Sunday, September 28, 2014


Wait for it.

Barney Stinson, Neil Patrick Harris' character on the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," ran through a gamut of rules, plays and patterns over the show's nine seasons.

But, legen - wait for it - dary, arguably his most notable trademark, by some accounts, was an act of faith. It did not always work out for Stinson, often leading to heartbreaking, although sometimes humorous events.

Still, waiting for it, or patience rather, is a recurring theme.

I recently accepted a full-time job offer with the Florida Keys Keynoter, the McClatchy newspaper down in the Keys. Stinson would probably call it "dary," before leading with "the second half of that word."

You see, even though I have secured a job, I am still waiting for the second half, my better half - a significant other. Not to sound like a broken record, but it is not easy to wait. 

I suppose muttering "legendary" does not have the same effect without the "wait for it." And, it is probably why I have purposefully held off on watching the end of "How I Met Your Mother." It may sound silly, but I want to complete the series when I am closer to "The One."

Of course, the sheer curiosity and eventual spoilers (so far, so good) may lead me to cave in early. But, both halves of that word will mean true completion.

It's going to be legend - wait for it - dary. Legendary!