Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday Happy Hour: Laughing Out Loud

With the fearful strain that is on me night and day,

if I did not laugh I should die. ~Abraham Lincoln

Sometimes you just have to do it. You NEED to laugh. It’s necessary to laugh. And sometimes I forget such a simple thing. I get so busy getting everything “done” that I forget to have fun while I am doing it. I forget to laugh. Sure I’ll chuckle at a sitcom and smile when the kids give me a hug out of the blue. But bust out laughing, tears down your face laughing, milk through your nose laughing, peed a little bit laughing…that’s rare and it’s a shame. Honestly, I don’t think life is meant to be so serious. There is more than enough news to bring us down, but laughing and poking fun at the sheer humanity of this crazy life is intelligence at its finest.

This week was the best week ever. This week I laughed a lot. Here are just a few ways I managed to make it happen:

Bossypants by Tina Fey. Must, must, must read. Laughed at every single word. She brings comedy to the playground and doesn’t care if we have to make fun of the cut-off sweatshirt and legwarmers…or the hair growing on our chins and the mountain women still have to climb for equality.

The Colbert Report is back on my tv now that I signed up for Hulu Plus. Of course you can watch full episodes right on his site. I don’t watch news from any other source. His truthiness is all I need.

An Epic Fail. What can I say, except that laughing at other people falling down is hilarious.

This article by Marc Morford. Altogether it’s a bright way to look at life, but the humor in his intelligent way of getting a point across and the wry use of the English language makes me want to read it over and over again.

• Googling Santorum and finding that the definition fits. (do not do this if you are squeamish or prude!)

Natalie Dee – America’s favorite cracker. Followed by The Oatmeal and Toothpaste for Breakfast. All slightly offensive, just the way I like it, and all of them make me Laugh Out Loud.

What made you laugh this week? What made this the best week ever?


  1. I'm totally going to put Bossypants on my reading list. I have a group of girlfriends and when we get together, it is that kind of laughter everytime. Like can't breathe, may pee pants, kind of laughing. *love them*

  2. It's "funny" to me that this was your "focus" this week—- BECAUSE we have laughed, laughed, and laughed a LOT over the past few days. Sometimes the regular and scheduled routines of life just get plain funny. Last night was the best of all, and we laughed until tears were streaming down our faces. Nothing is worth more than a good hard bladder-emptying, wheezing-inducing, cheek muscle-cramping laugh. It's a beautiful thing.

  3. Have to check these out...could definitely use more laughter in my life!

  4. Thanks for the reminder about Bossypants. I'll have to get it from the library. :)

  5. Sex. Whenever Sam and I are "getting in the mood" something makes us laugh because all of a sudden we're trying to take ourselves (and each other) serious. Sex is awesome but also super hilarious.