Tuesday, January 29, 2008

And Now, A Dog and Pony Show!

My blog is up for review at Humor-blogs.com which means we have extra visitors this week.

The complaint has arisen amongst the reviewed and the reviewers that no one checks the archives to see if a blog is consistently funny.

There are two theories to being evaluated.

1) Time to be reviewed, get gussied up, put on your best lesson plan and hope it dazzles.

2) Time to be reviewed, do what you always do, and be praised or damned for what you do normally.

Now, when I was a teacher, I fell into the second category. As a parent, I have come to appreciate the first. We want the dog and pony show, even if we know, that's exactly what it is. One of my favorite quotes is, "If this is the best there is, then boy are we in trouble." It applies to blue ribbon schools, television shows, political candidates....

Thus as a service to all those out there who want to know if Chocolate for Your Brain! can dish out consistent comedy, I commend to you, the best of...I'm giving you the titles, you'll have to click on them to enjoy! It's like getting the guide to the inside of a box of Chocolates. You know exactly what you're going to get. I promise no jelly filled ones.

Yes, I even dressed up for this one. I put on makeup this morning because appearances matter.

In the Archives. This blog started back in late October, I formally launched it --let friends know and spammed out messages November 4th of 2007.

October and November Selections:

Start with First Impressions, it reveals who I am and why I write, something people who review these things sometimes want to know.

Higher Concepts of Math and Me for those who have older kids, will amuse anyone who has had to help with homework.

Game Boy or X Box Live deals with teaching children laundry and Game Show addresses the vexing question, Name that Sound! A child is in the other room. You hear a noise. Run? or Ignore.

December Selections:

Yes, I did seasonal stuff, Sauce for the Goose is a worthy contender, as is The Real Christmas Fruit Cake and Why We have an Artificial Tree.

January Offerings:

Stand Up! Waiting for Mensa to Call and Man Shop! Get my votes, along with 50 Something Betters for rounding out your reading pleasure.

Of course, the other stuff is equally stunning. Some of it is even more fun than LOLcats doing the tango over Niagra Falls. (I don't think there is such a shot yet so if you hurry, you can own that puppy....er...kitten...whatever). Two that work in tandem are Potty Wars and Cold Potty Wars, and for more toddler mischief writ large, try the Adventures of Contrary Boy and She Who Would Be Two, or Pillow Talk!

If Political stuff is your cup of tea, check out Hillary's Family Tree and Cheers for Iowa! and Richard Blane for President is coming next week. Timely satire includes Law and Order in the Food Court from the archives, and Having a You TubeMoment.

And there you have it, a few pieces with nuts, some with fruits, and some truffles and caramels to round the whole thing out. And you can eat it all up without any guilt whatsoever, and all before Valentine's Day.

Happy Reviewing! As for the rest of you, I'm still a mom. Sometimes, you get leftovers.

for more humor that's not warmed over or fresh from the microwave, try http://www.humor-blogs.com/!


Lavona said...

First Impressions is dated October 24, not November 24 ... it was worth reading :)

SherryTex said...

Thanks for the quick catch,I stand humbled by my own failing to catch my own error.

The blog became formal --I got a counter, I spammed my relatives, I joined Humor-blogs, in November. So that's when I feel I really got moving.

damonm55 said...

Don't be concerned with your ranking. Do what you do. If you change anything because of a review, it takes from what makes your blog YOURS.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Yeah....what damonm55 said. People hated my blog template but I find the smiley faces totally amusing; especially the way they open their mouths when you click on a link. No way am I going to change it. Also when I see a funny video I'm going to post it in the sidebar. Yeah. I said it. Some of the reviewers just want to suck all the joy de vivre out of a blog. Quite simply, we're writing things that entertain us and not discussing global thermonuclear warfare. (We may or may not have watched War Games a few too many times.) :)

You're a published writer. Obviously you have automatic built-in writing cred. Don't Fear The Reaper or The Review. You'll do great!

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