Let's Get Serious…

Actually, let’s not. You know I’ve been traveling around the blogosphere a bit more lately (now that I”ve gotten some sleep, thank gawd) and I’ve noticed a funny little trend. It seems we are all getting a bit on the serious side. I don’t mean that in a degrogatory way – sure there are things in life that make us all serious. Give us sobering moments and pause – and we find ourselves reassessing our priorities. Nothing wrong with that, sometimes you have to go there.

However, haven’t you just had a moment when you were looking at something very serious, very important and then just got a terrible case of the giggles? I mean, no matter what you do, you just can’t keep a straight face. And honestly you’re worried that someone is going to think it’s time you got your meds adjusted?

I have lately. And a lot of it has to do with myself. I’ve been looking back at some of the stuff I’ve written and thought and my reactions to various life situations and thought, “Jeez Annie, get the fuck over yourself.” Seriously, I have. And I have thought it might be time for some clowns and bears and that maybe I should just find some really tacky theme that is so ridiculously pastel that it will make my readers wonder what planet they’ve landed on. I’m still looking for that theme and if I find it, be prepared.

In my case, ironically enough, I’ve found that if I actually strive to be giggly instead of serious – if I actually try to just laugh no matter wtf is going on – that somehow life goes better for me. Somehow whatever is bugging me seems to lose the power to bug me. That somehow things just really don’t need to be that serious. Of course it doesn’t mean that I need to be irresponsible and so forth but a bit of lightening up can’t hoit. Right?

So, I’m going to screw the serious stuff right now. Or maybe it would be better put like this: life can be fun. I dunno – me gabbering to myself again – damn where is that troll when you need him?

Anyway, you with me? Wanna have some fun? Wanna have some laughs? I sure do. And btw…I’m considering outting myself on a certain issue (no, not my sexuality) still thinking about it though. Stay tuned.

Hope you’re having a giggly Monday…. maybe this will help… a real news item

Never try to take your own picture – especially in a crappy mirror. LOL

well, at least this one came out relatively clear – hehe

21 thoughts on “Let's Get Serious…

  1. The Writer Chick unveiled? I love it! πŸ™‚

    And to illustrate the gravity of your post’s request, I offer the following poem by Charles Churchill:

    Great use they have, when in the hands
    Of one like me, who understands,
    Who understands the time and place,
    The person, manner, and the grace,
    Which fools neglect; so that we find,
    If all the requisites are join’d,
    From whence a perfect joke must spring,
    A joke’s a very serious thing.

    “Giggliness” is quite a serious business! πŸ˜‰

    – JOS

    Hey JOS,
    What a great little poem – I’ve never seen it before. Love it.

    Yes, unveiled…hopefully it hasn’t scared away the masses. πŸ˜†


  2. I’ve tried that pic of me in the mirror trick. “Hi, this is me holding a huge honking camera, which is either blocking my face, or is creating a shot straight up my nostrils. How do you like me so far?” Huh, I guess that’s why I didn’t get much action on my online dating profile….

    LMAO Panther. You always get me rolling. What was funny is that while I was trying to take these pictures I was having those very thoughts and laughing so much I could barely hold the camera. I agree, there is something about a woman using a camera for a hat that just doesn’t seem sexy, eh? πŸ˜†


  3. Hi Annie!!! **jumps up and down waving** You are lovely! I have tried to get that shot myself too and either the flash goes off and ruins it or if I turn off the flash, I can’t hold the camera steady enough and you can barely tell that the photo is of a human being since it comes out so fuzzy. I do like your thoughts on being silly and yes, many times when looking at something serious I find myself close to bursting in a giggle fit. I don’t know if it is because I’m up too late or if it is some kind of defense mechanism that our bodies have to protect ourselves from too much seriousness. πŸ˜‰ I do think life goes better when you can lighten up. And the more of your life spent being happy, the better.

    Hi Teens! *waving back* Lovely? Well, okay I will resist the urge to crack wise and just say, thank you.

    I wonder if it’s a defense mechanism or if it’s really just a natural reaction? You know? I mean, barring a few really obvious things – I don’t think life is meant to be so serious. I really don’t. Heck, I think there are even studies that say happy people live longer or something – there must be something to it, eh?



  4. A face to the name! Yipee! And how very gorgeous you are Annie πŸ™‚
    I’ve been underground (swamped with stuff, you know, life stuff), and have just posted something that might tickle your fancy actually!

    Much love and giggles… πŸ™‚

    LOL. Oh my, I just don’t know if I can handle these compliments. Thank you (she says trying not to laugh). Yes you little minx you have been underground. I will be by to check your latest.

    xo Annie


  5. I am going to steal your picture so I can have it on my desktop and look at you whenever I think of you which is quite often actually. I love it!! I feel like I know you better now that I have a beautiful face to go with the name. I keep looking at you and can’t stop smiling.

