I love to laugh... just like the song in Mary Poppins, "loud and long and clear." Laughter for me has been an integral part of life. It's what I look for in friends and entertainment; a shared sense of humor that is off beat. As an adult, I still watch shows like Family Guy and South Park due to their abilities to have me "rolling in the aisles." Forget wine or anything else, when I want to relax, I reach for the remote. And just like food, I find comedy is best when shared. Not only do I like to laugh but I like to make others laugh as well. My dad says we're happiest when we do for others so I've been attempting to give a chuckle here and there in order to deliver an unexpected amount of joy. It's not saving the world it's doing what I can, with who I am, with where I'm at. (I think Groucho Marx said that).
As a teacher, I'm no stranger to the process of experimentation. I like to see if theories work when applied to everyday situations. However, my comedic theories have taken a strange turn. My finance loves the Monty Python sketch featuring the Ministry of Silly Walks (above). While I'm not much of a Monty Python fan (as I referenced earlier, I like my humor as I like my martinis - dirty) I do walk a lot and wondered what would happen if I "silly walked" at a crosswalk. Would I get a good response? Would I get odd stares? Probably both but I figured it was worth a shot to make someone (and myself) laugh. As you can imagine, hilarity ensued...
Getting ready to "silly walk".
You can read about the many health benefits of laughter here and for those of you who may remember, I referenced a blog entitled Feed Me Dearly a few weeks ago. If you gain good vibes from having a laugh, send them her way.
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