Monday, June 23, 2008

I Know from Funny!

I love funny people! I used to be a funny person - seriously! I WAS FUNNY!! I even did a set once at the Johnny Walker Comedy Search. It was AWESOME!! That was probably one of my funniest days ever. I'll tell you about it someday.

Now I get too stressed out trying to figure life out. I used to joke about everything! Now I just worry about everything! I worry about my husband and kids. I worry that they will be too serious. I worry that I won't find funny me again. I worry that the pee that misses the toilet will never come out of the grout. I used to use humor as a coping skill. Now I guess I use denial, the internet, frustration and depression as coping skills? Oh yeah, and food. There's progress for you.

Slowly, each day, I am remembering how great humor is and sometimes I can actually manage to crack a joke and laugh with my kids! They are actually hysterical. Remind me to tell you the story about Little Man and fart juice. I know, I KNOW!! How disgusting! But seriously hysterical! And my husband can be hysterical too. Sometimes. He needs new material.

Which brings me to the joke of the day, which I found hilarious, but my husband did not. He still tries to make me laugh with the same stupid face and funky dance move that I thought was funny when I first met him. Like 20 years ago. Like I said, he needs new material. Or I need more patience. At any rate, here's the joke:

I was walking past the mental hospital the other day and I could hear people shouting "13...13....13...13..." The fence was too high to see over, so I looked through a hole in the fence...Some idiot poked me in the eye with a stick and then they all started shouting "14...14...14..."

Speaking of jokes...I am sad today (not crying sad, just Oh no! sad) that George Carlin died! I watched and listened to him growing up (well, not all of his stuff, cause he could get a little raunchy, and I wasn't ALLOWED to watch or hear all of his stuff), but one of my favorites was called A Place for MY Stuff.

While I didn't agree with all of his political statements, George pushed the envelope when it came to using comedy to make people really see how ridiculous we can all be at times. Anyway, hit the internet and dig up some George Carlin stuff when you get a few minutes and really laugh! I'm sure that's how he would want to be remembered.

After you've laughed a bit, feel free to share your favorite joke or funny link here, if you like. But keep it clean! And just know...I used to be FUNNY!!


Choppzs said...

I felt sick when i heard that this morning! I loved watching that guy.

By the way, I am going private, so could you shoot me your email and I 'll add you to my list of viewers?

Dana said...

I thought that joke was great! See, you're still funny!

I too, was saddened by the news......he seemed so young!

Miss Hope said...

When my husband was stationed in Charleston, we went one night to see Mr. Carlin perform. I laughed so hard...and I think blushed a few times. I, too, had an "Oh, no! How sad!" kind of moment when I heard the news.

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