This week’s Spin Cycle is all about laughter…. And who can’t use more laughter. Laughter is, after all, the best medicine, right? I know I personally feel better when I laugh than when I cry. Unless I’m laughing so hard that it makes me cry. I especially love those times when you laugh so hard you can hardly catch your breath. Or you’re laughing so hard you’re doubled over. Except the only problem with me is if I’m laughing that hard, then I’m probably peeing my pants too and that’s never pretty! Wet, but not pretty.
I love to laugh and I love even more making other people laugh. And I’ve found the more I make other people laugh, the harder I try to make them laugh more. It’s like a high or an adrenaline rush. And I have always valued a man who can make me laugh so much more over one who is just good looking. I feel like I hit the jack pot because I happened to marry my best friend who just happens to be handsome and funny. His good looks caught my attention initially but his sense of humor kept my attention.
Fortunately my whole family has a great sense of humor. My son in law swears when me and my girls get together we have our own language and all he does is smile and laugh and nod his head. That’s because we are all usually cracking each other up and laughing ourselves and he can’t get a word in edgewise. All of my daughters are beautiful but they also happen to be beautifully funny. They have wonderful senses of humor and we enjoy each other’s company and can always find something to laugh about.
And when my sisters and mom and I get together the same thing happens. Actually any of us together usually end up cracking each other up. When we had the anniversary party for our parents last month, we were having a hard time getting the “siblings” picture done because we were cracking jokes, especially my brothers.
And I love the fact that my mom and dad still have such a joking and relaxed relationship. My parents both have wonderful senses of humor. I was talking to my friend Margie, who took the pictures and we were laughing because in one of them my dad has such a devilish little grin on his face. Like a little boy with his hand caught in the cookie jar and trying to convince you that it’s not there. And in one of them you can tell that my dad has just cracked some joke because my mom looks like she’s trying her hardest not to bust out laughing and she’s barely succeeding. And I love that about them.
I guess that must also be why I prefer watching comedies to dramas as far as movies or television shows go. I admit I do watch dramas but I still prefer to laugh. When I want to vegetate in front of the TV, I just want something mindless that is going to make me laugh. The harder I laugh, the better I like it. Growing up I loved watching I Love Lucy.
That woman could make me bust a gut. She was funny in her actions and in her words. The expressions on her face, her slapstick humor and the things she would say. I think she was one of the funniest women in the world.
In fact when hubby and I went to Universal last week I had to go to the Lucy Museum.
I also loved watching Carol Burnette and The Golden Girls. And Betty White? She still rocks!
I love going to comedy stores like The Punch Line or The Laugh Factory or any type comedy act like that. And yes, I am one of those sick people that laugh when other people fall down. I can’t help it. I love slapstick and I’m weird. Want to make me follow you around like a little puppy dog? Make me laugh and I’ll love you forever. For your enjoyment: