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Things That Make Me Laugh

Posted February 9, 2010

What are some of the things that have made you laugh in recent days? I think we could all use a little more levity in our lives. Here’s my list of people, pets and events that have tickled my funny bone:

1. The woman at church who went on and on about how much she enjoyed our snow coverage on WRAL while she was getting ready for a colonoscopy.

2. The Cary woman in her green convertible driving around with the top down in 30 degree temperatures and a license tag which read: Single-4-ever

3. Famous Bob Inskeep – the former radio star who now preaches with the same humor, wisdom and passion he brought to the airwaves.

4. Watching my dog Rufus discover the magic and mischief of wind chimes on our back porch.

5. Having to buy a white noise machine for Rufus to keep him from waking up with me at 2:30AM and demanding that I take him to work.

6. Rediscovering the humor of The Gong Show with the help of Brian Shrader.

7. My good friend Mike Boyd who always has something funny to say or show.

Tomorrow we will announce the winner of The Oldest Thing in Your Closet contest.


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  • CricketGayle Feb 10, 2010

    My son keeps me laughing

    I read to him every night at bedtime and the other night he wanted me to read "Curious George goes to a Chocolate Factory". We've read it many times before and the last time we did, he was listening to one of the lines describing what George saw in the store at the chocolate factory. It told how a chocolate bunny "caught his eye". He turned and asked me "which one?" I didn't understand what he meant at first, but then he asked again, "which eye was caught?"

    Being a southern woman, I told my him one day that I was going to "fix" my hair. He proceeded to ask me "Is it broke?"

    We have a Galileo thermometer on the mantle in our den. He asked one night what it was and I told him it was a thermometer. He looked at it warily and having a 4-year-old's understanding of thermometers asked "Mommy, where does THAT go?"

  • CestLaVie Feb 10, 2010

    Rufus is cute. Didn't watch the video until after I had posted. Time out for a scratch!!

  • CestLaVie Feb 10, 2010

    Having a bad day & then going home & putting in my Johnny Carson videos from the 60s & 70s. Problems gone!!!!

  • LMRA Feb 10, 2010

    1. My basset hounds make me laugh every day
    2. My co-worker Robert. I don't want him to know that I think he's funny because it inflates his already huge ego!
    3. Anyone with a dry sense of humor - makes me think!
    4. Sometimes I crack myself up!!!

  • sassysewer Feb 9, 2010

    My pastor was giving a sermon Sunday morning on how that we will draw closer to Christ by going thru suffering. He then proceeded to tell us that if we wanted to suffer for Christ, one could start by volunteering in the one year old nursery at church.

  • pwilliamson53 Feb 9, 2010

    Our poodle Toby has a cat perch so he can sit at the window and look out. When he sees the neighbors big dog outside in our yard, Toby goes running like all 7lbs of him is going to eat him up. But he what he hasn't figured out is why he can see him one minute and when he runs like crazy outside to get to him, he's gone, he'll run back in, jump on his perch and still sees him and off he goes again. The reason he doesn't find when he goes outside is because we have high wooden fence. Having the freedom of a doggie door doesn't allow him the freedom to run the dog out of his

  • pwilliamson53 Feb 9, 2010

    Laughing at my English bulldog Roscoe when he wants to go into the kitchen to see what I'm doing, because we have wood floors and the shine scares him and he doesn't think he can walk on it. When he does it's hilarious. Big bullie is scare of the shiny

  • bleslie Feb 9, 2010

    Thanks, tennispro - Rufus is a cocker spaniel poodle mix.

  • tennispro Feb 9, 2010

    love the video of rufus!! is he a maltipoo?? so cute!! :)

  • bleslie Feb 9, 2010

    Rufus did bark at his reflection the other day! Very funny stuff!




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