Today, I’m continuing in the Blogmas spirit and finally starting with the first of four days of fan favorites. These are posts nominated by YOU and read and ranked (not really) by me. Why me? Because it’s my blog.
As I read each post, I kind of group them into categories. Some are more difficult than others but today’s category is simple and easy.
I love to laugh. I love to joke, often to excess. Often inappropriately. And I love, love, love when people can make me smile or, especially, laugh. I’m usually a laugh on the inside kind of gal. I’m still amused. I’m just quietly amused.
I have to admit, though, some of these posts had me literally laughing out loud. And most are new to me. I’m so excited to share these with you. Because everyone could use a good laugh.
“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.”
― Kurt Vonnegut
Best Porn Post Containing Absolutely No Sex At All by ML at I Miss You When I Blink
This blog falls into the “where have you been all my life” category for me. Who is ML? Do I follow her on Twitter? I don’t even know. All I know is this is hands down one of the funniest posts I’ve read in a long time. No surprise that ML is a writer and now I’m all, when is your book and how can I buy it? Or since I’m a blogger, how about you send it to me for free because we don’t like to pay for anything? This post, right here, BRILLIANT.
The Post That Made Us Realize Other People Live Like Hoarders Too by Ashley and Lisa at The Dose of Reality
I met Ashley at Type-A Parent Conference last year. I had her card. I interacted with her online. And then I read a post from her blog and OMG Ashley – why didn’t you tell me you were so funny? I’m not sure if I loved this post because it’s well-crafted or because it reminds me EXACTLY OF MY LIFE. I’ve always said messy houses are de rigeur and now I know I’m right.
My second most popular post about my underwear this year by Cindy Reed at The Reedster Speaks
I also met Cindy at Type-A Parent Conference (hmmm, starting to think that might be a good conference) and take full responsibility for her blogging career since I, after all, suggested she should just jump in head first. But I cannot take responsibility for this masterfully hilarious ode to her bra. That’s all Reedster, right there. And frankly, as someone that is, ahem, more well-endowed, I was just fascinated to hear that a bra could last 7 years.
Most Useful Editorial Style Guide… For Real Life by ML at I Miss You When I Blink
Remember ML? Yeah, you read her post at the top of this list. She’s back. And she’s swearing. But she’s not just swearing. She’s ensuring you know how to swear properly, and appropriately. If you swear on your blog (or in real life), you’ll want to read her advice. And where else will you find a post with a quote like this: “Holy shitstorm, it looks like the ass end of destruction in a typhoid whorehouse around here.”?
Funniest Yet Most Accurate Post About Pre-schoolers by Estelle at Musings on Motherhood and Mid-Life
If I had to rename or repurpose my blog, I’m quite sure it would be musings on motherhood and mid-life. Because that’s pretty much what I’m all about. But Estelle embodies it perfectly because she has just enough experience and wisdom to know a conspiracy theory when she sees one.
Best Post Explaining How to Live with a Princess by Erica Voll at No Sleep ‘Til College
I don’t have a daughter but I’ve been to Disney World. I see what happens when little girls become princess obsessed. And it makes me and my wallet very thankful to have a little boy. And yet, they actually have something in common. Because apparently, princesses toot. You’ll see what I mean.
Best Post Proving That People Who Take Elf On The Shelf Seriously Are Insane by Stephanie at Hugs, Kisses and Snot
I’m not sure we needed a post to prove that people who take Elf on the Shelf seriously are insane. I mean, can’t we all just agree on that? We invite the elf into our home every year and he sits on a shelf. BECAUSE HE’S CALLED THE ELF ON THE SHELF. Yeah. Stephanie gets that.
The Post That Makes Me Want To Go Back In Time And Be Smart With My Mother by Ashima at Lime ‘n’ Lemony
You know how our parents lie to us about food to make us eat it? Like the time my mom told me that a turkey was really a big chicken. And I bought it. And ate it. However, she also tried to make me think fish nuggets were tater tots and I would have none of that. Well, apparently, this is a universal pattern. Ashima, who lives in India, had the same experience except replace “fish” and “turkey” with words of Indian food I can’t necessarily pronounce.
