Friday, May 29, 2009

Things that make me smile

Over the past two weeks, I have been on an emotional roller coaster. As some of you know, my dad just underwent pretty major surgery to straighten out his spine, realign some discs in his back that are now being held in place by rods and screws and to fix some spinal compression he had in his neck. It's going to be a long, painful road to recovery for all of us and I thank you guys for your prayers, positive thoughts and well wishes for my dad, my family and me.
My brother and I have been going at it since he got here, there have also been a few personal issues that I don't care to discuss anymore and add all that to the fact that this is PMS week. With all of that, I'm in need of a serious smile, aww Hell, I need laughter. And this got me to thinking, I should compile a list of the Top 10 things that make me smile and or laugh hysterically.
I'm gonna do this VH1 style and start from the bottom and go to the top. But I'm not gonna give 'em all to you in an hour or less, you gotta come back for the rest of them later.
So starting from No. 10, here we go:

10. Tyler Perry as Medea. Say what you will but this is funny to me! Everybody feels some kinda way about this dude and him dressing up in drag, but it's funny to me!
*Take that Rocky! :-P*

9. Reese Witherspoon in "Freeway." If you've never seen this movie, slap yourself and then go rent it! This movie came out when Witherspoon was unknown and my sister and I discovered it in the middle of the night while we were on summer vacation. It came on Cinemax so you know we had NO business watching it as 12 and 14-year-olds. Still, it's funny as crap!

8. The Cosby Show Reruns always make me smile if not fall out laughing. My favorite episode is when Cliff had a nightmare that all the men were pregnant. Another favorite is the Gordon Gartrelle episode and the ones where they performed for their grandparents. I could use one of those right now!

7. "Life" with Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Bernie Mac, Guy Torry, Anthony Anderson and er'ybody else! When I pop this DVD in I watch it like I've never seen it before. It's a combination of the funny ass lines and the way the actors portrayed the characters. Claude and Ray as old men still holds up and 10 years later, this movie is still hee-larious!

6. "Harlem Nights" with Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Della Reese and others. This is another DVD I can pop in and laugh all day long. If ever there were kings of comedy Pryor and Foxx are definitely among them. My favorite scenes in the movie include the exchanges between Redd Foxx and Della Reese because they sound like the old married couple who love to hate each other but would never get a divorce.


The F$%K it List said...

Ok I know I said I was going to bed. Then I forgot to comment here so shut it!

The Cosby show is my feel good TV too, but its so funny you posted "Life". My mom was singing "the upper room" in the car today and I kept saying sing it like Martin and Eddie. She didnt listen but my sister and I got a great laugh out of it. THEEEE UPPPPPEEERRRR ROOOOOOOOMMMMM


Smarty Jones said...

LoL. Why I gotta shut it because you can't seem to take your ass to bed?!
Anyway, that's the only way we know how to sing the "Upper Room." LoL. "When Je-eeeee-suuuuuuuhs ... the upper room N166a!"
I effin' LOVE that movie!

ShellyShell said...

I Love the Cosby show reruns. Gordon Gatrelle is a classic and of course Rudy lyping Ray Charles! Ohh I like the one where Vanessa gets caught drinking too and every time ..Buuuuud was on!

I haven't seen Life in a loooooong ass time! Now I have to go and watch it!

I like Madea. I know a lot of people don't but oh well. I like that the message is about family and God. To me that's the foundation!