ICYMI: Where I’ve Been Laughing While I Was Away

Hello Cats and Kittens,

How is everyone’s week going?

I’m keeping very busy as usual. Last week I kicked off my debut with a local performance group called Old School Variety Show as a storyteller. I shared two excerpts from my work in progress, Oops Baby. It was quite fun. Here’s a little teaser from my chapter entitled Have No Fear, Dad is Here. 

This past weekend I traveled home to hang out with my sister, but fear not, I was still in the blogosphere. Here are a few of my favorite funny tales ICYMI.


Alice Whitmore, of Lutheran Liar Looks at Life, dishes all in her date with Steve Martin, The Jerk and The Dude. True story!

Andrea Culletto battles elephant rides and kid debaters (I’m not saying their coach was their dad, but it might have been their dad) in The Elephant in the Room.

Naughty PickleSummer Heacock of Fizzygrrl shares a humorous, gif-filled retelling of her encounters with hyper-religion. This recovering Catholic girl laughed her butt off at this post, but a caution to readers, it’s not for the fundamental of faith. Enjoy Are You There God? It’s Me Fizzy.

Brick House Chick had me screaming with her dietary rant, Cut the Carbs, They Say. We all know it’s not that easy, and this fiery chica was just saying so.

It might sound like a headline out of The Onion, but it’s a true tale over at Jenny Hansen’s blog More Cowbell. Check out her latest post, Hubby’s Jewels Threatened By Doctor With Tuna.

I can only guess that all authors aspire for this kind of acclaim, but The Bloggess is now #4 on Amazon if you search for “giant dildos”. Well That’s…Huh.

The hilarious woman behind Don’t Pet Me, I’m Writing is sharing her response to How Do I Write Humor? (And Other Questions I Suck at Answering).


And don’t forget, #Keanuthon starts tomorrow! Grab a copy of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Dudes, cause we’re starting at 8:00 pm sharp! I can’t wait to live tweet the movie with you! 


What’s made you laugh lately? 

16 responses

  1. Hey, thanks for reading (and laughing while reading) my Steve Story, and, of course, for the mention. I just signed up to follow your Happiness Project. Which sounds like it’s going great guns. BTW, if it had been Keanu Reeves who took me to dinner, I’d never have let him go to Europe without me (!)

    1. Oh man, you’ve gotta hop on Twitter tonight and hang with me for #Keanuthon! I have to know, which Keanu role is your favorite?

      1. I’ll try to do that! And hmmmm, that’s a tough one. I guess my sentimental fave would have to be as the guy in Parenthood who helps Dianne Wiest’s character’s son (played by Little Joaquin Phoenix) deal with puberty.

  2. Your video made me laugh. So did the nutrition label on a bag of sour cream and onion potato chips. (serving size three chips. Whatever.) Also, this article, of life on Mars:


    1. 3 potato chips? That’s ridiculous! Who eats just 3 potato chips?! What nonsense!

      1. I will pick out the biggest, baddest kettle chips in the bag if that’s the case.

        1. LOL Live dangerously my friend.

  3. I saw the still pictures of your performance you posted on FB and wondered what it was all about. This video is hilarious, you are an AWESOME story teller. I’m right with you, why suffer if you don’t have to. I have a cousin who just returned from a trip to Machu Pichu (Peru) with her sister and her stories are hilarious. She said she hated climbing and doing all the things tourists love to do there. She said she didn’t pay money to suffer!! LOL. Thanks for the shout out, as I sit here eating a rice cake aka cardboard with peanut butter! 🙂

    1. Ay que pena. What a pity! (Correct me if I spelled that wrong.) Rice cakes are the styrofoam of flavors. It’s like eating packing peanuts. Can you at least make funny faces by spreading the peanut butter on and adding raisin eyes and a banana slice ‘O’ mouth so it looks surprised? 😮

      1. Ha,ha! Ay que pena is exactly right! 🙂 I love peanut butter but you are so right about tasting and feeling like packing peanuts. 🙂

  4. I’m impressed with your story telling skills. First improve, now this. You’re turning into a regular Renaissance woman, my friend!

    Even if you are about to pay homage to one K. Reeves…

    1. You know, Keanu played a renaissance man in Kenneth Branaugh’s Much Ado About Nothing. And thank you for the compliment sir!

  5. You’re a wonderful storyteller, Jess. I’ve never gone white water rafting and now think I’d be terrified!
    Enjoy the Keanu movie.

    1. I’m not sure I’d go again. Maybe with a guide? 😕

  6. What an awesome reading! You’re a natural!

    1. Thank you Lynn! Enjoy your weekend!

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