Life’s a beach, and then you… #IWSG

I love puns. There’s nothing better than a corny joke to send me into a fit of giggles. And when I’m giggling, I’m not fretting over my insecurities.

If you haven’t seen by now, I’ve got a book signing tomorrow. Eeek! Will I have enough books? Will I sell any? Will people like my swag? Plus The Ancient is coming out. And we had a meeting with The Seven, in which we discussed changing the release order of the novellas. Lust, my deadly sin, has been bumped from last to first. I need to get writing on that, but my mind won’t stop thinking about Isto. AHHHH!

Yeah, I’m kinda in freak-out mode.

Lucky for me, I’ve got Elizabeth Seckman on my blog today, sharing some of her funnies to distract me from all of this. I had the drums and symbols playing in my head, and I hope you do to.

And now, Elizabeth and her jokes:


What fish’s offer can’t you refuse? The Cod Fish

What’s the best day to go to the beach? Sunday

Where do fish go to borrow money? Loan Sharks

What happens when you throw a red rock in the black sea? It sinks

What does Cinderella wear in the ocean? Glass flippers

What fish plays the best music? The tune-a-fish

Did you hear about the red ship that collided with the blue ship? They were marooned

Why don’t oysters give money to charity? They’re shellfish

(Loni) AHAHAHAHAHA! That Marooned one was my favorite. How about you?

Defying ReasonJo Leigh Harper comes from a long line of trouble-making, white trash stock.
Tanner Coulter comes from a longer line of wealth-creating, blue blood stock.
Jo graduated college top of her class, moving toward a future full of possibilities.
Tanner dropped out of college, trading a law degree for drinking games and one night stands.

A family crisis throws the rich party boy and the poor genius girl together. The attraction is immediate, though neither one is a heart-in-the-sand-drawing believer in true love. But as the summer sun heats up along the shores of the Outer Banks, so does the connection between them. Maybe, just maybe, they can win at love by defying reason.

mom picElizabeth is a multi-published author of books for people who are believers in happily-ever- after, true love, and stories with a bit of fun and twists with their plots. The mother of four young men, she tackles laundry daily and is the keeper of the kitchen. She lives along the shores of the Ohio River in West Virginia, but dreams daily of the beach.

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You can find the sign up for the IWSG here. We owe Alex J Cavanaugh a huge thank you for thinking this blog hop up.

Which joke was your favorite? Do you have any good jokes to share? When was the last time you visited a beach?

Loni Townsend

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55 thoughts on “Life’s a beach, and then you… #IWSG

  1. Ha! The marooned one was my favorite, too. Sounds like you’ve got a lot going on, Loni! Just take a deep breath and focus on one thing at a time. And good luck with the book signing!

  2. Pardon me. I’m still laughing about ‘marooned.’ 😛

    Congrats, Elizabeth. Great post.
    You and do it, Loni!!! 😀

    IWSG #142 until Alex culls the list again.

  3. Hey, I thought the IWSG post was supposed to depress us, not cheer us up! Thanks for the laughs, Elizabeth.

  4. Oh, good luck with that book signing!

  5. Hi, Loni,

    All the best! You’ll do GREAT! Just keep breathing!

    Great funnies, Elizabeth…. Loved the oyster an shellfish… LOL

  6. The marooned one and loan shark one were my favorites. 🙂

    Have fun at your book signing, Loni! And good luck with your short story!

  7. A book signing! How fun–hope it all goes well for you. My parents used to own an old Hudson about 1950 vintage that was maroon and I loved that car. I’ve always had a fondness for maroon the color as well as stories about being marooned.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  8. Love the puns. The Marooned one was excellent.

    The last time I was on a beach was in December, but as soon as I move, I’ll be there almost daily. At least that’s the plan. We’ll see how it turns out.

    Best of luck with your signing tomorrow. You’ll do great!

    • Any time I can make it to the beach, I always like to get in as much in the sand time as I can get. My sisters call me boring, but hey, if I’m at the beach…why would I want to shop?

  9. haha so lame they are great. Have to go with the marooned one.

