Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A2Z Day...Amuse Yourselves!

It's time for the a 2 z meme (rhymes with cream)! I'm participating in this "writing exercise" that focuses on one letter in the alphabet each week, in the hopes that it helps me come up with some interesting and fun things to write about...we'll see...

My husband...sporting his new helmet...NOT!
The word for this week is AMUSE. Are you easily amused? I often am. Especially if my grandsons are around. They make me laugh quite frequently. Of course, there are a lot of things that make me laugh that may or may not amuse others. My husband says, "It doesn't take much to amuse the weak minded." To which I laugh...and then I stop, because I just played right into his hand. You just laughed too, didn't you! I knew it! 

There are so many things that amuse us. We even have "Amusement Parks." But I'm a little confused when it comes to the amusement park. First, we have to pay to get in, which isn't amusing. But then we have to stand in line to ride the rides, which isn't very amusing. Some of the prices of the food that is offered is definitely not amusing! But once on the ride that you want to go on, do you get scared, motion sick, or are you actually amused by the ride? Because amusement, to me, means that you laugh, that you think it's funny. Maybe I have it wrong here. So I looked up the definition of amusement on Wikipedia. Here's what it said:

"Amusement is the state of experiencing humorous and entertaining events or situations, and is associated with enjoyment, happiness, laughter and pleasure."

Cheap entertainment...Radley "amusing" Abraham
It even stated that there are studies done to try to figure out why something makes someone laugh. Really? My "theory" is this: Amusement is different to each individual person. What makes me laugh, may not make you laugh and vise versa. But the fact remains that regardless of why something amuses you, you should have fun and laugh! 

Radley loves to do silly pictures...

So back to that... I said earlier that my grandsons make me laugh. But my kids also make me laugh. They are always saying or doing something that makes me giggle. My son, Logan often says, "That makes me giggle with great intensity." Then he does something that he knows will make me laugh.
"Logan, let me get your picture with your sister!" (Not like that)
"Logan, come over here and turn around so I can take your picture..."

Showing Abe how to "turn around and let Nonney take your picture"

Whatever the case may be for you, just make sure you laugh. It's good for you! Besides that, when you laugh, you release oxygen to your brain and some of us could really use a good dose. At any rate, find something this week that makes you "giggle with great intensity!"

So What Amuses YOU??


Patty Wysong said...

Okay, this just makes me laugh. THANK YOU. I went from tearing up over pictures of my high school 25 yr reunion (which I didn't get to got to. waaaa) to laughing here. See? I did need it!! =]

Hugs!! =]

Marcy Dyer said...

Thank you for sharing! These are some great photos and what a great idea! My DH often says he married me for the "entertainment factor".

Shelley Wilburn said...

Thank you Patty & Marcy for the comments! Yes, we are a fun bunch of people around here, to say the least. Someone is always saying or doing something amusing! ;) Glad I could make you laugh...because it sounded funny in MY head! Hugz!

retha said...

Laughter is always good, to be able to do it with ones people is even better

Diana Lesire Brandmeyer said...

Love this post. Made me laugh. What makes me laugh the hardest is when my mom laughs at a joke. Oh and little kids and what they say...or do.

Valerie Comer said...

Thanks for the laugh! My granddaughters amuse me, for sure. And my characters! ;)

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