maybe tomorrow I’ll write an article about procrastination, procrastination tips, or procrastination research by opening it with a hilarious anecdote about how much I procrastinated on writing said article

I liked it more when I thought it was “first thing’s first, I’m a realist”

There’s a special laugh you save for when you tell a joke and it takes the listener an extra moment or two to get it. I don’t know if it’s a covering laugh, a pleasantly-surprised laugh, a laugh-of-disbelief.