She who must be obeyed (SWMBO) is having a birthday, so I decided we should have dinner on the water. I signed up for the dinner cruise and did not mention that I signed her up as one of the suspects. Now SWMBO does not like attention and she constantly watches TV shows about killing your spouse so I knew that I was putting my life in jeopardy when I sent in a picture of her in her crabby hat and a short story about when she was four and stole her brother and sister’s Easter baskets and ate all the candy.
The evening did not start out great. Someone stole my parking place, zipped in while I was backing in and SWMBO was “baptized” by a seagull. Then things got better.
SWMBO had dressed as a 50’s beatnik complete with a beret. (Completely adorable) She stood on stage with her arms akimbo claiming she was in bed with me when the murder occurred. Unfortunately they came and asked me and I had to tell them that she goes to bed 8 pm and gets up at midnight to watch TV for several hours before going back to bed. The murder was at 1 am – there went her alibi.
The theme of the mystery was a CD release party for Relic, an 80’s former rocker. He was auditioning for backup dancers. I was chosen to compete with eight 30 year old cuties. Just remember that old age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill. I won by channeling my Miley Cyrus and twerking. Okay, I have no shame! But I did win most amazing dancer.
The dinner was a medallion of beef and salmon. It was pretty good. The bread was excellent. We had an appetizer of shrimp and avocado that had a tomato sauce that was very tasty; but the best part was the chocolate mousse for desert.
It is time for the final reveal. It was SWMBO! The two other couples at our table wrote great stories about how and why she killed, they both won thumb cuff awards and SWMBO won the golden cuffs and was hauled off to jail. I expect to see her in 15 to 20 years.