I was the funny one. Yep, that was me. What am I talking about? I’m still the funny one and I love it…but when I was younger…say high school and college-aged, I didn’t want to be the funny one. I wanted to be the hot one or the popular one. I would have settled for the one who was taller than 5’1 but as we learn in pre-school…”you get what you get and you don’t get upset.” So…I was the funny one that was my “role”and I got really freaking good at it!!
We all have things that help to define us. For some, there are many things that when put together make up the person we see in the mirror each day. While for others, it is one characteristic or one incident that sits on our shoulder and literally forces us to toe the line of whatever direction we are meant to go. I, personally, don’t think there is a right/wrong school of thought. All I DO know is for me…in the years since school…I have learned that I am so much MORE than just the funny one. I have learned so much about myself (none of which I will bore you with) and while I still crack myself up daily…. there is more to me then meets the initial scan. I love that about me.
“Lisa, why the hell are you rambling on about yourself in this book review?” Ok, Ok, I’m getting there….
When I read the Chocolate Lover’s series by author Tara Sivec, I thought I had found my comedic soul-mate. Here was a writer that was literally able to crawl into my mind and read my thoughts. She then had the ability to write them even funnier than I had thought them in my head…AMAZING! I spent the summer and the fall raving about Ms. Sivec’s hysterical books. I used phrases like, “…this is the funniest book I have read in my entire life…” and “…absolutely hilarious…” Ms. Sivec is the ultimate FO (funny one). (more…)