Day 818: Funny

It’s funny how funny is so important to me,  but this is my first post with “Funny” as the title.

It’s funny how I got this in a return email last week, from a doctor at work who is leaving the practice:

Don’t worry — I’m starting to catch on to your sense of humor after all this time! And you have already very kindly made it  clear that you’ll miss me — as I will miss you.

It’s funny how I am going to miss that doctor even more, now that I know she uses dashes for punctuation — like I do.

It’s funny how I have trouble remembering positive feedback I get from others, including these lists (from my family in the 1980s and from my co-workers at the job before my current one):


It’s funny how out of all the things on those lists, I am particularly proud of the ones relating to how funny I am.

It’s funny how if I hadn’t facilitated those two groups of people generating  Appreciation  Lists like those above for each other, I never would have known they appreciated me in all those ways.

It’s funny how the other people in those groups really appreciated their Appreciation Lists, too.

It’s funny how I took each of these photos yesterday, thinking about my post today:



It’s funny how I thought of Stephen Sondheim’s “(Not) Getting Married Today” from Company as a great song for this Funny post, and found three versions I wanted to share with you:

If you wish to find Carol Burnett, Madeline Kahn, and the original Broadway cast doing that song on YouTube, I wouldn’t find that funny at all.

Any thoughts, feelings, or songs about funny today?

Funny thanks to my co-workers, my family, chocolate, Philippe Petit, The Friendly Toast, the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge Massachusetts USA, What We Do in the Shadows, Stephen Sondheim, Carol Burnett, Madeline Kahn, the original cast of Company,  and all the funny people who have made my life worth living, including you!

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41 thoughts on “Day 818: Funny

  1. It is funny and interesting that you give funny thanks to others. I am concerned that they may not find funny thanks thankful.

  2. Thank you for sharing your quirky hilarity this morning Ann.
    Too funny …. lol

  3. I spotted a book on Glenn Gould, the JS Bach specialist who hums while playing the piano, audible on his CDs and records. One of the greatest.

  4. yeseventhistoowillpass

    You know what I find funny is that coffee shop charging 4.75 for a bottle of water…. Are they serious? And that snow speckled black like a Dalmatian.

  5. Funny, but the more I read your posts, the more I like you! Can totally identify with the crazy snow pile. We have one outside our building in.Brooklyn, dirty and ugly, jagged and eroding in places, with a faint coating of white from the last snowfall. The Friendly Toast is a fascinating place! Relics from the 50s and 60s it would seem. Reminds me I’m heading to an antiques mall today to peruse the booths looking for a square saucer to put under a bamboo plant I was given for the office that leaks when I add water. That’s funny, right?

  6. Your posts do make me laugh. Funny how you hadn’t use the word before.

  7. I didn’t know that Stephen Sondheim’s broadway existed and much less that Carol Burnett starred in one of them. Boston must be so cultural, and I’ve come to know some of it through your blog. Thanks for sharing it. I like that today’s title is “funny”. I also like that image you took of the mound of snow with the house in the background. Multitalented you are!

  8. Fun, funny, humour, laughter, smile, are all things that make life that much more enjoyable Ann! ❤
    Diana xo

  9. Excellent post.

  10. I found your post comforting. I had a funny day today. It started with a tremendous scold on the phone from someone I had been trying to help and now, early evening, I am reading embarrassingly effusive and kind reactions to an online interview about me and my work on my blog. I’ll try and reframe the phone call as funny.

  11. It’s funny to think that anybody would have to put a “No Parking” sign on a railroad track!

  12. I love your Funny post Ann, with its funny photos and videos. Your Appreciation lists show how much people appreciate you – and made you realise how many of them really appreciate how funny you are. Thank you for making me smile at your Funny post. Funny is making the world go round today. 🙂

    • Funny does make the world go round more easily, I think. And letting others know what we appreciate in them helps a lot, too. Millie, I appreciate you, your blog, and your visits here.

  13. A funny thing happened today: A dog gave birth to puppies on the roadside and was cited for littering.

  14. I think it’s funny that you love the love of your humor most while everybody loves the way you love life, Ann.

    I love the way you love life, Ann. I think you’re funny, too. My favorite sense of your humor today is your No Parking photo at the desoloate train tracks positioned above the Thank You sign above the blue Parking bubble.

    I am going to answer your songs with this.

    I also know you get me. I put that high on my Ann Koplow appreciation list. Thank you.

    • I love the way you love and live life, too, Mark, and the way you answer my post every time, funny and serious. Yes, I get you.

  15. What is not funny is how much I like your blog, you my friend are bloody amazing………….just saying

  16. Friendly Toast, I kind of like the sound of that.

  17. No, Beth Howland and Steve Elmore were better. My funny for today comes from the Mikado’s song,”My Object all Sublime”. The more I think about the lines, the funnier it becomes.

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