Wednesday, April 6, 2011

With Friends Like These...

So, it was Day One at the Shepherds' Conference, and I was settling into my seat in the Grace Community Church Worship Center for Tom Pennington's session, when I felt my phone vibrating in my pocket...

I pulled it out, and read this:

@Phil_Johnson_
Phil Johnson
Glad @Shinar_Squirrel made it to the conference. #ShepConf


I chuckled, amused at Phil's tweet, and happy that my picture with John MacArthur was entertaining folks so much.

I had just started to return my phone to my pocket, when I felt it vibrating in my hand. (Yes, it was on "vibrate." I was in church, after all.) I flipped it open again, and read this:

@DrOakley1689
James White
@Phil_Johnson_ I warned him about the charismatic stuff. He doesn't listen well. Throw him some @Chick-fil-A


Okay, this was getting funny. Before I'd even started to put my phone away, it vibrated again...

@Phil_Johnson_
Phil Johnson
@DrOakley1689 He'll get an In'n'Out burger for lunch tomorrow. That'll help, too, I'm sure.


Now I didn't even try to put my phone away, at this point. I knew there was going to be more to come. Sure enough...

@DrOakley1689
James White
@Phil_Johnson_ I just feed him nuts, after all. Maybe that's why he's with you, not me? :-)


@Phil_Johnson_
Phil Johnson
@DrOakley1689 Are you in SoCal yet? You should come over on Friday. Lunch or dinner; your choice.



@DrOakley1689
James White
@Phil_Johnson_ No, not there till Friday afternoon. I'm speaking Friday evening, too.


@Phil_Johnson_
Phil Johnson
@DrOakley1689 Bummer



Okay, even I didn't see what was coming next...

@DrOakley1689
James White
@Phil_Johnson_ Hey, if you offered me a real delicacy, like, I don't know, deep fried Squirrel? Might try to make that! :-)


At this point, I have no choice but to reply...

@Shinar_Squirrel
Gene Clyatt
@Phil_Johnson_ @DrOakley1689 I feel kinda picked on :-)



And, now, everybody had to get in on the act...

@ralphprovance
Ralph Provance
@DrOakley1689 I eat squirrel. You need six for a pot-pie!
@Phil_Johnson_ @Shinar_Squirrel


@DrOakley1689
James White
@ralphprovance Six? Well, that would depend on the SIZE of the @Shinar_Squirrel. I've seen one really big sample of that species!


@ralphprovance
Ralph Provance
@DrOakley1689 Pennsylvania squirrels are smaller than the ones they grow in Montana! :-) @Shinar_Squirrel


Gladly, it ended there. I was trying to prepare my heart to worship, y'know...

The next day I got to meet Phil in person. He said he had been prepared to continue tweeting and tell James about some barbaric place where they eat squirrel brains, but he didn't want to offend me. Well, at least
someone tried to take my feelings into account...

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12 comments:

Doug Hibbard said...

Barbaric place where they eat squirrel brains?

I doubt either the great Phil Johnson or the infamous James White have ever been to Almyra.

They'd realize we're not barbaric. We just like a good potluck, even if it includes squirrel brains.

Dougie said...

Funny!!!!

In my part of Ghana, they eat squirrels - I like squirrels so I can't bring myself to eat them LOL

threegirldad said...

[forehead slap]

I really should log in to Twitter more often. ;-)

Vicki said...

How did I miss this? I follow you all on twitter and missed this hilarious exchange?! Glad you had fun.

SolaMommy said...

LOL!!!

Tim said...

Jobu doesn't tweet or he would have had something to add. - wonky73

Rabbit said...

Hilarious, my squirrel friend! Love to see the wit and human sides of these fine gentlemen. :)

Watched Bizarre Foods late last night and Andrew was eating ... I can hardly bring myself to type it ... :::shudder::: rabbit heads. I do have a sense of your horror about your squirrelvore conversations.

Mike Westfall said...

Brunswick Stew!

Sir Aaron said...

I didn't realize Phil was so short!

The Squirrel said...

Aaron,

Phil's not all that short. I'm a pretty big guy.

Squirrel

Sir Aaron said...

I'm 6'5" so he's short. ;)

The Squirrel said...

You're 6'5"? I'm short...

:o)

Squirrel