Friday Fun: Writers Redux


Writing is your passion –
your obsession or addiction?
I feel your pain, so …

Let’s laugh the whole thing off

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Friday Funnies Series

Quick Intro before we get to the Funnies

There are so many memes and funnies about writers that I think somebody could do an entire blog featuring nothing else.

I am not that somebody – check out Debbie Ridpath Ohi and Will Write for Chocolate, for that one – but I do have a bit more to share on the topic.

So today we are revisiting the writers for a bit more Friday Fun, as promised (or threatened, depending on how you felt about the first one.)

I’m hoping to brighten the day for some poor writer who is reading my blog instead of getting back to his story.

Stuck, huh?

It happens to all of us – why do you think I do these funnies?

Science tells us that taking breaks enhances creativity, by the way — and I’m choosing to believe that study, replicated or not!

So lets get on with the break dance.

How many of the situations below make YOU nod your head?

YOU PLAY TOO

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This Friday’s theme: Return of the Writers

(most images below found on Pinterest)

 

We all know the type

The dreaded writer’s block

And now, we edit . . .

 

Perspective:
NO explanation needed

Th-th-th-at’s all folks!
SEE YOU NEXT TIME

But if you want some more NOW, hop over to writer Charles Yallowitz’s blog (Legends of Windemere) for the ones he shared in his May 21 post: So, You’re A Writer Funnies

Funnies post only occasionally

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75 Responses to Friday Fun: Writers Redux

  1. lwbut says:

    I think therefore i write…
    Sorry did i say think? I meant drink! 😉

    I loved the Charles Dickens one the best!

    love

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    • hahaha – me too? or maybe the opposite – I drink because I write 🙂 (and research).

      I’m particularly fond of the Moby Dick edits – and, of course, the last cartoon.
      xx,
      mgh

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      • lwbut says:

        I see Larson drew the Moby Dick edits – i think he’s brilliant! They do say we all have at least one book in us don’t they. 🙂

        love.

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        • They do say that! “In” is the operative word – lol.

          I agree with you about Larson, btw. Truly brilliant!
          xx,
          mgh

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  2. Awesome post, Madelyn. I am so glad I saved this for Monday morning at 6am the day after I got up at 5am to process the [hopefully] last changes to Silly Willy goes to Cape Town, before hosting a birthday party for Mr Fox [my husband].

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    • Robbie, you are AMAZING! If I’m doing anything at 5 or 6 AM it is usually because I’m struggling to work around some new WordPress glitch to be able to finish & post before I go to bed!

      Hope your hubbie’s b’day party was a smashing success – I know the cake was!
      xx,
      mgh

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  3. Great fun Madelyn. I can relate to the cooking, cleaning…😉

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    • Can’t we ALL? It’s not all bad, however. Something’s gotta’ motivate us to do the treadmill tasks. 🙂
      xx,
      mgh

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  4. I’m a tad late to the party, Madelyn – but I loved these funnies! Thanks for the great humor!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hey – this is an ADD/EFD site: late?

      What means late? (now “PARTY” I get totally!)
      xx,
      mgh

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      • LOL! I see your point… sometimes I’m a bit slow!

        Liked by 1 person

        • Nuthin’ slow about YOU, baby-cakes — I read your posts (eventually – lol)
          xx,
          mgh

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          • How kind of you to contradict me, dear! Hugs!

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            • My pleasure! 🙂
              xx,
              mgh

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  5. This is just what we needed. So refreshing. Thank you.

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    • Thanks. Just what I needed too – I’ve been working on a serious series of posts and needed a chuckle-break myself. Thank YOU for stopping by and leaving a comment.
      xx,
      mgh

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      • It is so great when we step back for a moment isn’t it. You deal with some serious topics and its nice that you can step back from it and let your fun side and levity come flowing through. Remember the old Readers Digest section, “Laughter is the Best Medicine”. We remember the serious days oh so well.

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        • Serious days come often, whether we want them to or not. We have to seek out the things that make us laugh, or life itself becomes too serious to survive.

          I DO recall that Readers Digest section. I also loved “Humor in Uniform.”
          xx,
          mgh
          xx,
          mgh

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          • They sure do come often don’t they. There were some times when serious was too much on the forefront. Some how was allowed to slowly break away and now they are further away each day. Old age and perhaps senility, lol, lol.

