Need a Laugh? These Videos Might Work

Sometimes, you just need a laugh. Maybe it’s been a hard day. Maybe you received bad news. Maybe your to-do list is longer than a roll of toilet paper. Oh, and maybe you’re out of toilet paper. (That’s not good.)

I woke up this morning feeling grumpy. Probably because it was something like five-way-too-stinkin’-early o’clock and my cats were being spastic. I needed a quick pick-me-up, so I turned to something I know always makes me laugh: How It Should Have Ended.

Have you seen these videos? They are quick parodies of movies and point out plot holes or curiosities or quirky what-if issues. Just in case you could use a laugh too, here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!

For more How It Should Have Ended videos, check out their YouTube channel — where you can get more smiles and potentially waste a lot of time. 😀

ROW80 Update

Each week, I hope I don’t waste time and have lots to show for my writing goals. Now let’s see if I can put a smile on my own face about my progress. Following is my update for A Round of Words in 80 Days, the writing challenge that knows you have a life — with my goals for the round:

1. Read 12 books. I finished book #7, Making Love in the Microwave (nonfiction), by Aja Dorsey Jackson, and I’m about 70% through #8, Spirit and Dust (YA fiction) by Rosemary Clement-Moore. Still doing fine on this goal.

2. Complete two drafts of short stories. Once again, I wrote a little more on one short story last week, but I need to focus on this goal this coming week. Meh.

3. Take care of ROW80 sponsor responsibilities. My guest post for the ROW80 blog, When the Book Isn’t Working, went up last Monday, and I did indeed check in with participants this week. Call it a win.

4. Edit at least once through Good & Guilty, young adult mystery. Absolutely no progress whatsoever this past week. *sigh* Not good.

This is the first week in the round that I’ve not had much to show with my goals. I need to refocus and hit it hard this coming week.

Have you seen the How It Should Have Ended videos? Do you have a favorite? What easily puts a smile on your face or a laugh in your gut? And how was your week?

18 thoughts on “Need a Laugh? These Videos Might Work

  1. I had never seen that YouTube channel. I foresee much procrastination in my future. Sorry to hear you’re struggling with goals a bit – seems like everyone I have visited this weekend is struggling to be as productive as they’d like. Must be a collective end-of-winter blah. Good luck on your efforts to re-focus!

    1. If you can just pop over for one or two videos at a time, they’re good little breaks. 🙂

      It does seem like there’s a mid-round slump sometimes, and I guess I hit that. And yes, I blame the gray winter as well. Thanks, Lynnette!

  2. star trek my favourite, but all great – so my verdict maybe you didn’t reach your goal but you have put smiles of our faces and that’s a plus plus plus:)

    1. Yay! That’s good. I’m not too down about missing my goals, but I do need to get back on track. One week off is okay, two weeks starts to become a pattern. And THAT I will not have! :p

      Have a lovely week, Alberta!

  3. Ha, ha! Too funny. Love the surprise ending. 🙂 I’ll have to watch a few more of those. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    Sometimes a slow week can lead right into a great week. I hope it does for you, Julie. Regardless, you’re having a fab round of 80-days. So, eyes front. It’s a fresh week. Enjoy.

  4. I’m hardly ever on YouTube but I have heard of the HISHE videos and the wee beasties and I just had a few laughs. Hope day improves. I hear you on hitting the goals hard this upcoming week so here’s to a fabulous week 🙂

  5. Hey Julie, thanks for the grins! Don’t be discouraged on your goals; you’re making great progress overall, and I’ll bet you go gangbusters this week. I didn’t have such a great week either, between snow days and a cruddy chest cold that’s still latching on. Ugh. Tough time of year for lots of folks!

    Hang in there,

  6. LOL! Okay, those were hilarious. I’ll have to share the Star Trek one with a friend of mine who’s a huge fan. Great way to start the week!

    Good luck with your ROW80 goals, Julie. And I enjoyed your sponsor post on what to do when a book isn’t working. Have a great week.

    1. I haven’t seen these videos but I’m going through some rough times and have been advised to watch some funny movies or TV shows (my DVD player isn’t working, which is just one of the problems I’m having). Any suggestions in case it gets fixed or I get a new one? What puts a smile on my face are memories of funny things my husband did and said, funny bthings my friend, Keith, did and said, and funny things my parents and friends do and say.

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