I didn’t really have a blog post to put out this week until I read Clever Girl’s newest post, “Shhh…They Might Hear You!” during the middle of the night. If you haven’t read it already, you should take a moment and check it out. Just click on the highlighted words and it will take you directly to her post.
She was lamenting the difficult times in which we find ourselves and how no one seems to know how to take a joke at the moment. I get that. I’m not a comedian, but even so, I haven’t written anything funny or amusing or original in quite a while, which is why I also haven’t put out a new post in a couple of weeks. There’s a total drought in the vestiges of my thirsty, crusty mind. Also, I don’t find much funny right now and that’s never a good sign for me. Thank God for people who make me laugh. I need laughter right now. If you have any jokes or funny stories, please share!
In her post, Clever Girl explained how a joke works, even a badly written joke…I think.
Because you know, if you have to explain it…
In her explanation, though, she brought up short Mexicans working in fields. Also, vegans came into her post as well as a tall, white man who also worked out in the field.
As I read, somewhere in the weirder areas of my mind, the following words started to formulate and stick: tall, white man; bent; produce; eggplant; vegan. I don’t know why CG’s post inspired me. It just happened. My comment to her was thus: How did they know the tall, white man out in the field was a vegan? Because he got bent with an eggPLANT! I then apologized profusely because that was not a well-written joke. Unfortunately, that’s all my mind came up with.
Despite my feeble attempt, I’m absolutely sure that somewhere in Clever Girl’s tale, using most if not all of the words I listed above, there is a damned good joke just waiting to be told. If you know what that is, please share! Also, I left the part out about the chicken eggs because “chicken eggs” also went through my mind even if Clever Girl never mentioned chickens or eggs. I probably shouldn’t come up with jokes at 4 AM on my phone. Or ever.
Of course, I have no idea what if any response she’ll have to my comment/joke since it isn’t even 8 AM the next morning. It’s kind of nerve-racking now that I put my weird joke out there. I probably shouldn’t have done that. My filter/judgment was a bit wobbly at 4 AM. She’ll probably tell me to stop trying to come up with jokes because I really stink at it. I deserve that, too. I’m hoping she has a more clever response, though, since you know…she is Clever Girl.
Anyway, yeah, that’s how my week’s been. I hope yours has been better.
The only dubiously exciting thing that happened to me this week is that I dreamed I killed someone a few nights ago. I don’t remember who he was, but I know that he needed killing and I got the job done. I woke up smiling. Feeling very satisfied. That’s probably not a good sign, is it? Unfortunately, I don’t remember anything more. Otherwise, you would be reading an entire post about it.
Staying at home is starting to get to me, I think. I desperately need to get out of this house and see other people and experience just a tiny drop of normalcy again before my mind goes past the point of no return.
So, Wayward Friends, have you noticed any differences in how you’re feeling now that we’re on Day Gazillion and One of corona-not-so-normal-life with no let up in sight? Any weird dreams or worries? Please let me know I’m not the only one. 😉
For your listening pleasure, a spoof — if you’re not into satire, skip this part, my friends!
So David read this and told me that he’s confused.
He wanted to know if I had a problem with Clever Girl because that’s the way what I wrote came across. WHATTTTTTT?????? OH SHIT AND OF COURSE NOT! I adore Clever Girl and always look forward to her posts! So if there’s any confusion about whether I like her or her posts, just stop that, ‘k?
My post is about how I was worried about offending her with my stupid joke but I couldn’t take it back. Now I’m having to explain…and I feel like I’m in the inside of a bad joke.
Clever Girl’s post was amazing, y’all. Also, since I wrote this, she’s read my comment/joke on her post and, apparently, she wasn’t offended. So that’s good. Damn, now I hope this post doesn’t offend her! SHIT, SHIT, SHIT! By the way, I still think there’s a good joke in there somewhere. 🙂 M