It's been a while since I posted, but fretting about snow, failed new year's resolutions and whether Stephen Baldwin would ever shut up has taken up all my spare time since Christmas.
There hasn't been much to laugh about so far this year, apart from the kind folks at RTE News who have provided non stop entertainment, from headwear to the best fall ever shown on TV. The national broadcaster is tuned in perfectly to the Irish psyche - there may be terror, threat and tragedy but we don't need any snappy CNN type graphics here.
All we need are people to laugh at.
Expect to see Ann Doyle shouting the headlines over interviewees falling in water à la Total Wipeout and Charlie Bird slipping banana skins under the heels of politicians on a 6.01 near you.
It's learning and it's fun.