How was your weekend? Our college friends were in town and we all enjoyed a relaxing lunch at our house on Saturday. Drinks were consumed early in the afternoon while kids ran around the house, leaving unfinished puzzles for us to complete. Yesterday I stayed up way too late to watch Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Special. I grinned ear-to-ear when they brought back memorable characters. I had a serious crush on Adam Sandler during his run on SNL and vaguely remember writing him a fan letter. I’m sure it was in cursive and full of jokes that reeked of desperation.
That show provided Dan and I with unexpected laughs. This winter is dragging on and it’s only February. I’m just about maxed out on chili, winter boots and hot chocolate. I take that back, I still have tolerance for hot chocolate. Regardless, it’s a dreary time of the year and laughter is welcomed.
Motivation comes in many forms and today, it’s in the form of well-crafted comedy. Isn’t it interesting that actors are typically thought of as artists but we don’t typically put comedians in the same category? Lately, I’ve been drawn to comedians who provide comic relief and some sort of motivational message or perspective. A few weeks ago, Jamie recommended Nick Offerman’s American Ham Netflix special. Nick’s top ten ten list for a prosperous life was equal parts comedy and motivation. He provided viewers (me) with a reality check. Are we really living the life we love? Can we just put down our phones and actually do something, like a hobby? Carry a handkerchief and you’ll be a hero.
Let’s smile more and seek out opportunities to consume good comedy. Yes, let’s vow to watch more clips and read more Buzzfeed articles. Happy Monday!