Funny Business

I’ve been thinking about humor.

I really appreciate people who can make me laugh.

Being funny is a gift and an art.

Sitting alone with my husband one night I looked over at him and said, “I am not funny.” To which Drew said, “Huh?” and then he loked at me with a pitying look and continued, “Lets just say that of the two of us, you’re the serious one. But you sure know how to laugh at things that are funny.”  

I really wish I was funny. Once in a blue moon something will come out of my mouth that is truly, smartly funny.  And it always surprises me. More often than not I keep my mouth shut and let the really funny people do their thing, because usually when I try comedy I fall hard.

There are different kinds of funny.  Off the top of my head I can think of slapstick, wit, sarcasm… hmm.. there’s gotta be more.  what’s your favorite funny? 

I love wit. It takes thought, timing…  I cant stand sarcasm.  It’s like cheap humor.  Anybody can do sarcasm.  Heck, even I could do sarcasm.  Good slapstick usually gets laughs out of me too – but then i feel mean: sitting comfortably, laughing at someone elses misfortune.

But as my Love pointed out I can laugh.  I love to laugh, it is so good for us, you know?  More often than not I find myself laughing much louder than anyone else in the room, and I quickly turn down the volume and think, “Gosh! How long was I laughing so obnoxiously loud? Does it sound that loud to everyone else? Why doesnt someone ever tell me to shut my trap?”

I guess I must have good friends.   And thank God so many of them are funny, otherwise Ms.Serious here would shrivel up from humor deprivation.

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One thought on “Funny Business

  1. you’re right…i do like this site. glad you came.

    i also like wit. it is so much based in timing. it’s good.

    i also dislike sarcasm. i didn’t realize this until recently how much i do. i mean it’s funny with the occasional tease but last week i was around a group of highly sarcastic people. daniel and i decided that sarcasm isn’t humor, but it’s a critical spirit trying to be socially appropriate. it’s just mean most of the time. i didn’t used to get why people would preach about sarcasm…now and do. ok, but i’m not a joke-nazi, but just be kind. 🙂

    good to see you back in e-world.

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