They may onto something. They share a blog, each writing their insights on life.

For the “New Blog Of The Week” (NBOTW) series, this is the first duo authored blog

The authors are brothers, and introduced themselves to blogosphere at the end of April.

One brother writes a little more seriously. To quote him from his “Being Happy For Others Makes You Happy”, he says:

Consistently finding joy in the good fortune of others is a quality we should all aspire to. One that by no means comes naturally; it is the outcome of an investment of time, effort, and awareness.

In his post titled: You Are The Writer Of Your Own Story, he ends the article with these profound words:

Write the stories however you choose, but never forget who holds the pen.

The second brother likes to show humor in his posts. In a post titled: “Today’s Great Lesson In Spanish” he shares what he learned:

“I know what you did last Cinco de Mayo.”, [translating to]

“Sé que hiciste el Cinco de Mayo pasado.”

For more fun and laughs, he shares his insight in a post named ““7 Places You Should Never Stick Your Finger”, with number two being:

Inside an opened tube of Super Glue. Fight that temptation.

Nominated by Al of 7 P Productions, and also being a blog I’ve followed for some time, I find it to be an intriguing read. Each new post is always a surprise. Often I read and laugh, and other times I sit and contemplate the words.

If you haven’t joined their community, now is time you do so. The blog is named “Pun Intended” (P.I.). The authors are Bamboo Forest and his brother Flying Llama Fish.

With a tag line of “Pun Intended Is Your Playground”, you know it will be a joy to read.

Join me in re-welcoming the brothers to the BWAB community.

Hello again, Bamboo Forest and Flying Llama Fish

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  1. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara. Great choice! I’ve been following their blog for a while and quite enjoy it. I remember that post “7 Places You Should Never Stick Your Finger” 🙂 They’re a unique duo.

    Davina’s last blog post..Swinging Full Circle–That’s Life

  2. Scott McIntyreNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you, Barbara!

    I’m so glad to see the Pun Intended boys get the attention they deserve as a NBOTW.

    I’ve followed Bamboo Forest’s and Flying Llama Fish’s writing from quite early on, and I’m a huge fan.

    They produce an interesting and highly ecletic mix of both humor and self improvement articles.

    It is both light hearted and though provoking – in equal measure.

    I really wish the boys every success as they move forward. 🙂

  3. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Davina,

    Thank you. They are unique, aren’t they? The post “7 Places You Should Never Stick Your Finger”, had me laughing.

    Hi Scott,

    You’re welcome. Like you, I think of them as a dynamic duo. A visit to their blog is always a pleasant surprise.

  4. I liked their unique blog theme 🙂 Will read it more of it offline as some good humour seems to be in the offing.

    PS:- BTW, akismet finally solved the spam mystery and my comments should not go into the spam box henceforth!

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  5. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Ajith,

    I agree, you’ll enjoy the humor in their blog, as well as the articles on self improvement.

    Yeah! Akismet FINALLY figured out your comments aren’t spam. That’s good news.

  6. Thanks for bringing these guys to my attention. I’ll have to check out some of their new stuff. It definitely seems like what makes them work is their stark differences of personality. They compliment each other nicely.

  7. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    Excellent choice, once again, Barbara.

    Gentlemen, congratulations on this honor. Your blog is one I enjoy very much, and a lot of that has to do with the humor you inject into your posts. Your twist on things has me laughing all the time! And that’s a great thing to be able to do – make others laugh! Congratulations!

    Lance’s last blog post..Stimulate Creativity

  8. They sound like they are the ying to each others yang. That’s the great part about teaming up. Two different voices makes a blog more dynamic. As long as both can stay focused they have a good chance at success.

  9. RitaNo Gravatar says:


    Great pick! I have been to the site a few times, and it’s like reading good cop/better cop! These guys ARE funny.

    Congratulations to the authors of “Pun Intended!” An endorsement from Barb is, as they say in French, tres cool!


    Rita’s last blog post..George Washington, the Cherry Tree and Learning “Frum” the Quiz – Part I

  10. Already a fan. I like the fact that there is a mix of the serious and the silly.

    Urban Panther’s last blog post..I am a twit

  11. Writer DadNo Gravatar says:

    I love pun intended. Not only has every post I’ve read made me laugh out loud, but Bamboo Forest’s comments always make me smile as well. A truly unique blog. Great choice.

  12. This is a new blog for me. Thanks for the introduction. I come from a lineage filled with generations of punsters so I’m excited to start reading.

    Stacey / CreateaBalance’s last blog post..Sunday’s Strike on Perfection

  13. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    Great pick! I just love their sense of humor and the don’t stick your finger in just cracked me up!

  14. SpaceAgeSageNo Gravatar says:

    Good call! I became a recent fan and relish their combo of wit and pithiness. Like so many of your NBOTW bloggers, they write with good hearts.

  15. I’ve landed on their blog from time to time, but didn’t realize it was Bamboo Forest’s blog. Nothing like a blog that makes you laugh; it’s good for the soul!

