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Humor is sexy. So many of my friends went for the “bad boys”, but I've always went for the ones who made me laugh. As I mused over this week's therealljidol topic, Cracking Up, it occurred to me that seven out of ten boyfriends were chosen because of humor. (Two, desperation, and one was a dare for the both of us.) I couldn't even tell you how many of my unrequited loves were due to their sense of humor, but far more than for looks or skill, I can tell you that.

I remember my first real boyfriend and the exact moment I realized I liked him as more than a friend. We rode the bus together, and I got on that morning crying over something my stepfather had done. He immediately jumped up and moved seats, to sit across from me and make me laugh. I still consider it one of the sweetest things a man has ever done for me.

My husband has made me laugh every single day we've been together. Even before we were dating, his laugh was my favorite thing about him. And I know we make some darn cute babies, but it's how we all laugh together that really makes me love my family.

Kids are even better than funny men, in my opinion, because they're not trying to be funny. Their funny is the purest form of it. To me, nothing is better than Eden declaring that Vicks VapoRub smells like volcano, or Ivy coming in from the snow and declaring, “Brr! I'm frozen salad!” I don't even think I would have kept our cat Cinder if she didn't make me laugh every now and then.

So on the topic of humor, it really just boils down to one thing for me:

Smile more often. It makes you look beautiful.

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brightflashes
Jan. 9th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
::smiling:: Great entry! : )
ahavah
Jan. 9th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
fierceawakening
Jan. 10th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
This is how I met Monkey as well. I wasn't looking for a beloved. I was talking to someone who smiled and laughed, and I thought "hey, this could be fun."

A bit over a year later, I've got a collar sitting in my bedroom waiting to go around his neck. :)
ahavah
Jan. 10th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
I've found the old saying is true - we always find the ones we want when we stop looking.
shadowwolf13
Jan. 10th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
Absolutely lovely!
ahavah
Jan. 10th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
Thank you!
lilmissmagic71
Jan. 10th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
Excellent entry!
ahavah
Jan. 10th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!
merenda
Jan. 10th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
> Smile more often. It makes you look beautiful.

Best. Line. Ever. :)

I just need to work on this more myself. :)
ahavah
Jan. 10th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
It's so true! There's nothing sexier than shared laughter. (Well, I suppose sometimes those secretive smiles can be pretty hot, too...)

I will fully expect a wide grin when we meet, then.
merenda
Jan. 10th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
oh yeah - those secretive smiles from Jacq get me *every time*.... :)

I'm smiling a lot more these days, so you can expect us to be smiling like crazy!
boxsofrain
Jan. 10th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
Very very true.
ahavah
Jan. 10th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
I'm glad you agree. :)
kittenboo
Jan. 10th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
smiling does make everyone look more beautiful, well told!
ahavah
Jan. 10th, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
Thank you!
theafaye
Jan. 10th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
Shared sense of humour is so important
ahavah
Jan. 10th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
Thicker than blood!
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ahavah
Jan. 10th, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Your icon is too cute.
bewize
Jan. 10th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
... it does smell like volcano!

Cute entry. :)
ahavah
Jan. 10th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
Thanks! I would like to smell a volcano some day, just to see.
johnmill79
Jan. 10th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
I like the frozen salad one. That is amusing. I know me, I'd have been like "say what?" lol
ahavah
Jan. 10th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
Well she put the Southern twang into it, so it almost sounded right!
plastrickland23
Jan. 10th, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)
"Frozen salad"! That's a good one! Hope you are logging down the cute stuff the kids say. My daughter used to refer to our fav movie as "The LIZARD of Oz!" The other one called "tampons", "pan-tons" for years!

To this day, I may ask her to go get me a "pan-ton" out of the closet! She is 15 now!
P.
ahavah
Jan. 10th, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
Ha, my girls don't know that one yet!

I do occasionally log them here, or on the 'I Have Kids' application on facebook - but then I realized that they don't keep the old entries. Grrr. I need to get back in the habit of our homeschooling log. I kind of dropped the ball on that one when we got the internet back. *blush*
gratefuladdict
Jan. 10th, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
I'm so with you - I love the people who make me laugh.
ahavah
Jan. 10th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
I think it's a testament to the power of humor that I once crushed on Dave Barry.
plastrickland23
Jan. 10th, 2009 06:26 am (UTC)
I totally agree about having funny people in your life. There's enough drama out there...When you're cryin' over who just died, you need someone silly and off-beat to come along and provide the comic relief!
P.
ahavah
Jan. 11th, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
That's true. I fear my own sense of humor has suffered, so I appreciate it all the more in others!
roina_arwen
Jan. 10th, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
I just read your next journal entry, and I was like "huh??" because I think this LJI entry rocks! :)

Good luck!
ahavah
Jan. 11th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I hope you're right.
baxaphobia
Jan. 10th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
I agree. Laughter is one of the most important things to me. I love to laugh and to make people laugh as well. Nice entry. "Frozen salad!" hahahahaha. Total cuteness!
ahavah
Jan. 11th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
That was one of my favorites. I remembered too late to throw in how they call daddy "Papacita" - it's become so common place now. lol
imafarmgirl
Jan. 10th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
Frozen salad, I love it!
ahavah
Jan. 11th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
Kids are almost always great for a smile.
alycewilson
Jan. 11th, 2009 03:23 am (UTC)
I'm also a sucker for funny guys. Or, saving that, ones who will laugh at my jokes.
ahavah
Jan. 11th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, on occasion I'm funny, but not as often as I like. I think that's why I like funny people. :)
agirlnamedluna
Jan. 11th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Definitely need to remember these more often :)

(and yay, glad you got it in in time, even if it was last! I had to go to bed before the deadline ;))
ahavah
Jan. 11th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
I cut it close, that's for sure! I didn't realize it was the last one though. Whoops.
walkertxkitty
Jan. 11th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
Cute entry, I greatly enjoyed the humor in this. It's a good reminder as well. Great job!
ahavah
Jan. 12th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm really glad you enjoyed it.
rosepurr
Jan. 11th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
This is a really, really sweet entry.
ahavah
Jan. 12th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!
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