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Funny Friday

Squee! I’m so exciteMe_SuzyP_CVR2d to be here!  For those that don’t know, I’m a newbie round these parts, and the author of Me, Suzy P.  It’s the story of 14 year old Suzy Puttock who embarrasses herself ALL THE TIME. She’s a walking disaster area.  Luckily she’s got a great bunch of mates to help her out…and her boyfriend, Danny, too.

People often ask where I got the inspiration for Suzy from, and the answer is…er, me, and my embarrassing life! I do stupid stuff all the time, so it wasn’t that hard to create a character who constantly makes a complete donkey of herself. But embarrassing things are often funny things (admittedly, usually only in hindsight) so I thought I’d post five things that always make me giggle…

  • Thinking about all the embarrassing things and stupid things I’ve done in my life. I’ve blogged about this quite a bit over the past few weeks, but daft things that have happened to me include breaking my nose in a tickling fight, walking into a lamppost, sitting on a deckchair and having the seat collapse under me so I fell right through, and ending up with my arm in a plaster cast after opening a window (yup, for real). These are just a few. There are so many more…
  • This  video of an old woman getting pulled over by a huge dog cracks me up every time. This dog was the inspiration for Murphy, the dog in my book, who’s owned by Suzy’s best friend Millie. Murphy’s totally uncontrollable, and always dragging Millie all over the place.
  • My friends. There’s nothing better than meeting up with a gang of mates and spending time together, catching up with lots of gossip, sharing funny stories and eating LOTS of chocolate. And Haribo. There has to be Haribo.
  • My fave TV shows and films, but mainly Friends, Scrubs, Miss Congeniality and The Wedding Singer.  Totally hilarious.
  • Bad jokes: What’s ET short for? ‘Cos he’s only got little legs. What’s purple and stands in a field? A cow in a tracksuit. Why are pirates, pirates? Because they ARRRRRRR!

Are you smiling yet? What about you…what tickles your funny bone?

8 thoughts on “Funny Friday

  1. Hi Karen, nice to have such a happy post to read on a wet Friday morning!

    Here is one for you…

    Q. What did Christopher Columbus say to his men just before they got on the ship?

    A. Men, get on the ship!

    Have a good weekend everyone!

  2. Hello 🙂 The broken nose in the tickling fight reminds me of when I was in 6th form and made myself sick seeing if I could stuff an entire bag of Flumps into my mouth. (I couldn’t.)

    • Hayley, I knew we were on the same wavelength! I once made myself sick playing the chocolate game, that children’s party game where you have to throw a six and then eat chocolate with a knife and fork. I kept throwing sixes. I was eighteen years old. Yes.

      • Pahahaha! That’s terrible. To be fair, I was only 17! I know this for a fact because my birthday is so late in summer that I’d already done my exams and left. *sits back superior and smirks*

  3. Oh that clip is so funny! I totally just cracked up when I was watching that and reading this and everyone else in the library gave me this “you’re weird” mixed with “Be quiet in the library!”. I tried to stop for I have much respect for libraries but couldn’t stop and ended up falling off of my chair… so that was fun. I always seem to falling over my own feet and falling off a table and breaking my arm. What makes me laugh? Hmm… Anti-jokes. I find them so funny. E.g. Duck walks into a bar, Bar man asks what’ll it be Duck doesn’t answer because it is a duck. Or what is green and has wheels? Grass, I lied about the wheels.
    Knock knock. Who’s there? To. To who? To whom.
    Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Dave. Dave who?
    Dave proceeds to break into tears as his grandmother’s Alzheimers has progressed to the point where she can no longer remember him.
    What would George Washington do if he were alive today?
    Scream and scratch at the top of his coffin.
    There’s an Irishman, a homosexual, and a Jew standing at a bar. What a fine example of an integrated community.
    A: Knock knock! B: Come in.
    What does an Eagle and a Mole have in common? They both live underground. Apart from the Eagle.
    What did the farmer say when he lost his tractor?
    Where’s my tractor?
    Try this on someone…
    go up and say “Ive got a great knock knock joke for you but you have to start”
    there response “Ok, knock knock”
    you say “Who’s there?”
    They are usually dumbfounded and a hilarious awkward silence ensues
    What do you call a man with no arms or legs on the doorstep?
    Whatever his name happens to be.
    Ask me if I’m a tree.
    Are you a tree?
    No.
    What is a vampire’s favourite dessert?
    Vampires aren’t real.
    Okay and I promise that this one is the last:
    Roses are grey. Violets are grey. I am a dog.
    Some people really don’t think they’re funny but most of my friends do. Oh! And Asdf movies always make me laugh so hard http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_750242&feature=iv&src_vid=hrzIykdka4s&v=IYnsfV5N2n8.

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