reverb 11: laughing until it hurts
Laughter: Reflect on the last time you laughed so hard your sides hurt, your mascara ran down your face, or you wet your pants?
I said in my "Who Are You?" reverb post that I love to laugh. When I look at pictures of myself, I always think the ones where I am laughing look the most like me. I'm lucky, my partner is very funny. She often sees it as her goal in life to make me laugh. The last times I laughed really hard happened very recently. One was last night as we were going to sleep. We have this habit, when we aren't too exhausted, of talking about silly things, sometimes singing before we sleep. Last night we were talking about Christmas carols and how identifiable they are. So we tried humming a few bars and then the other guessing the song but that was too easy. I suggested we follow suit of the local radio station who often does this "meowing" contest to popular songs. In my attempt to meow the line "Me, I want a hula hoop" from Alvin and the Chipmunks' Christmas song, I ended up sounding ridiculous and kind of screeching. Then M decided to make up a song called Blue Lake Christmas about a summer camp where I used to be a counselor. It was a crazy, hilarious and silly song and a moment that sent me into a fit of laughter so hard I could hardly breathe. It was one of those times when only the two of us would find it funny.
The other time I laughed so hard, I moved out of my chair was last weekend during The Muppets there was a moment that caught me so off guard that I couldn't help my reaction.
The funniest moments to me are when I'm surprised by the statement, the joke, whatever it is I'm finding funny. I often laugh incredibly hard at something no one else would find funny or at least that M thinks is not funny. So when she makes me laugh and we are both laughing, it's like the most perfect moment.