Small Talk


October 23rd, 2015

Weirdest nickname ever. I've had a lot of nicknames affectionately given to me but my daughter tops them all.

One day Olivia started calling me Mommy Pastrami, simply because it rhymes - and I like pastrami sandwiches. It came out of nowhere.


I thought it was adorable and of course I respond to it. Then one morning, in the casual way of abbreviated Americans, she simply shortened it to Pastrami.

"Pastrami? Can I watch TV?" I heard the little sweet voice call out.

Without hesitation, I answered, and then I added, "Did you just call me Pastrami? Just Pastrami?"

"Yes," she giggled. Eight year olds.

"Pastrami loves you," I smiled back.

So there it is. I'm Pastrami now.

Pastrami is signing off now. See you on the next blog day.

3 Responses to “Pastrami”

  1. Hapa_Haole_Boy:

    Gee, I wonder why I'm so ono for a pastrami sandwich all of a sudden!?


    Geez, i remember going to Lyn's Delicatessen and ordering my double pastrami sandwich....oh, man, was it delicious......the rye bread was so fresh and pastrami so nice and hot with a cold potato salad as a side with dill pickles.......loved it......

  3. M:

    Hello Diane,
    I like pastrami too so that means I like you too! lol

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