Posts Tagged ‘amusing’

Good Thing He Has a Rebellious Streak

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

I’m having some of my mineral levels tested next week, so I’m supposed to avoid my usual mineral-related supplements for a few days in advance so as not to throw off the results too much. Consequently, I plan to skip the lovely, lovely Epsom Salts that normally go into my next scheduled bath.

The minor complication is that I’m not the one who puts them in there anymore. There is a care worker who comes in to help me, and getting the bath ready for me is part of her routine. And my memory for reminding people of things like that is…not so good anymore.

No problem, I think. I’ll just write up a post-it note now while my memory’s fresh, and on my next trip to the bathroom I’ll stick it on the container of Epsom Salts and leave it there for the next couple of days until she arrives. So if I forget to mention, she’ll at least see the note there on the shelf above our toilet and either skip the salts or ask me about it.

Problem solved. No possibility of humour ensuing, right?

…Except that apparently my note did not stay in place as firmly as I might have hoped.

So my poor unsuspecting husband went into the bathroom this morning to use it for its usual purpose, and when he turned to the side to partake of the roll of toilet paper currently in use, found a pink note in my handwriting stuck to it, saying

“None this week, please. Thanks!”


Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Hey!  I won a contest!  In addition to a lot of participant ribbons, second prize in a singing competition with two entries (seriously – and my teacher at the time heard the news of my second place finish and was so genuinely happy for me that I didn’t have the heart to tell him there was no one else there), and a kind of shady set of modeling lessons from the mall, I can now add “Importance of Humor” contest winner on (shut up, okay. This is totally more badass than the mall lessons).

If you aren’t already reading, you really should.  She is witty, and entertaining, and sometimes has contests for her readers (Hello??  Contests!).

I am going to say some more now.

Of course, anybody new who pops by here via her site is landing on the Lamest of all Lame Stretches in EmotionalUmbrellaLand, but c’est la vie.  Sometimes I giggle a lot.  Sometimes I want to stab myself (but not really. …kinda).  And in between, I apparently moan about our office ant infestation.  Prime audience-building stuff, that.

At any rate, here is my entry, captured for posterity’s sake.

A Pictorial Treatise on the Uses of Humor

I find humor most useful for its social benefits.  I like humor because…

1) It instantly diffuses potentially awkward situations.

I loves me a good April Fool's joke.  My husband does too.  We so TOTALLY get each other that way.

2) It is a powerful feature in attracting the opposite sex.

She's also diabetic!

3) It always works wonderfully at job interviews.

Sometimes they don't even call me back because they're afraid I will be SO funny that no one will be able to get any work done!

And last but not least,

I like humor because it gives me an excuse to sometimes use Microsoft Paint.  And who couldn’t use more of that?

Actually I do this with alarming frequency.  Seriously.

Laughter is good for depression (or depressed people, at least. Not so good from the depression’s point of view)

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

So generally I try to avoid just throwing up a video and vacating the scene, but this one just made me laugh harder than I have in a very long time.  This may well be related to Wellbutrin and/or sleep deprivation, but I’m pretty sure it’s funny anyway.

I acknowledge that I may very well be the last person on the planet to see it (Hey! There’s this dramatic chipmunk on youtube!  SO dramatic!).  I am also out of touch enough that I had no idea what “Chatroulette” was until this evening.  Apparently you can log in and be paired up with random strangers.  So you can chat with them.  While on your webcam.  Ooooo.  Aaaaaah.

Not likely to be happening in my house anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean I can’t shamelessly enjoy it for vicarious entertainment (thanks to Corey Lambert for posting this where I might see it).

Laugh. Dance. Procrastinate.

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Being home during the day now leaves me lots of time to have various daytime talk shows on in the background.  Most of the content is largely ignorable, but these made me stop and laugh out loud.

And since it’s Saturday, and I actually dabbled with “real life” today rather than writing here, this is what you get. ;)

Too many adjectives

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

We recently purchased what I’ve just noticed is labelled as a “Wooden Photo Serving Tray”.

…Which is good, because I have a great number of photos of me looking wooden, and didn’t even realize that I could be offering them to guests.