5/28/12

And now for something even different-er.


Howzabout a post that has nothing to do with theengs at all? Here's a game of good ol' futbol my hubs went to while we were down south. Not even a particularly important game. It was, however, played by a team with the most rabid fans of any team probably on earth. I'm not exaggerating. Yes I'm counting those UK hooligans. ANYWAYS, hubs decided he was going to join their ranks. He got a tattoo of the team's symbol. It was his 4th Uruguay-themed tattoo. Have I mentioned that ever since I 1st took him there he's become insanely obsessed with the damned place?I mean like sick in the head. So one of the things he does is check on the Uruguayan newspapers online every single day
and convince himself he's "reading" them even though he understands not a lick of the language. Another is he goes to several websites dedicated to this team's fans and watches their videos of the action in the stands and people yelling and giving shout-outs. From this he learned about a little shop he wanted to go to. We went, it was, like many shops in the U, the size of a very small closet. (You think I'm kidding, I know. I'm not.) We got to chatting with the girl in attendance and we showed her his tattoo. She started yelling, "Papa! Papa!"Or actually it was, "¡Papa!¡Papa!" Hah, I'm so funny.
Her dad came ambling in and she started showing him Robert's tattoos...
Turns out he was the guy who runs the website and was the leader somehow of the whole fan base for 20 years... blah blah, they ended up interviewing him and putting it up on their website. When he realized what was happening, poor hubsicle almost fainted. His hands were trembling, the other guys were saying all the hair on their arms was standing up hearing this gringo who doesn't even know Spanish sharing their passion so profoundly... it was all very touching and ridiculous. So. For there to be an interview, I had to be the translator. OK, y'all won't understand anything or care nor should you... but I have been told I don't put enough of me up here so... here's me in action... 
Please don't watch the whole thing, it just goes on and ... near the end my poor retarded husband starts saying all the same cheesy things they all say. Thing is, they're Latino/Hispanic so of course they say cheesy things about how shit's all "from the heart" etc- but Americans don't as much but when talking about this crap, poor retarded husband started blurting back those same schmaltzy lines he hears them say...
AND during the whole thing I'm suffering from some sort of hand spasm as I exert myself in trying to explain without my Spanish giving out on me... Plus you can see my skin is starting to loosen up and show it's 37 years... OK, I'll stop now.


(P.S.- Thanks for the alpacca/nickel silver info stregata- now it all makes sense. Too bad 10% of the population's allergic- that stuff felt heavenly on the piercings.)

21 comments:

Alice said...

Oh dear I'm laughing so hard I can't talk.

I love this post--and your smile.

Thanks for making me laugh today.

Kimberly said...

Too effin' adorable. Your smile makes me smile. Sweeeeet!

Flotsam Tide said...

Um your husband isn't retarded... he's wearing a Maiden shirt that makes him super awesome! Also where you start explaining how Latino/Hispanic people say cheesy things about stuff "coming from the heart" well then I guess I must have a touch of Latino sentimentality because I talk like that too.. must be retarded as well. :)

Thank you for posting this video and the back story you look beautiful! Don't know what you are talking about with your skin. Your dimples make me happy.

Beatnheart said...

Youse two guys are so friggin adorable and roberto is a cutie pie and now I'm in luv wif both of ya.

Anvilartifacts said...

Aww what a great memory for you guys from this trip. And you're adorable together. I get the whole hands taking on a life of their own when you're talking thing, being part Italian. Isn't that how we're supposed to talk? Like Flotsam Kim said-lookit those mile deep too cute for words dimples.

La Fileuse said...

You have a goddess' smile ! ^^
And my skin looks exactly like yours... I'm 29 years old ! Dear Fanci, be proud of you. ;3

betweenreader said...

Oh my, you two are so precious and sweet and cute and real and human and funny, I am in luuuuuuuvvvvv (granny style, of course)! Just adorable!

Kathy Barrick said...

That was absolutely adorable! And so are YOU!!

Jackie said...

Oh that was so cute, what an adorable couple you guys are. You look so cute translating. Love the dimples! Great video, thanks for sharing!

Juliette Williams said...

That really was a fun video! You two are really sweet. Wish you were closer to me, I'd love to hang out sometime.


xoxo Juliette

13 said...

Loving your t.shirt and earrings. You both sound and look totally cute.

Palimpa Lim said...

Okay, I have been a quiet reader for so long, now I simply have to comment. LOVE (!!!) this post and video! So cute.
Tomorrow will be my 39th birthday, so I am only two years older than you, but my skin is green with envy when it looks at yours in this video. You seriously look beautiful.
Also, I love your husband's glasses!!

PipnMolly said...

So nice to see you come to life. You both shine. Wonderful.

stregata said...

LOVE!!!

Louise said...

Marina you never fail to entertain. Loving it.

alteredarcheology said...

That was just downright fun to watch. Even though I can't understand the language, it makes me believe in myself somehow....

Rosie Moceri said...

So nice to see a video of you! Your hubs is adorable too! Thanks for sharing that.

Little Brown Sparrow said...

OH MY GOD STOP IT RIGHT NOW. So cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute! Both of you! Look at your enormous grin and Rob's little puppy face with this look like everything's new and amazing, and there's a second where you flick your head real quick and your earring nearly takes out your eye! I don't know why that was so funny. dangerous jewelry. I watched it TWICE. And I'm starting to realise all my best friends go out with boys who wear Maiden shirts.

Little Brown Sparrow said...

OH MY GOD STOP IT RIGHT NOW. So cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute! Both of you! Look at your enormous grin and Rob's little puppy face with this look like everything's new and amazing, and there's a second where you flick your head real quick and your earring nearly takes out your eye! I don't know why that was so funny. dangerous jewelry. I watched it TWICE. And I'm starting to realise all my best friends go out with boys who wear Maiden shirts.

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

So cute and funny. Glad you shared! :)

Thyme2bee2 said...

too cute and what everyone else said...