Comedy Corner #2

Continuing my new tradition of weekly posts featuring funny jokes and videos from around the web, I’m sharing three things that make me laugh.  As I’ve blogged about before, laughter is one of many tools I use to survive pain and fatigue from: my neuromuscular autoimmune disease (Myasthenia Gravis), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, and Asthma. I explained the science of laughter and how the physical act of laughing releases endorphins, also known as the “feel good hormones.”  We’ve been having a conversation on Facebook where I asked readers what makes you laugh.  I’ve heard so many interesting answers from people with a wide variety of illnesses ranging from autocorrect mistakes to raising teenagers.  You can join us there.

1.  Mom Teaching Two-Year Old About Strangers

So this video has gone viral.  A mom tries to teach her adorable two-year old girl not to talk to strangers.   I’ve watched four times already.   I highly recommend this video for any bad day.

 2.  Huxtables Celebrate Grandparents’ 49th Anniversary (The Cosby Show)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8nV81QWd4M

This is my favorite Cosby episode.  I love little Rudy Huxtable’s singing and the eighties clothes.

3.  Carol Burnett Sketch-“Wrong Number”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj4B5tKSTvM

She’s one of my all-time favorite comediennes.  This sketch is a classic.

3b.  Comparison: Dave Chapelle’s “When Keepin’ It Real Goes Wrong”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIrtSDVbz0s

I feel like comedian Chapelle’s sketch has an element that reminds me of Burnett’s Wrong Number.  This one also always cracks me up!

–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno

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JessicaGimeno

Hi, I have five illnesses--bipolar disorder, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular autoimmune disease), polycystic ovarian syndrome, asthma, and psoriasis. Most of the organs in my body are affected. I'm dedicated to being a stylist for sick women. As someone who has experienced changes in my appearance due to my 12 meds (including Prednisone), I know how hard it can be when your face and body change overnight. (In fact, because of treatment, between 2008 to 2010, I went from a size 0 to a size 10. While I lost the weight, there are permanent changes in my face and body, which I've grown to appreciate.) My blog will also help women deal with other issues like surviving chronic pain and fatigue. Healthy people can also use this blog as a window into what life with illness is like. Let this website be a place where we can draw strength from each other despite our illnesses and find solutions to our everyday challenges!

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