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Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Cowboy thinks he's funny

The Cowboy is rather serious by nature.  Not that he doesn't have a sense of humor, he married me and I'm always giggling about something.  But he's certainly no comedian.  
I told him soon after we were married that he wasn't funny, he was fun to be with. Two totally different things.
He took great offense to this and has ever since made considerable effort to be considered funny.  Sorry it's just not his nature. He's not a joke teller, he doesn't act goofy and would much prefer to watch a western over a comedy show any day. It's just the way he's made. And I like that about him. So because of his "considerable effort" he actually can be quite funny now and then.  But as our girls and I agree, it's so much funnier watching him TRY to be funny.  So whenever he does actually do or say something funny he immediately follows it up with "See? I'm funny" to which we immediately reply "No but you are fun to be with".

So recently he and I were watching "The Cowboys" on TV.  I absolutely love this movie.
Notice the VERY young John Carradine in the back row right of John Wayne?  Anyway, I have always just loved this movie, sad but good.  (I was going to insert here the YouTube clip of when he makes it so the one little boy gets over his stutter, it's sad but sweet.  But it does have some language in it and since my mother reads this blog I thought I would forego that part.)
So as we sat there watching the movie it came to the part early on where he goes into the school house to see if any of the young boys look capable enough for a trail ride.  When he enters he informs the teacher that he wants to speak with the boys before school lets out.  She asks if he would like to speak to the "young ladies" and he replies "No" to which she says, (and I quote),
"Well, we will acknowledge that it's a man's world and leave you to your business."
I found this statement so archaic and funny. I looked over at the Cowboy and before I could say a word he slightly nodded his head and said "And don't you forget it".
Ok, that made me absolutely HOWL with laughter.  I had tears in my eyes I was laughing so hard.
It was hilarious!! He then smiled and said on cue "See? I'm funny"
I wiped the tears from my eyes and said, "No but you are definitely improving. Keep up the good work"

He didn't laugh.


  1. That is hilarious!! :-)

  2. See... he IS funny!! That was a great story. I need to see that movie, I always had a thing for John Wayne. :) Theresa

  3. How great to discover you. This is funny about your Cowboy. You are doing some amazing things with your barn Tamra. We are neighbors by the way....I live in SLO. Hope to come by and visit again.

  4. Tamra,
    I always enjoy my visits over here at your place.
    Great story :)

  5. Hey Tamra! Yup, I agree with Sherry. I think your Cowboy's a keeper! Loved the giggle I had today with your post. Sounds like you and the Cowboy have a wonderfully fun relationship! You're blessed! :)

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  6. All I can say is...Cowgirl up! Too funny~

  7. So cute! He IS funny! And if he gets your sense of humor that's all that really matters!

  8. That's a sweet story! Thank you for stopping by and for your always kind words!

  9. I have never seen the movie, but you have made me want too. I have often told my "funny" husband that a man that makes me laugh will forever be the sexiest man around...

  10. This post was adorable! What a sweet husband- trying so hard to be funny! And, for the record- I think he is!!!




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