One of the critical building blocks of my marriage to Chris is silliness and ridiculous amounts of laughter. (I know—hard to believe, right?) We get each other, which I think is a spectacular quality to have in any relationship. We’ll ride a joke or pun til it’s completely out of gas … and then we’ll laugh some more. Sometimes the funny stuff is carefully crafted and other times it accidentally shows up with perfect timing and we can hardly believe our good fortune. And occasionally we share a laugh over some wacky weirdness we’ve just observed.

I submit for your consideration: a series of goofy happenings that recently occured. If you also think it’s funny, let’s get together for coffee because of course we should be friends.


Chris took a spammy/scammy call the other day and I was listening nearby. Here’s how it went:

Scammer: Hello, Christopher. I’m calling to tell you that one of your Amazon accounts has had some fraudulent activity.

Chris: I don’t have an Amazon account in my name.

Scammer: It’s the one that’s associated with (insert street name here).

Chris: Not possible. This is rubbish.

Scammer: Watch your language, sir!

Chris: Where did you say you’re calling from?

Scammer: I’m calling from … YOUR MAMA’S A BITCH!

CLICK, followed by our Beavis and Butthead-style, rolling-on-the-floor laughter.


We have an ongoing joke about clown cars. When people annoy us, one of us will say, “What a bunch of clowns. I’ll bet the clown car just rolled up and they all came tumbling out.” This joke could be used in situations like 1) people at a restaurant acting like idiots 2) people at the mall walking too slowly and constantly cutting you off or 3) people on House Hunters.

Yesterday, Chris texted me about a situation he was dealing with and I replied with a GIF of clowns piling out of a clown car. He LOL’d it, but I was expecting more than that. I mean, it was a great GIF, beginning to end. When he came home last night, I asked if he’d watched the ENTIRE GIF because it was a double-joke and I thought it deserved more than a simple LOL. He said he hadn’t initially, but he caught it when he watched it again after a meeting. You see, at the end of the parade of clowns falling out of the car was a woman stepping out of the car (for you Texts from Mittens fans, she looked a little like Drunk Patty), and above her pops the words, “Your Mom.”

Insert hoots and hollers as I stirred the soup on the stove and he hung up his coat.


We’re sitting on the sofa and I said, “It’s so funny that you didn’t see the punchline of that clown car GIF until an hour later.” Without missing a beat, he said, “It was the GIF that kept on GIFFING.”

Hell yes. It was the perfect icing for that layered joke.

I adore this man. I’d roll out of a clown car with him anytime.



  1. OMG! This is so up my alley! I totally get this! And I laugh at my own jokes…. you guys are quite the team!! Keep up the good work! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! Laughter is the BEST.

  2. Mary Smith Avatar
    Mary Smith

    Clown car jokes are the basis for.a long, interesting marriage! Hubby and I will celebrate 50 years in August. Hardly a day goes by without some clown car reference!

    1. Haha! Congratulations on 50 years; that’s so cool!

  3. Tracy Millard Avatar
    Tracy Millard

    Lol 🤭

  4. Deana Downs Avatar
    Deana Downs

    Love this! This is my day to day life with the Man..the hits keep on coming! Love and Laughter makes life better💖

    1. Awwww, love you two!

  5. Beth Panfile Avatar
    Beth Panfile

    First, I need to start using the word “rubbish” on a daily basis. Brilliant vocabulary term!! LOL
    AND second, the clown car quote is soooooo perfect for so many of life’s idiocies we are subject to!!! Love it all!!! Hahaha!!!

    1. “Rubbish” is the best! Glad you’re on board with clown cars! 🙂

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