME?
Me: Yeah, I think so. I've never seen it.
Karen: Well, his mother couldn't have *named* him "The Situation." That's ridiculous. Do other people call him "The Situation," or does he call himself that?
Me: No clue, but I agree with you. It just can't be his real name...no mother would do that. Well, on the birth certificate, anyway. Maybe she calls him that behind his back. Like how June and Ward called their son "The Beav."
Karen: June and Ward did NOT call their son "The Beav." Only the obnoxious neighbor did that! You know. That one kid. The red-headed one. Wally? Eddie?
Me: Ooh, Eddie Haskell!
Me: Are you sure they didn't call him "Beaver?" I'm pretty sure they did. Do you even remember his real name? I'll bet Timmy's parents on Lassie called him stuff that wasn't on the birth certificate...like "That Imbecile Who Keeps Falling in Wells and Mine Shafts." Or "The Kid Our Dog Keeps Alive."
Karen: That's not very nice.
Me: Neither is calling your kid "The Situation." It makes him sound like he's Dennis the Menace or something.
Karen: I'll call Houston. He'll know.
Me: HA! Speaking of a situation!