The Monday after the comedy show, I called him for the first time.
Ojitos: I had a really good time last night.
Me: It was alright.
Me: I’m just kidding! You know I’m joking, right?
Me: [in Squints from The Sandlot voice] Foreveeeer. Do you know where that’s from?
Ojitos: Of course.
Ojitos: From The Sandlot.
Me: Yes! We can be friends now.
Me: Most of my friends call me Cindylu. It’s just one of my many nicknames. No one calls me by my given name, Cynthia. I think it sounds snobby, too formal.
Ojitos: Cynthia? It’s a nice name.
Me: Well, you can call me Cynthia if you like. [In Flower from Bambi voice] You can call me Flower if you like.
Ojitos: I like that. I’m gonna start calling you Flower.
Me: But Flower was a skunk! And he was a boy!
Ojitos: That’s okay.
Me: So you think I’m stinky like a skunk?
Me: Oh, okay. Then you can call me Flower.
Me: So Thursday, are you down for the Los Lobos show?
Ojitos: Yeah, I’ll pick you up.
Me: Cool. And Friday?
Ojitos: How are you going to celebrate?
Me: I’m not sure yet.
Ojitos: Well, let me know. I want to be there.
Ojitos: Buenas noches, mi flor.