… really crack my wife up. That’s the subject of this blog post.
I don’t have to to work very hard to get the Love Of My Life laughing. I do it all the time, and more than half of those times, I have to stop and ask her what’s so funny.
“Now you know,” I droned in reply, my voice hoarse with sleep and migraine medication.
That’s all it took. She thinks it’s funny. I don’t get it.
So, here are a few things I do which make my wife laugh:
- Talk to the TV. It doesn’t matter what’s on – program, commercial, movie, sporting event … I’m gonna talk to the TV. Sometimes I mutter. Other times I scream. Depends on what’s on and how interested I am in it.
- Change children’s song lyrics on the fly. I do this a lot, actually. After hearing the same songs played on Noggin all day long, I get a little … weary of the same-ol’, same-ol’. I aim to spice things up. Not always appropriate for children.
- Tell Bible stories in modern English. I’m just going to … leave it at that.
- Imitate voices. I can’t just sit there and hear an interesting or strange voice and not imitate the speaker. I. Can’t. Do. It. And she busts a gut every time. You should hear my Lou Gentine sometime, or my Michael Silver.
- Imitate cartoon voices. At one time, my wife counted, and I could do (probably not now, though) about 20 different character voices from The Simpsons. None of those were the actual Simpsons family characters, however.
- Annotate things I’m reading. She says I’m “mocking” – but EVERYTHING’s mockery to her.
- Tell her about my life. No kidding. For some reason hearing about my past is funny to my wife. She’s gone into stitches listening.
So there you have it – some weird stuff you didn’t know about me before, and probably didn’t care to know. But it’s in your brain cells now, and you’re stuck with it forever. Ha!