Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Big long sausage

Do you ever do this--put your finger tips together so they make a straight line. Hold them out in front of your face and then look at the horizon line behind them so your fingers are slightly out of focus. Can you see a sausage link connecting them? Rob can. In fact, last Sunday, when we met up with Shelly and Aliyar he shared an even more interesting story.

Earlier that day he had been taking a shower. You may not know this but Rob always sits down in the shower. And then stays there for ages. On this particular morning, he was practicing the finger sausage trick in the shower. Then, with both legs out in front of him, he realized if he looked just beyond his toes letting his legs go slightly out of focus, it appeared there was a big long sausage running the entire length of his legs. I can't say why Rob wanted to tell this story in public but I can tell you, there is no better audience for this kind of thing than Shelly and Aliyar.

"Shaliyar" live in Spain and we haven't seen them since our wedding two years ago (where Shelly did an amazing rendition of "There's no earthy way of knowing" from the original Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.) And we had never met their nine month old daughter, Violet, who is a gorgeous little thing.

Five things I love about Shelly and Aliyar:
1. Whenever we see them, it's as if no time has passed at all. We just seem to pick up where we left off and we always have fun.
2. They make us laugh and, perhaps more importantly, they laugh at our jokes.
3. They have a really great friend, Norm, who lives in SF. For some reason, we only get together with him when Shelly and Aliyar are in town but we always enjoy seeing him when we get to.
4. Aliyar can recite line after line after line of Alan Partridge, Black Adder and numerous other English comedies. Even better, he doesn't get tired of us when we're doing the same.
5. Shelly reads our blog!

Love you guys, it was great to see you!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Big deal. I see the same thing without blurring my eyes.