Here's something (some of) may not know about me. I laugh very easily and quite often. I have been told, more than once, that I am (insert friends name here) biggest fan! What can I say? I just love to laugh. When I was a kid, my parents used to leave my sister and I with our Grandmothers so they could enjoy an evening out. We used to play board games, watch movies, listen to music, etc. During especially intense games of Monopoly I would get "the giggles." I would laugh until I almost couldn't breath, my sister joining in. We could not stop. The slightest thing could set us off. Something my Nanny said in her cute Polish accent could be the culprit or even a cheesy commercial on the TV.
Sadly enough, not much has changed in the past twenty years. I still get "the giggles" and it's usually at the most inopportune time. Last night, for example, I was eating at a Mexican restaurant with one of my oldest friends whom I hadn't seen in ages. I was sitting at a table waiting for her to arrive while on the phone with one of my best friends who said she was, in fact, on her way to that same restaurant for a date. Now, you see, this isn't the first time this has happened to us. I have eaten in another (quite trendy) restaurant downtown with my entire family while one of my best friends is on a date a few tables away. It's an absurd situation for all involved. Well, last night, the hostess attempted to sit bestie and her date a mere 6 inches from me at the next small table. They were discussing other seating options right over my dining companion's shoulder and I just couldn't help it. I began to laugh. Really laugh. It was just so silly and awkward and amazing.
As I have listed many, many, many times before on this blog - a sense of humor is a must for me. You just absolutely have to be willing to laugh with me. All. The. Time. I don't understand people who are sense of humorless. Like what happened to you that has made you unwilling to have a chuckle? As Marilyn Monroe said, "if you make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything." Well, Norma Jean, I have to agree with you on that. By the way, I may have totally butchered that quote. Just go with it.
Wow, this post is ridiculous.