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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Isn't It Ironic

In high school I had a conversation with one of my
classmates about the meaning of irony. She just didn't get it. I tried everything I could think of to explain it to her.

Me: You know when something bad happens but the way it happened/the end result of it makes it a tad bit funny?

Idiot girl: I have no idea what you mean...

Me: *sigh* Okay, you know when something happens to someone and they tell you about it, and you kind of chuckle and say 'ha, man that sucks..'

Idiot girl: Why would I laugh when something bad happens to someone else?

Me: Because sometimes it's funny.

Idiotic overly empathetic girl: But it's not funny.

Me: You know the Alanis Morissette song? (Yes, I went there. I had no choice by this point.)

I then went on to go through the song lyric by lyric, stanza by stanza, word by annoying word, and explain to her why these things described irony.

I wish I knew her today because I have finally found the answer to her question.

It's like forgetting to put a quarter in the meter and coming back after ten minutes to find out that you have a five dollar ticket on your windshield.

Isn't it ironic?
Don't you think?


  1. I have no time for people who fail to grasp what irony is.

  2. that is a good example of irony...

    you know what else is ironic?

    leaving comments to save kittens all while being allergic to them...

    but i also like to know you are smiling...

  3. The sad thing is, she probably wouldn't get it stil.

    My irony was, I went to get some tattoo work done, parked in a meter parking place, put in tons of quarters, came back and had a freaking 40 dollar ticket because my dear sweet husband didn't put the registration sticker on right. Freak. I didn't want him to know about the tattoo just yet. Cuz I know you were wondering. :)

  4. Why are you trying to explain to her irony, when you can be taking complete advantage of her idiocy for your own amusement?

    Looking forward to your next blog entry: "Guess what I got this stupid ass girl to believe."

  5. actually none of the lyrics of that song are examples of irony. that fact is ironic, though.

  6. A $5 ticket? Where do you live that the tickets are $5?
    Ok ok, I do get your post, and yes, it's a shame you had to quote Alanis in her angry lyrics days! Isn't it ironic how upon the huge success of that first CD, her lyrics were no longer angry in the subsequent CDs?

  7. I once tried explaining irony to a chimpanzee and he told me not to treat him like some idiot girl.

  8. I wonder how you got so good. Ha-ha! This is really a fascinating blog, lots of stuff that I can get into. One thing I just want to say is that your design is so perfect! You certainly know how to get a girls attention! I’m glad that your here. I feel like I’ve learned something new by being here.

  9. Or what about that thing that you know that will not be on the test you don't study for but that ends up being the whole test?

    (Sorry the cleanest/non sexual thing I could think of.)


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