HOW TO ADD MORE HUMOR TO YOUR SPEAKING (AND BECOME A STAND-UP COMIC)

Months ago, Stephanie Chandler from Nonfiction Authors Association reached out to interview me for their Teleseminar series. I am privileged to share a sneak peek at my interview, TELESEMINAR: STACEY GUSTAFSON – HOW TO ADD MORE HUMOR TO YOUR SPEAKING (AND BECOME A STAND-UP COMIC). But hurry! It's available for free on May 15. EVENT DATE: MAY 15, 2019 | TIME: 10AM PT / 1PM ET https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/teleseminar-stacey-gustafson-how-to-add-more-humor-to-your-speaking-and-become-a-stand-up-comic/ What’s Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA)? https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com A vibrant educational community for aspiring and experienced writers to connect, exchange … [Read more...]

Bachelorette Show Over 50 is Coming With Age Appropriate Rules

Remember when women over 27 were considered cougars on Colton Underwood’s The Bachelor season? So that got me thinking. What if the Bachelorette show featured women over 50? Hey ABC, it’s time to allow a more mature candidate a chance to find love on the air too. By 50, women know what they want and the show can be fast-forwarded over a few weekends as long as the following age appropriate rules are met. Rules for Bachelorette Show Over 50 Absolutely No Jumping of Any Sort On the typical Bachelorette show, lots of jumping is involved on group dates. For the Bachelorette Show Over 50, there will be no skydiving, bungee jumping, cliff diving, paragliding, rock climbing, BASE-jumping, hand … [Read more...]

Frozen Dinners Guest Author Elaine Ambrose

I’m honored to introduce Elaine Ambrose, an award-winning, bestselling author of ten books and a popular humorist, public speaker, viral blogger, and workshop facilitator. We met over chocolate cake at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop and the rest was history. Her edgy humor and cheerful attitude made me want to be her friend. I know you’ll fall in love with her latest novel, Frozen Dinners. Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop: http://humorwriters.org/2018-workshop/ Frozen Dinners is the story of Elaine Ambrose, who spends half a century searching for love and warmth beyond the contaminated legacy of her fractured family. Take a sneak peek inside Frozen Dinners. Bestselling author … [Read more...]

How to Bribe Anyone With Enough Money Even Your Pastor

Would you use bribery on your husband? A pastor? How far would you go to make a problem go away? In the news this week, over 50 parents were involved in a conspiracy to get their college kids into top-notch universities through bribery. What if money wasn’t an issue? Would you resort to bribery too? Let’s forget about the unethical topics like getting your kid into an Ivy League college. Time to think bigger, like how do I get more sprinkles on my donut? List of Defendants https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/investigations-college-admissions-and-testing-bribery-scheme Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value in exchange for some kind of influence or action in return, that … [Read more...]

Reasons I Hate Marie Kondo and You Should Too

By now, you’ve heard of Marie Kondo and her decluttering techniques. She’s perfected the art of tidying up and I hate her. She’s everywhere, bookstores, television, YouTube, Instagram, touting her own version of tidying up, which focuses on thanking your trash before you throw it away. What?!? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZfn_O4BiJ4 She’s forced Americans to rethink everything we’ve ever thought about clutter. But don’t let her charming personality fool you one bit. Behind that happy, smiley face, I sense a smug attitude. She’s out to make you feel like crap about your lifestyle. Marie Kondo, you think you’ve figured out how to bring Americans joy? Think … [Read more...]

Drug Bust Turns to Comedy Gold. Facebook Goes Crazy!

Did you ever think the results of a drug bust could turn into the funniest Facebook post in the history of social media? My friend, Crystal, summed it up. "I've seen bigger busts on Paw Patrol." On December 5, KTRE-TV in Tenaha, TX posted on their Facebook site a picture of four police offices with the loot collected after a drug bust proudly displayed on a table. The following comments were some of the funniest I’ve ever seen. Pure comedy gold. According to their Facebook post, “Officers with the Tenaha Police Department arrested three people on felony drug charges Monday after they executed a search warrant on a home and found marijuana, prescription pills, drug paraphernalia, … [Read more...]

Angel Bumps: Hello From Heaven Sneak Peek

I’m thrilled to introduce my dear friend and funny lady, Anne Bardsley. We share a similar sense of humor, not afraid to perform stand-up and love to tease our family members. She’s released her new book, Angel Bumps: Hello from Heaven and I want to share it with you. Before you dive in, check out her blurb on Amazon! Take a deep breath and hold onto your heart because you are going on an emotion, spiritual, and loving journey. You will laugh. You will cry. Each author in Angel Bumps shares a sign from Heaven that reassured them that their love one is still near in spirit. After reading Angel Bumps, you may want to keep your eyes open. Your Angel Bump can come when you least expect … [Read more...]

How Long to Microwave 25-lb Turkey Prank

Millennials, you think you’re so funny. “How Long Would It Take To Microwave a 25-lb Turkey” prank rolled through Internet this week, tricking your parents, Baby Boomers and Generation Xers. We willingly fell into the trap. After all, we’re guilty of protecting our Millennials from having to do anything more difficult than set the table on Thanksgiving. For most, this would be their first time to attempt to cook the mother of all birds, the turkey. We never suspected their question was not genuine. According to Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennials Millennials, also known as Generation Y or Gen Y, are the generational demographic cohort following Generation X and … [Read more...]