Keep Smiling

Blog by Rev. John T. Judie, OPA

A friend recently sent me a list of one-liners that have been collected from memes to help bring a smile to my face as we navigate our way through this pandemic.

I have been sharing the list to spread joy as a way to help combat COVID-19 anxiety.


  • Half of us are going to come out of this quarantine as amazing cooks. The other half will come out with a drinking problem.
  • I used to spin that toilet paper like I was on Wheel of Fortune. Now I tum it like I’m cracking a safe.
  • I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator.
  • Still haven’t decided where to go for Easter — The Living Room or The Bedroom
  • PSA: every few days, try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Pajamas will have you believe all is well in the kingdom.
  • Homeschooling is going well. Two students suspended for fighting and one teacher fired for drinking on the job.
  • I don’t think anyone expected that when we changed the clocks we’d go from Standard Time to the Twilight Zone
  • This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog… we laughed a lot.
  • So, after this quarantine … will the producers of “My 600 Pound Life” just find me or do I find them?
  • Quarantine Day 5: Went to this restaurant called THE KITCHEN. You have to gather all the ingredients and make your own meal. I have no clue how this place is still in business.
  • Day 5 of Homeschooling: One of these little monsters called in a bomb threat.
  • I’m so excited — it’s time to take out the garbage. What should I wear?
  • I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to Puerto Backyarda. I’m getting tired of Los Livingroom.
  • Day 6 of Homeschooling: My child just said “I hope I don’t have the same teacher next year” … I’m offended.
  • Better 6 feet apart than 6 feet under.

Hope this made you laugh — or at least smile!

Posted in Associate Blog, News

10 responses to “Keep Smiling

  1. These were fun! Thank you.

    I am teaching through Distance Learning and it is quite a challenge. I feel for the parents.

  2. It made me laugh. Thanks, Rev. John. This is a keeper and I am sending it on to my family and friends.

  3. Thanks, Fr. John! for sharing your collected humor!
    I loved the cleverness…..laughed at some, smiled at others!
    Hope this pandemic does not keep you from your ministry in Africa. “It is a new day.”

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