And THAT is Why They’re Called Sub Sandwiches!

The crazy temperature and weather-swings we’ve been having here on Long Island can make you stop and wonder how the Earth doesn’t just split in half or something. When I woke up on Sunday morning, it was -2°F. On Tuesday, it was 55° and raining. That’s a pretty wide arc.

With things being what they are, my motorcycle riding has come to a standstill and so too, apparently, has my thinking. That beautiful brightness of thoughts and ideas that comes when my wheels are in motion has fizzled to little more than the flickering ‘O’ on a seedy motel sign. ….:::zzzt:::…:::zzzt:::…..

If my mind were a photograph, this would probably be a good representation. The thoughts are there but they are widely spaced out and all the same shape.

Unfortunately, the people who love me are forced to take care of me and my feeble mind. How they manage to pull it off with such style and grace is beyond me. Further proof that I just might be the luckiest girl in the world.

“You know what I just realized?”

::scared look:: “No? Whaaaaat?”

“Sub sandwiches are probably called that… BECAUSE THE ROLL LOOKS LIKE A SUBMARINE! Did you know that?!!??!?”

And with that pearl of wisdom, I dropped the mic and looked triumphantly at my daughter who slowly blinked at me from the comfort of her giant hand-chair.

“Are you serious right now? “

I stole this picture from my friend Ed

She knew.

Did you know?

Because I don’t know how I could have possibly moved through the world for over 40 years without this thought ever occurring to me. This is what happens when I stay inside for too long.



This post is part of a 29 posts in 29 days blogging challenge hosted by Kathy at Today’s writing prompt: Stupid, weird, or silly thing you did today, on purpose or accidentally.


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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5 Responses

  1. Kathy says:

    Maybe she didn’t know. Maybe she was just screwing with you. Artfully deflecting the “not the quickest car in the race” label from herself to you, somehow managing to keep a straight face while she Googled “submarine sandwich.” Hiding her own amazement when she discovered you were right. Again. After all, kids get tired of their parents being smarter, knowing more about life just because they’ve walked in this bumpy world longer than they have. Pretending they knew something you didn’t just to make YOU feel like the silly one for a change would be sort of awesome or at least somewhat satisfying.

    Then again, maybe she did know.

    I did. But now that your brain is firing on more cylinders, maybe you can figure out where “hoagie” came from.

  2. David Masse says:

    Now that is funny! 🙂

    Seriously?? Even the dog knew, look at that look!

    I love your sense of humour.

  3. Kathy says:

    I forgot to say, I LOVE the picture you stole from Ed. 🙂 Such a classic dog look.

  4. Chris says:

    I thought everyone knew that! I guess it is “almost everyone” 🙂

  5. Meaghan says:

    My dogs look at me like that all the time, I can almost see the indulgent smile playing at the corners of their mouths.

    Subs – I’d never given it much though until you mentioned it, but then it is still summer over here. I come up with the most obscure thoughts in winter – and we don’t even get snow 😉

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