Comedy Corner #3

Screen Shot 2014-03-23 at 11.04.13 PMIt’s time to start another week with humor.  As I’ve previously blogged about, I think laughter is the most overlooked tool in fighting fatigue and pain (emotional or physical).   This week’s comedy corner includes: Kevin Bacon’s hilarious Footloose sketch, a little boy shoveling snow, and my nephew. 

1.  Kevin Bacon’s Footloose Entrance on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

So I just saw this now and I’ll probably watch it a dozen more times.  (Okay probably more–next time I’m bedridden, I’m watching this.)  I can’t believe it’s been 30 years since Footlose.  Kevin Bacon looks great.  Hilarious.

2.  Little Boy Shoveling Snow

So technically Spring is here.  The Spring Equinox happened three days ago.  I hope it continues to get warmer and stays that way.  The above video has gone viral the past few weeks.  This little, exasperated boy says what people have been thinking for the past four months.  Adorable!

3.  My Nephew, Mikko, on President’s Day

I’ve blogged a lot about Mikko, who is now six-years old.  Time for another Mikko-ism.  On President’s Day, when we were getting bundled up to go outside, we had this conversation:

Me:  You look like a winter ninja.  I can’t see your nose.

Mikko:  Why do we need noses?

Me:  To breathe and smell.

Mikko:  Then how does the starfish breathe?

Me:  [stumped]

I guess I should have paid more attention in class.  Later that day I googled it and found out that starfish breathe through something called populae and tubed feet.  I read the article to my nephews.  Mikko will most likely remember this information and it will randomly appear in a conversation one year from now.

What makes you laugh?

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Hi, I have five illnesses--bipolar disorder, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular autoimmune disease), endometriosis, 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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