Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Little Humor is Warranted

It seems this has been a stressful week for many of my writer/blogger friends. A little humor is needed. So, scouring the world wide internet, I found a few humorous blogs. Grab your morning, afternoon or evening (wherever on the globe you are) coffee, tea, wine or whatever--and take a break to laugh, chuckle or maybe just giggle a bit.

The Ominous Comma posted about: Writing prompts for the Not-So-Prompt

"There comes a time in every blogger’s life when having answered every email, researched every YouTube video, and basically exhausted every imaginable resource, he finds himself in the desperate position of actually having to write.

If you are a stranger to the delightful world of wordcraft, perhaps spending your time on more respectable and rewarding occupations like say, Roadside Carcass Removal, you might believe that those who call themselves writers would have long ago resigned themselves to the fact that sooner or later they would be called upon to produce verifiable written material."

You would be wrong.

You see, being a writer is a lot like being a rock star: you are allowed, and even expected to dress funny, hold bizarre and often conflicting opinions, and basically act like an adolescent.

The act of writing, however, is a lot like work. . . . “


If you've been sucked into Pinterest, you might enjoy Penny Warner's blog post An Interest in Pinterest about her need for an intervention: 

. . . “Thanks to Pinterest, I now own four pairs of Tom’s shoes (buy one, send one to a needy child), I’ve tried numerous new recipes (like Cake Mix Rice Krispies Squares), I’ve painted my nails to look like Angry Birds (mostly they just look angry). . . I know what to do with leftover Peeps (turn them into Peep S’mores), and I’ve cut up a perfectly good t-shirt in an attempt to make it into a shawl (mine looks like a cut-up-t-shirt.”


On The Junk Drawer, a post by Kathy Frederick tells us about an embarrassing incident in:  At Least It's Not a Boombox

. . ."Mom! What's that lady got on her head? And what's that discus thing she's carrying?
The mother shushed her son and said, "It's like an iPod, only Frisbee-sized. She must be destitute, so don't make fun of the lady."
"OK, Mom. But let's pull over and give her a few dollars. Will that help her get an iPod?"

Hoped that helped to brighten your day.  (Did one of those evoke a laugh, chuckle or even a giggle?)


Jodi Lea Stewart said...

Your clips evoked all three, Cora: A laugh, a chuckle and a giggle! Nothing frees the soul like a humorous moment. That's a Jodi quote, because I really feel that way. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Penny Warner's post made me laugh loudest. Everyone needs a good laugh a day.

Patricia Gligor's Writers Forum said...

You're absolutely correct; we could all use some humor right about now! Thanks for providing some.

Mike Schulenberg said...

Fun post :) I thought Peeps didn't melt...or was that just their eyes?

Cora said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit, Jodi.

Cora said...

Yes, I could relate to the addiction of Pinterest.

Cora said...

Thanks for stopping by.

Cora said...

Put them under enough heat and I'm sure they'll melt.

Tami Clayton said...

Thanks for the much needed laughs, Cora!

Cora said...

Glad you stopped by and laughed.

Sara Walpert Foster said...

Great selection of funny posts. Humor really lifts me up, especially on a dreary rainy day like we are having in the Northeast, today. Thanks for the laughter, Cora!

Cora said...

Hope the wet leaves soon. Glad you have a moment's laughter.