Squirl's Nest

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Subway

It's been a long time since I posted an instant message between Ichabod and me. This is from December 2005. He and I work at the same place, we just drive separately. It was one of the early wintry weather days we'd had that year so I was asking him about his drive.

I have to tell you, too, that there is no subway here and no cabs that would've gone from Grand Rapids to our workplace 21 miles away. But, anyway, here's just another example of our free association.

Squirl How was your drive in?
Ichabod I took a cab
Squirl lol
Ichabod No, I took the subway
Squirl that's a sandwich shop
Ichabod you know you can catch it in creston
Ichabod most people don't know that
Squirl um that would be no
Ichabod The subway is one of gr's best kept secrets
Ichabod one of GR's best kept secretions
Squirl lol lol
Ichabod Outside it's cold and snowy, but in the subway it's warm and dry.
Squirl I'll bet
Squirl I thought most people were going slower than was really necessary. The fastest I ever went was 70 and I passed a lot of people. Most of them were going 50 or 55
Ichabod the subway broke the sound barrier
Squirl then it should fix it
Ichabod and all the kings horses and all the kings men so far haven't been able to
Squirl that's because they're union
Ichabod yes they took the union of horses and men. If they'd taken the intersection they might have succeeded
Squirl good point
Ichabod a very good but elusive point
Ichabod or illusive point
Squirl it does paint a pretty picture
Ichabod the intersection is in the centaur
Squirl centaur of town?
Ichabod the centaur of the intersction of all the kings horses and all the kings men.
Squirl Oh, now I get it

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Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

You guys make my head spin.

Now I wish I hadn't taken so many drugs all my life...maybe I could be this quick now, too! :D

Wed Jun 20, 08:37:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

You two better be careful. You could spontaneously combust from cleverness. And brainy ideas :)

Wed Jun 20, 08:42:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, see you don't have to do drugs, just come visit us and we'll make your head spin.

Susie, we do enjoy our little free associations. The brainy ideas, well, that's a whole 'nother story...

Wed Jun 20, 08:50:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

They might be free, but now that I've read it, I feel like I'm going to pay for it.

Wed Jun 20, 09:16:00 AM  
Blogger Nilbo said...

Why would a centaur take a subway? Seems to me he could just gallop into work. This makes no sense.

Wed Jun 20, 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, feel free to associate any cost with that which you wish!

Nils, you see, it was a really crappy, snowy day out and he'd just had his mane done. Vanity, thy name is centaur.

Wed Jun 20, 12:38:00 PM  
Blogger here today, gone tomorrow said...

The Cap'n can riff like that... I can't, so all I can do is laugh appreciatively.

Wed Jun 20, 02:00:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

htgt, rather than "free association" I usually call it "riffin' on a theme". I love that you used that word. I'm not sure how Ichabod learned it, but I learned to be fast when I was a kid. We'd sit around the dinner table and practically choke on our food to be the one to get the next pun or joke out before someone else beat us to the punch (line).

Wed Jun 20, 02:24:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I LOVE it!!
Our family does that all the time. Stupid TV commercials and newspaper typos will get us going every time. ;)

Wed Jun 20, 04:15:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Ha! You must meet my brother Bob, King of Puns and Punchlines. I don't even try to hang with him because he's so quick and quippy with the clever! Like you and Ichy!!!! I adore that!

Wed Jun 20, 09:47:00 PM  
Blogger Ladymadaysia said...

Wow, okay. That is just funny and waaaay too tangenty.

Oh boy.

I love the centaur of town, though. That's just good.

I sometimes wonder if I should post my AIM conversations like this or if people would think I am crazy.

Wed Jun 20, 11:40:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Reading the comments here, I'm reminded of how I got hooked on dooce comments, back in the day. An auspicious (suspicious?) group, most of whom still hang out together online, would riff like this, and it was hilarious and absolutely addictive.

Wed Jun 20, 11:44:00 PM  
Blogger Oliver T. Kittie said...

Why didn't you take the subway too?

You know...Subway Pooling

Just curious like a good cat like me ought to be.... ;)

Thu Jun 21, 02:14:00 AM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

You should hear us esp when we are with J's sister. She is always making fun of something. I cant think of the movie but if I do today I will come back and let you know. His sister was just ripping on this one movie one time. In a good way but she has us laughing so hard J almost pissed his pants to be honest with you. It was funny.

Thu Jun 21, 08:11:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, I love doing stuff like this. Wish I could hear some of your family's.

Eclectic, is this the brother who has the same birthdate as mine? It gets to be a habit over time, though.

Ladymadaysia, you should post some of yours. Could be interesting. Either way, it's your blog. Glad you enjoyed this. And tangents are a way of life around here.

Susie, that was a wonderful group from those days. It really brought a lot of people together. Would many of us be blogging if not for her. I'm glad this reminded you of those times.

OTK, remember what happens to curious cats. ;-)

Teety, it's always fun, especially when someone walks away with wet pants.

Thu Jun 21, 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

LOL, I love it . . . you both would fit into my family.

Thu Jun 21, 01:16:00 PM  
Blogger Platypus said...

I'm with Susie, this really does remind me of those times before I got the courage to 'speak' to any of you and would just scroll through the mad comments.

Good post. :) Keep 'em coming!

Thu Jun 21, 03:18:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

hee hee hee--that's something I would do...but you do it so effortlessly...

better watch out for that centaur....


Thu Jun 21, 03:25:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nina, so you guys have with this stuff, too, huh? :-)

Playtpus, I love it when comments are fun, at any site! I didn't comment on Dooce much at all. But my sister encouraged me to comment when she started her blog and I've never looked back. I'm glad you finally came 'round.

Effie, we try to be as quick as we can with these. It just bugs me when I can't ge the last one in.

We'll watch out for that centaur. :-D

Thu Jun 21, 07:56:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

You had this dialogue while you were at your respective places of employment—and you are still employed?

Fri Jun 22, 04:41:00 AM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

I sometimes wish we owned a video camera when we are at his sisters house. Then I could post her on You Tube. LOL...

Fri Jun 22, 07:57:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nick, yes. We work at the same place and this is an internal IM software. At least we refrain from using profanity, as some do.

Tweety, that would be fun. The problem with this kind of stuff is that it arises spontaneously. Not usually time to grab a camera.

Fri Jun 22, 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

OMIGOD, my brain works exactly the same way. Thanks for sharing this...

Fri Jun 22, 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger candy said...

i don't know if a centaur could go to subway. can you imagine how hard it would be for him to find shoes? he'd probably have to have someone with shirt & shoes to get him some service.

Sat Jun 23, 12:15:00 AM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

Ok, that was confusing.

Sat Jun 23, 08:52:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Laurie, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Candy, wow, you've got a good point. :-)

JDR, oh, sorry. :-D

Sat Jun 23, 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

A. That conversation sounds sooo much like a conversation Dan and I would have. And,
B: >>We'd sit around the dinner table and practically choke on our food to be the one to get the next pun or joke out before someone else beat us to the punch (line).<<
THAT was my childhood! And I'm still that way. I WILL get to the joke first (even if it shouldn't be said).

I loved this post!

Sun Jun 24, 02:34:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I don't know what Squirl is talking about, with the choking at the dinner table to get the next pun out. As I remember it, we had sedate, dignified, semi-formal dinners with quiet discussions of Bible verse and other virtuous things.

We certainly NEVER ate Spam and farted at the table.

Sun Jun 24, 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Courtney, I can't think of a better way to spend dinner time. I'm glad you've had that pleasure also. And always get the first joke in, especially if it shouldn't be said.

Bucky,, I think all the Spam has clouded your memory. Would it jar your memory if I were to fart in your general direction?

Sun Jun 24, 06:50:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

This is like modern poetry. Text messaging as the medium. Cool.

*snap snap*

Sat Jun 30, 01:32:00 AM  

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