A Night Not at the Oscars

I schemed up a wonderful idea this year! I’m so proud of myself. My daughter and 11-year-old granddaughter are a pretty fun sort, so I don’t see any problems with them going along with me. If I don’t get into my own way and remember all the important info my Lights, Camera, Shine coach taught me, and things turn out close to how I am envisioning – I will post our adventure here & to my YouTube Channel.

If so posted, part II of the scheme comes into play.

The next morning…

Oh My! It is really bad. Apparently, we are not natural comedians or think fast on our feet. Most likely it was due to the fact we did not have scripts to go by, we were in a hurry before hubby got home, and we were too concerned with our makeup and outfits to take the time we (obviously) needed.

That being said, I still am wanting to commence with part II – surprising my hubby with our video on youtube. You see, he often goes on YouTube to watch How-To video’s from working on Model A cars, COPS episodes, DIY content, 1950s TV shows, and classic comedy shows. I will post the video on my YouTube channel, tagging it in a way that will hopefully show up in one of his searches. Which could take days, considering I need to find my notes on videography. Sigh.

For those whose curiosity is aroused, I give you our Oscar Night

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Thoughts About Humor

Often people confuse silliness with foolish or stupid behavior.  Let me explain the difference.  All great comedians incorporate some silliness into their routines.  Jeff Dunham has Peanut.  Jim Gaffigan shares silly thoughts with the audience about what he should have said.  Ron White, normally complaining, had his pug dog on stage wrestling with him on the floor, in his special, “A Little Unprofessional.”  That was unexpected and delightful!

If you want Foolish/Stupid behavior, watch The Three Stooges.  

My favorite type of comedy is more subtle.  It has unexpected and surprising turns that make you laugh out loud before you even realize it.  I enjoy hearing about crazy family members, spouses, and children.  Tell me about the silly things your dog does.  Memories of funny moments are often funnier as you tell them.

This photoTea Party Madness was taken on a spring afternoon.  My granddaughter wanted to go on a picnic, but it was raining on and off, and she had a cold.  She was not happy about this change in her agenda.  After 5 minutes of pouting, she begrudgingly agreed to have a tea party on our covered porch.  

With our tea, we enjoyed fruit and cookies.  However, she drank and nibbled and sat silent.  Normally she is bouncy and full of life.  You can’t get a word in edgewise, unless she is asking you questions.  She asks A LOT of questions some days, and they are rapid fired at you as soon as you answer the prior one.

Hey, look like you’re having fun at least,” I said, aiming my camera at her. She does look like she is having fun, wouldn’t you agree?

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Today’s Silliness

Opinionated Correspondence
Have you ever wanted to tell someone how you REALLY feel?  Ever wish you could rant like Dennis Miller?  Well, let’s do it!

Write a letter to a (company, product, retail store, restaurant, or health condition) that makes you want to scream.  No holds barred, tell it like it is – just watch the language, please.

 Please comment with a link to your letter, We all want to hear (read) your rant! 

  Oh, and if you found a great comedian, please let us in on them 

Take care and be safe out there,

  Jodi Lea