Have you ever been at a restaurant or in a public place and you hear a group of people cackle, giggle, or chortle so loud, you can't help but look to see what could possibly be so funny? We were those people this weekend.
I spent the past weekend in Las Vegas with my two very best friends from college. Let me back up and say that we laughed our way through college, sometimes literally. They were both bridesmaids in Dave's and my wedding and I was in theirs. We don't see each other every month but sometimes even go a year or so without seeing one another. No matter what, though, when we get together, our stomachs ache from laughing so hard.
This weekend was no different. Not only can we break into fits of laughter from things we said or did 28 or 29 years ago, but we make our own new memories every time we get together.
We truly laughed 'til we cried, watching the youtube video "Worry about yourself" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A6Bu96ALOw . It's a must-watch.
We took a picture of all three of us inside a high-heeled shoe in the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, agreeing that we were now the three old ladies who lived in a shoe.
We drank a milkshake in an amazing place called Holstein's and cracked up when we realized our heads were right under the udders of the mascot cow.
This morning, the guy making our breakfast at Embassy Suites asked me how many pieces of bacon I wanted and, without pausing, I replied, "Eight but I suppose I should answer something more like '3'". Even the poor gentleman in front of us was laughing at how hard we were laughing at the brutal honesty.
We giggled like school kids at the whimsical antics of the Cirque show Mystere last night at Treasure Island.
Tears streamed down our faces from laughing so hard so many times this weekend, I need laughter recovery for a couple of days.
The truth is: I crave laughter like I crave sunshine and diet coke. I am so grateful to have lifelong friends with whom I can laugh to my heart's content.
Just for today, why not take a moment to giggle at something silly. You might just feel invigorated.
And for sure: "Worry about yo'self".