Has Anybody Seen My Lost Sense of Humour?

I have concluded that I am just not a fun person!  I mentioned in an earlier blog post that I really wanted to write about something fun for a change … remember?  So, despite news that Iran has seized two of our Navy ships, and despite the ongoing political rhetoric, I am determined to write about something light and fun today.  Ignore the fact that locally, a father shot and killed his 14-year-old son “accidentally”, thinking he was a burglar. Never mind that tonight is President Obama’s final State of the Union Address.  I am going to write something fun tonight.  I am going to be “Jolly” tonight (my Iraqi friends/neighbors call me either “Jolly” or “Ju-Ju” — guess I’m not living up to the name, am I?).  Nothing comes to mind, so I go in search of something either fun or uplifting online.  I cannot find a thing!  Not a single story appeals to my fun side.  Is it possible that I have completely lost my sense of humour, that I no longer actually possess a “fun side”?  I am actually considering making this post an appeal to my fellow bloggers to suggest fun things that I might write about, but I think that is really pretty pathetic.

A Google search for “sense of humour” results in some 116 million results.  Clicking on the third, I find an article titled “6 Signs You Have A Good Sense Of Humor”.  The six signs are:

  1. You make laughing a priority
  2. You practice self-acceptance
  3. You are creative
  4. You are conscientious
  5. You have good physical well-being
  6. Aging is just a fact of life to you

Okay, well, I scored 50% on that.  No, I’m not telling you which three!  Moving on …

Next up … “How to Improve Your Sense of Humor”.

  1. Look for the funny side of situations
  2. Learn some basic jokes (see below)
  3. Look at joke or humour cards
  4. Learn from friends
  5. Learn from kids
  6. Go along to stand-up gigs
  7. Draw cartoons
  8. Avoid being offensive
  9. Don’t go overboard with your humour


  • Knock knock.
  • Who’s there?
  • Dwayne.
  • Dwayne who?
  • Dwayne the tub, I’m dwowning.
  • Knock knock.
  • Who’s there?
  • The interrupting cow.
  • The interrupting cow who?
  • Moo.

Okay … it’s official.  I have no great sense of humour and am not likely to acquire one any time soon.  Actually, while writing this post I fell asleep in the chair with computer on lap, so apparently I even bore myself when I’m trying to “lighten things up”.

Tomorrow, back to something I can do … socio-political commentary & analysis! Meanwhile, if anybody has any suggestions for fun things I might write about in future posts … feel free to let me know in the “comments” section below.

15 thoughts on “Has Anybody Seen My Lost Sense of Humour?

  1. Just reading what you wrote made me laugh so… was it your sense of humor or mine that is responsible? We may never get to that answer. However, for the time being, if you made me laugh/smile or vice versa, then we made a difference in each others lives. Whether it be for one second, or a life time.

    BTW – Have you tried laughing gas?

    Have yourself a good day 🙂

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  2. I enjoyed your post, thanks for that! As for funny, well growing up in Ireland (where having a sense of humour is obligatory in order to survive) I never really thought about it all that much but I do laugh a lot. Usually at myself. I have based the biggest part of my blog around that approach, so maybe you can take a glance and I hope have a few laughs too. But you are funny, and this was definitely amusing.

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    • Thank you! I will definitely check out your blog. In truth, I laugh easily and often (frequently at myself), but these days I think I have been so embroiled in the whole political mess that I have let it bring me down a bit and feel the need to try to lighten up. Thanks again for visiting my blog and for your kind comment!

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  3. I do think you have a humorous streak … but these days one tends to lose the funny bone while watching news. 😦 I could try to amuse you with some funny anecdotes from my boys, but I made it a habit not to quote their their hilarious sayings on the internet – maybe they would hate me for it later… So far nothing funny has happened to me today, but it is still morning, so who knows? Maybe I have a story for you tonight….

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    • Yes, I think the news and political scene have brought me down a bit. I think probably my readers are getting tired of hearing me expound on various things like guns and Trump also, but it’s such a fiasco that there’s always another point to be made. I am sure you could tell many funny stories about the boys! But you are right … they wouldn’t appreciate it once they reach a certain age … kind of like showing their girlfriend that adorable nude picture on the bear rug thing! I can always count on your comments to brighten my day a bit! Thanks!


      • Your are welcome! 🙂 The day is almost over now, and I did laugh out loud today! I had of course to do with the boys, but I think I can tell the story, as it contains no (embarrassing) quotes. So here it comes:
        After school they played for a bit on the school yard, together with some of my older son’s friends. It has been quite rainy the last few days, so there were puddles everywhere. The game seemed to consist mainly of throwing a ball over and in a puddle and then trying to hit each other with the dripping wet ball. After some time all of us mums decided we had seen enough and wanted to leave before those coats were beyond recognition. We managed to get the lot out of the school grounds, lingering in front of the gates, talking about how boys always manage to fall and hurt themselves in the most strange ways. When we started to move on, I was overtaken by my older son, sprinting, waving his friend’s hat in one hand, with the friend in hot pursuit. There was a big muddy puddle on the left, and my son jumped over it with his long legs. The friend has slightly shorter legs. Long enough to jump over the puddle itself, but landing right on the greasy, muddy edge. Slipping, landing in the mud full length. His whole left side was coated brown. This is the same friend who on Wednesday after school usually goes to the city center with his mum, having lunch in some nice café….
        Did I make you smile? 😉

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