Why I Haven’t Responded to Your Email in 2 Weeks

12 Jul


So much email, so little time.

Why Haven’t I Returned Your Email in 2 Weeks?

Procrastination is not personal.

Trust me. It’s not you, it’s me.

Sometimes it’s just difficult to conjure up the same sense of urgency to email responses than I have for, say, attending a family funeral or watching the Wimbledon finals.

I know you understand ’cause you haven’t returned my emails either 🙂

Other Reasons for My Slow Email Responses

  • Memory clutter. Hiring a cleaning crew to come in and dust my dendrites.


  • Lost in the throes of a summer romance with frozen Yasso Greek Yogurt Coffee Chocolate Chip bars.


Summer Fun: You’re All Wet

1 Jul


Summer Fun = Playing in Water


Summer Fun: You're All Wet

Credit: iStock


A few thoughts on Water Fun


  • The wacky noodle water toy is neither an effective weapon nor a successful flotation device. However, it makes a tasty appetizer for sharks. BTW… you are the main course.


  • A life vest is not slimming.  If you wear one, you will resemble a pregnant marshmallow. However, it beats getting all wet and drowning in the ocean.


FUN MOVIE: “Alice Through the Looking Glass!”

22 Jun


LOOKING for a FUN movie?

LOOK no further than Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” – the sequel to the blockbuster film “Alice in Wonderland.”

The combo of live-action and animation, exciting visual effects, adventure, surreal set design, fun characters, and lighthearted wordplay creates an amusing entertainment that’s hard to resist.

Screenwriter Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, Homeward Bound, Alice In Wonderland, Maleficent) crafted an intriguing tale (loosely based on Lewis Carroll’s book “Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There”) featuring a strong, independent Alice and your favorite witty characters from “Alice in Wonderland.”

You’ll love the clever humor, plus the puns and quips about “time.”

“Alice Through the Looking Glass!” is like a fun party we’re all invited to…

now, that’s my cup of tea 🙂 […]

Expiration Dates on Food Labels Kill Me

10 Jun


Revised nutrition labels on food products are on their way. They will feature urgent sugar warnings 🙁

Okay, fine. BUT… there’s a larger problem with food labels…

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The microscopic expiration dates stamped on food product labels and bottle caps!

WHO can read these?

Food Labels Expiration Dates

Can you read me? Can you read me now?


Fun? Are You FUN? A QUIZ

26 May


Are you any FUN?


Or are you too busy? Do you forget to be playful?

Gee, quizzes are really fun, don’t ya think?

This one’s for you.

True or False?

  • I do not whistle while I work. I do not whistle while I play. Heck, not even when I shower.


  • I enjoy shopping for athletic socks, Q-Tips, and emergency kits. Whoopee!


  • My dog won’t play with me. Apparently the snooty cat is more fun.


  • Sadly, I do not own a set of marshmallow roasting forks, let alone use them on a regular basis.


  • The only party I’ll go to is a pity party. And, yes I’ll cry if I want to.


  • My idea of a vacation is four days at the hospital for elective gall bladder surgery.


Bellyache: Guess Who Came To Dinner

13 May


In a perfect world…

You would not celebrate your birthday at a trendy Euro-Asian restaurant touted for it’s delicious, yet healthy dishes and end up in the emergency room 9 hours later with food poisoning. You would not require an I.V.with anti nausea, anti diarrhea, anti pain meds to stop the total body torture.


Uninvited: Guess Who Came To Dinner


In a perfect world…

You would not cook that special recipe for the in-laws – Quinoa Masala Royale – using infected organic vegetables. Later that evening, our family members would not all coincidentally experience unbearable abdominal cramps normally associated with childbirth. After all, you are a lousy cook, but not that lousy.

In a perfect world…

Our food would make us well, not sick.


Meet Danny Donuts, CPA

4 May


I’ve got a great CPA for you.

Comic Performance Artist that is.

Meet Danny Donuts!


Danny Donuts CPA


Seriously, how can you not love a guy named Danny Donuts? […]

What I Learned This Week

21 Apr


We are always learning – perhaps not always remembering – but always learning.

I learned some interesting things this week that I will share with you.

I go through the pain so you don’t have to 🙂



  •  It’s a bad sign when your husband keeps a jug of antifreeze and an eye dropper in the kitchen.  Hint: Get a food tester. (Forensic Files)


  • When flying, your carry-on luggage should never weigh more than twice your body weight – unless you are on steroids.


  • It can be very expensive to wait for a flight out of McCarran Airport in Las Vegas. Flashing slot machines are as enticing as the seductive aroma of Cinnabon.



14 Apr


For ages 12 & UP…

Meet your new BFF – a friend with physical, psychological, and social benefits.

FIND YOUR FUNNY: The Humor Survival Guide for Teens

Find Your Funny Book Barb Best


Written by Joanne Jackal, PhD, a psychotherapist who used to be a stand up comedienne


moi, a comedy writer who likes to joke around with her inner teen.

How fun is that?

Available on Amazon: full-color paperback edition

The e-book http://amzn.to/22v2OCC

Find Your Funny: The Humor Survival Guide for Teens 🙂


April is National Humor Month

10 Apr


I love holidays. They have the power to distract from the humdrum that is perhaps  99.9999% of our lives.

Take a regular, run-of-the-mill day or month, proclaim it a holiday, and presto – it’s special. It instantly becomes blog fodder, a popular theme for school activities, a reason to party, and a barrel of marketing opportunities.

In case you missed it,

April is National Humor Month

National Humor Month


“National Humor Month was founded in 1976 by best-selling humorist Larry Wilde, Director of The Carmel Institute of Humor. It is designed to heighten public awareness on how the joy and therapeutic value of laughter can improve health, boost morale, increase communication skills and enrich the quality of one’s life.”

It is fitting that April, the clammy month that begins with a spirit of play on April Fool’s Day and includes the dreaded April 15th, Tax Day, celebrate comic relief.

Research studies claim the physical, psychological, and social benefits of humor are tremendous. But have you heard the latest – that humor is an aphrodisiac?

Zoosk “National Humor Month” Survey Finds Humor is An Aphrodisiac – MarketWatch.

“Is that a joke or are you just glad to see me?”