Things That Are Cracking Me Up


That picture makes me laugh. It's from the Dave Barnes-Brandon Heath concert last week. The blind-folded girl was turning 13 and her cousin (right) had swaddled her head to surprise her for the big day. Other things that have made me smile lately…

1. This clip from Ellen.  I, too, listen to Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg.

2. I so appreciate this review by Overweight Bookshelf for Save the Date. Short and sweet.

3. If you have a Kindle or even if you're interested in the publishing industry, I hope you're checking the Kindle Review Blog. It both gives me free Kindle books and scares the book-writing stuffing out of me.  Sometimes the blogger comments on the free books listed. This one made me laugh.

Murder in Passy: An Aimee Leduc Investigation Set in Paris by Cara Black. Price: $0. Genre: Mystery, Woman Sleuths, Thriller. Rated 5 stars on 1 review.
You know what – the title just doesn’t convey enough about the book. They should have gone with something like ‘Murder in Passy at Rue de Blanc: The Second Aimee Leduc Investigation Set in Paris on the 12th of March in 1953 with a dashing waiter named Jean-Louis and a Vespa nicknamed The Two Winged Chariot’.

4. Overheard from one manly high school boy: “I feel like I need hugs to survive.”

5. Overheard while walking by a high school classroom, “I'm not winning!”

6. Funny tweet from a former student: I really miss learning about Paul Bunion and Jonny Appleseed in school. Finite and Government are useless.

7. Another funny tweet from student:
I'm going to write a 10pg script in creative writing about Justin Bieber  getting an acceptance letter from Hogwarts. You better beliebe it.

8. Email conversation with my mom:
Mom: That old Hoover has had it, it doesn’t deep clean anymore and with the dog having little accidents, I’ve got to get the carpet clean. I can’t decide between a Bissell and Hoover.

Me: Skip the Hoover and get a new dog.

Mom: Did I throw you out when you had accidents?

9. These University of Arkansas boys have gone viral. I wasn't too impressed. Until I saw Meg Cabot tweet about them. Then I got jealous.

10. Quote from Mary R. Snyder when I asked her if she was Southern. “Girl, I'm so Southern I bleed sweet tea and ooze southern charm when I sweat.”

11. Facebook status from teenage Jessica: I just saw Never Say Never With Megan. Dude, best documentary in the world!!! So many scenes without his shirt!!!!!!

12. Klepto Kitty.

13. This new Scion comes with 10 airbags. Can't imagine why.

14. Contest comment from one of my honest and diversified readers: I'm reading Wordsworth, Byron, Keats, and a wee bit of Marie Claire

15. Sometimes your stuff is hard to organize and just doesn't fit into an obvious category. Where do you put it? ModCloth has the answer.

16. I've been blowing my nose a lot lately. But it hasn't been this fun.

What about you? What's made you smile this week?

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 11 comments
Dakota - March 18, 2011

Ahahaa….10 and 16 were my favs.
Today is a good day to laugh.

Mary R Snyder - March 18, 2011

I’m on the LIST!!! And it’s a good list this time. I love being on a good list!
And Jenny B Jones — you make me smile ALOT!
And Dakota (commenter above) — you made my day!

Sharon - March 18, 2011

girl scout cookies. my friend said she’d save me some samoas for tonight 🙂

Tammy C - March 18, 2011

hahah I loved all of these..but number 9 really captured my heart 😉

Oh and that baby one had me in tears I was laughing so hard. lol

Abbigail - March 18, 2011

The Strength Team* came to my church this past week. I sat with a friend who has five-or-six year old twin sisters. At one point during the event, I had a twin in my lap. One of the Macho-Dudes got up on stage and announced that later, our pastor was going to lay on a bed of nails and have a jumbo sized ice block on top of him while a different Macho-Man shattered the two-or-three-hundred pound block of ice wit a sledge hammer. The girl twisted around in my lap and with deer-in-the-headlights eyes (See the video in Jenny’s post above) asked, “Is it gonna put holes in him?” WHAT can you say to that? I was shaking with silent laughter for the next five minutes. (Note: there’s a Macho-Lady on the Strength Team, too! Jenny, with God, all things are possible! 🙂 )

Yesterday (St. Patty’s Day), I had a little friend of mine come up and try to pinch me because I wasn’t wearing green. I showed him the tiny green stripe on my socks, and he said that it didn’t count. When asked why socks didn’t count, he promptly replied, “‘Cause the’re stinky.” Enough said.

*The website link is not mine, it is the Strength Teams.


Mattie - March 18, 2011

Why really made me smile this week is that I get to do the 30 hour famine with my churh this afternoon! I’m really excited 🙂 your post this week was rally funny and totally made me smile!

Suzanne Schaffer - March 18, 2011

You’re kidding, right? I posted a blog moments ago entitled, “Things that made me smile today” and then came over here and saw YOURS. That’s just too weird. Here’s mine:

Suzanne Schaffer - March 18, 2011

Okay, now that I’ve actually read your post….taking a 3 mile walk with my husband in 70 degree weather made me smile today.

Allie Smith - March 18, 2011

your posts,jenny.your posts make me smile.but also what makes me smile is when my dad decides to take me to see I Am Number Four,then to Dairy Queen,then to Barnes & Noble.good times…

Tracy - March 19, 2011

So the funniest thing I’ve laughed about this week is your #8. Your Mum is just as funny as you are.

Thanks for the laugh. And I do mean laugh. I had to try and keep it down cos the rest of my family is asleep.

jessica - March 20, 2011

Castle! My sister and i found all of these videos on youtube that cracked us up. Some of the clips are from the gag reel.


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