Some of you read my weekend post, which featured a very silly picture of Basil doing a handstand next to the Nantucket Light on our honeymoon. The photo tickled me no end; I’d forgotten about its existence until I stumbled on it during a trip through old albums.
But it didn’t make me laugh nearly as much as the present I found amid my email messages this morning.
My longtime friend, John Pontillo, created some amazing works of art with this crazy image of Basil and, well, I just had to share.
First a word about John. I’ve known him since first grade — we went to elementary and junior high school together, played in the Port Chester High School Band together, even shared a limo to the prom. He’s a very funny guy, with an offbeat sense of humor. He’s a terrific computer guy if you’re in need of tech support, too, btw.
This is how John and I looked 29 years ago. Like the hair? We were both rockin’ perms, which I guess seemed like a good idea at the time. He is still apologizing for his.
Anyway, inspired by the photo of Basil, John created these, which had me laughing so hard in my pajamas that I nearly had coffee coming out of my nose. Of course I had to share them with you!
Here’s Basil at the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
And visiting the Sphynx.
Here he is at the Parthenon.
And at President Obama’s inauguration on Monday.
As always, Basil is a very good sport about all this. He had a good laugh as I loaded each of these into WordPress.
He mentioned, however, that he was glad no one can see his face.