Since I spend so much time with them, it seems worthwhile to put up a post of my friends and Bishkek hosts Shane & Jale’s two boys, Tima and Aydin. Aydin’s second birthday (August 22) seems as good a time as any to do so.
I thank Tima for introducing me to the world of Purple and Brown, and in advance for his discounted arbitration services that I’m quite sure he’ll be able to very capably provide down the road.
Aydin I thank for giving me things. Often my own things that I’ve just packed into a bag, but “here you go” is a catchphrase that’s difficult to resist. Note to self: do not buy Aydin a glass beer stein for his 21st birthday; the boy cheerses glasses with the intensity of Ivan Drago.