Just about 16 hours from now I take off for Hawaii. This will be my third trip there in a year, but if I could have gone ten times in the last twelve months, I would have. Oh, by the way, happy anniversary, Matt! My first trip began on September 10, 2006, the day after your wedding.
Anyway, take a good look at this beach, and imagine me there with a gargantuan smile on my face. Because for the next seven days that's where I'll be.... smile and all.
I definitely need a vacation right now, so this trip is not coming a moment too soon. I'll just warn you, I may be in a very sour mood when I am forced to come back next week.
But until then, love, palm trees and lava flows....