Some things are just funny to me. Sometimes, things I think are funny are also funny to other people. Sometimes . . . not so much.
For example, on my wedding day, when I was standing at the alter next to my husband-to-be, our backs to the crowded church, I noticed my maid of honor -- my sister -- standing to my left looking very proper. My mind wandered from the solemn words the minister was saying, back to the times I spent next to my sister with our heads bowed at the dinner table -- each of us trying not to let the giggles make us burst out laughing during the prayer. Then I got an inspiration!
Hey, wouldn't it be funny to try to get my sister to laugh right now? You know, while she's standing in front of everyone at the church?
Since none of the wedding guests could see my face, I gave it my best shot. I tried the crazy grin, then the raised eyebrows, then the crazy grin/raised eyebrow combination.
Oooh, I think I've almost got her -- I'll try a little harder.
Oh, she could see me alright! She tried to act like she didn't notice, but she had to try hard to keep a straight face -- yeah, I thought that was pretty funny. Uh, the minister standing in front of me witnessing all of my facial contortions . . . not so much.
Seems like almost every day I'll come across something funny -- so much so, that I've even started a file of photos I've snapped of funny things seen around town. Like the one of the Hamburgler jungle gym I saw in the backyard of a country property I was showing. Or the one of the Skittles car I see driving around McKinney.
So, I was looking through some photos and found one that I've always liked, but no one else seems to appreciate its humor as much as I do.
One summer in Montana, the kids and I had spent the morning riding up a mountain trail on horseback. It was a crystal clear day and you could see for miles. We reached the hill's summit and stopped to rest the horses and take in the majestic view. As we gazed out at the splendor of God's creation, I said to my son, Hey, hold your arms out and it will look like the horse is eating you for a snack.
What do you think? Funny?
Maybe it's just me.