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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yes, we can still laugh....

I am committed to giving my readers 90% original material. Most of the time I like to "write" an original post not merely comment on what others have written. I don't search the internet specifically to copy to my blogs. Either I'm answering one of your questions or I have information I feel you need to consider.

However, lately it seems life is just hard. I was thinking about how hard it must have been in the 30's and 40's with wars and depressions - and yet people still found a way to laugh. I am knee deep in my next book and feeling the weight of the story. It's been a hard month with lots of personal issues as well as writing deadlines. This morning I asked God to help me deal with the weight I felt.

Virginia, a great friend, sent me an e-mail that caused me to laugh out loud. Laughter is a great stress reliever you know. I don't usually forward e-mails - but this one I did. I hope you enjoy this as well. Sit back, don't think about anything but the absurdity and let yourself laugh!


Abbott and Costello have a classic routine called "Who's on First". It's a play on words and ends with Costello totally frustrated.

For those of us who get flustered by our computers, the following is a possible script for Abbott and Costello if they were alive today.


ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: Thanks I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.
COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.
ABBOTT: Your computer?
COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.
COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.
ABBOTT: What about Windows?
COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?
ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?
COSTELLO: I don't know.. What will I see when I look at the windows?
ABBOTT: Wallpaper.
COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.
ABBOTT: Software for Windows?
COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?
ABBOTT: I just did.
COSTELLO: You just did what?
ABBOTT: Recommend something.
COSTELLO: You recommended something?
COSTELLO: For my office?
COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!
ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.
COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?
COSTELLO: What word?
ABBOTT: Word in Office.
COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.
ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?
ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue 'W'.
COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue 'w' if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?
ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.
COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?
ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.
COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?
ABBOTT: One copy.
COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?
ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.
COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?
(A few days later) ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?
ABBOTT: Click on 'START'.............

God loves you - and He loves to laugh,


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