How Important Is a Good Laugh?

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stkitt
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   Posted 8/3/2007 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Most anxiety sufferers don't laugh much. Most anxiety sufferers are too wound up in their own thoughts to see all the good and funny things around them.

Let’s change that. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to look in the mirror and smile. Find the child within and let your self have some fun.

Tell us what you would like to be doing right now if you were a child again?

X O X O X O X O X O X O X O X O X O X O


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   Posted 8/3/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I would love to be a kid again and not have to pay bills.  I would rather read nursery rhymes.................
 
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet

Eating her curds and whey,

When along came a spider,

That sat down beside her,

And said: what's in the bowl, blondie?

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   Posted 8/3/2007 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd love nothing more than to go back to 1983, age 7, when I got my first good rock n' roll record (on vinyl, too). Van Halen's 1984. My mom bought it for me and totally regretted it.
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   Posted 8/3/2007 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to pretend I was Wonder Woman lol!  I loved that show.  I would spin around and pretend I would be in that magic outfit she would wear!  I can't believe I'm typing this.  I must admit I am a bit embarassed lol!
 
Also, I loved to play dress up with my Grandmom's costume jewely and fancy shoes.  I would love to just go back and do that all over again.
 
Thanks Kitt, I am sitting here laughing at myself!  I needed that.
 
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   Posted 8/3/2007 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I would go to Santa Cruz again with my Mom and Dad. We went every summer.
 
My Dad & I would be riding the Big Dipper rollercoaster over and over again just like when I was little, probably about 10 years old. My Mom was always in disbelief how many times we could ride that thing. This was before my dad got cancer, when everything was so care free. No worries at all.
 
Every time the ride ended, my dad would say "are you ready to go again" and we would get back in line. My mom always had a huge smile on her face shaking her head.
 
That is one of my most favorite memories and the one I would love to live over again.
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Mr.Intensity
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   Posted 8/3/2007 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
The only time I watch anything other than something educational, on TV, Is when I watch a comedy. I love to laugh, and I got immediate and extended family and kids to call on - but that's a bitter/sweet thing because I fell bad that I don't use them consistently.
While I subscribe, in some cases, to the "Just Do It" wisdom, I'm dying inside because people always remark; "I don't understand, your so this and that, I wish I had your ... " you know? That's killing me twofold.
btw: I thank you all; stkitt, djdaz and shyandsassy for your replies

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   Posted 8/4/2007 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   

Mr Intensity

Your very welcome.

OK How many besides me remember:

Slinky     1948
 
Barbie Doll           1959
 
Hula Hoop       1961
 
Lava Lamps           1972
 
Rubiks Cube         1980
 
My Favortie was  (drum roll)  Barbie
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   Posted 8/4/2007 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I would love to be in the ocean with my dad. He taught me how to surf at an early age and for years we would spend many days out in the water together. We would spend the entire day at the beach, and every summer we would spend an entire week surfing somewhere new. Well, i guess that not funny, but it sure was fun!!!
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   Posted 8/5/2007 3:55 AM (GMT -7)   

  Geeessss Kitt you are making me feel old as I remember all those things lol even though I was born in the early 60's but I have to say that I loved the old muscle cars back then, getting my first dirt bike and getting into racing motocross but I really miss the time just camping with my Dad and fishing new places.

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   Posted 8/5/2007 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks sis
Now I am with Cowboy here lol
I feel and might aswell add after last few days look my age ......old........

I would love to be at beach with the smelts running like they use to
It was mine and Dad's time together.........

I made all Barbie's clothes at one point and would do their hair lol
I got out of the "Girly " point in life when I had to grow up way to fast ya know ........

Great thread sis

Nice yakking at ya
Tried calling left message will call tonight have to call normal too

Brownleaf called me and my sister wouldnt wake me up .....I am not impressed........

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   Posted 8/5/2007 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   

You My Friends are doing good.  I am glad you still have the child inside.  Let the child out to play.  AK, you are my oldest son's age...geeeeeeeeesz eyes

Come on and play everyone……………tell us what you would like to be doing for fun if you were a child again J


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   Posted 8/5/2007 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
NO worries ....Be happy
Sing Nursery Rhymes

Hoola Hoop
Skipping especially double dutch
Rollar Skating ( 4) wheels

Going to all the fairs

Barbecues and campfires
Sleepovers
Pillow fights
you name it I loved it .......sometimes if I am feeling okay ( Cait thinks I need to be boxed up ) I will sing loud and so silly *BTW I sound like a cat withy tail caught in door ......

Luvs ya sis

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   Posted 8/5/2007 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Awwwwwwwww Lyn,

I remember all those things too and I loved my clamp on roller skates ! I loved to swing, we would go to the park right next to the bakery and swing and horse around all day.  The smell of the bread baking was mouth watering.

Love ya big sis X O X O X O

Ok who is next? Everyone come and play. yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah    yeah


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   Posted 8/5/2007 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi.  Extremely good point and post.  I can't remember this entire summer that I had one heck of a good laugh.  Even when I had my first full blown mental breakdown and ended up in the hospital for 3 weeks I did not laugh.  When I came home, I still didn't laugh.

If anyone here is having a hard time laughing, I highly recommend that you rent the movie "Airplane".  Oh yes, you will laugh at least once.  Trust me.

