Laugh a Little

Yeah, so I’m disgusted and dismayed, but not surprised that Kavanaugh was appointed.

I am also resolved. Now is the time to dig in and fight. Our country depends on it.

We have to laugh sometimes. It can’t all be doom and gloom. Our brains and our hearts need at least a little laughter. It air helps make the air less heavy.

I mentioned a while back that I was in an anthology from the Erma Bombeck’s Writers’ Workshop called Laugh Out Loud.

I was thrilled to join three other contributing authors at a book signing in Covington, KY last month. Randy and Joey joined me. Joey is the camera man, you will hear him laugh a few times. This is a big deal for me. I made my 20 year old son laugh. More than once.

Anyway, less than a month and we will vote in the midterms. I hope you all are registered to vote. Try to find time between now and then to laugh a little. Maybe this will help.

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  1. Pam T says:

    Joey didn’t just giggle, he gave you a whoohooo at the end. That’s freakin’ awesome.

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  2. Lisa K says:

    Hope.
    I felt hope.
    And Joey has an adorable guffaw <3

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  3. BarbaraM says:

    It’s probably my crappy old computer, but I could barely hear you. I did, however, hear the laughter and applause, rightfully earned. And yes, Joey sounds like a great kid, and the fact that you can still make him laugh makes you a great Mom!

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  4. Haralee says:

    Loved the story! Very cool your son found your story funny too!!

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  5. Liv says:

    I heard your voice in my head when I read it…but it sounds even nicer when you ACTUALLY say it. And it probably sounds EVEN BETTER in person.

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  6. Doug in Oakland says:

    Yes. Joan Jett. Lita Ford. I only have 2G data speeds right now, so it took a while for the player to load and the video to buffer up, but halfway through, Briana asked me what I was laughing about, and I pulled out the earphone cord, restarted the video, and she watched too.
    It was good, and yes, we do need to nourish our lives during this fight if we want to win. Or even if we want to still be around and in any kind of functional state if we don’t win.
    Mail in ballots come out today, meaning I will have voted by Wednesday.
    Thank you for this.

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  7. Shani says:

    *Applauds*! Great job!
    And yes laughter is key especially now a days. As is music. Dancing never grows old (even as we ourselves age), Mom used to dance around in the kitchen when she was in a good mood and one of her favorites came on (she liked to cook to music). And now if I’m dancing when I’m cooking or cleaning or just enjoying some wine/beer/vodka depending on the day I can hear her voice in my head telling me to β€œlet yourself go!” (Aka don’t be so reserved) and it puts a little extra pep in my step and a smile on my face.
    Keep on keeping on and keep on dancing πŸ™‚
    Again *applauds*!

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  8. Connie says:

    Thanks for the laughs girl! And yeah, I needed that!
    Joey sounded so cute!

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  9. A couple of weeks ago my copy of Laugh Out Loud landed in my mailbox. I’m not sure why it took me so long to get it, except that I’m the world’s worst procrastinator. Or the world’s best procrastinator depending on how you look at it. I could win a gold medal in procrastinating if I could show up for the ceremony on time.
    At least I have a good reason for putting off opening it. I knew I was going to need a laugh and now I get to share it with you. Thank you so much for that.

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    • Michelle says:

      OMG YAY!!!!

      Dude..I have a funny story for you. I follow someone on twitter who has a twitter name very much like yours. But he says things that are NOT what I would expect from you. I read a tweet and thought..oh, wow..that REALLY does not sound like Christopher. Maybe he’s trying out a new twitter persona or something? Then the other day, I realized…oh. wait…that is someone else. I was kind of glad.

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  10. emelle says:

    That was cute, especially with Joey’s contributions behind the camera. πŸ™‚

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