Remix: A Laugh A Day

Last night, I was browsing through old blog posts from way back when Bean was born because he has been a total turd this week and I wanted to be reminded of a time when he was soft and squishy and didn’t know the phrase, “I already know that, MOM.”  Five-year-olds are such know-it-alls.

Anyway, I came across this post about my friend, Emily, and I almost wet my pants.  I laughed so hard I gave myself a headache.  I can still remember this phone call like it was yesterday.  It was too funny not to share.

So, here is a throwback post to October 9, 2009.  Hope you wet your pants.


This is my best friend, Emily.

Isn’t she pretty?   And the best part about Em is that she’s even prettier on the inside, if you can imagine.   But more than being pretty inside and out, Emily is one of the funniest people I’ve ever met in my life.   She might be the funniest.

Emily and I met at my very first adult job in college.   She actually hired me.   We were legal assistants at a prominent law firm in Tallahassee, Florida, with dreams of big legal careers in front of us.   Emily and I worked for different attorneys and our offices were around the corner from each other.   In order to chat during the work day, we sent each other instant messages.   We couldn’t see each other from our desks, but I would send an instant message to her and then I’d wait.   About 30 seconds later, I’d hear Emily snickering at her desk.   Which would make me start to laugh.   Then, about 30 seconds after that, a hysterical instant message from Emily would pop up on my computer screen and I’d bust out in silent giggles.

It was a game for us.   See who could make the other one laugh out loud.   Emily always won.

Eventually, the office manager at the firm caught on to our shinanigans and decided to split us up.   Emily was moved downstairs to a different office and I stayed upstairs.   But our instant messages continued.   Only now, I’d send an instant message to her and about 30 seconds later my desk phone would ring.   When I answered, all I’d hear was Emily snickering hysterically on the other end.   She never said anything.   Just laughed and hung up.   A few minutes later a message from Emily would pop up on my screen, I’d call her, and die laughing as quietly as possible.

This was how we spent our days.

We were star employees.

Its been many years since Em and I worked together.   We haven’t even lived in the same state since college.   But we continue to keep our friendship alive and kickin’ through phone calls, letters, visits, and emails.   But mostly, we keep in touch through instant messaging.   A couple afternoons a week at work, I’ll get an instant message from Emily.   And they are still the same.   We still make fun of celebrities.   We still complain about boys.   We still try to spell out our bodily noises.

But the other day, Emily broke her own record.   She outdid herself.

Without going into too much detail, I was expecting a ballerina from the New York City Ballet at work one day last week.   It was a male dancer.   Which you would think is funny enough in itself, but you just hold your horses.   It gets so much better.

So, earlier that day I sent an instant message to Emily telling her about my male dancer guest.   When I got to the train station to pick up the guest, it was hard not to notice how short he was.   I mean, really, really short.   Shorter than me and I’m 5’5.   I know it was wrong, but I immediately sent a text message to Emily saying, “My male dancer is really short!”

A couple minutes later, I’m riding in the car with the male dancer when my cell phone rings.

“Hello?” I say.

“HOLD ME CLOSER, TINY DAAAANCER!”   Emily sings out.

I didn’t know what to do.   He was sitting RIGHT THERE.   And, just like at work, I had to try to stifle my laugh as much as possible.

“Oh, hi,” I say in my forced professional voice.   “Can I call you back later today?”


“Okay, great.   I’ll call you later.”


“Bye, Em.”


Its reassuring to know that even though we live completely separate lives now, even though we live across the country from each other, Em and I can still crack each other up just as good as we did sitting around the corner from each other at the law firm in college.

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8 Thoughts to “Remix: A Laugh A Day”

  1. Katie

    You have soooooo many funny posts. You should do a week of your funniest posts. I’m always texting my sister telling her to read when you’ve posted something funny. My favorite was the one where Gracie kept climbing over the babygate

  2. Well, all I can say is that when I got to “Hold me closer, tiny dancer,” I just lost it. At my desk. Where I’m supposed to be running the new orders and invoices. Which are decidedly NOT funny tasks. Ahem.

  3. Jamie

    This is hilarious!! I remember reading this in 2009. I think you should also resurrect my favorite post of all time. It was long before beanie was a twinkle in your eye. You had to get your car inspected and the check engine light kept coming on. I don’t remember the details today, but I remember that I cried I laughed so hard. I’ve been a loyal reader ever since!!

  4. HeatherM

    Oh I needed this laugh today! It has been one of those days. Thank you!

  5. Bean, Gracie, Tillman and Baby Faith's Nana

    HOORAY for running favorite posts!!!!!!!

  6. I didn’t find you until you were pregnant with Bean, but the one I’ve always admired was when you sang about doing your Christmas shopping from home, without wearing a bra. THAT, my dear, is a CLASSIC!!! 😀

  7. Hilary

    Yes, since we are talking about our favorite posts, my favorite (and the one that made me a loyal reader) was the cab ride you took while you were pregnant and all the driver did was talk about UFC matches? Mixed martial arts? I almost died reading that one. It was the way you recreated his end of the conversation that killed me. He was so enthusiastic talking to a clearly pregnant woman about a topic she probably had no interest in. Great voice!

  8. Lindsay McGee

    BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! But now I have to know which law firm you were working at. As I am sitting in a law firm in Tallahassee right now, maybe even in your old desk!!!

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