Humor has its place.
It should be part of everyone’s lives.
So, I married a funny man.
Josh’s funny faces, character voices and impersonations (Sean Connery, Mike Myers, Forest Gump, John Madden, Harry Caray), velociraptor portrayal (who does that?) can ALWAYS get a laugh. In fact, he came home the other night after a business trip and I asked him about it. He immediately focused on the night out they shared with a networking company. The group decided that Josh should pull out his comedy act; they laughed all night, and said they love hanging out with the guys in Josh’s company. It’s just the way it goes with Josh. EVERYWHERE. And, he married ME.
I’m horrible at telling jokes and funny stories. I can’t do ANY impersonations. No – not one. Well, I watch enough Curious George with the kids that I can perhaps impersonate him in a good game of charades for monkeys. I mess up punch lines; my timing is always OFF. Josh says I need to work on my delivery. I say, “of what?” Yeah, the presentation of funny stuff is over my head.
I see the shortcomings of the world and people in two extremes – either quite tragic OR quite funny. I laugh when people fall or get hurt out of plain stupidity and clumsiness. I like America’s Funniest Videos and the variety of humanity at its best on youtube. Impractical Jokers (though sometimes inappropriate), and The World’s Dumbest are a riot. I enjoy intelligent humor, sarcasm that makes a point, and the ridiculous things about human nature. I feel like I’m my own comedian because things are funny to me – ALL DAY LONG – in my own head. Anyone with me on that? If so, you just chuckled. Sometimes, the most UnFuNnY people are totally hilarious – in their own head kind of way. I often come up with what would be great material, if I were a comedian. In fact, I’ve thought about emailing a few comedians and saying, “Here, you can totally use this material for FREE!”
It’s just that I like depth; I value intelligent conversation, and it just gets in my way. Yet, my closest friends think I’m a hoot? I sort of don’t get it. Then again, I sort of do. They laugh WITH me while laughing AT me because I’m apparently the sort of person that appreciates humor, actually has some GREAT stories, but I’m so – SO very bad at delivery that I destroy everything in my path which makes me amazingly funny. Great! I’ll take it!
Here’s a tip: start a blog or simple how-to course, perhaps Funny For Dummies? I’ll be the first subscriber, happily sharing my email with the newsletter database and increasing your blog ranks. (Anyone have a review on “How to be funny” by Jon Macks?) I LOVE how a fellow blogger on I AM THE MILK refers to herself as “sometimes I’m funny” and “sometimes I’m deep” and I totally get you, momma! I’m with you and following you for that simple reason alone.
So, we’ve established that I’m really NOT that funny, unless by default. I’m a mom; moms are funny. It just happens. So, since I’m only funny sometimes – I’m going to blog about it. Some bloggers share their journey of travel, food, or miraculous exercise and diet-based body transformations. I’m going to dedicate part of my blog to ridiculous stories in which you’ll probably laugh AT me. I’m going to blog about my journey to become FUNNIER. I NEED this. Anyone up for coaching? So, stay with me on it and check back on the FuNnY tab. It’s my mission to plant good seeds. Laughter is good for the soul. Make someone laugh today. I hope that I will.
AND I sign off with a scripture – I’ve just gotta’ get the serious in. Love me or hate me… it’s all good. xoxo Blessings all!
Proverbs 17:22 “A cheerful heart is good medicine” (New International Version)
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