Friday, October 3, 2014

Does Anyone Remember Laughter??

If you don't get this post title, then you need to drop what you're doing and go watch the movie Almost Famous.  That movie speaks to my friggin' soul, for real.  And it'll make sense when I tell you what today's prompt is.

Helene in Between Blogtober

One Thing You Couldn't Live Without...
Immediately when I read this, I thought, "CHAPSTICK!"  I think I've spent most of my life asking, "hey, do you have some chapstick?" like it's a drug deal or something.  Not that I have nasty, cracked lips, or anything.  I just think my healthy addiction to chapstick helps me in that regard.  I smear that stuff on at night like it's some kind of miracle cream.

Then I thought, "MASCARA!" because if I don't wear it, people ask me if I'm ill.  Consider yourself very lucky if you've seen me without mascara.  If I'm in a last minute dash, I may even swipe on mascara instead of brushing my teeth.  Gross, I know.

But, in all honesty, the one thing I couldn't live without would be laughter.  I know a lot of my life has been spent laughing, and just writing that makes me happy.  Jamie and I are laughter contagious.  If one of us starts laughing, then so does the other.  And it gets obnoxious but we can't stop.  My mother used to yell at us at the table when we were laughing so hard we couldn't eat.  I remember when Wilder was born, I would call my mom every week asking if this was the week he was going to start laughing.  His laugh is perfection.  I think almost any pure laughter is one of the best sounds in the world.  One time, I took Jamie to Shreveport for our birthday.  And we left super early to head home and missed every Starbucks on the way home, and believe me, we don't like to backtrack.  When we hit Decatur, I said, "OK Jamie, I know exactly where this Starbucks is." We were pumped.  Until, our route took us AROUND Decatur instead of through it.  And we started laughing like hyenas until we started crying out of misery.  It was a hot mess, inside that car.  I also try and stop at any photo booth and take pictures (I keep them all stashed in my truck) and every time we sit in one, we start laughing.  Laughter is what I thrive on, I think.  If I can't laugh, something is seriously wrong.

What can't you live without?


Jenn said...

OMG, chapstick!!! YES! I didn't even think about that but I should have since I have a chapstick in every location that I'm at during the day (and if I don't, I panic haha).

Myla Munro Ringler said...

I've lost my chapstick and I'm at a loss without it! The horror.

Helene in Between said...

almost famous is one of my favorite movies of ALL TIME. my blog design used to be kind of like almost famous themed. and mascara and chapstick yes... but laughter, hell yes!

Luchessa Grossmann said...

Seriously, i was about to write about lip balm (or hand cream) today, since i never leave the house without, but i decided not to ;)
You're right about laughter - it's a great medicine for anything in life.
Luchessa @

Diana @ wonderfully made. said...

Hahaha my husband is convinced chapstick is some kind of scheme because once you start using it, you HAVE to keep using it. Also, laughter is such a good one! Super unique but TOTALLY true. Love it!

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