I just saw a tweet from Mumsnet bloggers announcing me as one of the speakers on the ‘In it for the LOLZ: writing funnier stuff’ panel at BlogFest in November. It is very lovely of them indeed to a) find me funny and b) think that I may be able to impart wisdom about it. I will do my best, and am luckily on a panel with some geniuses who make a living from raising a titter, and who are probably far better at knowing the science behind it than I am. (My usual technique being just to whinge in a hopefully entertaining fashion.)
Typically, life being the bastard it sometimes is, in the week that I should be going ‘Yay, read my hilarious post that demonstrates why they have picked me’, I am actually struggling to be very amusing at all because ill health has decided to abound within my extended family. My lovely 90 year old Grandfather has just been admitted into hospital, and I do not know what the outcome will be. My father and my brother are also dealing with some fairly serious health issues too. Not such cheery times, and I won’t go into detail as they are not my stories to tell, however I wanted to explain why I may be a little subdued at present.
Having said that, humour does get you through the bad times as well as the good, and I am sure before too many days have passed I will have found some element of life suitably ludicrous to be written up here…..