Tuesday, September 25, 2007

That's Not Funny

The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes. ~William Davis

I've been told by certain people that I can, in some instances, be amusing.

I think I may have even been amusing once or twice, here on this blog. Perhaps it would help if I start writing these entries at night or in the afternoon, and not first thing in the morning when my brain isn't firing on all synapses. Typically, I write my blog immediately following releasing the latest review at the LASR Reviews Blog, and then uploading the correct daily pages at the LASR Reviews website.

This all happens prior to getting even halfway through my first cup of coffee. I'm still sleep fuzzy, especially when my cat wakes me up, like she did yesterday by sharpening her paws (yes PAWS -- she's declawed -- and DON'T any of y'all who are freaky about declawing being torture leave a comment about it. I'm well aware of all the reasons you shouldn't declaw a cat. My reason for doing so was simple -- either she lost the claws, or she would lose her life. I think she's happy with the decision) on a box sitting in the hallway.

I sat up straight in bed at the noise, already hissing through my teeth for her to stop it. My DH doesn't like the cat much, so I try to keep her as quiet and obedient (yes, you may laugh here... she is, after all A CAT) as possible. Clearly, I've conditioned myself to the point that my own behavior is instinctive.

Anyway, it was only 3:50 a.m., but my heart was pounding (as was my head), so I arose, turned on the coffee pot and began my task. Fact is, yesterday's blog was written without so much as a sip of coffee, so I suppose I should be proud it was coherant.

Still, if you consider I am the type of writer to include characters spitting dead crickets for distance, or owning pet rats and letting them run loose in their house, you'd thing I could at least occasionally amuse you.

I apologize profusely. Apparently, (and Michele will attest to this, considering my nickname is "lame joke") I am only amusing in my writing. Perhaps I need the ability to edit. I'll come back tomorrow and make this post funnier.

So, I apologize. If you want amusing, you'll have to go to Jenny Crusie's blog. Or Rebecca James. Or Eileen Cook's.

Here? You'll get discussions of butterbabies WHO STILL DO NOT HATCH. They'll wait until Thursday or Friday because it will be RAINING. Or silly quizzes.

Is it possible I have bored folks to death, to the point they have moved on? I wonder... feel free to comment and reassure me that you are still there. Say hi. My writer's ego is fragile. I admit -- I am needy.

In the meantime, here is the aforementioned quiz (stolen borrowed from Charity:

Your Superpower Should Be Manipulating Electricity

You're highly reactive, energetic, and super charged.

If the occasion calls for it, you can go from 0 to 60 in a split second.

But you don't harness your energy unless you truly need to.

And because of this, people are often surprised by what you are capable of.

Why you would be a good superhero: You have the stamina to fight enemies for days

Your biggest problem as a superhero: As with your normal life, people would continue to underestimate you


Judy Thomas said...


Sarita Leone said...

I'm here, Marianne. If it's any comfort, you've got me, another pre-dawn riser, for company. :)

Scary, huh?

Tori Lennox said...

I'm here, too! Sometimes I just don't have any intelligent comments to make. :)

And we've got our twin thing going again. *g*

Marianne Arkins said...

Oh, Judy... you're a hoot. LOL...

Sarita, do people think you're absolutely nuts for getting up early, too?

Tori, right there with you -- haven't you noticed there are days I leave utterly inane comments on your blog? LOL... And that twin thing is starting to frighten me. *G*

Melissa said...

I'm here! And I usually say something or try to except on weekends when I don't usually blog hop.

Marianne Arkins said...


You are a faithful commenter (commentor? commentator? LOL). Dru and Brady, too -- I imagine they'll be by. It's just always interesting to see how many blog hits I get vs. comments.

It does give one pause -- and makes me wonder what I could do to stir things up. I could say something really controversial and let it rip *G*.


anno said...

Me, too! Me, too! I come by every day! Although I've got to admit that since starting home schooling, my daily reads are getting later and later...

Allie Boniface said...

I'm one of the guilty ones who reads and doesn't always comment...but then, I see lots of people who I suspect do that on my blog as well...

Brandy said...

I'm here! *g* I am NOT an early riser like you. I have no idea how you are coherent at that time of morning.

Your blog is fun, don't worry about it. *g*

My Mom had one of 2 of our cats declawed when I was a teenager. One of them would climb up her legs UNDER her robe, Mom nicknamed her Demon cat. *g* (None of the cats I have now have been declawed.)

Have a fantastic day!

Jen said...

Like Anno my erratic reads have a lot more to do with less time than less interest... I'm trying to get caught up every day or two, though.

And look, you're super-charged even without coffee, lol.

Dru said...

I'm running late, but I'm here. Hi. I need my daily dose of reading, writing & stuff that makes me crazy.

I read in the morning, but can't really post while at work.

Your Superpower Should Be Manipulating Electricity

Melissa Marsh said...

My three cats wake me up every single morning. Never fails. Actually, the mama cat isn't part of the posse - her two six-month-old kids are the culprits. :-)

Eileen said...


I find you both amusing and a hoot so there- but I still appreciate the call out.