Ok. I'm just going to pretend last night didn't happen. I had intended to blog but my body had other ideas. It was baaaaaad, people. I was too sick to be angry about being sick, I just lay on the bed, head in Joel's lap while he tried to massage the migraine away.
So. It's there. In the background. Masked, for now with some kick-ass
Anyway... in honour of Shelley's Friday Funnies, I went in search of things to make me smile.
Click the button and head on over to Shelley's. She's got the funny today. And every Friday.
1. This is the one that inspired me to post today. I'm assuming most of you have at least heard of the new 'sensation', NYT Bestseller "Shades of Grey". It's all a bit funny to me. This was a fan fiction piece a year or so back and then it got pulled and tweaked (excuse the puns) and turned into a trilogy. It's apparently getting women all hot and bothered. (Edit: Now there's a film adaptation? Already? It's not even that good! And by 'not even that good', I mean 'so cringeworthy I couldn't bear it).
So of course, Ellen DeGeneres had to have her turn. Watch her do a reading. I laughed so hard that Alexander came to find out what was going on. At which point I was forced to pause it and think fast. Really fast. (If anyone's asking, she found those handcuffs and she was trying to give them back to the police officer they belonged to. She was at a microphone because she was making a radio ad. Ok? Just in case he asks).
I don't actually watch her (any) show on TV, but generally when I see clips of her on YouTube, she makes me laugh. She's funnier than she was on her sitcom.
2. I've gotten into Flight of the Conchords in a big way. I resisted for sooo long. As with most comedy shows (well, really everything that isn't NCIS), I rather just watch clips on YouTube. That way I just get the funny without the rest. These are my two favourites. These boys are CLEVER.
Joel introduced me to this one, certain it'd make me laugh. Oh, I tried not to (was in the worst mood) but I couldn't help it. Now it's kind of my go-to to get out of a bad mood. Makes me laugh every time.
3. My Hallmark moment with Alexander the other night. We were all on the bed just chilling out and being kind of sweet (you know, when you suddenly look at your family and think "Awww, we're so awesome...no?) and I hugged the boys and said "Out of all of the little boys in all of the world, how did I get lucky enough to get you two?".
Alexander, who's normally right up there with me on the sappy front: "Err, you already know this. YOU told ME. The sperm got in and met your egg and then turned into me. And then you did it AGAIN and that sperm and that egg turned into Sam. I thought you knew this stuff!". Hmm. Good to know he's not falling for any other stories, but Dude! I was having a moment...
5. "When My Husband Does the Dishes" by Kerri Sackville.
I waited so long for this to be available as an e-book. The large print version was $60!!!! and I really couldn't afford that at the time. But finally, Kerri tweeted me when it became available and I was on that so fast! But it took a few months to get into a funny book mood. I sat down finally to read it last week.
Laughed Out Loud. A lot. Several times. In fact, so did Joel, whenever I'd leave it open on my computer to do something, he'd find himself catching snippets and laughing too. A sign of a good book, when it makes both of us chuckle.
Get it. It's awesome.
There are more. But for today, I'm sticking to my 5. The power of laughter is an amazing thing. I kid you not, my headache is a little less intense. I rewatched everything as I posted them and it seems to have made a difference.
Join in. Give your Friday a boost - head on over to Shell's bog and add your Friday funnies.