So after all my talk about not doing Christmas presents this year, Rocco bought me one anyway. At least, I think it was for me. It might have been for Herbert. I don’t think it really matters. Oh whatever…just meet Isabella already. (Most photos by my adorable dad. *waves frantically* Thanks, Dad!)
She’s a baritone ukulele, not a guitar. She wants me to make that perfectly clear. (She’s a little sensitive about her size.)
I’m pretty sure she’s of Hawaiian descent (what with her being a ukulele and all). But since her box said Amigo on it, I have to assume she’s at least part Spanish. Hence the name Isabella. Actually, she pronounces it as though she’s from Barcelona…ITHabella. Also (and not necessarily directly related) she has some mad junk in her trunk.
She and Herbert hit it off immediately.
They got to talking and discovered they loved many of the same things, like minor chords, warm humid rooms, and people that can’t correctly write the word restaurant without the help of spell check.
Maybe the talked TOO much. Things were said. Offensive things. Overly forward things.
So then they got to not talking.
But quickly they reconciled and took a stroll across the living room.
Where they made a new friend. (A sculpture by my brilliant brother Drew. Not bad, eh?)
In fact, things got a little too friendly, too fast.
When things got awkward, Herbert and Isabella again fled to another area of the living room.
They spent the remainder of the evening by the fire, sipping wine and enjoying each other’s company.
Mom, perplexed by Dad and my need to stalk the stringed instruments on their escapade all paparazzi-esque style kept muttering, “I thought Herbert was gay.” He gets that a lot, actually. But, based on the scene Rocco and I found in our hotel room after returning from our disgusting snowpocalypse inflicted dinner, Herbert is at the very least bisexual.
Note the discarded Herbert condom at the end of the bed. (I didn’t check to see if it was used or not.)
Oh well, worst case scenario we end up with a little baby tenor uke in a few months, right?