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            • Science says we do mellow as we age – thank heaven there is something good about it. 🙂
              xx,
              mgh

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            • LOL. Ahhhh we love the mellowing.

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            • Some of the studies have gathered data that indicates that, in healthy adults, our happiness level actually increases as we age. Hip-hip! Something good about growing older.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • It’s true. I’m much happier now than before I turned 60 and retired early after teaching 30 years. Before teaching, I worked for 12 years in the private sector and served three years of active duty in the Marines

              Reasons to be happy every day.

              No boss. Liveable income through CalSTRS teacher retirement system. No boss. Excellent medical care through the VA. No boss. No difficult children to teach who have difficult parents. No boss. No alarm clock going off too early in the morning to shock me awake. No boss. No student work to take home and correct every night and on the weekends. No boss.

              LOL. See I’m laughing and smiling. This is true freedom.

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            • Gosh, I see one particular thing makes you happier than the rest put together – lol – 6 to 5!!! (Why do you think I work for myself?)

              “Difficult parents” is one of the main reason I work with adults, primarily. Too many parents want to hire me for my expertise to work with their kids, but they want to tell me how to do it.

              ‘Sup with THAT?

              Keep smiling! Stay free.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • We believe the data or at least how we see it in our lives… each day we are happier then the day before. We sometimes wonder when the “bill” is going to come in, lol.

              Liked by 1 person

            • Funny you should wonder about the “bill” – there’s a big-time advocacy article on aging in America in the queue for June 5th [Executive Functioning Challenges & Diseases of Aging].

              I’m hoping to help getting the buzz going while there is still time to save TRILLIONS in health care costs that no country, really, can possibly afford. The statistics are daunting, the medical advances are proven in animals & ready for human testing, volunteers have stepped forward, and the FDA regulations are the hold up – for lack of FUNDING (them’s the rules – currently).

              Probably the most important post I have ever put together. I’ll be eager to hear your comments.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • Looking forward to reading the post. Isn’t is sad to see the cost of medical care these days. We have friends we help out that are on retired fixed incomes and we don’t know how they eat and pay for their medicines. We want the medicines that help us but when the medicine goes bad for one person we all suffer from the legal battles that make the companies have to raise the cost.

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            • How kind you are to help your friends stretch to afford the medication they need. It doesn’t surprise me to learn that you do, however.

              As for the pharmaceutical industry (which you know I generally support more than most) – they *could* perhaps avoid some of those financial hits by “spending” more money on compassionate care (and less on TV marketing), so I find it difficult to empathize with them completely or agree that they “have to” raise the costs.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • Amen to “compassionate care”. I have learned though from my neighbors that when they call the companies direct they (companies) will help them get the meds they need for free. Compassion is something so important in this world.

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            • Free or deeply discounted meds in some cases, and for some medications, yes – but many seniors and those with mental health challenges find it difficult to jump through the documentation required, etc.

              Can’t blame the pharmas there, of course. They have to set things up to recover research and FDA approval costs (MANY millions!) – and are legally charged to return a profit for share-holders.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • Yes there must be some challenges that are daunting for seniors and those with mental health challenges to navigate the labyrinth of forms. It cost money to do research and we can’t expect it for free.

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            • Not from a publicly-held pharmaceutical company, for SURE. They are bound by law to handle business in a manner most likely to produce a profit for their investors.

              The FDA approval process needs a serious overhaul, IMHO. NO company can afford to spend millions there and keep medication costs affordable.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • It sure does need an overhaul as do many other systems.

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            • ::sigh:: Still much to admire about the American people, however. True in most countries, I believe, despite political agendas. Power corrupts indeed.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • It sure does corrupt as much as we would like to think it doesn’t. Its an aphrodisiac and needs to be checked constantly.

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            • Checked and balanced – tough to accomplish in today’s political climate.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • True.

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  6. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    Especially for writers (and anyone else who likes jokes).

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    • Thanks so much for the reblog, Patricia (since hardly anyone doesn’t like jokes). 🙂
      xx,
      mgh

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  7. I’m not blocked from writing. I’m procrastinating.

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    • LOL! That’s me too, Lloyd. I rarely have any more trouble coming up with something to write about than I have ringing in verbally with an opinion.

