Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Our assignment for today's TELL-ALL was this:

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
~e.e. cummings
What makes you laugh?

I have thought about this topic for the last few days.
I have written a dozen or so posts and then simply hit delete.
There are so many things that are funny to me.
There are so many reasons to laugh.
Growing up, I remember a lot of laughter.
My dad is one of the funniest people I know.
He has this remarkable wit and dry sense of humor.
He can be talking about almost anything and throw in a little of his wit and I am rolling on the floor in laughter.
The dinner table was always a place for laughter.
Not just a little laugh .
I mean laugh until you screamed, "Stop. I am going to wet my pants if you don't quit!"
I am talking laughter so hard that someone, usually me, would wind up spraying drink from their nose.
That is my kind of laughter.
I have found a few others that make me laugh.
My kids and my husband.
They provide me lots of blog fodder.
My brothers.
They have our fathers dry humor and keep me in stitches.
John Stewart.
That man is FUNNY.
Jerry Seinfeld.
Who doesn't still quote Seinfeld episodes?
Ellen DeGeneres.
She is one funny girl.
The TV show Will and Grace.
I have never watched an episode that I did not laugh out loud.
Saturday Night Live.
Classic. Good stuff.
I am not a huge SNL follower these days, but remember when?
Who remembers Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy?
How about Buckwheat, Dana Carvey as Church lady, Hans and Franz, Wayne's World, Chris Rock, Tina Fey and the unforgettable Molly Shannon?
They all made me laugh.
A lot.
Then there is you.
My fellow bloggers.
You are a funny lot.
I have laughed so hard at the computer my kids have run in to check on me.
They almost called 911.
Now they know that when mommy is in "blogging mode" laughter and possible bouts of not being able to breathe will follow.
I could give you 100's of examples.
Here are a few of my favorites.
I could not stop laughing about this one.
This one made me laugh til my sides ached.
This too was much too funny not to share.
I could go on and on.
There are some funny mommy bloggers out there.
Which reminds me, my reader is overflowing with good, funny stuff and I need to catch up.
So, I leave you with this.
I hope you laugh as much as I did.


Anonymous said...

That Ellen clip is too much! Especially when you are the only one awake in the house and are stifling the laughter. I needed that as much as you--well maybe considering you've been kinda under the weather of late. Hope your medicine (laughter) has helped you to feel good as new.

Hee, hee! Snowbird

Kristen said...

What an awesome post! Seriously, I was totally laughing at the Ellen post. I hadn't ever seen that before! Love it!

I have to say that we are also huge Seinfeld fans, watch the reruns every night while in bed, and think that Everything in life can be referred back to one of the episodes.

Great Post I tell you!!

Emy5 said...

Thanks for the laugh with the Ellen-chair clip.

Your blog is one thing that makes me laugh. You have such a gift for making people laugh. I can see this gift has been in your family for a while.

OHmommy said...

I love laughing.

Seriously... life is wat to short not too.

Lauren said...

I loved the description of your family dinner table!

I love to laugh, too!

My kids always ask me what I am laughing about whan I am reading blogs...I try to explain it but, it sometimes looses something in the translation :)

Leah said...

oh how could i forget about ellen!?!

and i agree -the old snl's (every single skit you mentioned) make me laugh!!! and WHO could forget deep thoughts? we had that book, once upon a time...

pb&j in a bowl said...

Jack Handy was the BEST! Love the old snl, but can't watch more than 5 minutes of the new stuff. Great post.

stephanie howard said...

ROTFLMBO, thanks for the laughs today! I am thinking I might just have to get Mickey one of those chairs for work. What a great way to get your workout in when you work 14-15 hour days behind a desk.

Amy said...

Too funny! We also love old SNLs--Patrick was watching one as I was reading your blog. And we also quote Seinfeld lines ALL the time! Very brilliant show...If you haven't seen it before, you should give The Office a shot!

McMommy said...

You might have just written one my most favorite posts ever!!

Thank YOU for the laugh!

Matt said...

Simply awesome!

Long live Seinfeld, SNL, and especially Deep Thoughts!

Keep up the great work,

Cecily R said...

I got distracted by your great links and forgot to comment!!

I LOVE old school SNL...I miss Chris Farley!! Oh he makes me laugh myself silly sometimes...

Laughter IS the very best medicine!!

Great post!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Thank you for sharing the funny posts.. The Hawaii chair you-tube is hilarious!