80 Post Challenge – Post 42

Name one thing you have always been good at doing.

Hmmm. Making people laugh.
laughing face
I don’t know why (or how) but for some reason, people laugh a lot when I’m talking to them.

It could be very well that they’re laughing at me but that doesn’t seem to be the case. At least it doesn’t feel that way, since I’m generally laughing with them. It happens at work all the time, probably because I’ve said the first thing to pop into my head which is either ridiculous, way out there, or both. Normally both.

The lady beside me has perpetually cold hands (seriously; I’m concerned!). After a stack of us marching through Google to find cures for poor circulation (ginger and reduced stress levels by the way) I pointed out that at least with gloves on she wouldn’t get frostbite. The chap on the other side of her gave me the most quizzical look I’ve seen for a while and she just burst out laughing.

I’m all; ‘Waaaaaaat?!’

We then decided, that actually, frostbite in England, while an incredible achievement, was probably incredibly unlikely and at most, she would just be incredibly uncomfortable.

Yeah… stuff like that.

I run a radio show on Sunday nights. Though its mostly about the music, the intervals in between still depend on me being able to entertain my listeners. I do that through a combination of ‘odd news’ stories, bad jokes (they really are bad, I can’t deny it), and stories about what I’m up to. While I’m on air, I have several chat windows open so I can talk to people, as well as Twitter and the Facebook fan page, and all of these things let me know how people are responding. They think I’m funny! Or at least they enjoy what I’m talking about.

Maybe that its not about making people laugh then…? Maybe its more than I’m an entertainer?

That makes more sense; I never saw myself as a comedian or anything like that, but I’ve always been pretty good at holding someone’s attention. I’ve never been told that someone felt bored listening to me. I can work an audience (yeah… I went through drama school; I used to act a lot!) and can play with them to generally keep both them and me happy.

Hey cool. I’m good at something!





My 80 Post Challenge is brought to you with help from Tom Slatin’s 80 Journal Writing Prompts.

About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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