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TITLE: The Last Laugh is Yours if You Take it
By lauren finchum
05/16/08
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Just an excerpt from my looney life. :)
Itís 2AM, and I still havenít fallen asleep, I have I Love Lucy on my bedroom TV, and Iíve tried reading.
Why is it sometimes you just canít sleep? For women I hear itís hormonesĖeven for us twenty-somethingsĖyou know, PMS zits and all.
Well, I donít give a darn WHY I canít sleep, I just know I canít.
Hm, maybe if I think about something really nice. . .like a nice piece of chocolate cake. . .yes. . .thatís. . .working. . .

BLLLLEEING!
Iím slapped awake by my ears.
Oh, man, my phone!
Whatís the time?
7:22?!
Go away!
I pull the comforter higher, and cover my head with a pillow. Right when Iím in warm, comfy dreamland, BAM, Iím popular at 7:22 in the morningĖthe sun isnít up all the way, why should I be?
I hear a nasal voice on my machine, and ignore it.
I drift back to sleep and have a kookie dream about my dead cat raising from the dead and jumping into my arms.
I wake up. . .itís tenĖI work at home, so no biggy. I get some oatmeal and toast and tea, and watch SpongeBob SquarePants follow byĖyet againĖI Love Lucy.
I decide to take a nice shower to get my day off good. I stop by the dishwasher.
Hey, it would be nice to have clean dishes when I get out of the shower, so I load it up the washer and turn it on.
Iíll make this day happy if it kills me.

In my shower, Iím in steamy paradise, and loviní this new cinnamon bun body wash I bought yesterday. I get out, dry of, lotion down, and spray myself with vanilla sugar body sparkle. I feel I lot better. . .clean and in my new jeans and comfy top.
ďLa de da de daĒ, walking to the kitchen Iím humming, ďLa de da de da. . .Ē
HOLY COW!!!!!!! There are suds oozing out of the dishwasher! Oh, gosh, oh gosh!

I turn it offĖlovelyĖIíd put dish LIQUID in there instead of dishwasher soap!
ďOh, for the love aí Mike!Ē I exclaim.
My brother comes in to help, and he uses a bowl and the bucket brigade technique to get the mountains of suds out of the washer.
We run the load, and itís fine.
We look at each other and laughĖwhat a crazy scenario!
Right out of a sit-com.

I see now that ones mood depends on how they SEE a situation, not always the sitch itís self.
When you set your mind to see the comedy in life, sometimes even a mess can turn out as the funniest story in your day!

(Author's note: yes, this DID really happen pretty much exactly the way I wrote it. . .even the dead cat dream.)

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