      Quite the opposite. Once I start writing I hyperfocus – the next thing I know it’s m-u-c-h later. I spend so much time on my computer already, I often hesitate to begin.
      xx,
      mgh

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      • My current, and primary excuse to procrastinate and avoid sitting in front of my desktop for more than a few hours a day is the fact that I bought an abused and neglected house that I am now renovating mostly by myself. It will be years before that excuse is gone.

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        • Your procrastination is A LOT more active than mine!

          I did get my dog walked and brushed before sitting down to write – but the laundry is still waiting for attention 😦 — and the article I’ve been working on is STILL not ready. 😦

          So my friend Peggy & I are going to go have a drink with Tink and his fans at his Cheers bar to commiserate. 🙂
          xx,
          mgh

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          • Alas, I stopped drinking in 1982 losing that one for a reason to procrastinate.

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            • Congrats for giving up the demon rum. I don’t always drink alcohol when I go (often tonic with lime) – and almost always keep it to one drink if I do decide to make it a gin or vodka and tonic – but it does me good to get away from the computer and have a few “live” conversations.

              Plus, Tink *loves* all the attention, and I’m sure he’s bored to tears while I’m pounding away at the keyboard.
              xx,
              mgh

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  8. Zara says:

    Hilarious x

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks, Zara. They gave me a chuckle as well – obviously. 🙂
      xx,
      mgh

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  9. Gold! I find inspiration comes when I’m super pissed! Tonight I wrote about 5
    Posts. Five posts that not many people will take the time to read. Write anything you feel and it will appeal to who it’s meant to. Cheers,H

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    • FIVE? That’s incredible. I hope to get over to read the all myself. Your issues and mine often overlap.

      I hope you queued them! I get overwhelmed when the bloggers I follow post a bunch of posts all at once as the days fly by faster than than I can read.
      xx,
      mgh

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  10. -Eugenia says:

    These are fun, Madelyn. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks for reading, Eugenia. I loved them too – nice break for me from editing Executive Functioning explanations and researching same.
      xx,
      mgh

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  11. Reblogged this on Die Erste Eslarner Zeitung – Aus und über Eslarn, sowie die bayerisch-tschechische Region!.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Thank you, thank you, thank you! This feels like a standing ovation.
      xx,
      mgh

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  12. Excellent collection. Love that last one.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Yeah, that was my favorite too. Thanks for popping by, Charles, and taking the time to let me know you did.
      xx,
      mgh

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      • You’re welcome. Have a fun weekend

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        • You too. I’m playing catch-up today and Tink and I are going to his Cheers Bar for a Trivia tournament tomorrow evening — where I will be about as much help to my team as TinkerToy, but from time to time I come up with something humorous.
          xx,
          mgh

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  13. What a great way to start my Friday, Madelyn. These memes are so funny. I wrote about writer’s block when I got laid off from my job and had ‘resume writer’s block.’ Hope you get a laugh from it.

    READERS: Click for Resume Writer’s Block (in a new window/tab)

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    • Resume writer’s block – lol! I may have a touch of that myself.

      THANK YOU for leaving the link. I’ll pop over this weekend to give it a read.
      xx,
      mgh

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      • It is a real condition Madelyn, and I have a feeling it is more widespread than any of us can ever know…..

        Liked by 1 person

        • I hope that science is working on it! 🙂
          xx,
          mgh

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  14. Sue Vincent says:

    Reblogged this on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks for the reblog, Sue. Much appreciated. Since you are “officially” a writer, it’s a relief to see that we have a similar sense of humor.
      xx,
      mgh

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      • Sue Vincent says:

        My pleasure, Madelyn 🙂 xx

        Liked by 1 person

        • ::kisses:: (and Tink says WOOF to Ani)
          xx,
          mgh

          Like

          • Sue Vincent says:

            Ani sends her love to you and Tink 😉 xx

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  15. think I’m like snoopy sometimes LOL

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    • LOL – most writers are – at times, anyway.
      xx,
      mgh

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  16. Nice and hilarious jokes Madelyn that really destresses us and makes us happy and cheerful. Felt so nice reading all the jokes.

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    • Thanks, Kamal — I loved yours too (obviously!) I am writing a serious article for Monday, and it was wonderful to take a bit of a BREAK!
      xx,
      mgh

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      • Thanks Madelyn and yes for some seriousness you need to cool down and laugh. Have a great friday and weekend.

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        • You too, dear Kamal.
          xx,
          mgh

          Liked by 1 person

          • welcome dear.

            Liked by 1 person

            • 🙂 G’nite!

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