2011 Top 20 Blogmas Posts to Bring Out the Funny


Don’t know what Blogmas is? Check out my original call for posts and my summary of this whole crazy Blogmas roll out this week.

Here is something I  might have never revealed to you. I love to laugh. I love funny things. But I am extremely picky about the things I laugh at. It’s not that I don’t have a sense of humor. I’m just more of a smile and laugh on the inside kind of person.

I’ve never used the term LOL online. Part of it is because it just annoys me. I don’t generally use txt spk (except for OMG). But the real reason is because I don’t often actually laugh out loud. However, I have to say that some of these posts broke that barrier.

Some made me truly laugh out loud. Some made me smirk. Some made me chuckle. But they all brought out the funny.

1. Best Bladder Fail Post by jillsmo from Yeah. Good Times.

I laughed out loud at this post. Quite unexpectedly. I don’t know if it was the delightful storytelling, the visual aids, or the simply “yeah, that’s sounds like something I would totally do” aspect of it but I’m pretty sure you will love:

The time I almost hit myself in the head with a dead mouse

2. Best Vlog to Make Us All Feel Like Crazy is the New Normal by Tracy from Sellabit Mum

I’ve met Tracy and thought she was funny and delightful. I’ve also watched Tracy’s vlogs and know that she has excellent comedic timing. But I never knew what a vlogging genius she was until I watched this one nominated by Jessica at Four plus an angel. Please to enjoy:

I have voices in my head…

3. Best Anti-Holiday Post That’s Funny Cuz It’s True by Mommy Rotten from Mommy Rotten

This was actually a guest post that was nominated by Stephanie from Momma Be They Name, whose blog it appeared on. I read it with skepticism because nobody messes with my Christmas spirit. But this one? Yeah, I kind of had to agree:

Santa Claus: Kind of an Asshole

4. Best Almost-Fight By Someone You Would Never Think Would Be in a Fight Post by Jana from Jana’s Thinking Place

I’m totally not into sports but I live in the South and I get how, um, passionate people get about their teams. Even though I met Jana and she was just as sweet as could be, I probably could have predicted that the tiger in her would come out when it came her team:

The Auburn Girl Stands Her Ground. And Wins!

5. Best oh-my-god-that’s-a-long-post-but-totally-worth-it-for-the-giggles Post by Roxanne from Unintentionally Brilliant

Yes, it’s a long post. And yes it’s totally worth it for the giggles. Ever considered online dating? No need. Roxanne shows you everything you’re missing. Men without humor need not apply:

Plenty of Fish, yo

6. Best Post Advocating the Idea to Get Off Your Butt and Just Do It by mrsrkfj from And Starring as Herself… MRSRKFJ

MRSRKFJ is a frequent participant in my Stream of Consciousness Sunday meme and I’ve known for quite some time that while our exteriors are quite different, we just might be the same people on the inside. The post about exercise and wanting to get in shape pretty much sums it up for me:

Letting Go, Part 2: Team Chunk

7. Best I Don’t Have Time To Blog But I’m Going To Do It Anyway And Then Complain About How I Don’t Have Time Post by Chara from The Daily Yawp

A friend referred me to Chara’s blog for her very, very first post. And from the very first moment, she got the whole blogging conundrum and made me laugh the whole way through:

101 Reasons Not to Blog

8. Best Series Featuring A Photo So Awkward It’ll Make You Feel Good About Yourself by Alyssa from Have Stroller Will Travel

I’m a big fan of self-deprecating humor and when you use visual aids along with that humor, I find it all the more endearing. Kudos to Alyssa for not only enduring her awkward adolescence but also for putting it on display for all of us:

Vintage Me: Awkwardpalooza

9. Best Celebrity Sighting Post Featuring a Famous Actor Who Has Portrayed Batman by Stephanie from Hugs, Kisses, and Snot

I think Stephanie must have known I’m a sucker for celebrity sightings. And reading this post, I wanted to be there, in that moment, just to experience the smolder:

My encounter with The Batman

10. Best Post (okay, the ONLY post) That Contains “The Andy Griffith Show” and “The Talking Heads” in the Same Sentence by Angie from The Jammie Girl

This post was nominated by Mary Jo from 154 Hidden Court and is all about roommates. Particularly bad roommates, especially from college. This post spoke to my heart because I’m pretty sure I had the worst roommate ever. She was from Brazil and her name was Luci (short for Lucimar) and my brother quickly changed that to LuciFAR. Yes, she was of the devil. But I’m not alone:

College Roommates are the Devil

11. Best “Serenity Now, DAMMIT” Post by Robin from The Not-Ever-Still Life

This is one of those parenting posts that keeps you going all the way until the end when you suddenly scream out, “NOOoooooooooooo….” Read on and tell me if you don’t agree:


12.Best Post About How a Family Kayaking Trip Felt More Like Deliverance by Jenn Marie from Blenifer uncorked

Normally, I wouldn’t feature a post about female anatomy  but when we’re talking humor, it’s just inevitable. I’ve done my fair share of back woods canoeing but apparently when you go kayaking you meet a whole different crowd that ends up shouting things like:

Show me your booobs!!!

