Day Seventeen: What Makes You Laugh?
Oh, how many ways I could answer this question. Honestly, as serious as I can sometimes let myself be, I love laughing. When life is hitting the ceiling fan and everything is going crazy, there’s no better feeling than allowing yourself to laugh. Because I could honestly answer this question with So. Many. Things. I’m going to make a list. Hopefully, at least one of these things resonates with you.
Admittedly, I’d don’t watch a lot of modern day sit-coms, but some of the old ones were pure gold. Shows like Friends, Full House, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Boy Meets World always have a way of cheering me up. The characters are unique, the plotlines are original, and the comedy is on point. Plus, we learned a lot of great lessons from these shows, like that a break doesn’t mean breakup, what a phalangie is, and that Joey doesn’t share his food!
2. My Friends
I think everyone has that one friend. In my case, that’s pretty much the majority of my friends. They also know how to make me laugh and keep me entertained simply by being their quirky selves. I’m honestly convinced that if someone followed us all around with a video camera, we’d get our own reality show. Or get put in an insane asylum. Whichever comes first.
3. The Internet
The internet always has a way of keeping me entertained—for better or for worse. Typically, on sites like Twitter, you can find anything from cats, to baby memes, to politics—all which are entertaining in their own way. If you want to hear people shout their opinions as loudly as possible, go on the internet. It will make sure you’re entertained.
As an author, I spend a lot of time observing the world around me. As mom often jokes, I see life through the lens of a movie or novel, always looking for the next great plotline. When you spend that much time observing life, you notice a lot and the mundane can often become downright fascinating. Like, who invented the fork, and why? How do our brains grasp such abstract concepts? What did people do before our simplest inventions existed? If no one could talk, what would life even be like?
Yes, I actually think about these kinds of things.
Sometimes, in the midst of everything, and all of our quirkiness, we just have to learn to laugh at ourselves. After all, laughter is the best medicine, right?
How about you? What makes you laugh? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!