February 22nd, 2019


While one of my kids is a young boy who thinks burping is the greatest thing (well, aside from farting), the actual inspiration for this comes from an incident with my brother when WE were kids. Known as the “Royal Fork Incident”, it occurred while the family was eating at a local buffet in Anchorage. While sipping from his water glass, my brother let out an epic belch which got amplified by the glass and carried throughout the restaurant. Table conversation in our section ground to a halt, with everyone stopped in mid-bite and mid-conversation to stare at our table. My mother was totally embarrassed beyond words. After maybe 5-10 seconds of awkward silence, the woman at the table next to us says to my mom something to the effect of, “Boy, do I have the girl for him!” 🤣