I joined a postcard swap called "wicked funny captions."
Create a postcard with a person on a patterned background with a snarky, humorous caption.
It seemed a no-brainer.
I love postcards.
I love captions.
I love funny.
The deadline approached, I had no card, I wasn't worried.
I'm the queen of funny captions. I can procrastinate.
Finally, I sat down to do it, and my funny was gone.
Completely dried up.
Apparently, I can't be funny under pressure.
Pressure made worse by the fact my swap recipient is Steph - coordinator of the swap group, and my funny-caption idol.
I had a stack of potential pictures, and a stack of potential captions, and none of them were even close to good enough.
The night before the deadline I had to email her and confess that my funny was MIA.
I filed for an extension.
I made these index cards:
Some of these are marginally funny, but they don't seem to qualify as "wicked funny captions."
Besides, they are 3 x 5 index cards - too small to mail as postcards.
Tonight I started to get my groove back.
Four postcards, three with found text.
Can't decide which like best.
Will I send one of these to Steph?
Will I send all of these to Steph?
Will I wake up in the morning and decide they are all crap and start again?
What happens to these remains to be seen.
I'm going to ask Steph to host one of these swaps again, only next time she should name it "crappy postcards with stupid sayings" and I'll knock it out of the park.
I'm funnier when I'm not trying.