Friday, May 04, 2007


April '07 ROFL

I've never considered myself a funny person. I mean I love to laugh, but I've never really thought I was capable of making other people laugh. My brother is the funniest person I know. He does impersonations and 1001 totally accurate accents, all picked up by the same ear that can play a tune on an instrument he's never handled before (not that there are many instruments he's never picked up). My sides hurt after visiting him because I laugh so hard in his presence. When people meet him they almost always say something along the lines of, "You should/could be a standup comic." He usually responds with a humble, "Nah... I just like making the people I love laugh."

I suppose that's why I've never considered myself funny. That title's already taken, along with artist, in my family.

I have noticed that people have occasionally been known to laugh in my presence, usually at the same time as me. But I never consciously set out to be funny... far too much probability of failure for my tastes.

So imagine my surprise that Bubandpie has given me -- ME -- a ROFL award for this post. I'm really very shocked. And I'm not just saying that in a give-me-a-moment-while-I-pull-a-few-notes-out-of-my-pocket way either.

Check out Chicky Chicky Baby and Metro Mama for more ROFL winners...


Aliki2006 said...

Oh, you SO deserve the award for that post--it was not only funny but brilliant. Congrats!!!

jen said...

dude, that was a really funny post. i remember it well.

well deserved.

nomotherearth said...


I'm in the same position you are in that Mr Earth is so very funny, that I'm usually considered the foil.

Mouse said...

It's a funny things about families; in mine there was definitely a tendency to identify talents which would then become that person's area. My youngest sister was (and still is) the artist, so I long denied my interest and actual ability. My other sister is the funny one, and it took me a while to realize that I am humorous, just in a very different way.

A long way of saying you are both funny and artistic!

slouching mom said...

That WAS a very funny post.


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Mad Hatter said...

Yup. That was funny. Oh, and you are so totally an artist.