Thursday, February 08, 2007

Slumpy Be Gone

You know how sometimes you need a good cry to get you out of a slump? The same can be said for a good laugh....

Last night at New Beginnings, I was sitting in the front row next to Rebecca enjoying a great program. As we started to sing the closing song, Rebecca and I, in typical fashion, chose to sing rather quietly since neither of us has a decent set of pipes. Everything was going just fine until the last word of the first verse came out of my mouth as this extra loud, off-key, horrendous sound. We both started to giggle at the heinous noise and were soon laughing so hard that we couldn't stop. At all.

We tried to be discreet but my whole body was shaking with laughter and everything I tried to do made it that much worse. Rebecca had her head down trying desperately to gain composure but every attempt we made at calming down only made us laugh harder. It was the best kind of laughter too; the kind that racks your body and leaves you feeling so great about the world. Too bad it was in the middle of a really sweet song after a really sweet program.

I blame Rebecca completely for my lack of control. She is always so composed and so in control that the sight of her laughing uncontrollably was more than I could take. I literally turned my body away from her and tried to think of something, anything at all that would make me stop but nothing worked. I would calm down for a second or two and then just start all over again.

You would think that as an adult I would be able to get a grip but I honestly couldn't. It reminded me of a time as a child when, during midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, my brother and I got to laughing about something and couldn't stop. Nothing could stop that one either, not my parents giving us the evil eye, not the priest looking down at us in disgust. Nothing. Last night was completely similiar.

Aside from my blatant irreverance, I'm so glad for the laughter because it snapped me right out of my slump and today I feel great. So great that I decided KT should sing to us because how can you be in a bad mood when this song is playing?

Rebecca, you were perfect. Thanks for the laughter.

10 comments:

Lindsay said...

That is so funny Karen! The story of you and your brother at mass reminded me of my brother and I when we would attend our church's Christmas Eve candlelight service. It was always a very reverent thing and my brother would always goof off and I would start laughing uncontrollably. I've had similar hymn laughing escapades in the past as well. Nicole Zornes and I can't sit by each other in relief society because we both have horrid voices and we always giggle like were 5 years old.

Lindsay said...

For some reason, I have been having a hard time posting on your blog. I also can't hear the music on it. Has anyone else had a problem? Oh...Carson heard the KT Turstall song, Suddenly I See, and said, "Hey! Isn't that the song they use on So You Think You Can Dance when the people get out?" Isn't that funny that he remembered! He only watched the dances once in awhile.

SunshineRaye said...

I'm still laughing! Good Grief! When I came home and told tyler about NB, you know I had to list the squeek during "I Believe In Christ" as one of the highlights of the evening. I'm all: "Ya, you know when your feeling pretty good and so you kinda bust out the hymn a little louder than usual...that was Karen but she totally squeeked, like an uncontrollable puberity-hittin' boy!" It was a fantastic moment KJ...made me wish I would have snuck over to your bed at Lehman so we could have giggled all night.

emahaf said...

That sounds like a really great evening. It is always really nice when you can get out of the slump. I love that song on your site, one of these days you will have to show me how you get the music to play on your site.

Puerto Rican Princess said...

I know what you mean Rebecca! Lehman was great but it didn't compare to last year...

sunshineraye said...

Ya, now that I think about it- there were some comments to your list of 100 things that I could have only made at 3:00 am while lying on the same bed with you.

...hmmmm, now you'll never know! :)

Heather said...

I love that uncontrollable laughing! Recently, while sitting next to my sis-in-law in the temple- someone ripped a huge one! IT was horrible because we couldn't stop laughing, tears were flowing and I had to hunch over to hide my irreverence.

Alicia said...

I was at my grandpa's funeral when a newborn baby that was being burped belched so loud. My cousins and I started laughing uncontrollably and couldn't stop. At a funeral!! For my grandpa!! I felt horrible.

dandee said...

Laughter really is the best medicine! I could use some right now. Our family has been hit with the sickies and I'm getting cabin fever!

Kim said...

I love those moments of uncontrollable laughter. Too often it happens at the worst moments but feels good all the same!