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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Well played, Universe, well played one and only New Year's Resolution was to laugh more, right?

I thought the Universe would have a hard time twisting it into something that I'd regret.

I underestimated you, Universe. (A mistake I'll not make again.)

This is what happened:

I am kind of revising more than one piece right now (I promise to NOT mention revision at ALL in my next post) and a comment I received was that a particular part of a particular book needs to be funnier. That's right. FUNNIER. As in MORE HILARIOUS.


Not 5 days after I decide I need to laugh more, the Universe is telling me that I'm just not funny enough.

Oh, you cruel Guardian of the Giggle.

Universe, you win this round.

However, I am not defeated! I will rise up and....aaaauuuugggghhhh!! SPLAT!!! slipped on a banana peel.

(Yeah, I know. Lame-o.)



Matthew Rush said...

Very interesting. That darn universe can be so clever sometimes.

Kelly said...

Bring on the funny, Shelley! I know you can do it!

Susan R. Mills said...

Dang that universe!

Dangerous With a Pen said...

You totally called that before the universe did.

You: 1
Universe: 0

Better luck next time, Universe.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

hee-hee, you're making me laugh, and you're so good at that, I know this is just a friendly nudge from the Uni.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Ha ha ha! I think you're pretty darned funny! :-)

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

But you are funny! Enjoyed the post. Pour yourself a glass of humor, sit back and relax. You've got this one covered.

Corey Schwartz said...

Ha,ha! You are plenty funny to me, Shelley!

Jessie Oliveros said...

Well, you make me laugh all the time, so I think you'll rise to the occasion.

Laura Pauling said...

What a great resolution. To laugh more. I love that one. I'm adopting it. :)

Hardygirl said...

Ha! Ha! Well, you've got ME laughing. And, laughing is contagious.

So ... resolution accomplished. Yes?

Great to see you again! I've missed my bloggers!!


storyqueen said...

Matthew-I feel like I'm in a comic book....StoryQueen vs. The Universe. (The Universe usually wins, I think.)

Kelly-But you know hoe when you try too hard to be funny and you just kind of....aren't? That's what I fear.


Lindsey-Well, I might have called it early, but am not feeling so victorious.

Tricia-Yeah, a friendly nudge...with a boot, in the bum.

Shannon-Thanks....Universe begs to differ, I fear.

Kathi-A glass of humor....? I WANT ONE!

Corey-Thank you...hoping I can pull something out....

Jessie-Oh, if only you were a 10 year old boy (target audience of story....)

Laura-Be careful...Universe has a warped sense of humor.

SF-I have missed you, too! Welcome back!

MG Higgins said...

Well, maybe the universe is just wrong this time. It can happen!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

You can do it Shelley!!!! I know you can...You are the Queen of Funny!