13. Best “OMG, Only Me” Post by Lauren from Spill The Beans…

Lauren makes me think about how thankful I should be that my name is unique. I’ve never found another Fadra Nally out there but sometimes, you do find someone with your name living your evil twin life. Note from Lauren: “You should know this was back when I was blogging under the assumed name of Elle- as in “L” for Lauren… except the universe has a sense of humor and saw an opportunity”:

Confessions and Coincidences

14. Best My Kids Drive Me Insane and You Can Have Them If You Want Them Post by Natalie from Mommy of a Monster

I think we all could have written a post like this, right? Except Natalie shows us how two extremely precious little girls can create a chilling crime scene right in your own bathroom:

The Usual Suspects

15. Best Post About the Messed Up World of Thomas the Train by Brandy from mannlymama

I have to admit that I don’t watch Thomas the Train. Thankfully, my son was never interested in it. I think he found the trains quite annoying, as did I. Now I’m starting to wonder if maybe he just read Brandy’s post:

What kinda sh*t goes down on Sodor?

16. Best Post Containing Extreme Medieval Cleavage by Stephanie from Hugs, Kisses and Snot

Stephanie’s back but this time it’s to show off her extensive photographic collection of medieval cleavage. Sound strange? Yeah, it kinda is. But it took away some of the queasiness I usually feel for medieval fairs:

Why I love the Medieval Fair

17. Best Reason to be a Couch Potato Post by Shannon from Mamas Against Drama

Apparently Shannon, much like me, had a desire to make up for the dance lessons she never had as a child. Or maybe I’m just speaking for me. One hip hop dance class and I’ve sworn off dancing in public for good. Shannon may be thinking the same, at least when it comes to ballet:

Let’s Dance

18. Best Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me All of This Before I Had Kids Post by Natalie from Mommy of a Monster

The reason, Natalie, that nobody tells you any of this is because it would then jeopardize the existence of the human race. We have to learn about motherhood the hard way or else we’d probably never do it at all:

What I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Mom (The Things That Suck)

19. Best Diarrhea Accident in Target Post by Laura from Laura’s Mommy Journal

Just the idea of a diarrhea accident in Target makes me giggle but having this be the BEST one is all the better. What really got me on this post is not the actual discussion of diarrhea but that this really was just a tale of a bad date:

Second worst date ever

20. Best This is Some Scary Sh*t Post by Shannon from Mamas Against Drama

We all want to coddle our children and regale them with the same stories we grew up with, right? Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and of course, the Tooth Fairy. Because every child likes the idea of some strange woman entering their bedroom and sneaking under their pillow while they’re fast asleep.

The Very Scary Tooth Fairy


It took a long time to read all of these posts and this is only a fraction. I love people that can make me laugh and I hope some of them can make you laugh too. But read up because I’ve got 60 more posts headed your way this week. Posts to make you cry, reflect, think, and just be happy to be part of this wonderful thing called the blogosphere.

If you missed it, yesterday I highlighted some of my favorite posts from this year.


  • http://unintentionallybrilliant.blogspot.com Roxanne Piskel

    Some of these are my favorites! Can’t wait to see the next group of Blogmas posts.

    • Anonymous

      I definitely enjoyed myself with these.

  • http://about.me/efloraross Elizabeth Flora Ross

    Well, shoot. If I was receiving a Blogma, this is the category my submitted post would have fit in. Now I’m all kinds of bummed. But, I shall not be a sore loser. I shall go read and comment and congratulate the awesome winners!

    • Anonymous

      There ARE no losers at Blogmas. Just wait…

  • Tracy@sellabitmum

    I’m honored and shit I totally forgot to pay Jessica that $20 I owe her…

    Thank you! xoxoxoxoxoxo

    • Anonymous

      You are funny. The end.

  • http://twitter.com/mommaneedsbeer Kelli MW

    Awesome!!!! I’m sad I missed the submission deadline myself, but… there are definitely amazing blogs to be read here. I needed a good laugh today too. Thanks for doing the heavy-lifting and uncovering these gems for us, Fadra!!

    • Anonymous

      It was a short window because I decided to do it at the last minute (so typically me) but I hope you enjoy some of these!

