Readers will likely notice a rather unusual color highlight on page 1 and throughout today’s editions of both the South Whidbey Record and the Whidbey News Times. The answer is “no,” we’re not making a fashion statement, but “yes,” pink is our new favorite color, at least for the next couple of weeks.
Like many middle-aged, working-class family men, I have a few defining and perhaps stereotypical characteristics. I like watching TV, my dirty socks never seem make it to the clothes hamper, I spend too much time at work and I like to eat. A lot. Yup, being the man of the house and finishing off that extra scoop of rice at dinner — I can’t responsibly let it go to waste — have taken a hefty toll. I won’t go into details, but let’s just say the days of weighing a trim buck-60 are long gone.