Saturday, August 4, 2012

“You should laugh every day.” –Jim Valvano

I don't get songs stuck in my head. I used to try because my friends would tell me about the phenomenon and I wanted to see what it was like. I could never do it. I really don't understand how it works. Aaron tells me that usually it involves not the complete song, but a catchy snippet that keeps repeating. I know when it's happening to Aaron because he shares whatever is stuck in his head...over...and...over...again...

I do get words or phrases that pop into my head randomly. Aaron says that's not the same thing because they don't repeat and I can stop thinking about them if I want to, but sometimes when I'm really, really tired, a word gets into my head that makes me laugh and then I can't stop thinking about it.

Last night when Aaron came to bed I was lying under the covers giggling helplessly. I tried to stop thinking about the word. I knew he was tired and wanted to sleep. I kept giggling anyway. Aaron was unhappy. He was more unhappy when he asked what was funny and I choked out, "Lunch meat," then dissolved into giggles once again.

Aaron sighed, kissed me good night, and turned off the light. I have no idea how long I laughed. I've heard of crying oneself to sleep. Last night I giggled myself to sleep. And just in case you were wondering, nitrate and sodium laden meat of questionable origin is hilarious.