  16. Congratulations guys! I’ve been on your blog a few times but not sure if I’ve commented yet. I like the custom theme. That’s cool.

    John Hoff – eVentureBiz’s last blog post..Securing Your WordPress Blog: Post 5 – What To Do If Your Blog Is Cracked

  17. HarmonyNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Barbara! I think the PUN site is the FUN site and a playground for adults!
    The authors creatively find ways to lure us into their meaningful posts through capturing our imagination. I am fully caught!

    Harmony’s last blog post..IF YOU HAD A CHOICE WOULD YOU SUCK LEMONS

  18. VeredNo Gravatar says:

    I love Pun Intended.

    They either make me laugh, or THINK. I enjoy both.

  19. Linda AbbitNo Gravatar says:

    Excellent choice, Barbara!

    I found their blog through this community weeks ago, and always enjoy the variety of their posts. Plus, I just love the “feel good” look of their site.

    Congratulations P.I. — you deserve this honor!

  20. Cath LawsonNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – What a great choice. I’ve read the blog a couple of times and I had no idea that it was ran by two brothers – I thought it was Bamboo only.

  21. Thank you Barbara for selecting me and my brother’s blog! It is a great honor.

    Thank you Al for nominating it!

    Thank you all for the encouraging words!

    @ Cath Lawson: Yeah, you’re not alone. Many are unaware of this. Actually – under the title of each post it says who authored the entry but in very small font, so it is easy to miss.

    This is something we are going to improve upon. That being, making it so you don’t need a microscope to know who authored the specific post.

    Bamboo Forest’s last blog post..How to Make a Better Future for Yourself

  22. chrisNo Gravatar says:

    Great choice for Blog Of The Week…I’ve lurked often but never commented on their site.

  23. Ellen WilsonNo Gravatar says:

    Hello brothers. Glad to meet the addition, Llama, I know Bamboo (sort of).

    I will be stopping by to check out your blog. E

  24. pattiNo Gravatar says:

    I am never disappointed-
    I either laugh out loud- at flyingllamafish’s perspective on the world- or shake my head at the amazing insight that Bamboo forest has of human nature. Either one- they make you feel that all is right in the world. This is the ultimate feel-good website.
    I can’t imagine a universe without pun intended in it!!

  25. Chase MarchNo Gravatar says:

    That story post was awesome. I stumbled across it one day. But today I subscribed to the blog. I’d almost forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder.

  26. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi All,

    Instead of sounding redundant and answering each comment, I just wanted to say, I’m so happy you all are enjoying Pun Intended. It’s a great blog that’s well worth subscribing to. Bamboo Forest and Flying Llama Fish won’t let you down. If you have a chance, dig through their archives as there’s lots of great stuff that’s buried.

    And to Patti, Welcome to the BWAB community. I noticed you’re not linking to a website or blog, so I’m guessing you’re a non blogger who found, and loves Pun Intended. I hope to see you around here more often, too. 🙂

  27. Barbara, Thank you for selecting Pun Intended as your new blog of the week! It is quite the honor.

    I also want to thank everyone for the kind words!

  28. Al at 7PNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barb – little late to the party, but I’m glad to see PI as the new blog of the week! The blog brothers sure do have an entertaining site 🙂

    Hi Bamboo – there is no need to thank me at all, my friend! I call them how I see them, and I’m a big fan of your blog.

    Al at 7P’s last blog post..The Criminally-Minded Approach for Achieving Goals

  29. Great pick! And I’d missed one or two of those pieces. Time to go archive-hunting!

  30. Evelyn LimNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve been reading their blog posts more intently recently. Very interesting posts! You’ve picked a great choice to introduce to your readers!

    Evelyn Lim’s last blog post..25 Ways To Nurture Your Soul

  31. PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

    I have been to the pun blog several times and always found a laugh. Thanks for sharing this side of the blogging experience this week too.
    I think it would be fun to share an experience with a partner or sibling – I wonder if it is similar to when siblings sing together and have an amazing blend through the relatedness of their sound?
    Hmm a new idea comes to mind.

    Thanks for the showing me the new fresh starts

    Patricia’s last blog post..Resistance Movement

  32. I have been to the PI blog quite a few times too. I like the mix of serious stuff and humour. It took me a while to work out that there were 2 authors.

    Until I worked that out I used wonder how the author decided on the flavour of the post. I kind of imagined him tossing a coin heads-serious & tails-humour.

    Leanne Magraith’s last blog post..Theory Can Work In Real Life

  33. Great choice! I just had a good laugh over there. Thanks Barbara! Your picks are always spot on, and great blogs to follow. Welcome aboard to the brothers 😀

  34. MarelisaNo Gravatar says:

    Oh no, I missed this post yesterday. I love the pun intended blog, it’s always so much fun to read. Congratulations Bamboo and Flying Llama Fish 🙂