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?”

 

National Humor Month

1 Apr

 

No joke!

April is National Humor Month.

It’s a great month for the inspiring and fun Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, the premier workshop for humor writers. It is held at Erma’s alma mater, The University of Dayton. I was honored to be a judge in their writing competition this year. How cool is that?

There’s a lot of funny out there!

Also, April is a perfect time for AATH – the Association of Applied Therapeutic Humor to hold their annual conference.  Info here

AATH’s mission is to serve the community of professionals who study, practice, & promote healthy humor & laughter. Lots of laughter, learning, and love with this group. […]

A Message From Your CAT

28 Mar

 

This is a message (heh, a threat you say?) from me, your imperious cat.

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Planning on leaving me (your cherished feline pet) at home while you go on a business trip or (how dare you) a fancy vacation is a provocation at best, and, at worst, an act of war.

Vacation? A Message from Your Cat

    Do I look pleased?

 

May I remind you… Actions have consequences!

My expectations are simple

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A Bucket List for the Burned-Out

17 Mar

 

Feeling weary? Tired? Burned-Out?

If you don’t have a case of Vitameatavegamin or Red Bull handy to give you an energy boost, try revising your bucket list DOWN. This will likely reduce that intense pressure and fatigue that you feel.

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Feeling listless? Here’s a list!

A Bucket List for the Burned-Out

  • Savor success by facing your fears head on. Yes! Clean out that crazy ass kitchen drawer – you know the one.

 

  • Empower yourself. Learn to set the digital clock on the car – before it’s time to fall back and spring forward again.

 

  • Empty the crumb tray in the toaster. Should be done once in your lifetime.

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Food 4 Thought: Who’s Hungry?

10 Mar

We sit too much. We’ve got to stand for something, don’t you agree?

Barb Best Humor

For instance*

I am con chile con carne. Don’t want to feel the burn.

I am pro prosecco. Loving the bubble tickle.

From England. Best thing since light-up tweezers! Prosecco gummies […]

7 Smart-Ass TIPS: How to Avoid Cognitive Overload

1 Mar

Cognitive overload – it can happen to you.

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According to (who else?) Wikipedia

“In cognitive psychology, cognitive load refers to the total amount of mental effort being used in the working memory.”

Mental effort requires serious labor, and if overdone – your head will explode.

Too much on your mental plate?

7 TIPS to Avoid “The Big O” – Brain Overload

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My Thoughts While Trying To Meditate

19 Feb

 

Meditate or Medicate?

 

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OM…

Did I set my iPhone alarm for this session?

OM…

Who knew breathing could be so complicated?

OM…

Paul McCartney can come to my party anytime.

OM…

I bet my cat would enjoy a loofah massage sometime. […]

7 Valentine’s Day Excuses for Underachievers

10 Feb

 

Does Valentine’s Day bring out the underachiever in you?

Join the crowd.

Valentine's Day Humor

Don’t sweat it.

7 Foolproof EXCUSES you can use!

  • I’m still in recovery from the Christmas and New Year’s holiday hoopla. Why can’t Valentine’s Day be in August?

 

  • My dog ate the 15-page love poem I wrote you. He’s jealous because you’re so wonderful.

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7 Pearls of Wisdom I Learned Online This Week

4 Feb

 

Wisdom: It is often gleaned from serious reading, intense research, and mindless surfing… yes, online.

7 Pearls of Wisdom I Learned THis Week

What I learned this week:

  • You can not have too many clearance handbags.

 

  • I have no desire to understand the bedbug.

 

  • Yoga is better with dogs.

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The Millennial Wedding Announcement

24 Jan

 

Millenial Wedding Announcement

 

Dear World:

In a bold display of independence, we (not our helicopter parents) are announcing our intention to marry partner and hold a wedding presentation to display our love (and like) for each other.

Where are we registered, you ask?

Why, thank you for inquiring!

We don’t believe in registering for a wedding presentation as we just aren’t into “things.” Like many Millennials, we subscribe to minimalism.

This is mostly because we lack the funds to buy cool stuff (thank you pathetic economy) but also because our heads explode when we see Granny’s living room and her floor-to-ceiling tchotchke collection.

We personally believe that everyone over the age of 40 is a hoarder and in need of a therapeutic intervention.

And so, instead of a cumbersome kitchen appliance or a random piece of cheesy art, perhaps you could buy us a generous gift certificate to Starbucks… that, or a house. We could use a house! (Is that a “thing?”) To be honest, we’re getting tired of living in our parents’ basements. We are incurring hearing damage due to the incessant hovering. […]