silliness is key

While looking at the DIY Showoff link party, I found a link to this post from Our Peaceful Planet.

Its all about how humour and laughter are the key to a good relationship.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Ideas To Get You Laughing
 
These suggestions were chosen to encourage having fun and laughing together.  NOTE: If any of these things sound way too immature, your totally missing the point.
 
  1. Watch funny movies or shows together.
  2. Watch stand up comedians together.
  3. Set a goal to share one new joke with each other every week.
  4. Grab some things in the bookstore humor area and read to each other.
  5. Have a game night where you play a fun board game together. You can even do it with friends. (Crimes Against Humanity sticks out as a good choice.)
  6. Be playfully teasing with each other.
  7. Get over inhibitions and do something silly. Make faces, walk funny, do some slap stick.
  8. Always look for the humor in a situation.
  9. Whisper naughty things to your mate that makes them giggle.
  10. Have a tickle fight.
  11. Play twister together.
  12. Hang out with funny friends.
  13. Learn to laugh at yourself.
  14. Play a fun video game together. (Roy and I play World of Warcraft.)
  15. Ride go carts together.
  16. Do the hokey pokey.
  17. Go to a park and play on the swings and slide.
  18. Have a silly string fight.
  19. Play laser tag.
  20. Have a water, snowball or pillow fight.
  21. Act out a scene from a movie.
  22. Learn to juggle.
  23. Have a bubble gum blowing contest.
  24. Have a burping contest.
Well… that’s interesting. Lets see how we fare.
Watch funny movies/shows together – of course. Although sometimes I have to draw the line at some of the stuff Wayne finds funny. I mean I absolutely hate Absolutely Fabulous. And Kath and Kim. And Little Britain. Ugh. However we share the Big Bang Theory, Two Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men (with Charlie of course), Mom and a few others.
Watch stand up comedians together – I wish we could watch them live like I used to in Melbourne long long ago. As it is we just watch the comedy specials on TV.
Set a goal to share one new joke with each other every week – no goal, but we share jokes often. Especially the political jokes that get elected…
Grab some things in the bookstore humor area and read to each other – nah.
Have a game night where you play a fun board game together. You can even do it with friends. (Crimes Against Humanity sticks out as a good choice.) – Crimes Against Humanity? I can’t find that game… I found Cards Against Humanity… is that the same thing? I used to love board games but its been a long time since I played any. Time to bring back the fun. Anyone for Pictionary?
Be playfully teasing with each other – always.
Get over inhibitions and do something silly. Make faces, walk funny, do some slap stick – gosh. If we made more silly faces we’d be at risk of the wind changing and staying that way! Anyway, silly voices, silly accents, silly words… all the time.
Always look for the humor in a situation – ok… easier said than done in some situations. But good point and sometimes we can do it.
Whisper naughty things to your mate that makes them giggle – uhuh.
Have a tickle fight – no way. I’m too ticklish! Does slapping each other on the butt as we pass count?
Play twister together – are you kidding? We’d get stuck in some contorted position and have to be taken to hospital like human pretzels.
Hang out with funny friends – as much as possible.
Learn to laugh at yourself – always.
Play a fun video game together – we don’t play video games. Or computer games.
Ride go carts together – that would be fun. Do we even have go carts in Tasmania?
Do the hokey pokey – have you seen us get out of bed in the morning?
Go to a park and play on the swings and slide – LOL… but no. We’ve never done that.
Have a silly string fight – sadly, I’ve never had a silly string fight. Put that on the shopping list.
Play laser tag – I don’t think I could pay Wayne enough to play laser tag.
Have a water, snowball or pillow fight – water yes, pillow yes, snow… no. 
Act out a scene from a movie – does quoting lines from movies till he wants to strangle me count?
Learn to juggle – I’m game if you are.
Have a bubble gum blowing contest – could do, providing we don’t pull out our fillings… speak for myself. Wayne has great teeth. Mine are a whole lot of filling held together by some enamel.
Have a burping contest – HA. All the time! In fact we grade each other on depth, decibels and reverb. 
I guess me and Wayne (or Wayne and I for those of you who are more pedantic than I am) aren’t doing so bad after all.
Pass Go and collect $200.
Might be time to challenge Wayne to a game of Scrabble.
z

One thought on “silliness is key

  1. Yes…being silly is part of life for Katie and I (always being pedantic!). Just yesterday, we were being frustrated to the hilt in trying to sign up for the government healthcare. We couldn't log in, and I know that I had started before. I knew we had an account, but we couldn't access it. I put in Katie's email, and we tried many different password combinations. Well, after about 30 minutes we gave up and called the number for help. They told us what to do to find our log in name. When it was emailed to us, we discovered that it was a really bad word – in capital letters, no less. I guess it showed me that I was thoroughly frustrated the first time around. After that, we started a new account and used my email address. Then, we were able to go on to get a password. We wrote everything down, so we wouldn't forget. At a certain point, we entered some information, and the message we got was that their system was down. All that work!!! I blurted out the bad word that I had used before as a log-in name. Geez!!! Nothing could be as difficult as this process. Today, we will hopefully finish it up. We predict that when we finally get to the point where we will see the prices of the insurance plans, we won't be able to afford it and can claim an exemption. So, we are having a teeny, tiny bit of fun. As for the other suggestions that you listed, we are a little past that. I remember about 15 years ago, we did go swinging in a park. Now, I don't think our butts will fit on the seats! We will continue to laugh our way through this life, because the alternative won't do! We are a happy and silly couple. And, we have cats!

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