I did used to wear a dead-head shirt with pride: Friday Funnies

ffI have a two little stories today:

At a friends house once, and I heard her mom tell a little story of a therapist whose patient was a troubled girl. She was a sweet  little thing whose mom bought her a kitten. When she came to therapy, she excitedly shared about her new pet. She said, “Want to know what I named her?” and the therapist said, “Oh, yes. What is her name?” and the little one said, “Rainbow!” and then the therapist said, “Wonderful!” and the little one said, “And you know what her other name is? and the therapist said, “Oh, what is her other name?” 

and the little one said, “Jesus! Her name is Rainbow Jesus!” 

Now, I’m not trying to be irreverent when I say that there just isn’t a more comforting name for an innocent little child to name her girl cat! 

After that, every time I tried to talk about Jesus, my friend would say that if we could all just ask Rainbow Jesus into our hearts, the world would be a better place. I always had to agree, giggling.


Last night, Seth was trying to get all fresh with me, nuzzled up to my ear, and you want to know what he whispered there? “Yum. You smell like, like …  [he couldn’t think of the word] … you smell like a hippie.”

Stop the music!  Record scratches to a halt. “A Hippie?!”

“Well … [stammer stammer]”

“You mean I smell like chipotle?!”

“Chipotle? You mean, Patchouli?”

“Yeah, patchouli?”

And we laugh, and well, you know, laughing is quite sexy, even if Seth does like the smell of Hippies, but Y’all, I mean, I really do love me a hippie. I do love patchouli, and I do love chipotle, but I do not smell like any of those things.

Leave a link in the comments to your funny post for the week. Spread the laughter or at least a grin, and tell us about your funniest memories, old or new. Use the button in the sidebar or link back to this post to spread the love. Come back and check out the other links, too. I’ll add your links within the post to make it easier for others to find you. From now on, I’m calling this a contest. The funniest story gets a LINK SPOTLIGHT in my next Funnies post. Thank you for laughing with me. 

Last Weeks winner is …… Little Bits of Life with a Really Good Reason to Never Laugh Again It’s a good one!

This week, see:

Vitafamiliae with These People Are Funny

The Busy Nothings with Questioning my Ability to Raise Children

Blue Castle with Friday Funny

Mylestones with Time to Laugh

Emerging Mummy with In Which I Have Some Bad Karma

Love Well with I Think I’d Rather Be Called a Hippie

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Reply September 4, 2009

All I'm going to say, Amber, is:

Seth, Brad, Punch Out. :)

Let the laughter ensue - I'm still laughing about it.

Real Life Sarah
Reply September 4, 2009

Aw, I was hoping to see you in your dead head t-shirt and little blue round sunglasses! This is so cute!

Reply September 4, 2009

You smell like a....hippie

Too funny!

Reply September 4, 2009

Read that to my sweet hubby as i was laughing....his comment "you know babe, we try!" :)

our funny for the day....husband says- "what IS couscous?" wife says -"it's pasta" 11 yr old daughter yelps- "we're eating possum?"

Reply September 4, 2009

Amber - that is great. I love and miss you both.

I am glad the Friday Funnies are back. If you ever are hurting for a story you can share the one about the crazy couple that you asked to bring in your mail over the weekend and you came home Sunday morning to find them sleeping in your bed. Who would do something like that?

Lora Lynn
Reply September 4, 2009

I did nothing but post my kid funnies this week, because I needed to focus on the laughter. Here's one of several from the week: http://www.vitafamiliae.com/?p=2367

Have a great weekend, you hippie, you.

Reply September 4, 2009

it's been one of *those* weeks. :)

Reply September 4, 2009

Oh Amber, how I missed participating last week! Well, I thought I was out this week too, but my little guy made me laugh just now and so I am sharing it today. Thank you so much for bringing back The Funnies. And your comment you left me a couple weeks ago - about your false alarm with the gas - that made me laugh so hard. I could just picture it. :)

Here's my funny:

Reply September 4, 2009

Usually it's the kids, not the hubs, who say the cute and funny stuff. But, "you smell like a....hippie" might be the funniest quotable yet. I love hippies too. But not so much the way they (sometimes) smell.

I cheated this week--just posting a video clip that cracked me up. As long as you're okay with laughing a bit at the misfortune of others:

Reply September 4, 2009

I love the hippie part! Too funny :) Patchouli, Chipotle, all the same, haha!

L.L. Barkat
Reply September 4, 2009

Oh, too funny. Is that like smelling like barbeque? :)

Sarah Bessey
Reply September 4, 2009

Hysterical. I actually laughed out loud for real. ;-)

Here's mine: http://www.emergingmummy.com/2009/09/in-which-i-have-some-bad-karma.html

Kelly @ Love Well
Reply September 5, 2009

I had plans to participate in Friday Funnies this week with a little story about my daughter.

But after reading your post, I knew I had to keep with the theme.

Boy Crazy
Reply September 6, 2009

i've got some dead shirts tucked away in the dresser, too, my friend. ;) and I love that you mixed up patchouli and chipotle. mmmm...hippie burritos.... :)

Reply November 2, 2009

You don't know me, but I know Ashley Haguewood. God has so graciously plopped her right into my lap; a refreshing answer to prayer. Ashley let me in on your blog and I just wanted to let you know that over the past 2 weeks I have not been able to put your blog down. I've started from the beginning and I'm sucked in. You write about you life our Lord the way I wish I could write about my own life and my own relationship with Jesus. I've cried, I've laughed, but more importantly I've thought more deeply about the attitude and motivations of my heart. Seriously, the deepest I've thought about the darkness within me in a long, long time. Thank you for letting us into your "mess" and for writing so openly and candid about the speck that we all our in God's great narrative. I'm changed.

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