I smiled, I giggled, I chuckled and I marveled at all the clever writing. Many thanks to all 41 people brave enough to enter my humor writing contest.
“Most of my favorite funny posts are about my dog…here’s an original recipe posted on the occasion of his 3rd birthday.
Peanut Butter Bonanza Bowser Birthday Extravaganza
An original recipe by my daughter
4 Trader Joe’s Natural Dog Treats, Peanut Butter Flavor
1/4 jar of peanut butter of your choice
1 birthday candle
Slather 1/2 of peanut butter between 2 treats to form sloppy, sticky sandwich. Set on counter without a plate, then turn around and touch a lot of other things in the kitchen. Repeat with other treats and remaining clean kitchen surfaces. Reach into cupboard without washing hands and get out a dinner plate. Arrange cookies precariously on the plate, add candle. Sing loudly to the bewildered but salivating dog, while camera flashes in his face. Remove candle before serving. Wipe hands on dog. Leave peanut butter covered knife somewhere in the sofa.”
I enjoyed this post because I could visualize the whole event. I like Sharon’s point of view of a kid who has no idea about the mess she’s making, and I love how the dog goes along with it. Both kid and dog sound adorable. My favorite line is “Sing loudly to the bewildered but salivating dog.”
Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons/Karen.tkr
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- This Saturday’s food writing class in Berkeley, CA is almost sold out. Hope you’ll join me and other food-obsessed students who might like to start a blog, or write a cookbook or food memoir.
- I sent out the second of my annual quarterly newsletters about food writing recently. If you’d like to get on my mailing list, sign up here.
- The May/June issue of Writer’s Digest magazine features tons of how-to details on food and travel writing. Pick up a copy on a newsstand and you’ll find my cover story on food writing.