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Mr.Intensity
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   Posted 8/5/2007 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
for Kitt's list: Jimmy Jet, Chatty Kathy, Suzy Homemaker- the oven that really cooked, Six Finger, Pole Lamps, Battery operated -portable- 45rpm players!!
If you want something you never had, ya' gotta' do something you never did ... careful with that one :)


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   Posted 8/5/2007 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I love a good laugh. This might be off topic, but there is nothing better for me than really stupid comedies! I love'm. I love funny movies, people being silly, and laughing till it hurts. Laughing is contagious, so i try and hang out with my one friend when i'm blue cause he is a laughing machine. I just look at the guy and laugh, then he'll laugh. Its great.
Some of the staple funny movies i like:
Anything with Owen Wilson ( zoolander, shanghai noon, shanghai knights, Wedding Crashers, Meet the Fockers, The Life Aquatic, Starsky & Hutch, The big Bounce, Meet the Parents, you me and dupree).
I like Chris tucker too. His movies are bad, but i like them... He's silly! ( Money Talks is always on cable)
I really like when he is teamed up with Jackie Chan. The Rush Hour movies are funny.
Vince Vaughn is funny too!
Oh and will farrell!!! Anchorman is a fav.
I also love stand up comedy. Brian Regan(sp?) is really funny. I like him cause he doesnt have to be dirty to be funny (even though i like dirty, so comedians depend on it). I also recently saw a George Lopez special on HBO that i thought was really funny too!...

I just like funny ( and i know i have bad taste, but i'm ok with that :) and funny = a good laugh and a good laugh = medicine for the soul...

I love laugh!

And Nick, just thinking about Airplane made me laugh out loud... I would love to quote some of the things the pilot says to the kid, but its inappropriate for this board... :D hhehehehehehehe!!!!
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   Posted 8/5/2007 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Danxiety! Naw, I roll on all of your stuff-lol and if you just mention the ld timers like Mel Brooks! Harvey Corman! Buddy Hackett-his'adult' stand-up!
I just caught Steve Martin w. his "Special Purpose"- in "The JerK" , I think.
and I caught a Archie Bunker- the one where he got a blood transfusion for a Black Dr.? and he told Edith that she should be for-warned cuz he might to be some-kind-a NEW Lover now!-lol
I believe if people didn't take me so seriously, I'd have been a comic-instead of a musician:)
If you want something you never had, ya' gotta' do something you never did ... careful with that one :)


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   Posted 8/6/2007 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
The Jerk is classic!!! so funny :D Mel is great too. History of the World used to be one of my favorites.
I also love the movie "The Party" with peter sellers. :D

Sorry to turn this into a movie thread, but they sure do make me laugh!

dan
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   Posted 8/6/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
OK this is funny. I am a bit late to replying about your toy list up there Kitt, but would you guys believe, I still have everything on that list, except for a hula hoop! I seriously do! And, I don't have them for my son, they are ALL MINE! Ha ha ha. That is too funny! Just had to comment on that!

Hope everyone is having a great day!
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I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
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   Posted 8/6/2007 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey You Guys, I am a great fan of funny, crazy movies too as well as comedians.

John Belushi and Gilda Radner.........RIP

Eddie Murphy movies lol.

and not to be left out

Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know is on third...

The toy list marches on:

Gumby and Pokey, Barrel of Monkeys, Pick Up Sticks, Monopoly yeah yeah
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   Posted 8/6/2007 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I would love to be a child again as you dont have responsabilities,
 
You have someone looking after you and
 
Get lots of hugs and support from your parents.  (not that i did, but i would have to have different parents this time round)
 
Toys: 
 
I used to like the rubix cube.  I used to get frustrated with it so i used to peel off the coloured stickers and put them back on so all the same colour was together, and tell people i had done it properly all by myself!!!!!
 
Anyone else remember them?

Monopoly is still a very popular game, my kids loves it .........


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   Posted 8/6/2007 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   

The cube drove me crazy as I like instant gratification.............oh dear back into therapy for me.

Great Angel, good job

More toys:

Big Wheel, Paper Dolls, Legos, and Weeble Wobbles...........Your Up tongue



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   Posted 8/8/2007 1:16 AM (GMT -7)   
The SLINKY...Everyone loves the slinky

Toy soldiers I remember playing with bros all the time with their's

Cabbage Patch Dolls ..my sister had them all ......

Good thread sis

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   Posted 8/8/2007 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Danxiety, I LOVE Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. They are great! Luke Wilson is really funny too. And Ben Stiller. I basically love that whole group, haha. Have you seen 'Made'? That one's fantastic. And if you haven't seen it you should pick up Bottlerocket, it's a Wes Anderson movie with both the Wilson brothers, so you know it's funny! :)
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   Posted 8/8/2007 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   

OH boy, More Movies............Popcorn with lots of butter and double features.

Here are my hot picks for funny movies :)

A SHOT IN THE DARK (1964) Pink Panther film, with Peter Sellers as the hapless Inspector Clouseau .

TOOTSIE (1982) ~ Dustin Hoffman

CITY SLICKERS (1991) ~ Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING (2002) ~ Nia Vardalos

And my Favorite ~ GRUMPY OLD MEN

I would throw in Fargo too, but not sure if that was funny, the Minnesota accents were good, ya, yea betcha we make hot dish and luta'fisk.
 
 



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