    I love the getting dressed up for Walmart. That is so freakin’ funny.

    I had a couple of dark days recently but I’m back on the laugh track now. I can hang up the phone after a terrible conversation with my son and put him aside and still be happy and laugh. It’s taken me a long time to learn how to do that. I love being happy.

    This was an awesome and inspiring post. Thanks!!


    Hey Joanie,
    Really you don’t have to steal it – feel free to take it. Though why you’d want to put my mug on your desktop is beyond me. I think of you too, very often.

    Getting dressed up for WalMart – yeah I guess we girls will use any excuse, eh? πŸ˜‰

    I know the dark days have been hanging lately, eh? I’ve had a few myself. But being happy and giggly really is the best show in town – don’t you think? How else can you handle the shit life wants to hurl at you? I love being happy too.

    hugs & jugs,


  6. Noooooooooooooooooooooooo……

    Had you down as a dark hair. Honestly, people should give warnings before ‘outing’ themselves in a picture. But I do recall you backing me on the blonde jokes….

    So now what?
    Well, adjusting, what else is there. Two years of Annie darkhair turning into Annie fairhair. Good, I’ll have to come back and look again. Wow. Nice to meet you Annie blonde. πŸ™‚

    BTW, good post. Yes, me too, I laugh at myself and then I say the same ‘get over yourself’ things, out loud in the middle of the streets.
    I have to laugh at myself,it’s either that or jumping of buildings and I’m too scared of heights. πŸ˜‰

    Hey Spaz,
    Oooh, so sorry to shatter your image – but the consolation is that I’m sure it’s shattering everyone else’s too, eh? It is funny though because I always coveted my sister’s dark hair and blue eyes – never liking my blonde hair and green eyes. Oh well, you work with what you’ve got, eh? Nice to meet you too, really it’s only fair since I got to see your pic too, eh? πŸ˜‰

    Another similarity – I too tell myself things out loud while walking down the street – I wonder if we get th same looks from passersby?

    Yes, if we’re going to jump off buildings we should do it with our parachutes on.



  7. Hi Annie,

    Wow! You look almost exactly like the mental image I’ve had of you. Well, except for the hair. I always figured that would be spiked, with one side pink and the other green. So much for my psychic powers. Oh, and I’ve tried doing that, but the mirror keeps flinching.

    As to screwing the serious stuff, I’d like to, but my wife has these strange ideas about the meaning of “monogamy.” Oh, wait. I bet you’re using another meaning of “screw.” In which case, I haven’t had much luck with that either. I guess I’m just too slow on the draw, because every time I try it, the damn mortician runs off before I can get my cordless drill out.

    Thus, I suppose I’ll just have to settle for messing with current events and politics on my blog. *sigh*

    the Grit

    Hey Grit!
    Spiked pink and green hair…that would go nicely with some of my outfits, which reminds me, I need to go shopping. πŸ˜‰

    Oh I think you do quite well with the non-serious approach to life, Grit, don’t be so modest. Power drill, eh? I won’t even ask. πŸ˜†


  8. We all need to take time to giggle, it helps keep everything in proper perspective.

    Abolutely. Giggling should be taught in schools instead of medicated. Know what I mean?


  9. Hey Annie, nice to meet you πŸ™‚ Another blondie… Awesome.

    I have had some serious stuff going on but still try and find time to laugh because it just makes life better generally. The serious stuff won’t go away for a while, but at least if I keep my sense of humour (which tends to be a bit warped at times) then its all bearable. I hope. Well, thats the plan anyway.

    Oh and I think we are getting Walmart or something similar here, does that mean I will have to get dressed up to go shopping now. Gawd, better go buy some “proper” clothes hey?????

    Yup, another blondie – seems to be a lot of that going around. It is awesome, isn’t it?

    Warped humor really is the best, isn’t it? Nothing makes me laugh harder.

    Proper clothes for WalMart, oh dear, I don’t there is such a thing – just park your car away from the cart holders and you should be okay. πŸ˜†


  10. I’m a blonde too. No wonder I like you. πŸ˜‰

    Love the “convenient and casual” comment. ROFL… I want to see what dressed up for WalMart is. I really do.

    Yeah Mrs V., we blondes have to stick together.

    Yes, what is dressed up for WalMart? I suspect it has to do with heel and hair height. πŸ˜†


  11. Oooo…is that you? Is that really you? Yay! I love it when I get to see pics of my blog besties. You are quite adorable, I must say.

    I try not to post anything serious. I’ve had my moments, though. There have been several instances (many, many months ago before anyone read my blog…phew!) when I needed to get stuff off my chest. At the time it was therapy but I look back now and laugh at my silly austere/bitchy/hardassedness.

