Monday, July 11, 2011

Black Comedy……


As most of you know, I’m currently in the middle of writing my book. Along with writing the book I also have some very cool projects that are in the works. Sometimes I feel like my head is spinning because I have so many balls up in the air right now. I’m not complaining at all, in fact, it’s all very exciting! I’m actually beyond grateful. Beyond!

My “angel on earth” and dear friend, Amy Ferris, recently “sparked” an introduction that has now “sparked” a project that coincides with the story of my book. However, this particular project requires a little more drama and quite a bit of twists and turns. I have to be slightly more open-minded, and think out of the box on this one. I’m being asked to think along the lines of a black comedy, otherwise known as a dark comedy. For some reason I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around this concept. I’ll get there. I’m a very out of the box person so it should be a piece of cake for me…or at least a cupcake. Okay, that’s just silly humor, maybe that’s my problem! I need a little less silly, and a lot more dark! Clearly, I'm not going to be doing stand up at the Improv ANY time soon! That, I can guarantee! =)

Anywho…back to the subject matter. The other day I was having a phone conversation with my Sister, and I was catching her up on life, projects, and all the daily “stuff.” I was telling her about the project that I mentioned above, and explained that we are taking a slightly different turn on the writing. I shared the idea of the black comedy with her and she immediately started coming up with ideas of her own. She said, “You know how Jamie always has hilarious comebacks for everything and always has crazy things to say? That would be perfect for what you are looking for.” As she was going into detail, I stopped for a minute and thought, what is she talking about? What does that have to do with a black comedy? Then I got it! I smiled inside, stopped her, and said, “You do realize what a black comedy is, right? It’s a dark comedy, NOT an African American comedy!?” We both stopped, she said, “Oh my God,” and we literally busted out laughing! I cried I laughed so hard! She was going on and on about Jamie’s humor, thinking I meant “black,” as in “African American!” It was CLASSIC! Then she said, “I thought that was really weird that they would want the story to be an African American comedy.” Then I laughed some more! You gotta love it! She automatically went there because I said black comedy and I’m married to a black man. That is comedy in itself!

These are some of the silly things that come up in regards to our marriage. We don’t always have to deal with negative racial stuff, and sometimes we don’t have to deal with anything at all. Thank God! This however, was one of those fun moments, where in looking for “black comedy,” I got some "comic relief" instead! We all need a little bit of that once in a while. Don’t we?

Hopefully it will be okay with her that I’m sharing this with EVERYONE! Maybe I will send her a quick text before I hit send. Naw! I don’t think she’ll mind….it was too cute and too funny not to share. Love ya Sis!

19 comments:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

One of my co-workers was fiddling around with my hair one afternoon and said to me, “You’ve got some black hair in here, white girl.” So I pointed out that i have been blessed with hair of every shade from light maple to deep mahogany. She ruefully grinned and said, “That’s not what i meant, country bumpkin.”

Oh, got it now, thanks. We had a great good laugh and wondered where in my apparent white-bread mid-western origins...

Amy Wise said...

Lynda,

That's so funny that you didn't get it at first either! I just died when I finally figured out what my sister was talking about! LOL! Hope all is well.

Hugs...A.

Madgew said...

This is funny stuff. I can see how that goes sometimes when two people are talking about what they think is the same thing when really they are way off the track. So cute. Glad you shared and got a chuckle for today. Need more laughs.

matters that matter said...

hysterical...my husband only does black comedy...the funny thing about him is he doesn't even know it.
thanks for sharing...I love your sister already. so glad things are going well for you.

Amy Wise said...

Madge and Kristine,

Thank you both for reading and commenting. I'm so glad you got a chuckle out of this one. It was soooo funny on the phone! Love you both...miss you both!

A.

Deb and Barbara said...

This is sooooo funny!!

Hmmm, maybe you need to write a black black comedy ;)
B

Zetta Brown said...

LMBBA OFF! - Yeah, that's right! I said it! I'm laughing my big BLACK ass off! LOL
Amy, you are PRICELESS!

Amy Wise said...

Barb and Zetta....ha ha ha you two are funny! I'm still laughing at my conversation with my Sis! It was classic! I love it when stuff like this happens because you can giggle about it forever! Hugs to both of you! A.

Danielle Banaszak said...

only my mom.....she is silly! Love your blog! Miss you!!

Amy Wise said...

Dani....she always cracks me up! Love you miss you!

Delaney Diamond said...

Oh, that's funny, Amy!

And Lynda, you never know....:)

Amy Wise said...

Thank you Delaney! It really was! Thanks for reading and for your promo Fridays! So kind that you do that for everyone.

Hugs,
A.

crystal said...

I love your blog. I have been in an inter-racial relationship for over 20 years. We have 3 children born via surrogacy in India, and I am a Black women. Love is a beautiful thing!

Amy Wise said...

Crystal thank you! I LOVE hearing that you have been in an IR relationship for sooooo long! That is fabulous! Congrats on your long standing relationship and beautiful family. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading.

Amy =)

NAY K. said...

Happy Monday, Amy: Great humorous comments by your sister and Lynda Halliger-Otvos. Please let them know that I liked both. Yes, I can see the humor in it all and I can also see how it could easily be misundersood. Funny stuff.
Miami(Little Cuba). I'm out.

Amy Wise said...

Nay K.

Great to have you back! I'm glad you got a laugh! Hope all is well with you and your fam!

A.

nancy said...

That's so funny. happy over here. waiting for your book to be completed soon..

Mishi said...

Thanks Amy for such a nice humour over here. one need to be well enough to got it and i got it.



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Amy Wise said...

Nancy and Mishi,

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading! I hope to hear from you again! Have a beautiful day!

Amy