The Post Explaining Why I’ll Never Be in the Junior League by Anne Hogan at Lady Anne
I know Anne quite well. And luckily, I know about pet mishaps quite well. Frankly, there was nothing too shocking in her post literally about cat pee and Sprite. But it did make me realize that perhaps we need to form a Junior League just for people like us.
The Blog Post Most Likely to Make You Go “EWWWWW” by Erin Lane at A Parenting Production
You have to know Erin to know that she probably literally said EWWWW when she experienced the inspiration for this post. In fact, I can hear her saying it in my head. I tend to be one for modesty, myself, but realize gym etiquette is a little different. But THIS different? You decide.
The Post That Proves Dads Can Be Wild And Crazy Guys by Kelli at Momma Needs a Beer
I have to admit that I don’t have a whole lot of good dad stories personally. Nothing worth blogging about. Nothing wild and crazy. Nothing like, oh, say, my father-in-law buying a pony at a bar. Her stories are worth it for that one alone. Seriously. And there are pictures.
Best Post Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Finally) by Rajean Blomquist at Because I Said So
Rajean, meet Fadra. Fadra, meet Rajean. While our first encounter was online, Rajean and I are kindred spirits. You see, we both have weird names. Trust me, it’s a bonding thing. But Rajean is one up on me. She was recently the subject of a hilarious SNL skit. I’m still not sure if it makes me entirely jealous (once you see that Rajean, you’ll know what I mean).
Best Post To Read When You Wash Your iPhone with the Laundry by Jennifer Barbour at another jennifer
You think you don’t need this post. You think you’re never going to need this post. But someday, when you’re least expecting, when you’re racking your brain trying to figure out where you left your phone, you’ll hear the heavy thud coming from the general vicinity of the washing machine. And then you’ll know by that sickening feeling in your stomach. And Jennifer can help you with your recovery.
The Post Where I Worried Everyone Would Think I Hate My Husband by Krista at Playdate Crashers
It’s a fine line we walk as married people, or people with significant others. They give us so much fodder for our blogs but do we really want to betray their confidence in us? The answer is yes, if it makes for a funny post. And they’ve given you permission.
Most Popular Blog Featuring Antarctic Birds by ML at Random Penguins
Is a Tumblr a blog? I have to admit that I still don’t know. And I don’t exactly know why ML draw random penguins. But somehow, I think she’s tapped into my subconscious and had learned my love of both Antarctica and humor.
Best Lesson in NEVER Letting Your Child Know the Password to your iTunes Account by Vi at Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
My son often watches as I type in the password to my iTunes account. Sometimes he picks up the last 3 characters. Sometimes I worry he will figure it out. And apparently, I should be worried. Like Vi, I recognize the rat trap that is in-app purchases and I refuse to let him “buy” a different flavor of ice cream for his ice cream maker game. Unlike Vi, it hasn’t been an issue for me. Yet.
Best Reason Why I’ll Never Get My Own Cooking Show by Jodi at Jodifur
I actually might have titled this: Best Reason to Follow Directions. Because I have a bad habit of skimming and not always reading all the way through. Especially when it comes to recipes. But so far, I haven’t permanently injured anyone in my family with my incompetence.
The Post That Proves Lists Are Fun. Especially When They Involve Alcohol. by Kelli at Momma Needs a Beer
Know what I love about Kelli? She’s consistent, if nothing else. She named her blog “Momma Needs a Beer.” She frequently blogs or vlogs about her love of beer. And yes, she also convinces you that you too should drink beer. Today.
Best Parody of 90s Novelty Rap by a Toddler by Sarah at Love, the Ludwigs
Technically, this post is written by Cole, Sarah’s son. But since Cole is just over 3 years old, I’m guessing mom helped him out. Especially since Cole probably still need to understand what a parody is and exactly which song he is parodying (I’d probably wait until he’d 5). And P.S., don’t you wish your last name was Ludwig?
Best Show of Affection to One of the Many Pains in the World by Vi at Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
Oh, how I love poetry. Especially when it comes in the form of an ode to a wisdom tooth. I have to be honest… I was born without wisdom teeth so I’ll never know the pain it will bring. But I’ll happily read about the pain it causes others.
Are you laughing yet? On the inside? Or at least a simple smile? Yeah, I had some fun reading these posts and so many of them make me kick myself for not getting out there and reading more of these during the year!
Get your laughs out now. Tomorrow, we take a turn for the serious as Blogmas continues…