So Ray, my guy, and I were foolin' around at home on Friday night - as the marrieds do...we don't go out and troll in bars, a happy consequence of being hitched.
In post-coital chat we somehow got around to my parents (eww?) and how they have a code phrase for their foolin' around. It's "Putting up a Shelf." Ray was hanging a fresh towel on the hook, so I offered "Hanging up a Towel" for us. Doesn't have the same ring. In any case, Ray vetoed it. He said, like the body parts, there will be no cute "phrases" (said with the quotation gesture) or "nicknames" (again with the finger dits). "Besides, " he says, as he's walking out of the bedroom door, "if we're going to code name it anything...we're going with 'boning'."
Yep, you got it. His grande exit was complete with the quotation gesture.