    Hey TwoDogs, yup, it’s really me. I mean how many people do you know who will wear a camera as a hat? πŸ˜‰

    Well, I can’t say that I don’t post anything serious, because I do – but I guess I realized that I’ve had lots of doom and gloom in my life lately and I seriously need some giggles. And I’m bound and determined to get them. Which means I should be your site pretty often. πŸ™‚


  12. Being too serious is certainly not one of my sins at From Evyl.

    Nice pic too.

    No, no one could accuse you of being serious on Evyl. LOL. Tanks, darlin’


  13. I wanna laugh!!! I love the sophisticated fail clip. Do I know that woman they quoted?? Unfortunately, I know about 1000 of them, where I live! πŸ™‚

    Is that really you, Writer Chick? I had no idea who I’ve been reading!! I love being able to put a face with a blog–You look mahvahlous dahling! πŸ™‚

    Hey Ramblin!
    I know, isn’t that a scream? Yup, it’s really me – I’m beginning to think I’ve destroyed my image – lol.


  14. Hey Hey Hey !!

    Laughing. I knew this was going to be good. When I clicked and I saw the title.’ Lets get serious’ actually no lets not, I laughed instantly.

    Read you post then saw your picture and nearly fell of the chair. You trying to not laugh in it got me roaring.You can see it in your smile. Hehe!! Beautiful Annie. Is this your first picture ?

    Hey Annies friends, I’ve actualy seen Annie dance with her pets. Hehe!! Hang around for Christams she comes up with some wickid stuff.

    Annie I was laughing as you were saying you’ve been reading some of your own stuff and thinking what you think. I do that. I can’t believe I write some of my stuff. Its has me laughing so much.

    OMG !! I’m beginning to think I destroyed my image. Laughing so much.. Hold on let me scroll up and look at you again.I’m going to save this picture to because I love you. aww!! Soppy Di. hehe!!

    Aww!! Yes I agree with all you say dear. Happiness,humour smiles, laughs fun, jokes stupid shit, nonesence maddness and of course irresponsibitily generally in my case.

    Love this post and love you and love being happy to.
    Smiles all the way today

    Hey Di,
    I can always count on you to be happy and laughing. Love you too, sweetie.


  15. Annie are you gonna become gay.


    No dear, I’m hopelessly heterosexual – it wasn’t that kind of outting. πŸ˜‰ Though given the reaction to the photo I may save the surprise for much later down the line. You kids are so exciteable. πŸ˜†


  16. cutie πŸ™‚

    i think i am much more giggly and even funny than i am on my blog … i tend to write more serious i think than i am … or something … i wonder why that is?

    Hey Cutie Patootie,
    I think I am too actually – I’m a laugh riot in real life. But you know, blogging you get to thinking and then you’re off to the races. Blogs are journals of our thoughts after all, so maybe it’s not so unusual, eh?


  17. Umm…giggle? YES and it’s EMBARASSING!

    OMG that is funny, the go to dollar stove vs Wal-mart so she didn’t have to dress up. Mah kinda girl.

    Cute pic of you, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you b4.

    Hey Free,
    Yeah, I thought that walmart thing was a hoot. Who’d a thunk?

    Thanks, I don’t think it’s such a good picture of me – I have other pics of me on the blog – guess you have to know where to find them. hehe.



  18. So that’s what is on the outside- very pretty Annie. I had to question it because I wasn’t sure at first if it was really you, or was it just some random chick. I kept looking at you, thinking, THIS MUST be her, because it sounds like she’s talking about her own mirror… well, yup, it is. I copied it too and I am going to print out all my blog pals pics and put them up on a big world map I have – I always feel a bit closer to someone when I know what they look like…. YAY, now I’ve got a complete feel for Annie. That sounded real bad…. my bad… Forgive my chatter, it’s 440a.m. here at work and I’m struggling to keep my peepers opened 😦 Love you and thanks for sharing! I think you are so beautiful. Inside, and out. Love ya darln’!

    LOL Bella, I’m afraid so – that is indeed moi, in all my middle-aged glory. It’s funny, other people questioned it too – like come on folks, if I was going to choose a picture that wasn’t me to pretend to be me, wouldn’t I have chosen one that was really impressive? Or at least one that wasn’t wearing a camera for a hat? πŸ˜† I agree, it is nice to ‘see’ who we are talking to, isn’t it? Love you too, sugar.



  19. Wow … it’s like seeing the radio voice at the mall, after years of listening! Way to go Annie … we are hard wired for face recognition, and my hard wiring says it nice to meet you! Thanks for sharing.

    And yeah, will try to lighten up … but not until after I respond to “Is Brown the New Green”. πŸ˜‰

    The Other Gerry

    “The Other Gerry” that is funny. Hey how are you? Nice to meet you too. I see you passed on the brown/green dilemma – just as well. LOL.


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