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Follow Friday Friend Wade to Black

Friday, March 12th, 2010

I was out to dinner with my friend, @KatieBisbee, one night and we both started laughing simultaneously while checking our BlackBerrys.  And it turned out, we both were reading a tweet from @WadeToBlack.

My wife hates when I watch woman’s curling because she doesn’t like me to get any ideas about her learning how to use a broom.

Some of the funniest things I get on my Twitter stream are from @WadeToBlack.   

Sometimes I fantasize about never having to work but then I remember I don’t like talking to people so I would totally suck at panhandling.

Not everybody wants to rule the world, Tears for Fears. Me? I’d be happy just ruling this couch for the rest of the night.

At the bank, I noticed my wife’s signature is slowly morphing into mine. It’s clearly part of her diabolical plan to bilk me of my hundreds.

If you’re trying to import your own candy into a movie, there are wiser choices than boxes of Nerds. Might as well had maracas in my shorts.

My birthday this year falls on Thanksgiving. I really hate sharing it with a major holiday. Now I know how Jesus feels.

Our pediatrician told us our daughter is trending to be 5’10″. A blond-hair, blue-eyed, 5’10″ teenage girl. I’m going to need a bigger cage.

I…like…big…WORDS and I cannot obfuscate the veracity of my proclamation.

Naturally I had to find out what the deal is.  Where does he get this stuff?  Is he making it all up?  What’s with the big words? What’s his secret? 

I found out @WadetoBlack is part of a Twitter community known as FavStar.fm, where twitters compete for humorously notable tweets.  And fans of @WadetoBlack extend well beyond here in Charlotte.

 

Animal Husbandry

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Some days – it’s just about a good laugh.  And I think I found something for y’all!  I was going through my computer trying to organize all my videos and I came across a gem.

A few years ago, hubby and I joined my childhood best friends, Carrie and Becky and their spouses for a trip to wine country.  We were in the parking lot and for some unknown reason the talk turned to animal impersonations.  Becky’s husband apparently could produce the perfect pachyderm.  That meant hubby was game to do his version of goofy gorilla.   (Up until this point, I had never seen said primate impersonation, so I was psyched!) 

It’s fair to say that these men in our lives crack us up.  All three husbands have serious jobs and people who depend on them but to us they’re the guys who make us laugh.  And that’s the treasure I see when I look at the video, over and over again.

 

Funny is as Funny Does!

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

You should know this about me: I am not funny.  I have a good sense of humor.  I love to laugh.  I’m great as an audience member because I guffaw easily and with great gusto.  But sadly, all that does not make me funny.

I am surrounded by funny people.  Hubby is quick witted and funny.  My four close guy friends: Eric, Mike, Brian, and Chad (I know, they sound like a boy band) are hilarious.  They often all try to top each other in group emails and I’m in awe of their humor.  I want to compete, to be at the same comedic level, so I enrolled myself in an improv class.

So far in class we’ve learned various improv games, character and object work, how to connect with scene partners, and the giving gifts of information.  I honestly thought I’d be really good at improv.  I’m outgoing, not easily embarrassed, self-deprecating, and a goofball.  But here’s another admission: I kinda suck at it.  No, I actually do suck at it.  This is what my improv teacher, Keli Semelsberger at Charlotte Comedy Theater, wrote me when I asked for ‘extra-help,’ “The brain is a muscle and you are using it in a new way, so it will take time to develop that skill.  You’ll get it.”  It drives me nuts because I’m usually a quick study, an overachiever used to getting good grades.  But in this class, I’m squeaking by!  I know the problem, I think too much into it.  I’m not freeing my mind!  I desperately want to be funny, so I analyze, probe, and ponder ways in which I can be.

Class wraps up in a couple of weeks.  If I’m still not funny by then, I’m considering a stand-up class.  I’m going to be funny, damn it!