  • http://janasthinkingplace.com Jana Anthoine

    These are great! Thanks for hosting the awards. I’d like to thank the academy………

    • Anonymous

      The Academy would like to thank you. And you go get ’em, you little Auburn firecracker.

  • Lauren

    This is my first blog award ever! Thanks Fadra, I shall display my badge proudly. :)

    • Anonymous

      You earned it, Elle 😉

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  • http://www.havestrollerwilltravel.com/ Alissa

    Can’t wait to check these all out. I can’t wait to see the next few days as well. Happy New Year!

    • Anonymous

      No, thank YOU for putting your awkwardness on display :)

  • http://www.mommyofamonster.com Natalie@mommyofamonster

    And you just totally made my day…twice!! Thanks for including me and now I’ve got lots of reading to do, love the funny 😉

  • http://www.mommyofamonster.com Natalie@mommyofamonster

    And you just totally made my day…twice!! Thanks for including me and now I’ve got lots of reading to do, love the funny 😉

    • Anonymous

      And the week isn’t over yet…

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  • http://twitter.com/jlweinberg jlweinberg

    I love this list! There are so many hilarious, talented writers out there. Thanks for pointing me to some I’ve never read before :)

    • Anonymous

      There were plenty *I* had never read before. I loved reading all of these!

  • http://yeahgoodtimes.blogspot.com/ jillsmo

    OH MY GOD!!! I won, I won!!!!

    *sniff* Thank you so very very much… you know, though… it’s an honor just to be nominated, even though I nominated myself… and in such an awesome category!! That I made up! I CAN’T BELIEVE I WON!!! Thank you!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      You know that part where I said I laughed out loud? Yeah. It was your post. And my son asked me what was so funny but I decided not to recount your drunken dead mouse story.

      • http://yeahgoodtimes.blogspot.com/ jillsmo

        The kids must never know of the drunken dead mouse story……

        • http://twitter.com/MommaBeThyName Momma

          That was the best acceptance speech ever. Except…where is Kanye?

  • http://chicktuition.com jacqui

    Great choices. But I have a question. Were there a lot of entries in the ‘Best Diarrhea Accident in Target’ category?

    • Anonymous

      Fortunately, there was only one entry in that category. One is about all I can handle.

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  • http://twitter.com/thehhhousewife Claire

    This list is awesome. Several made me laugh out loud, quite literally. 

    • Anonymous

      Me too and I generally do NOT do that.

  • My Misadventures in Motherhood

    So I happened upon a link to this post from Laura at Catharsis, and I’m so bummed I didn’t know anything about it!  I write a humor blog… that’s what I do!  I have posts on pee, poo, new vajayjays for Christmas, boob disasters… well, the list goes on.  But anyway, I’m following you now, so hopefully I won’t miss any more awesomeness!  And I can’t wait to check out some of these awesome posts that you’ve shared with all of us!  Yay!  Looking forward to some serious laughing! 

    Smiles, Jenn @Misadventures in Motherhood

    • Anonymous

      Jenn – I love me some funny. I’ll have to check out your blog. And I plan on having the SECOND annual Blogmas Awards this fall :)

  • My Misadventures in Motherhood

    And for some reason Disqus doesn’t like my Google picture… pbbbttt… I’m really not a gray featureless face…

    • Anonymous

      I think it pulls it from Gravatar. But I’ll assume that you do look slightly better than that 😉

  • Stephanie

    What a great birthday present. Thank you! I’m looking forward to reading all these hilarious posts.
    Happy New Year

    • Anonymous

      Oh man. Was it your birthday? Happy Belated!!!

  • Alexandra

    This is great.

    I want to do it next year.  A best of.

    I always worry: will someone ‘s feelings get hurt??

    • Anonymous

      If someone’s feelings get hurt, I hope they don’t tell me. Because then my feelings will get hurt and I might cry.

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  • http://noteverstill.blogspot.com/ Robin (noteverstill)

    Oh, my goodness, what great reading!! Thanks so much for including me :)

    • Anonymous

      I loved your post. And you know, it wasn’t until I put it up there that I finally “got” your blog name. DUH!!

  • http://www.lindsayblogs.com Lindsay

    These are some phenomenal posts!

    • Anonymous

      I agree! And some that I bet weren’t widely read!

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  • Anonymous

    There are not enough words (but I’m going to try!) to convey how much this means to me!  I am honored to have been chosen and thankful that my sister pointed your blog out to me for Sunday writings.  I look forward to more musings and connections in the next year.!

    • Anonymous

      Oh, that makes me so happy! I loved your post! I even read it out loud to my sister and my mom. And so who exactly is your sister? Just so I know all the family connections?

      • Anonymous

        My sister is Rachee from http://www.sayitrahshay.com. She follows directions for SOCS better than I do (she uses her timer).

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