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For #TWSS Courtney and I pick our quotes out waaay in advance. The two of us have a calendar full of quotes, and it just so happens that the week we have the humorous Amy Poehler inspiring us I finally check out Yes Please. Yes Please has been quite popular at my library, it was pure luck that Yes Please was finally available, I had to check it out.
When I read these words on page 21:
Looking silly can be very powerful.
I had to nod in agreement, because I honestly do find some truth in that. But when I read on…
People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth and being chased in a fun way.
This made me shake my head in agreement as to say, “Yes, girl.” These fun vulnerable moments when you let your guard down, where you ease up, and free yourself they are powerful. Sometimes vulnerability attracts us to one another. Right? Wait I have a TEDTalk for that:
I live for laughs…
Laughter is SEXY! When a person can make you laugh isn’t it great? But you know what else floats my boat…. making people laugh. My whole life I have heard “you’re funny” my parents on occasion may have put me on display to entertain family and guests. There was one time where I took it too far…. I started reciting Andrew Dice Clay’s standup act. (NO BUENO) Do you remember him, Andrew Dice Clay? I also remembered some of Eddie Murphy’s act you know where he wore the colorful leather suits, but after the Clay incident I knew better, I did not act that one out. (Bigger question here, why did I even know their standup acts?)
YEARS later oh say 1999-ish I was working at a market research survey company. (Yes, I called people’s homes to ask them to rate shiz.) Sounds like a boring job, right? So what did this girl do to pass the time, I called people’s homes using my “voices” and also made friends with just about anyone they stuck in the cubicle next to me for that shift. I am NOT a braggart, and I know no matter how I type this out it may seem as though I am, but I promise I am not: people enjoyed sitting next to me at work. They knew I would do my voices and of course they would get a laugh. I loved it more. 🙂
Our cubicles were always random, so chances were you didn’t sit next to the person you may have sat next to the day before, but sometimes you did. One day I sat next to a lady who made my day and her words just kind of stuck with me, she said
Why are you in Texas, you need to be on TV!
A few short years later I moved to Second City
I’ll admit moving to Chicago excited me. A piece of me thought here is my big break. I remember walking the streets of Chicago ready for my story to unfold: Small Town Texas Girl Gets Plucked Off the Streets of Chicago. Because of course people would see me walk down the street and naturally think, “GREAT SCOTT that girl has talent.” I guess people in Chicago are not that perceptive after all, because that didn’t happen instead 9/11 happened and I left Chicago like a squall heading straight to da’burbs.
I’m a ‘burbs girl.
Living so close to Second City use to bother me, because in my 21 year old mind I belonged there mixin’ it up with comedians working behind the scenes or maybe even writing for a small Chicago magazine. We can all dream, right? My husband has always said I should try out to be a comedian or even write some comedy pieces, he has even offered up himself for sacrifice. 🙂 But honestly I really do not believe I’m that funny. Witty? Yes, with a dab 😉 of smart ass.
Laughter fuels me! I LAUGH EVERYDAY. Having three kids is like having your own built in variety show. Somehow, my three kiddos have figured out that laughter IS powerful and they use it against us! It’s almost like their GetOfJailFreeCard, sometimes. My husband, the love of my life, the man who makes me snort like a pig with laughter wins me over with his silliness. There is power in looking silly and being silly. There’s power in being so sure of who you are that you don’t care if you are making an ass out of yourself to make others laugh. I like that power 🙂
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