Friday, February 11, 2011

100 Word Challenge: Yo, Iceman!

Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge, if applied liberally to stubborn driveway ice, will melt it in seconds.* This week's word is "engages", and my entry is called, strangely, "Yo, Iceman!," a joke that exactly one person, my wife, will get.

(* Offer not valid in time/space continua where ice contains frozen water)

You've heard the phrase "you had to be there"? It was one of those- something, probably heard on TV, engages something so deep in our brains that we were off and running. It started with a phrase and then we started riffing, like standup comedians trying to top one another, making the phrase more twisted and rococo with each recitation. It ended with us howling with laughter, tears coursing down our red cheeks, slapping thighs, abdomens aching. I remember things like that, and it's like she's still here. It's the only thing that makes me laugh.


  1. Oh, your last line really got me. Thanks.

    I love, love, LOVE those moments when you live IN the moment and are able to just enjoy. Those are the times in which memories are made forever.

  2. My husband and I have been together almost 30 years, we still have inside jokes our kids don't even know.

    Even when we are alone, those jokes will keep us going.

  3. That's what creates love. Thank you for pulling back the curtains on that window.


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