The Eagle Flies at Midnight

This past weekend, I was texting back and forth with Jen of Jen e Sais Quoi . . . as we do. And then on Saturday night, around 10:30, after a few hours of conversing, she sent me a message saying that she was sorry but she had to go, as a friend of hers was having a mini-emergency and she needed to do the friend thing. I told her it was no problem, and to go do her thing, and that I would talk to her later.

The next morning, I awoke to find one final message that Jen had sent me at 11:50 pm (or so I thought), while I was already in bed. Thus followed this conversation:

“Jen”: Umm, I’m so totally sorry that my cycle points south.

Me: ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Was that meant for me??? Because either you are getting into biking or talking about menstruation. Either way, I’m confused!

Jen: ???

Me: What does “my cycle points south” mean? Were you loopy on OTC Ambien when you wrote that, or was that for Jess?

Jen: LOL. I never sent that. Don’t know who’s texting about their period but it wasn’t me. Last thing I texted you was “good night.”

Me: It’s in your thread as if from you. That is super weird!

Jen: Bizarre, it’s not in my thread.

I then copied the bizarre message and sent it to her . . .

Me: I saw that this morning and had to wait hours to see what you meant (she is three hours behind me). Maybe I’m being hacked or something. Spammers in text? Strange.

Jen: Weird! I’m neither on the rag nor do I own a bike, soooo . . . it ain’t me!

Me: It was such a bizarre, apropos of nothing, type statement. I was truly perplexed about what you were trying to tell me. Like, is that some sort of code? Should I reply with: I regret to inform you that the eagle flies at night? I’d be such a bad spy!!

Jen: The fat man walks alone. I repeat: the fat man walks alone. This message will self-destruct in 3 seconds . . .


Jen: “BOOM!!!!”

Yeah, so as fun as that was . . . I still have no idea how I got a message “from” Jen that she didn’t send. Especially one that was so weird and cryptic. Do you think I missed my chance to be a spy? Maybe I should have been all: Evasive Maneuver . . . Duck and Cover . . . Judo CHOP!


Has this ever happened to you? Any idea where it came from or what it’s about? Did YOU try to send me a secret spy message? If so, sorry . . . I’m just not that bright. Maybe next time hire a skywriting plane. I might have a chance to catch on to that one!


28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thoughtsappear
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 08:48:02

    I love that she said, “The fat man walks alone.”

    Every once in awhile my phone gets all jacked up. A coworker sent me a cute pic of her daughter, but my phone kept saying it was from Kiefer. Um, no?


  2. bluzdude
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 09:09:13

    Ghosts in the machine!


  3. cornfedgirl
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 09:32:25

    Migrating swans fly into trees at night.


    My phone only misspells things when I use the speak to text feature. No random texts as of yet.


  4. Go Jules Go
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 09:58:26

    Ack! That would have driven me bananas, too! Especially if that harlot Mrs. I was still lurking about.

    I haven’t had that happen, but now I will sleep, er, text with one eye open.


  5. Jayne
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 10:11:34

    So you’re telling me that texting ISN’T a secure mode of conversation?
    Oh shit.


  6. Papagayita (@WogInDoha)
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 10:22:06

    Somehow I seem to attract strange voice mails (I’m old). At one point I (19 yo white girl) was on the voice mail list of a Southern black fraternity-wish I could have saved those voice mails; repeatedly got calls from some old man in Pakistan who did not speak English, and now my semi-demented grandmother thinks my number (international!) is her favorite delivery place.


    • mistyslaws
      Jul 08, 2012 @ 21:10:24

      Well, that’s a lot of fun! I get strange VMs at work occasionally. Somebody used my work # on Craigslist one time and I kept getting all these messages about a truck for sale. One guy called 4 times. He REALLY wanted that truck.


  7. Leauxra
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 10:33:16

    We’ve all been so distracted by the zombie uprising, that we forgot about the internet becoming self aware. The War of the Machines has begun!


  8. lazysubculturalgirl
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 11:13:21

    I’ve gotten texts from random strangers before. Things like, “Hi, this is Matt, I need a coffee bad.” To which I would reply, “Hi Matt! I don’t know you, but I feel your pain.”

    They never reply back. Odd, that. Are you sure Jen wasn’t sleep-texting?


  9. jen
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 14:31:25

    I checked my phone three times and nope, it never appeared in my text thread; just Misty’s. Pfft! I don’t even take the cool Ambien/Lunesta sleep-driving-while-ordering-weird-shit-on-eBay-at-3am drugs; just Safeway brand generic Unisom, so I KNOW I’d remember THAT conversation! 🙂 That being said, I think we’d make rad spies. . .but if texting is no longer safe and private, I am totally screwed.


    • mistyslaws
      Jul 08, 2012 @ 21:14:30

      It would be tough to be spies if someone is eavesdropping on all of our convos. But as long as we got to wear cool Alias type outfits and wigs, and kick all those asses, then yes, we would make the best spies!


  10. mj monaghan
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 18:10:09

    Have never had that happen. Crazy stuff there. Have you thought about MI6 or the CIA looking into it.


  11. Valerie
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 22:12:54

    The Same kinda thing happened to me!!! But it was a voice mail from the mysterious Ms. Harris about our plans on the 4th and potato salad. I will be in SUPER spy mode all day tomorrow… Just in case.




  12. prttynpnk
    Jul 04, 2012 @ 06:23:13

    I had a co-worker that would drone on and on about her and her husband to the pain of others and we had a system- when I saw her with her lunch bag I would call the break room and say, ‘the weasel walks at midnight’ …….but I never mentioned her cycle….


    • mistyslaws
      Jul 08, 2012 @ 21:18:17

      Ha! That is fantastic. Kind of reminds me of The Office where they kept referring to the new girl as “Pam” and saying how much they hated Pam and how annoying Pam was. 🙂


  13. Carrie - Cannibalistic Nerd
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 09:55:13

    You’re the next Jason Bourne! It’s gonna be so awesome when you inexplicably remember all those crazy fighting moves.


  14. Jeff Laws
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 23:23:52

    I know they can clone numbers for phone calls, never heard it used on texting though.


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