This Friday MAYbe blog has got me stumped, because Fridays are for funny. I’m not really sure how to write funny, even though one of my classes when I went back to school a couple years ago ended up being on writing humor (I thought it would be on making money with writing). Evidently, humor is the way to go. Who knew?
So, since I have a hard time purposely being funny, I thought I would relay to you something that made me laugh.
Last night, my husband and I were sitting on the couch watching TV, when we heard Christian, our 15-year-old, chortle. Yes. Chortle. Which is a funny word, so it fits here. And if you knew Christian, you would know it’s exactly the right word. He was on his school’s Facebook page, and he was chortling.
Chortle: to laugh or chuckle, especially in satisfaction or exultation.
“What’s funny?” we asked him.
“Tomorrow’s May the fourth,” he said.
“Uh. Okay. What’s May the fourth? Do you have a test or something?”
“You know, May the fourth. Can we leave a little early for school?”
Then he chortled some more and said he needed to bring his light-saber to school because tomorrow was one of those days when fun things go on before school.
“You are not bringing your hundred-dollar light-saber to school,” my husband told him. (Yes. Our sons have hundred-dollar light-sabers. Don’t judge.)
The conversation was mystifying, which is standard fare with this child, though I’d like to think if my brain was not mush from weeks of sitting around with my leg up I would have caught on sooner. For the next few minutes, Christian alternated between chortling and typing furiously, with a few “YES’s” thrown in.
This morning, out on the patio, my husband said Christian had gone into the garage to get one of his other light-sabers (yep, we also have a tub full of light-sabers). And it clicked.
May the Fourth, as in May the Fourth Be With You. I laughed out loud — in my mind bloomed the image of a flash-mob of 15-year-olds having a light-saber duel in front of the school. Because today, May 4, is Star Wars Day, a day of celebration for Star Wars geeks everywhere (I have two). May the Fourth Be With You.
Know what tomorrow is?
Revenge of the Fifth.
Go ahead. I dare you not to laugh. 😀