Several Things That Make Me Laugh

Okay. This will just be a quick list-o-goodies because I’d hate to break my recent streak of being in the bed by 10:00 – but all of these things have made me laugh in the last 24 hours. In fact, I may watch / read again before I go to bed just so I can laugh one more time.

1) Dave Barnes‘ karate video


2) Celebrity Photo Bomb on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon


3) My friend Joni’s blog

In high school my friend Joni and I wrote epic – and I do mean EPIC – notes. We would write pages and pages, and I am here to tell you that there was nothing that could make a Monday better like Joni handing me a four-and-a-half page note before I headed into first period. And here’s what blows my mind now that I’m an adult: WE DIDN’T GOSSIP. We just wrote about whatever made us laugh on TV or the funny noises our cars were making or what our mamas had cooked for Sunday lunch or how we got wet-your-pants tickled because somebody sang something operatic at church.

Well, for the last four years or so I have been begging Joni to start a blog. So has half of our hometown, for that matter. And I am just as thrilled as I can be that 2014 has become THE YEAR THAT JONI STARTED BLOGGING. Her blog is called Motherhood and Muffin Tops, and it is delightful. It’s funny, down-to-earth, and basically just a pleasure to read.

Yay, Joni!

4) Kevin Bacon Explains the 80s to Milennials

What he says about Russia? I tried to explain that very idea to some of my favorite 17 year-olds last week.


5) Lyndsay Rush on Twitter

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She’s consistently hilarious, and oh, I do appreciate that in a person.

All righty. It’s now 9:30. I’m just telling you that so that you can rest in the peace of knowing that I will in fact make it to bed by 10:00 without 20 minutes to spare.


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  1. Kathleen G says:

    Love me some Kevin Bacon. Funny and so true. Read your friends blog. So real and spot on, especially the Anniversary dinner. Yep, talked about the daughter & to bad we didn’t at the bar. Cheaper drinks. Cannot believe sangria in a martini glass was five bucks a pop! Love blogs that me laugh at everyday life. Need it after watching the news.

  2. Love it all! Can’t wait to check out Joni’s blog!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing Joni’s blog! I enjoyed it, she’s got a great sense of humor!

  4. Sophie!!!! Saint Francis of a Sissy and Netherlands has me crying a river of happy-funny tears even as I type! Love Jimmy Fallons photo Bombs. Who is this Lindsay Rush? She are funny!

    Needed a giggle for my morning. Thank you kindly.

  5. Okay! I’m Snort laughing at Kevin Bacon! In the eighties – I was in love with the guy! (still laughing!) but seriously – in love with the guy!

  6. Teresa Stout says:

    Sophie, thank you so much for giving a shout out to Joni’s blog. Jumped over and ready every single post she has written. OMG she is so stinkin funny. She is now in my daily favorites between you and Melanie!

  7. Nancy R. says:

    I was so impressed with Joni! Can’t wait to read more.