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that was the sound of a tool chest falling down the stairs

Today’s Reverb prompt: Who or what makes you laugh so hard that milk shoots out of your nose and why?Kassie

I was feeling kind of sorry for myself this morning. Like, WHY must my son wake every 1.5-2 hours at night and WHY must my husband snore and WHY must they both hate me and never want me to sleep ever again and WHY must Liliana be so loud in the morning and wake up her brother and nearly squash him and WHY must the road I need to use to bring Kaylie to school be blocked because of construction and WHY must people cut me off and WHY can’t I ever get on to Circle Drive without having to fight to get into the next lane because nobody will let me in and WHY must that stupid road STILL be blocked and WHY must Liliana be sick and WHY must someone ALWAYS be sick ALL THE TIME WITH THE SICK and WHY must my and Chris’s plans to hang out without four-year-olds be foiled all the time and WHY must my son hate sleeping so much and WHY MUST HE STILL BE AWAKE GO TO SLEEP LITTLE BOY and WHY must Starbucks be opposed to delivering me a free ginormous coffee every morning?!

I’m done now. Thanks for letting me get that out. Feeling sorry for myself doesn’t usually last very long, but first thing in the morning I can be quite grumpy and swear I am going to start the OCCUPY BED movement because John Lennon was a GENIUS.

Turns out today is a perfect day to list a few things that make me laugh in a milk-snorting sort of way.

1. Friends. It doesn’t matter if I’ve seen an episode twenty hundred thousand times. It will still make me laugh until my belly hurts. Pivot. PIVOT. PIVOT!

2. The Home Alone movies. The second movie is a perfect example of a sequel that is just as funny, if not more so, than the first. The part where Kevin is throwing bricks down from the top of the building and they keep hitting Marv in the head? “Harry? Harrrryyy? Harrrrrryyyyyyyyy.” My belly always hurts from laughing after that scene. Or the part where the tool box goes down the stairs and pins Marv and Harry to the wall? “That was the sound of a tool chest falling down the stairs.”

3. Mitch Hedberg. “I was gonna stay overnight at my friend’s house and he was like, you’re gonna have to sleep on the floor … d@&* gravity. Got me again. You know how bad I wanna sleep on the wall.” “When I was a boy, I laid in my twin-sized bed wondering where my brother was.” “I like rice. Rice is great when you’re hungry and you want two thousand of something.”

If I’m in a grouchy mood, one of those things will cure me every time. If I’m not in a grouchy mood but want to give my ab muscles a workout, they work as well.

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  • Amber Dickson Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 10:53 am

    I LOVE FRIENDS!! Kandace and I used to watch it every week..without fail and I STILL love all the re-runs too!! Also Home alone 1 and 2 are my favorites…laughing really is the best medicine!!

  • amyk Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 12:17 pm

    Pivot. Pivot. Pivot – I love that episode. And thought of it all summer long as we were moving. Even said it aloud several times. But, sadly for me, my husband never watched Friends so doesn’t understand the funny.

    Also, depending on the type of your husband’s snoring – is it really gaspy? Get him to a sleep doctor for a sleep study. The breathing machines give sleep apnea-sufferers are a godsend to bed partners. Just ask my husband, he’ll tell you.

  • Heather Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 12:28 pm

    Haha the “PIVOT!” made me snort because I can picture and hear it in my head exactly.I’ve said it while moving but sadly, no one with my got it.
    Also, we really need to work on that Starbucks thing…I could really use it this morning, too!

  • Angella Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 1:11 pm

    Rants also help to cheer me up. :)

  • Jess Banks Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 1:14 pm

    I have one more thing to put on my list of things that make me laugh — that first paragraph! And amen to Mitch Hedberg. He was like a kinder, gentler (more stoned) Steven Wright, whom I also adore.

  • Jamie Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 4:01 pm

    Oh man! Mitch cracks me up. My sophomore year of college was just full of him.
    “Mitch, you want a frozen banana.” “No, but I want a regular later, so then, yes.”
    And Friends…geez. I used to sit on the phone with my best friend and watch reruns. We wouldn’t talk. We’d just laugh. Miss those days…

  • Kami Friday, December 9, 2011, 11:44 am

    I NEED to watch the pivot episode. I makes me go into the ugly laugh. You know, the one where you can no longer actually breathe. The best kind.

    Great rant and I hope things are better. You know aside from Preston pulling the tree down on top of himself. Little dude!

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