Skip to main content

Not Funny Haha

As I mentioned yesterday, I realize that I'm not that funny in my writing. I can actually be pretty funny in person, but I think my humor is best during back-and-forth exchanges with other humorous people. I have been known to make groups of people laugh without resorting to corny jokes, including during work meetings. But I realize that my writing is not that funny. I think I can be amusing (I hope I am amusing), but not haha funny.

Black Hockey Jesus* recently wrote a post asking people to submit to him their best posts, and I thought about it. And thought about it. I realized that I was searching in my head for a post I thought was funny enough, not just good writing, but funny. The best ones I could come up with were the ones my husband wrote.

This does not surprise me. Here is the thing: in our relationship, Londo is the funny one. I think I make a good supporting character for a comedy--not the comedic sidekick, but good support of a funnier character. I can play really well against other's who are funny and I can crack a few good ones with really good timing. But when I decided to start a blog, I begged my husband to agree to post occassionally. I told him flat out that I'm not the funny one, and that I needed him to provide some good laughs. He agreed, but he has been busy with other things and not posting nearly as much as I wish.

So all of this to say... I don't know... I'm sorry I'm not funnier? I like to think I'm interesting, caring, understanding and a decent writer. So at least there is that. And I'll be thinking long and hard about which posts I think are my best or that I just like the best. I realize now that they don't have to be funny, just ones I like.

I'm okay with not being the funniest person in writing. I hope that I amuse and at least entertain people. I think that some of the things the Pumpkin does are very funny, and I can at least post about those. But for LOL funny writing, I suggest going to other blogs written by really funny people. That's what I do.

*If you have not read Black Hockey Jesus yet, get over there pronto! Especially if you like LOL funny writing. There is a reason everyone is talking about him--it's because he is hysterical. His kind of humour is the kind I personally love to hear/read.


Anonymous said…
I always con my husband into writing our Christmas letters. If it were left to me, it would be a scientific dissertation on our past year. But then I always have to read over it to make sure that his funny and entertaining letter actually gives some basic information about what we have been up to the past year.
Burgh Baby said…
I think you are doing just fine, Miss Caramama, and need not fret about the funny.
Becoming Mommy said…
actually, sometimes you are pretty funny.
As for us, Hubby and I both are funny but my humor is so dry it flakes.
Not most people's cup-o-tea.
La folle maman said…
Your blog is great and always very insightful. And there are LOL moments in your writing so you shouldn't apologize for anything!
I'm Not Skippy said…
I'm the same way. At lunch and work meetings I have people squirting milk out of their noses, but my jokes don't translate well to my blog. I've done public speaking things in the past that made people laugh a lot too, but I don't get to do that much anymore.

Popular posts from this blog

Baby Fidgets in Sleep (and While Awake)

Since I've started this blog, I've had quite a few visitors find me through a search for something like "baby fidgets in sleep" or "baby fidgets in bed" or simply "baby fidgets." This leads me to believe that there are others out there with fidgety babies who drive them crazy enough to search on the internet for some information about fidgeting babies. So I thought I'd do a whole post to discuss the fidgety nature of my child and how I deal with it.

Do you want to know when my child first started fidgeting? IN UTERO!! I'm not kidding. When I was pregnant, this baby moved a lot. She was very often kicking and pushing and hiccuping. OMG, the hiccups! I thought they would drive me nuts. Every. Single. Day. For. Months. Straight. Often more than once a day. I am not exaggerating--you can ask Londo or the many people I worked with, all of whom had to hear about it. I just thought it was part of being pregnant, and it probably is, but I've al…

Some Babies Just Fidget

I have mentioned before that we had a very fidgety baby. It's been a while sinced I talked about it. Although she is still pretty fidgety, at her currently toddler stage it seems more normal and has in many ways translated into bigger, general movements, like climbing.

But I still get a ton of search hits that have to do with baby fidgeting or flailing while sleeping or nursing. Some people stay around and read a bit, and I hope they get what they need from the posts I wrote specifically aboutthis topic hoping that others realize they are not alone. Most people don't stay at all, and I figure they are probably looking for medical reasons why babies fidget (like I would).

Then I got this comment, which does indeed show that people are looking for medical reason. Anonymous said that she wasn't sure if the Pumpkin's fidgets were as severe are her 3.5 month old. Well anonymous, I can't be positive since I haven't seen your child, but at some points they were as bad …

Fidgety Baby Growing Up

My daughter was a very fidgety baby. More fidgety than any other baby I knew through all my years of babysitting, being an aunt and having friends and family with babies. So fidgety that I wondered if something was wrong, if there was an underlying reason for her fidgetiness.

There really wasn’t anything wrong. As far as I can tell, she simply has a LOT of energy in her body. Her father is the same way. Londo is full of energy and has always been a fidgeter. And me? I can’t sit in one position for a long period of time. I don’t really fidget so much as I shift positions periodically, and I don’t think I ever simply sit normal, facing forward with both feet on the ground when I’m in a chair. In fact, sitting normal sounds like torture to me.

But three years ago, when the Pumpkin was a few months old and through her babyhood, I didn’t know why she was fidgeting so much. When I would nurse her, when we’d be rocking her to sleep, when we would try to hold her calmly, when we’d be lying in…