This week’s #MFRW Blog Challenge is “What Makes Me Laugh Out Loud”. This was a challenge for me, not because I couldn’t think of anything, but because I had to narrow it down a few since my list would be too long. As you might’ve noticed in my writing, my snarky blogs and my odd sense of humor—I love to laugh. That leads me to #1 on my list.
Someone Else’s Laugh
There’s one thing I find more contagious than a virus. It’s more irresistible than joining in on a yawn and at least makes me smile, if not laugh out loud. It’s hearing someone’s else’s laugh.
I remember this about a person more readily than their name. (This is not always a good thing—it’s hard to address someone by the sound of their laughter.)
You may have noticed that like a fingerprint, each person has a very distinct #laugh. #MFRW Click To Tweet
Winner by Perseverance
You know how sometimes you watch a show, hear a joke, or read something and it’s funny—the first time? How somehow a little of the humor faded with the shiny brilliance of hearing it, or seeing it, for the first time? I’ve found a few things that make me laugh every single time, no matter how many bajillion times I’ve heard ‘the joke’ before.
The Far Side comics by Gary Larson
It was a sad day for me when I realized there wouldn’t be another Far Side daily calendar. I’ve yet to find one to replace it that made me smile and laugh as much. (Any suggestions for next year, folks? I need my morning laugh.) It doesn’t matter that I’ve seen some of the comics over and over again, I enjoyed them as much as the first time.
Although I might have a tiny, bit of an over obsession with the comics. I mean, I did utilize them more than once and did an entire presentation in graduate school using almost only Far Side comics to illustrate my points and instill a little humor into an otherwise dry topic. (We won’t mention that I had to do the presentation with transparencies on an overhead projector. Wait…let me get my cane now and wait while the youngster look this up on their high tech computer-ey devices. They’ll never know the pain of doing research and a presentation ‘back in the day’ #thestrugglewasreal)
I still love Seinfeld reruns. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. In fact, I know like-minded people who I only need to say a phrase, or we can relate almost any situation to a favorite episode. Um-humm…hold on while I get a drink, these pretzels are making me thirsty.
I think much of what I enjoyed about the humor of the show was that it highlighted the humor in normal, everyday situations.
Everything, Everyday makes me Laugh
A day without laughter is—well, it’s terrible in my opinion. If there’s nothing funny, sometimes I laugh at myself. Ok, that sounds kind of weird but what I mean is that I try to find the humor in what might be a stressful, or boring situation. Or if I’m really feeling cranky I put on a television show, or a movie that I know always makes me laugh. I could give you a whole list of those, but I don’t think you have all day.
There are plenty of other #MFRW Blogs talking about what makes them laugh, and let’s face it. We all need a good laugh. It is the best medicine, and it’s also the shortest distance between two people.