Thursday, April 14, 2011

L is for Laughter

I don't have a car, so I either walk, ride my bike, or take public transit. I thoroughly enjoy the first two, the last one, not so much. But it becomes tolerable with the aid of a good book.

A couple of months ago, Beloved Husband and I discovered Christopher Moore's books, and they have become my favorite distraction from the tedium of waiting for the bus. They're irreverent. They're entertaining. And they are the only books I've ever read that regularly make me laugh out loud.

When you start laughing for no apparent reason on the bus, people get worried. They shoot you a glance, curious but not wanting to make eye contact. They fidget, looking around for another open seat. And those poor people who are in the window seat, penned in by the crazy laughing woman? They ooze up against the window, as if hoping the glass might suddenly release them from their hell.

And that gets the giggles going all over again.

What's your favorite source of humor?


  1. Laughter is the best medicine must be the most famous of all sayings. I agree wholeheartedly.

    I cycled and used public transport a lot when living in Perth, Western Australia - didn't even own a car then.

    Children and TV sitcoms are my source of humor. And then there are blogs - sometimes others just turn and look at me when I burst out laughing! LOL!

  2. I've never read his stuff! I'll have to find it!

    I'd have to say my kids crack me up the most. Also the kids in the preschool with my son. They are just too funny!

  3. Books that make you laugh are the best! Like Megan said, my kids make ma laugh all the time. And my dog.

  4. Life makes me laugh. It cracks me up...even when it's not so funny! ;)

  5. My dogs and my grand kids are always good for a good crack up!
    I will have to check those books out the cover is intriguing.

  6. I am going to have to check out his books now. I can always use a good laugh in the course of my day.

  7. Kids are a great source of laughter. My favorite sound in the world is my kids laughing. Chris Moore's books are a totally different kind of humor, though.

  8. Yes, my kids make me laugh every day.

    As for books, Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books always make me laugh out loud, even in the middle of the night when I'm the only one awake and my husband is snoring nearby.