Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Humor to lift the mood

Salam,

This morning chatting with my bestest friend in the whole world, I got the sense she was feeling a little down today, so found some funny quotes to try and get her to laugh. With tears running down her cheeks and doubling over holding her stomach I gauged that as success.

I thought I'd share them here as well because maybe someone else is having the same type of day and just needed to be lightened up---if only for a brief moment in time, inshallah.

Girls are like phones. We love to be held, talked too but if you press the wrong button you'll be disconnected!

When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car.

If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button.

I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.

After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, "No hablo ingles."

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates

I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them. - George Bush

"One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures." -George W. Bush

9 comments:

mani said...
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mani said...

Hahahahahahaha

I love this one best: "When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car." hahahahahahahahaha

I read this one with James...

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates

...and we both agree that this describes his position very well. we need to get him married inshallah our James of Jamhiriya :P

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Mani and James,

Delighted to know you got a laugh. I loved the same one you did best of all. It really made me laugh hard.

James, may Allah bestow upon you a wife that is in touch with her spirit, open with her heart, and have a love for Allah like no other, inshallah.

white african said...

ibee thanks for that good ones lol

i have to say i also liked the grandfather one.

Anglo-Libyan said...

hehehehehehehehe very funny :o)

and surprise surprise!!
my favourite one is the Grandfather too :oD

piccolina said...

loool ,, that getting married one was my luck when i ate baci chocolate
thanks for sharing

cofman said...

lol,
I only read the title,
And this line “ Girls are like phones. We love to be held, talked too but if you press the wrong button you'll be disconnected!”
I thought I let you know … in case you don’t hear from me when I read the rest lol
( I am real bad .. real real bad … ask Leebyea if you have any doubt lol ….. she once said she broke her leg and didn’t know what to do with it …. Dead easy for me lol
I said: Send it lol )

cofman said...

Thanks for sharing,
It is so fascinating to see what makes people laugh .. I bet there is a lot of research in that field … one amusing fact, it reveals a lot about one’s character and personality … it makes them easier to know and more human … less formal and more real
… thanks a million

ibeebarbie said...

Salam White African,
That Grandfather one seems to be a winner amongst the bunch. :-)

Salam Piccolina,
Thank you for stopping by and posting a comment. Pleasure to meet you. Unfortunately, the truth is now out why I'm a philospher--I'm still SINGLE. :-)

Salam Cofman,
LOL@in case you don't hear from me. Nice way to protect yourself from being disconnected. ;-)
I do agree with you that the unveiling of one's personality and character can be told through humor.