    What does a fish say when it hits a wall? Dam

  10. Good luck with the signing!! You will totally rock it. And the marooned was my favorite too LOL.

  11. Best of luck at the book signing! Have fun. I love puns, too. My favorite was the marooned ships. Also, I’ve always like the shellfish joke. 🙂

    • I hadn’t heard the shellfish one. I must not hang out in the right school of cool.

  12. Come on, Cod fish!!?? Ha ha! Glass flippers was a great visual! Like the tune-a-fish as well… Thanks for the jokes. Where on earth did you get them? Loni, good luck with the book signing!!!!

  13. Hee, hee. Loved the “marooned” and the “red rock in the black sea.”

    Good luck with your book signing! I don’t even want to think about going there yet. How do you know what to write when you sign?? Besides your name, of course. 🙂

    • I got a good chuck out of the red rock…and an eye roll from my teen.

  14. I’m so excited for you, Loni! You deserve all this awesomeness coming your way!!

  15. I’m with you on the “marooned” one – too funny! I also liked the “tune-a-fish” and “loan sharks.”

    Good luck with the book signing! You’ll do great!

  16. Have fun stormin’ the castle at the book signing. You’ll do great!

  17. M.R.R.

    Good luck. As for the puns, I’d go for either the “shellfish” or the “tune-a-fish” one.

  18. Heheh. Nice. Love Elizabeth. She rocks!

  19. Or just say they are all spectacular. Hehe.

  20. Thanks for having me over Loni!!!

    You are going to rock the book signing, I have zero doubts and 100% faith in you.

    And for the record, it looks like the maroon joke won…I suppose because it was the most colorful.

  21. Glass flippers – oh, bad pun!!
    Loni, you will do fine at the signing. And no panic your story is first. You’ll get that done as well.

  22. Stephen Tremp

    Thanks Elizabeth for the laughs! I’ll be going to the beach tomorrow and will look out for the loan sharks.

  23. The tun-a fish. LOL!

    Have fun at your signing, Lori!

  24. Loni it seems you have a lot to be insecure about. But I get the feeling that you are happiest when having lots to think about. Good luck with the signing party.

    Elizabeth: so much fun. I love simple jokes.

  25. Good luck with your book signing, Loni! I’m sure you have the perfect number of books and will sell them all! 🙂

    Great jokes, Elizabeth! I think I’ll go against the crowd and say I like the tune-a-fish one the best. 🙂

  26. Elizabeth, you are just too punny 😉 And yes, the marooned one was my favorite, too!

    GOOD LUCK LONI! (silent cheer silent cheer) I will so be thinking of you. Have a great time!

  27. Emma Adams

    Have fun at the signing! ^_^

  28. I haven’t heard ‘The Cod Fish’ one before.

  29. Every time I see the word “maroon” I hear it in Bugs Bunny’s voice. You’ve got a lot coming up! Good luck getting everything done.

  30. Great funnies from Elizabeth. Have a wonderful book signing today.

  31. That Elizabeth sure is punny . . . I swear, I’ve been bookmarking every stop of her tour! Hilarious 🙂

  32. In keeping with the theme, did you hear what the fish said when it ran into the wall?


    But seriously, hope everything went well at the book signing today. ^_^

  33. Hehehe! Hilarious, Elizabeth! 🙂 Thank you for the laugh. Good luck to you, Loni. Can’t wait to hear about the book signing.

  34. Thanks for the humor. I’ll keep those in my back pocket. Blessings.

  35. Oh yeah, nothing beats punny goodness. And good luck on the book signing! I don’t know if I’ll ever be ready for something like that. I prefer the idea of being a hermit in the woods (with WiFi).

  36. ha, i needed that laugh! and congrats on the book signing Loni! 🙂

  37. How’d the book signing go?? And the swag?

    • The signing went really well. People thought the temporary tattoos were creative, and I gave away about half of my pens. The swag was good. I’m going to do a write up about the event for Wednesday, but all in all, I call it a success!

      • The temporary tattoos would be fun!

      • Awesome, girl. Totally awesome. See, you worked for it (writing the damn thing) and then with all the effort put into the promotion, this is what you get: success. Looking forward to reading all about it!

  38. I like the selfish shellfish.

  39. Congrats to Elizabeth on her new book – it’s so romantic looking. 🙂

    Good luck on writing that novella before the deadline – bet you’ll be soon writing “lustily.” lol

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