Friday, January 23, 2015
A Friday Chat ( about this and that )
How is it that men can lead such uncomplicated lives?
It's so simplistic it's ridiculous
Here's food - EAT
Here's T.V. - WATCH
Here's toilet - GO
Here's car - DRIVE
Here's store - ( forget about that one )
Here's bed - SLEEP
There's not a whole lot of decision making in these processes - they just DO what they have to do.
I'm most jealous of it all at night - when John's head hits the pillow - and within seconds he's snoring - I lay there almost weeping with the unfairness of it all
I tell myself to SLEEP - but my brain totally ignores me as it frantically wraps itself around every single minute detail of my day - week - month - year - decade..............
My Father almost drowned when he was a young boy - went down three times in a lake ( before he was pulled out by a fisherman )
He claimed his life flashed before his eyes - I was telling John that story this week ( after he mentioned he didn't believe people actually experienced that sort of thing )
John says - I'm not sure I believe that
Suzan says - Ummmmmm, believe it mister - my life flashes before my eyes EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT.
( maybe that's why I'm terrified to go to sleep )
I have an Aunt that used to laugh when she was in a terrible or sad situation - it was the strangest thing.
People would be grieving - and you could see the laughter fighting to get out - it used to mortify her ( she was such a class act - this Aunt of mine - the perfect lady - except for this affliction )
And I've inherited it -
It's nerves - I realize that - but it can be so inappropriate that I sometimes have to leave a room.
Once at a funeral ( my Grandmother's in fact - who was Irish ) everyone started to " Keen "
If you don't know what that is - it's a low - but ever rising - moan - verbal grief actually - it's almost musical.
I was so stunned at seeing my relatives doing this - that I quickly looked over at my Mom - who was just as surprised to see her siblings participating -
She looked at me and raised her eyebrows slightly - and that was it -
We both started shaking with silent laughter - till we cried - which was appropriate in the end because my Grandmother liked to laugh more than anyone else I knew.............
She would have been the first one to say " ya crazy bastards "
( to understand THAT grandmother a little more you can read about her HERE )
So you can understand my fear - I had a funeral to go to - one of my dearest sister-friend's Mother passed away -
I was a nervous wreck.( which doesn't help this particular affliction - at all )
Suzan says - I'm nervous - what if I start to laugh?
John says - mortified - Can't you just behave like an adult?
I'm happy to report that I behaved like an adult.
And speaking of behaving like an adult ....................
Often when I'm watching a movie - if one of the actors looks like someone I know ( especially someone I love ) certain scenes can become unbearable - and if they're terrible scenes - well I kind of fall apart emotionally ..................
When John and I were still in the dating stage ( and we dated for 4 years ) we went to see a movie -
Saving Private Ryan actually -
Tom Hanks looks a lot like my youngest brother.
Halfway through the movie I was sobbing silently next to him - and told him I couldn't stay to watch the whole thing - it was ripping my heart out -
He turned around and hissed at me - HISSED
" Even children don't behave like this at the movies "
That was the first time he had shown any kind of anger at me - and I was so stunned that I remember thinking - " well this is it - he's not for me - how dare he reprimand me like I'm a 5 year old "
He's still hissing at me 16 years later LMHO
( and I'm still either laughing hysterically or crying irrationally )
But I'm NOT a hisser.
We saw a commercial recently on people who laugh and cry compulsively - apparently it's a disorder
( I'm so tired of them labelling - every single thing people do for crying out loud )
John says - Look ! That's what you have !
I laughed my head off - I mean roared - he's too funny
And then I started crying thinking I might have another disorder......................
I can live with my OCD - but I don't need any more labels - thankyouverymuch
Is there a label for people who don't laugh enough?
Is there a label for people who hiss?
I've been wanting to share this story sooooo badly - and I didn't know if it was right to do so - because it's not my story - so I won't reveal names -
But my daughter went to a funeral last winter
A Jewish funeral - ( and Jews have the art of humor down to a science - all my favorite comedians are/were Jewish )
The woman who had passed away was a very renowned international philanthropist - who happened to be a gynecologist - her Son recounted the tale................
When she first started her career - she shared an office with her husband who was a dentist.
They didn't have a receptionist in the early days - so they would just grab the phone when it rang.
One day a lady called - and asked to speak to the Doctor -
" Speaking " the husband replied
" I have an infection " the woman said - " how much would it cost to come in for a check up? "
" Well " the doctor replied - " that would depend on the size of your cavity "
Have you guessed it yet?
I'm still laughing a year later at this story
She was calling the gynecologist - and was absolutely mortified by this response.
I used to go to a comedy club here in Montreal -
My favorite night out, bar none.
( I still go to the Just for Laughs Festival every summer )
Once I was sitting in the front - cackling away ( and I do cackle - or so I'm told by my better half )
The comedian made fun of my laugh - several times - my girlfriend was dying of embarrassment - but It really didn't bother me - if you can make me laugh - I'm yours forever.
And speaking of bosums...................
This next video had me in stitches - though some may find it a little vulgar - I only see the humor in it !
Warning - boobies are exposed - not suitable for work ! ( and not suitable to anyone who opposes boobies for that matter - me? I'm more opposed to to what's going on with terrorism to ever be bothered by a little flesh )
From - Dallas, Texas - Rodney Carrington !
I'm with Rodney on this one - with all the current grief in the world - and the tears that go with that - ( and I shed my share ) it's good to remember the joy - and the very best part of joy is laughter - in my humble opinion.
I tried " flashing " John this week - out of the blue - while hockey was on but nothing comes between John and Hockey - not even boobs
John says - What in God's name are you doing?
Suzan says - Trying to save the world.................................don't you care about it?
John says - What the hell are you talking about? Can you get out of the way of the t.v. please?
So I got out of the way of the boob - tube
What a sad state of affairs..............even when I try to stay abreast of things it doesn't work.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone -