Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Big Cheese

I am happy to report that approximately 8 or 9 pounds of cheese made it safely to Tehran. Mansour had purchased a huge block (at least 6 lbs.!) of Gorgonzola from Costco, along with a pound of Comte (my personal favorite), a giant netted bag of Baby Bell Originals (about 25 in the net). Mansour said he would ask the flight attendant to put the cheese in the fridge of the plane. We were hoping the cheese would make it past security first, then into the plane fridge. The cheese odyssey didn't stop there. Fari & Mansour had a 9 hour layover in Frankfurt. They got a room at the Frankfurt Sheraton (conveniently located in the Frankfurt airport). Thank ful for the tiny hotel fridges, the cheese was kept happy. Then another 5 hour ride in the Luftahnsa fridge to Tehran where the cheese made it through Tehran customs and is probably right now being enjoyed by Mansour & Fari with a cup of chiee (tea). My only regret is that I didn't photograph the pile of cheese before I left Portland. It was impressive.

Here is a link to an article from this morning's Oregonian newspaper: http://www.oregonlive.com/science/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/120399991355230.xml&coll=7 . It seems parents can blame the teenage years on the amygdala for the daily arguments in their households.

As promised, here is a picture of Naseem's new piercing. I shiver every time I think about it. Ouch!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yes it hurt
but it looks so good!