bd (our secret nicknames)
but every day i call him Max.
He was born William Maxham. I might have once or twice called him just by his last name, and then i shortened it. (call it my laziness or that I love the name Max) I couldn't believe no one had ever called him Max... but i guess it makes sense, really. Leave it to me to find a new name for him.
My name is Micaela but until college, I went by Mickey. It's what my close family and friends still call me. He calls me Chunga.
We met at my old job (his current one), a local news station, KAUZ Ch 6. I was a reporter at the time, and was nominated by an organization as a woman of the community (my pappa was pretty proud!). A woman on behalf of the organization was a guest during their noon show and was talking about this banquet that would honor each lady that was chosen, including yours truly. This very sweet woman butchered my last name Lechuga (pronounced la-chew-guh) and said, "La-chunga." He's called me Chunga ever since.
Max & Chunga.