Monday, May 23, 2011

Do we laugh enough?

I just returned from seeing the movie Bridemaids with three dear girlfriends.  I laughed, I cried and I laughed some more. I mean belly aching laughter where my face hurts.   We continued laughing over dinner at The Yummy House.  So many lines from the movie will become part of our conversations for years to come.  A party was even mentioned for next year to watch the movie again, it was that funny.

Being single, even living with two pretty funny dogs, laughter typically happens at my own expense.  Now it doesn’t mean it isn’t funny but there is an irony in the mix too.  I don’t often get the opportunity to laugh until tears are streaming down my face, mascara burning my eyes and my stomach muscles sore. Thankfully I have some great girlfriends and when we get together the world drops away for a few hours.

In the stress of this new normal that we all are experiencing at work and home, laughter is the only way I know that helps us all get through it.  Be it laughing with co-workers, husbands, wives, children, siblings, or friends.  It is the only way I know to get a brief respite from thinking about bills, chores, and work.  Even what my next blog post is going to be aboutJ

I am so grateful for my friends and know that a smile will hover tomorrow at work thinking about tonight.  I also will never think about chassis the same way again!

If you haven’t seen Bridemaids yet – go now!


  1. *Bridesmaid* was a HILARIOUS movie! It is so refreshing to see female actors/comedians do the type of humor that is usually saved for male oriented comedy movies. Brava Kristen Wiig, brava!!

  2. awesome!:) Now I am dying to see this movie.

  3. Jeannie - I agree wholeheartedly! It was great that it was written by women! Thanks for commenting!

    Hi Lacey! Run, don't walk, to see this movie with your girlfriends!

  4. No one can make you laugh like that except your girlfriends...Thanks for the post...had an image of my girlfriends and I watching it and having the same reaction! :)