Having serious and intimate talks definitely connects me to people but not nearly as much as experiencing uncontrollable laughter with someone. Even laughing a little bit together is much more of a connection than four months of strait deep, personal talks! I have no idea why that is, but it's definitely the case in my life. I can let someone go that is sooo super serious a lot easier than someone that just makes me laugh. I am drawn to funny people and when I find someone who is truly hilarious, I can never let them go. My very favorite friends are the ones I like to call "Feet Stompin Friends". Let me explain…
Tonight a few of us were watching "So You Think You Can Dance" and of COURSE we all have to try out our dance moves every single week. Molly says that she never ceases to pull a muscle on Thursday nights and I can TOTALLY relate. She even said she went down in the splits fully pregnant last week and it wasn't pretty. Nights when I watch that show are usually pretty joyous for me because I like it so much, but adding Noel and Molly to the mix made it the perfect combination.
We usually take a bathroom break about halfway through and it's hilarious because everyone dances their hearts out to the bathroom. Noel screamed bloody murder as I leaped past the door and then she caught me with my leg over my head when I thought I was waiting alone. It seemed that I was going to be the only one stuck in embarrassing moments but luckily Noel took the cake. She started singing "SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DAAAANCE DAAANCE DAANCE" and moved her body like there was no tomorrow! Next thing I know as she's getting to the climax of her shake, she SMASHES into the wall!
I was right behind her and a wave of uncontrollable laughter hit me like a ton of bricks. Watching her completely spalt into the wall made me laugh so hard that I had to get in the Downward Dog position and stomp my feet to relieve myself from the laughter coursing through my body. I stomped and stomped and stomped until happiness filled every inch of me.
Foot Stompin Friends are the ones that make you laugh so hard it hurts. Foot stompin friends are the ones that make you get in the Downward Dog but don't think anything of it. You can't do anything too crazy for them because your comfort level is so deep and anything weird you do is just an opportunity for another laugh.
If you only see the serious side to me, you are only seeing 50% of story. There is definitely an entire half devoted to laughter and fun and taking the edge off life. There is definitely a side to me that comes out around my 'Foot Stompin Friends' that gives me this intense desire to put on a banana suit and fling myself out the sunroof on the highway. If you never see that side to me…you are only seeing a very small piece of the puzzle!
One time I had a guy ask me what sort of things drive me and keep me going. My response was that humor drives me. There is always something to laugh at everyday. No matter what happens in my life, there will never be a time when I can't get together with my 'Foot Stompin Friends' and laugh until my stomach can't take it anymore. Humor will be here to stay and nothing can take that away. Humor is something that drives me…humor is something that gives me hope.