On the bus the other day, we trundled past the billboard on Lamar that asks, “Can You Name 7 Kinds of Berries?” It’s a fruit ad for summer. There’s one for “5 Kinds of Apples” somewhere, too. I turned to Callaghan to see if he was up to the task.
“Okay… name seven kinds of berries!”
He didn’t even blink. “Halle Berry” was literally the first thing to pop into his mind when he heard “berries.” But the woman is inhumanly beautiful, so who can blame him?
“Chuck Berry,” he continued, grinning. “Barry White. Barry Manilow…”
“What’s Ronnie James’s nickname?” I cut off his string of berries, even though I was laughing.
“Precious Kitty Baby Boo Boo?”
“Wrah-Wrah Boo Boo?”
Where’s the “Boo Boo” part coming from, I wondered. I’ve never used that nickname. And “Wrah-Wrah” is one of his own terms of endearment for The Ronnie James. (Actually, it’s a word in RJ’s vocabulary. It’s Kitty-ese. We’re just imitating him when we say it.)
“It’s ‘Precious Angel Baby Bunny Dragon’,” I reminded him. Duh.
More on that later. It’s a “NOT UNLIKE” kind of thing.
Anyway, I would be remiss in not providing a visual for this post, so here you go….
Have a luscious (and nutritious) summer weekend, All!