Overcoming Bloglessness

Funny Girl


Daily Prompt  Uncanned Laughter.  A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.


Four year old Ellie and I were eating jellybeans when she said, “I wonder what would happen if we planted these jellybeans?”

That set me off.  “Maybe a giant jelly-beanstalk would grow way up, through the clouds, up to the sky and….”

“No,” she says.  “I think they would just get dirt on them.”


Smart kid.


One day Ellie and I were blowing bubbles on the front porch when she took notice of the triangle shaped dinner bell and thought it would be cool if we could use it to make triangle shaped bubbles.

“That would be cool,”  I said.  “What if we could make square bubbles?  Or rectangles?”

Ellie got excited and her eyes got big.  “Or dodecahedrons?!”

Dodecahedrons!   Yes, of course!

The things they learn in preschool these days!



Author: Susan B Raven

For many years I have suffered from debilitating bloglessness, only writing in my head, while everyone else posted and shared with ease. Previous attempts at recovery have failed, my secret journals edited to death, pages torn out, crumpled and trashed. I will not succumb to this embarassing condition. I will continue to struggle against the rampant backspacing and endless blank staring. I refuse to relapse into the void that is bloglessness. I can do it. I am doing it. I am Overcoming Bloglessness.

3 thoughts on “Funny Girl

  1. Serious? She knows dodeca whaddyamacallits? Wow.

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