Monday, November 26, 2007

Bringing Back The Funny

Okay, so I didn't start a revolution with my last post. I didn't receive 1000 comments saying "We're with you. Let's organize a protest, and march down at the city hall". The local papers didn't call to ask if they could print it, and I didn't receive any interview request calls. I got 11 comments, and I'm not sure if anyone else even read the post, or cared enough about the situation to give it a second thought after they finished reading. But, hey, you don't have to care about what I care about, when I care about it. You don't have to care at all, really. I don't mind. I don't sit around dreaming that I am the person who will single handedly change the world. I don't get upset when people don't join in my crusade. I don't sit around and cry, you know.

I know what you were all saying - "That Jen, she's lost her edge. She used to be fun and funny. Her blog used to make me laugh. Lately, she just writes sappy lovey dovey stuff to her husband and kid, and now she's off on some rant about China. Poor thing. She's obviously slipping. Wish she'd go back to the funny stuff".

Well, it is all about you, after all, so you want funny? Okay, funny....I can do funny...
I know! A joke...

Giving up Wine

I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly
dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked me for a
couple of dollars for dinner.
I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, 'If I give you this
money, will you buy wine with it instead of dinner?'
'No, I had to stop drinking years ago', the homeless woman told me.

'Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?' I asked.
'No, I don't waste time shopping,' the homeless woman said.
'I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive.'

'Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?' I asked.
'Are you NUTS !' replied the homeless woman. 'I
haven't had my hair done in 20 years!'

'Well,' I said, 'I'm not going to give you the money.
Instead, I'm going to take you out for dinner with my
husband and me tonight.'

The homeless woman was shocked. 'Won't your husband
be furious with you for doing that? I know I'm dirty
and I probably smell pretty disgusting.'
I said, 'That's okay. It's important for him to see what a
woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments,
and wine.'

HAHAHAHA. Wait. Some of you aren't laughing.

How about someone getting hit in the face with a pie? That's always funny.

What about this?

Or how about this?

Or this?

You won't be satisfied until you see a funny video of Dylan, will you?

Hope you're satisfied. I'd do more, but I gotta look for some tissues.


Kristi *sweet* Sauer said...

I haven't watched all the videos yet, but I will! Its okay to be passionate about terrible things, yet still be the same funny person. I am that way too :)

Joanna said...

Must be something in the air as I've been fighting off the funk. But good to see you haven't lost your sense of humor.

Kellan said...

"I'd do more, but I gotta look for some tissues" - was the funniest part of all to me!!! Take care and keep up the funny - throw in some serious every now and then, I'm reading!! See ya, Jen.

Elsie Button said...

Dylan is so so cute - isn't a baby's laugh just the best sound in the world. unbeatable. great funniness by the way. good to be serious too sometimes.

Eileen said...

Okay that was funny. I also liked your post about China. However I fear that the bulk of people would rather save a couple of dollars and simply "forget" about any child labor issues. The will deny it when asked directly- but they vote with their wallet.

Great stuff on your blog.

Pam said...

Hey- you go ahead and blog about whatever you darn well feel like! That is the beauty of the blog (how's that for a strange saying!)'s your blog and you'll blog if you want to (okay, not much better!)...that's my blog and I'm sticking to it (well, now, I'm just being stupid!).....thanks for all the laughs today! I heart hearing babies laugh...the most precious sound in the world!

Zoe said...

i haven't read the other post yet...i'm headed there. bad day?

Julia said...

I had a crappy day and needed that post, thank you. And I'm with Pam, write about whatever you want! We'll read it :)

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I'm betting you spent hours finding all those videos on utube--thank you! The chuckles were totally worth your effort. Of course, you were right when you said the last video would be the best.

Sparx said...

Blog about what you want, gal, it's all good.

Bia said...

Thanks for finding all those utube videos! I did read your previous post; I just didn't know what to say since you already said it all . . . and very well, too! As I was hanging up Christmas ornaments yesterday, I couldn't help but notice that many of them were, you guessed it!, made in China. Sheesh.

GAMZu said...

Your kiddo is too, too funny!
And we have the same lizard- Rite Aid, right? ;)

My son (3 1/2) loved watching the video from a while back where Dylan kept trying to climb onto the couch.
He kept saying, "Baby's crying because he wants to climb on the chair and the lady won't let him!"

Dawn said...

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and left a comment because that's how I found your great blog. Pretty funny post- I told my husband the wine joke.

Jen said...

Kristi, Yes, it is good to be passionate, until you are wandering around stores for HOURS looking for one that doesn't say Made in China.

Joanna, A sense of humor definately makes life more enjoyable - or bearable, depending on how you look at it.

Kellan, So glad you "get" me.

Elsie, So nice to see a comment from you! I love reading about Betty.

Eileen, Thanks. I do think that most, or at least some, people would make the right choice. Problem is they are in a hurry, and don't have time to check every single item they intend to buy. It is VERY time consuming trying to find products not Made In China, as I am finding out.

Pam, to blog or not to blog, that is the question?

Jen said...

Julia, thanks. Hope I helped cheer you up.

BBM, It didn't take too long, because friends had sent me the joke and one of the videos this week. What am I saying? I spent hours searching for the perfect stuff to make my wonderful blog friends happy, because I love you all.

Sparx, Great to see you. I'm reading yours, as well.

Bia, My husband and I could not find a Christmas tree that wasn't made in china! That really made me sick.

Gamzu, Yea, that lady is mean, huh?

Dawn, I'm sure your husband will make sure you get your wine now!