Friday, August 17, 2012

we were all shook up

We're visiting Christopher's father/my father in law (why do I always feel the need to specify that his father is my father in law? Isn't that obvious?), and Elvis' birthplace is nearby so we spent the afternoon there. As a side note, you may be thinking, "Gee, are those people over at Dandelions and Daffodils Inc. ever at home? It seems like they're always on the road." Turns out that I happen to be thinking something along THE VERY SAME LINES. Not that that's going to stop me from traveling home for a wedding in two weeks.

But I digress.

Mr. Presley grew up in a very small home. It was actually very cute, a fact that I quickly pointed out to Christopher. I've concluded that he sometimes thinks I miss the point of _________ when I announce that I think it's cute. For example, I said the house looked like a cute play house and he responded by saying that they didn't play in it. They really lived there. As a matter of fact, I was aware of that.
Way back when we were dating, Christopher told me that Elvis had a twin brother who was born a year after he was. I'm still not sure why he thought I'd believe that, but I think it was his attempt to cheer me up after visiting my brother who was just hit by a car. Nothing like a little Elvis centered pulling-of-the-leg to cheer a person up.

Right before we left I made a quick stop in the restroom. A large tv playing an Elvis concert was on the wall (slightly awkward in and of itself) and in the stall next to me was a lady singing her heart out right along with the King of Rock 'n' Roll. "I love you too much, BAAAAAAAABY."
(Is it just me or does it look like Christopher has his arm around Elvis? I didn't notice that until just now and it really brings me joy that he has one arm around his wife and the other around a statue.) 


Jen said...

JEALOUS!! I have been a life-long Elvis fan thanks to my Mom. :)

Jenn said...

Haha! Love that photo!! Christopher is the type of guy who doesn't want anyone to feel left out- not even that statue. (lil Elvis?) have fun visiting family!! When yall decide to stay put for a weekend, you can come over and eat some bacon cheese dip with me. We're overrun with glutino crackers over here, ya know ;)

The New Normal said...

It is a cute little house :) That would be a fun trip to take. And yeah, it does look like he has his arm around the statue - too funny!:)