Friday Funnies


 So many funny things have happened this week that made me slap my knee, but they would all be so hard to convey here, for example: I was pouring my coffee and said, “Now that’s a bummer, and my girlfriend said, “What’s a bummer?” and I said, “Everything.” You should have been there. It was hilarious, but I know you’re not laughing because so much of comedy is akin to tragedy, and often we teeter between both, laughing when we should be crying and crying when we should be laughing. 

Here’s one that’s funny, one that teeters. It’s a story from 8th grade. I was 13 and the stat keeper for the awesomely HOT track team. I was surrounded by gorgeous 17 year old boys who wore the equivalent of running panties and a number. I took stats all flush, clammy, and flirtatious. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to soak up attention from older boys.

I remember it was a morning on home turf. The sun was shining, steam rising from the track. I was at a fold-up table facing the boys and giggling inappropriately at every single word from their mouths. I was sucking on lemon drops. I had had half a bag of them that morning before I completely inhaled one. There I was – perfect 13 year old make-up and entirely self-conscious, and I didn’t want to draw negative attention. So guess what I did. 

I, there in the heat  of wanting male approval, decided that it would be better to die than to stand up, flail my arms, and make the choking sign at my throat. So there as my lights started to go out, my body overtook me. Rather than asking for the heimlich, my body’s impulse took over and with a very LOUD regurgitative sound, like a belching canon, that lemon drop flew like a shot put about 4 yards into the crowd. The whole track scratched to a halt, and all the boys looked at me in such confusion and disgust about how that enormous sound and projectile distance could have come from that little 8th grader.

How’s that for tragically funny?


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Reply January 30, 2009

It is Friday, right?

Reply January 30, 2009

It is tradition, after all. Because "laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." (Victor Hugo said it first, but I so wish I thought that one up by myself).

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Reply January 30, 2009

Criminy....let's see if I have something funny. to share. I am reaching back in the dark recesses of my mind. Craig emailed me out of the blue to tell me he is no fan of the Rolling Stones. I thought that was pretty funny! :) Although I don't know if anyone else does. Also, yesterday I learned what "reverse cuckolding" is.

I'm taking your button now b/c you are so right, it is CUTE!

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Reply January 30, 2009

Thanks for hosting! My Friday Funnies are here:

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Reply January 30, 2009

Hi! I've visiting from JO@Mylestones. It's my first visit to your blog and I love it. The button IS great! I have a funny story about my husband and I when we first got married. Come visit The Domestic Fringe!


Reply January 30, 2009

Mine is a bit unconventional.:]

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Reply January 30, 2009

Probably should've named my post 'adventures in poop' LOL

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Reply January 30, 2009

Very funny!

I wanna play! Happy Friday!

Lora Lynn
Reply January 30, 2009

I can't get it together to blog about anything this week, let alone funnies. But yours made me laugh out loud and cringe at the same time.

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Reply January 30, 2009

Hey Amber, I had a 'funny' earlier in the week, so I left the link for it! I was so touched by your earlier post this week. I'm so glad I found your blog and can't wait to meet you at Blissdom

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Reply January 30, 2009

Thanks for the link love! Love your Friday funnies. :o)

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