...ya can't do it. At least I can't.
I am working on an essay for a humor contest. I came up with a great topic, a TERRIFIC topic. When I tell the stories to others with wry face and wild gesticulations there is laughter. But is it funny as an essay? Nope. It doesn't even evoke a chuckle.
Don't get me wrong, it's not necessarily bad writing, it's just not funny. I need funny.
funny, Funny, FUNNY! Has anyone seen my sense of humor?
Maybe I'll can topic A and move on to topic B.
Except I haven't got a topic B.
Perhaps I need go no farther than my own offspring to find funny:
We were busy making valentines and the discussion turned to different types of love.
GroovyMom: The Greeks had 3 different words for love. Phileo, Eros, and Agape. Can you remember what phileo means?
Silly-Head: William Penn!
GroovyMom: Um...You're on the right track. What city in Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn?
Both Girls Philadelphia!
GroovyMom: Right! Do you remember what Philadelphia means?
Girly-Girl (proudly) City of Brotherly Love!
GroovyMom: Yep. Phileo means brotherly love. It's the way you love your brother or your sisters or your good friends. It's a warm and happy kind of love.
Next there's Eros. That's the smoochy kissy kind of love between a husband and a wife. (Groovy does not dwell on this type of love due to the tenderness of her students' years.)
And last of all there is Agape love. That is God's unconditional love for us even when we are unlovable. That's how He wants us to love others and tell them about Him.
A quiet, comfortable interlude ensues where everyone is happily cutting and pasting. Then, suddenly Girly-Girl looks up. Apparently she has been thinking...
Girly-Girl Yeah, but you and Dad sure do like that Eros love!