Something Renae said recently reminded me of something else that happen once, a while ago.
It was very funny indeed at the time, but it will never translate into words without ceasing to be funny at all.
It was when Bruce used to have a habit of saying : "I have great hunger, welling from within!" every time he got hungry, instead of just saying "Pass the sandwich" like the boring people of the world. He used this phrase often enough that one time, when he, Renae and I were together and he only said the first half :"I have great hunger", and I asked "Where is it welling from?" it made Renae laugh alot, which made me proud of my quick wit.
See? Not very funny when I tell it that way.
That in turn got me to thinking of other things that I am sillyly proud of having thought to say, on account of making people laugh with them. (I love when people laugh at my jokes. Its one reason Chris LaBoube is so easy to get along with. He laughs at everything.) Stuff that was hilarious at the time, but will not be funny now as I tell them in print. Oddly the next two things I thought of both involve Colista.
The first one was when Jerry Bench- (the director of the City of Joseph which for those of you who dont know used to be >: a huge historic/churchish musical that my family used to be in almost every summer) announced over the PA that we should all turn any props we had found in to the lost and found. I deadpanned :"I found a stage." Colista thought it was hilarious, and I still, years later, replay that scence in my mind occasionally. But it probably isn't all that funny written out.
The other one was when her and I and others, after the show found ourselves reading the outside of an empty bag of popcorn. "Buttery!" "Fresh!" "Painful!". It didn't say "Painful" on the bag, but I got laughs again.
The other day a guy at work began laughing for no obvious reason, so several of us asked him what was up. "Oh- nothing really" said he.
I asked if it was one of those things that are really funny inside your head but if you say it out loud it won't be funny anymore, but instead it would only make you look daft?
Yes, pretty much he said.
I'm like that all the time. After 34 years of being on this planet, I am starting to get a grip on which things to say outloud, and which things to keep in my head only. I have alot of "keep in head onlys". It makes it hard to interact with other Earth people sometimes; I am so very different from the general mass of blithering blubber of humanity. I can admit that now.(So are most of you, my dear readers. That's a compliment, if you like. )
For instance I just deleted a story about the random things I think, because I am afraid you would all get seriously worried about me, and it might hurt my evantual bid for the presidency. NO NO -I WON'T TELL YOU!
I started playing chess again, tenatively. Its risky for me. I quit years ago because I became so obsessive and touchy. And I lost far too much. So far so good though.