Breaking News: StateGate Scandal Rocks Blog
It is with a heavy heart that I write this entry. As some of you know, last week I posted that my wife, Ling, had been to 48 of the 50 states with the exception of Rhode Island and Hawaii. The response has been overwhelmingly positive - e-mails flooding in, praising my wife's adventurous spirit and charming nomadic lifestyle, suggestions for further visits, questions about her expertise, the pros and cons of North Dakota vs. South Dakota- and together she and I have basked, resplendant, in the warmth of the effusive praise.
Except for one small problem.
It is one giant, hideous, damnable lie.
My wife has never been to Alaska. Ever.
I discovered this last week, when, after reading the umpteenth e-mail praising her patriotism, I happened to query,"So, how was Alaska?"
There was a long blank stare, followed by what could only be described as a soft snicker, and the distinct slang expression "Ooops."
So, to set the record straight, my wife has been to 47 of the 50 states, with the exception of Rhode Island, Hawaii and - damnit - that ever elusive 49th state, Alaska.
We are currently in counseling now, hoping against hope, trying to heal the gaping chasm this revelation has caused.
Pray for us.