Lydia and Leigh are hosting today's nifty blogfest! All of us are supposed to post a joke related to writing or our jobs, so here's mine (please note that I did not write this myself, but instead scavenged it from the deepest tubes of the interwebz):
A psychologist was walking along a Hawaiian beach when she kicked a bottle poking up through the sand. Upon opening it, she was astonished to see a cloud of smoke and a genie smiling at her.
"For your kindness," the genie said, "I will grant you one wish!"
The psychologist considered for a moment, then replied, "I have always wanted a road from Hawaii to California."
The genie grimaced. "Listen, I'm sorry, but I can't do that! Think of all the pilings needed to hold up the highway and how long they'd have to be to reach the bottom of the ocean. Think of all the pavement. That's too much to ask."
"OK," the psychologist said, not wanting to be unreasonable. "I'm a psychologist. Make me understand my patients. What makes them laugh and cry, why are they so difficult to get along with, and what do they really want? Basically, teach me to understand what makes them tick!"
The genie sighed. "Did you want two lanes or four?"
What do you think? Funny? Lame? Uncomfortably accurate?
While you're here, please go enter my id's giveaway to prevent it from having a temper tantrum. All you have to do is ask a question or recommend a book, and you'll be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card or a 10-page crit, your choice. Giveaway ends Wednesday night and winner announced Friday!
Now--go visit some of the other participating bloggers and see what they've come up with!