May 29, 2008

I AM funny, I really AM!

Funiness is highly valued in my family, both immediate and extended, as it is in most of my circles of friends. Is this a universally valued personality trait? Or is it just us? Personally, I think it's pretty widespread, what with the comedies on TV, the "I'm looking for a man with a sense of humor" comments, the stand-up comedians, etc... And that's OK, but what about those of us that are comically-challenged? Where do we fit in?

Now, I think that I am a very funny/witty/clever person, but I have been informed by my husband that I am "SOMETIMES funny"--emphasis on the sometimes. This is a long-standing joke with us, but it has truth at it's root. Brian claims (in a not-so-exact way as I'm about to put it) that there are several signs that someone is a "SOMETIMES funny" person. They include:
#1: You can name several very specific times that you were funny in detail, and you thrive off of these glowing moments of laughter, #2: You tend to laugh more at your own jokes than other people do, #3: You insist that you are "ALWAYS funny"--emphasis on the always, and most obvious, #4: You write a post like this on blogger.

I must admit, I do fit into every single one of the above criteria, so here I am stuck in this "SOMETIMES funny" pigeon-hole. I'm trying to accept it and move on, but sometimes its hard. I do not resent my husband for his funiness--because he is very funny/witty/clever, and comes up with things that I could never, ever produce. Plus he's cute, and he keeps me laughing ALWAYS! However, I have come to HATE the word "SOMETIMES"!!!!!

6 comments:

Jason & Meg said...

I love the pics from the zoo. Come home SOON so I can see you. Jacks naked booty is so cute:) I loved seeing you waddle. Honestly though I couldn't tell you were pregnant. Where is the belly???

Love you girl. Can't wait to see you.

Brian, Christina, and Jack Chisholm said...

The belly was defintely hiding under all those stripes. And the angle of the picture. And lots of other stuff too. Believe me it there!

Crystal Garcia said...

I laughed while reading this blog! You can add this entry to your funny resume for sure. I can just hear you now: "Remember that time I wrote a funny blog post?"

Sorry to break it to you, my friend, but your 4 reasons are true. Funny and true. But mostly true:)

Be encouraged: No one can be funny ALL the time and SOME people are funny MOST of the time. That's just life. Know your role. Own it. Work it. "SOMETIMES" is a beautiful word. You are a beautifully funny girl and I love you...sometimes. ha!

Crystal Garcia said...

no, i love you ALWAYS.

Mike, Alison, & Benjamin said...

You read the "Mark of the Lion Series?!" I just started the 2nd one..."Echo in the Darkness." I'm only about 100 pages into it and I'm dying to know what happens with Marcus & Haddassah!!!! Does Marcus become a Christian? Do they get married??

I think I'll skip all of my chores this week and just read ;) I'm pregnant...I need the rest ;)

Crystal Garcia said...

so when the new baby comes, are you going to change your blog address? THREE Chisholms. I mean, that's not very welcoming to the new guy/girl... I'm just sayin'...