We’re back again with the most exciting thing to happen on a Monday since, well, last Monday. This week we’ve done the unthinkable and reached double figures!! They said it couldn’t be done. They said it wouldn’t be done. They said it shouldn’t be done. Although we’re inclined to agree, we’ve gone and done it anyway! What a time to be alive…
This week on our groundbreaking comedic extravaganza we have the magnificent Sam from Mouse, Moo & Me Too fame. Sam has been blogging on her current site since May 2016 so I’ve (James) known her since then because that was about the same time that I started blogging! I’m getting misty-eyed just thinking about it. The dreams we had. The hopes we shared. Just look at how far we’ve come…
Anyway, maybe this year will be the year we both find fame and fortune! For now though have a good old read about her views on life, blogging, alcohol and funny things.
1. Tell us about yourself in 20 words or less:
Ooh, well now. Hang on, is that three words? I’ll start over. I’m excitable, generous, kind, selfless, dedicated, ambitious, and a downright fibber.
2. Now do the same as if through the eyes of your worst enemy:
Sam is akin to a cold, wet fish… and she’s a bit crackers. You know, mental. (Legit been called both of those things by two different people. Pair of cunts, they are.)
3. When and why did your child(ren) last make you laugh?
Mouse, my almost-four year old, can get very excited when she’s trying to urge an important sentence out. At dinnertime today she clutched at my husband’s sleeve and announced, painstakingly, that when she’s older she’ll be allowed balls. After we’d finished pissing ourselves blind, we established that she actually meant salt, as in salt on her chips. I appreciate there’s a salt / balls relationship but I’m not going there, and neither should you dear reader.
4. Do you try to be funny when you are writing? Tell us a bit about your blogging ‘process’.
I don’t try to be funny, but I’ll usually get a humorous line of dialogue pop into my head and that’s the germ of the whole post. If I’m under pressure to get some content published, I find it much harder to write well, and I re-edit a lot. My favourite posts are the ones that come from one tiny offhand incident that might otherwise be overlooked, but I manage to see an element of funny within it. Then, the writing flows and I can nail 1000 words in twenty minutes. Thems are keepers.
5. What do you think is the funniest thing you’ve ever written?
I wrote about being accused of shoplifing a Pain au Chocolat from Sainsbury’s which I found funny to write and I think it reads quite well. I’ve also heard good things about my experiences with breastfeeding.
6. What or who do you rate as the funniest…
TV Show? PhoneShop! That kept me going through my first round of maternity leave. There was an excellent sketch with a reference to salty fish.
Comedian? Sandi Toksvig, or Superhans from Peep Show as Superhans.
Writer/blogger? Suzanne from andanothertenthings is my favourite blogger. Writer wise, Frank Skinner’s first tour book (published in 2002, yeah and what of it?) still makes me wet myself.
7. Do your friends/family find you funny in ‘real life’?
Alas, I doubt it. I’m much better in my own head. If I had a pause button, I’d deliver the most shit-hot funny lines every single time, but in reality I’m not that quick-witted and I say “oh, right” a lot.
8. Go on, tell us a joke.
This one involves actions so perhaps not best for a written media, but here goes.
An interrupting starfish.
An interrup……(stage direction: person delivering the joke puts their outstretched palm up to the other person’s face. You know, like a starfish. An interrupting starfish.)
9. What’s your tipple?
Gin and slimline tonic to start, red wine for main, and prosecco for pudding. And a snifter of sherry before bed.
10. If you could only have one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Bread basket to start, halloumi and falafel salad for main, and chocolate sponge with chocolate sauce for pudding. And a kilo of chocolate before bed.
11. Complete the sentence; ‘Before I had a child…’
“…my soul didn’t know the true depths of resentment.” Jokes!
12. In your opinion, what is the worst children’s TV show, and why?
I’m very into the Let Toys Be Toys, Let Clothes Be Clothes campaigns, and I like my children to take a gender neutral approach to their viewing choices. Well, I say “children”, my ten month old doesn’t get much time with the remote to herself. Anyway, I abhor Shimmer and Shine. It’s a vomit-fest of pink, girly, sparkly shite.
13. Please tell us about your blog and why we should visit:
I write about my two daughters and what fresh hell they’ve delivered to my day. Actually, I write about more than that – I’m quite varied. But deffo not a “lifestyle” blogger because I think they have prettier websites than mine. And my lifestyle choices mainly revolve around caffeine, gin, chocolate and the gym. Let’s just say I mainly write funny things, with the odd review and serious post thrown in for emosh points. Hopefully you’ll find something you like.
Assuming you’re still reading it’s a good time to tell you about the other 9 super-duper comedy interviews we have securely stashed away in our comedy vault. Just click here and find out funny things about funny people. Enjoy!