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100 Things for 2010: Part Two

With the recent changes going on in la vida avitabla, I decided to scrap my old “100 Things About Avitable” list and start fresh, beginning with “Five New Habits“. Today’s post continues the list with “5 Things That Make Me Laugh”:

95. Puns. I know they’re not the highest form of humor, but they still crack me the fuck up. I will always appreciate a nice play on words, especially something on the scale of the “Victor/Vector/Clearance/Clarence/Roger/Roger” dialogue from Airplane!

94. Pretty much anything that comes out of these people’s mouths: Stephen Wright, Steve Martin, Sarah Silverman, Tina Fey, George Carlin, Mitch Hedberg, Conan O’Brien, Bob Saget, Sam Kinison, Rodney Dangerfield, and a slew of others.

93. Self-deprecation. There’s a certain power that comes with making fun of yourself before someone else can. It’s a defense mechanism, for sure, but if I can control what people laugh about, it will make me smile too.

92. Balls. Especially mine. Balls are always funny.

91. Life. When things happen that you just can’t believe, or you get hit with so many things at once, there’s really nothing you can do but laugh.

And “5 Things That Make Me Smile”:

90. Cute animals and kids. Yes, I admit it. Whether it’s seeing a kitten attack a sock or talking with an earnest five year old about Shark Boy and Lava Girl, it’s guaranteed to put a smile on my face.

89. The rain. Sometimes there’s nothing better than sitting out on my back porch while a huge thunderstorm roars and lightning flashes.

88. A smile. There’s something infectious about someone smiling at me. It makes me want to smile right back.

87. A Diet Coke and Peanut M&Ms. It’s like a perfect combination.

86. A catchy pop song. A great beat, fun lyrics, and a cute voice makes me smile and tap my hands on my steering wheel while I drive. It’s one of the reasons I like artists like Ke$ha.

Next time on the Top 100: Top 5 Premature Ejaculation Stories*

*Not really.

19 thoughts on “100 Things for 2010: Part Two”

  1. Self-deprecation is such an Irish thing.

    I love the rain, too. My very favorite thing is to go to the Florida west coast in the summer and watch the rain come onto the beach from the balcony of my hotel room. while I’m reading a book. Bliss.

  2. Diet coke…mmm. Makes me smile and get all shivery, especially when paired with M&Ms. My favorite these days are the pretzel M&Ms, they’re nasty and delicious all at the same time.

  3. Balls are funny! They’re just so, like OUT there. It is especially funny when our girls are with my parents and the Husband is doing his Walk Around Nekkid Thing. Those boys are swaying in the wind, sometimes I fear one of the cats will attack them. I don’t need em, mind you, cuz I am not going to reproduce again, but if they were injured Mr. Husband would whine and deny me sex. Whatever.
    He does keep underwear beside the bed b/c “you never fight naked.” ??? I don’t know what kinda fight he thinks is gonna happen at 2 in the morning, but again, Whatever.

    I love kittens b/c they are born with their wee lil claws stuck out there and can mew mew at birth. I love puppies b/c their wee lil toes are so cuuute and it’s fun when they learn to bark. I had a pup who was so frackin freaked out the first time he barked that he the hell fell down. That’s some funny right there. I usually fall down for other reasons.

  4. Just hearing the word “Balls” makes me giggle. Yes, I am immature. Sometimes you have to be just to get through this life. Am I right? Or am I RIGHT?

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