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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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Jan. 9th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
::smiling:: Great entry! : )
Jan. 9th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
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. :)
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.
Jan. 10th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
Absolutely lovely!
Jan. 10th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Jan. 10th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
Excellent entry!
Jan. 10th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!
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. :)
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.
(no subject) - merenda - Jan. 10th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 10th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
Very very true.
Jan. 10th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
I'm glad you agree. :)
Jan. 10th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
smiling does make everyone look more beautiful, well told!
Jan. 10th, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Jan. 10th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
Shared sense of humour is so important
Jan. 10th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
Thicker than blood!
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Jan. 10th, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
Thank you!

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

Cute entry. :)
Jan. 10th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
Thanks! I would like to smell a volcano some day, just to see.
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
Jan. 10th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
Well she put the Southern twang into it, so it almost sounded right!
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!
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*
Jan. 10th, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
I'm so with you - I love the people who make me laugh.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Jan. 11th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I hope you're right.
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