I was not a fan of the ukulele before I went to Hawaii. I saw it as a kitschy sort of instrument played by Tiny Tim and other oddball musicians. But that’s before I understood the ukulele. I began to hear it in songs that weren’t “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” and saw that it is more sophisticated than I gave it credit.

Hawaiian shirts fall into the same category… at least for Ryan. He may have to wear them at a fun Tiki Bar Β to appreciate them.