|Day 6 of Shake It Shake It--I'm going to miss this lady|
Thank you ALL for being here, you made this so much fun.
During this week of truly celebrating how amazing blogging has been in my life, I have decided to use this time to introduce a new weekly series here:
"Get To Know" Thursdays.
This Thursday series will be about the people I've met, that bring the funny.
Humor is necessary in my life. I've blogged, here and there--no real details, on the importance of laughter to me, and to my home. I may depend on it more than most, I know this. It's why I keep the PPD button up on my site.
Humor, to me, is more than just telling a joke. It eases my day, it takes the edge off of a tense situation, it builds intimacy like that, it stimulates, it relaxes, and makes me feel at peace--all at the same time.
I am drawn to funny people, and feel an instant kinship with them.
There is a release, and a relief, with humor. When you are barely hanging on, because of life's battles, there is humor, to provide you the respite you need. Sometimes, you just need a 3 minute break from it all. Just a mini vacation.
My love, for the people, that can clear my mind from the grey clouds, even if only for the time that I'm there, is why I've decided to start "Get To Know Thursdays."
The very first blogger in this series is FranceRants. I met France, through a tweet from Ann Imig, where she invited us to follow France. I clicked over, read this post, and became a follower.
The next week, I read this, and became a regular.
I hopped around, and then did decaf coffee spits ups to these fave posts of hers:
Silent Birth Rant. Ohmygosh. Do you love to laugh out loud? I do. And I was slapping my knee on this one. I know, I know, I'm a dork that slaps my knee when something is funny. But, this take on Kelly Preston's silent birth story killed me.
Then, there was France's Sandra Lee Rant. How she describes what her niche would be on The Food Network Channel is one smartass sentence after another. I knew I liked this woman, no doubt, after this post.
Her latest post, is previewed here: Meditation Rant
How did a lesson in meditation get me kicked out of a 60th birthday party?
Well, let me tell you…
In the summer of 2010, I had the unexpected opportunity to get a free meditation lesson by a trained professional. It happened at my neighbor Evelyn's 4th of July party, where I met a couple that were another neighbor's friends from way back when. Harmony and Ziggy (all names in this story have been changed mostly to protect me) were from Northern California and were the free loving hippie type, which is exactly what I'm not.
Their hippiness attracted me, so I approached Harmony and Ziggy and began bombarding them with questions (Are your shoes made from hemp? Do you shave your armpits? Is that a henna tattoo on your leg, or is it just dirt because you don't bathe often in effort to save water?). Not only did Harmony and Ziggy tolerate me, they actually continued to talk to me and soon we were in a discussion regarding spirituality and meditation. They revealed their thoughts on spirituality (Which, I still have no idea what they were talking about) and I revealed that I had just tried to read a book by Thich Nhat Hanh to learn more about meditation but only made it to the third paragraph. [continued here ........ ]
You MUST get to know FranceRants.
Seeing as we're all friends here, and confessing our humor dependencies and all.
Thank you, France, for kicking off the new and only series here, "Get To Know Her Thursdays."
Now, go, visit France, and finish up her Meditation Rant....
Only 2 days left of the Blogoversary Week. Yet to come: THE giveaway, and a nice little cherry on top of this wonderful sundae week, on Saturday. A sundae, even though it's Saturday. It's Okay.
THANK YOU, for being here. You don't know what it's meant.
Off with ye now, to France's...
love you guys, xo