Tuesday, September 7, 2010
This isn't about me, I'm just sayin, I swear, on my grandmothers grave, both of them, it would not be advisable for someone to walk up to me and call me 'gramps', 'grampa', 'peepa', 'granddad', 'grandpa', 'papa', 'pawpaw', 'bompa', 'big paw', 'pop', 'pop-pop', 'bumpy', 'boppa' or any other word stating with a 'p' or 'b' designating me as an old man. Ya, I'll hit fast and hard - so don't try it.
But, that said, you can call me "Mzee' anyday of the week. It's 'Mzee'. Like: MMMMMMMM ZZZZZ-EEEEEE. Like 'Hay', with an 'M' in front of it, without the 'h', but insert a 'z' zed. MZEE. You have to pronouce the 'MMMM' - then add the 'ZAY' - but it's spelled 'MZEE'. (lord help us all).
You'd think I was speaking another language or something. But, yes, it's Swahili - look it up if you want - google it, tweet it or something ...... but trust me: It's MZEE - and millions of grandkids around the globe call their best friend - Mzee.
It's all about Ledger Cross Moreno. The best looking baby in the Americas today. I'm serious, Ledger is the #1 cutest baby boy on the planet. I'm sorry if you have one of your own, this isn't personal, it's just the way it is - you'll get over it.
(ps. grandmas name is 'Aya' - (whatever)