Meno-chuckles

Women Over 50—The Laughs Just Keep Coming

Posted on July 9, 2008. Filed under: Meno-chuckles | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’ve blogged about this lady before. However, if you boomer gals are like me, then they’re one or two deficits in your memory bank. Repetition is comforting—actually it’s essential. Otherwise, each day would be filled with such twists and turns that I’d feel I had a recurring role on the Twilight Zone. But, I digress… back to the funny stuff. 

Mrs. Hughes is a hoot! She began her career as a comedienne at the tender age of forty, inspired by the sassy Phyllis Diller who took to the stage around the same age. These two ladies have some amazing courage… not to mention talent.

Although this old bod will never see forty again (and neither will Mrs. Hughes), she can serve as an inspiration for those of us seeking new careers in middle age. What could be more daunting than mounting the steps of the dais and delivering your first stand-up routine? Anything we might try would seem mild by comparison.

At any rate, I share her wonderful comedy with you once again. She recently appeared on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson and brought down the house. The clip takes about five minutes to view, so sit back, relax, and get ready to chuckle—better yet enjoy a hearty guffaw at this lady’s irreverent take on parenthood, marriage, and the joys of being an old broad. 

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One Funny Lady

Posted on December 13, 2007. Filed under: Meno-chuckles | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I ended my last post with the rather dubiously celebratory words: “ho-ho-humbug!” Granted, not the most festive of greetings… I guess I must have been feeling more than my share of seasonal stress. 

Nevertheless, I’m now happy to report that I’ve either gone numb, gone totally off my rocker, or, far less likely, I’ve got things under control because I’m not experiencing my usual holiday meltdown.  Actually, crowds, cards, cookies and all, I seem to be enjoying myself!

I do know, however, that the crazies could be lurking behind any jingle bell—ready to strike stress and frenzy into my every thought and deed.   So, I recommend following the advice from one of my readers: take some time to relax and do one great thing for yourself every day—especially this time of year. 

To these ends, I must introduce you to Mrs. Hughes.  A friend sent me her video and this is one funny lady. You’ll find yourself chuckling at her cheeky thoughts on marriage, children, and menopause. The video takes about five minutes so sit back, grab a cup of coffee, a holiday treat, and enjoy.

My very best wishes to each and every one of you!

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The Light Bulb

Posted on October 29, 2007. Filed under: Meno-chuckles | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of the special joys of being a bit older is that I seem to be laughing more than ever before. I don’t take myself or events in my life as seriously as I once did and I’m able to find the humor in most situations. After all, life as an old broad can be pretty darn funny!

On that note, I’d like to share a little meno-tale that’s been making the rounds of the Internet. I got it from two dear friends, laughed out loud at the wisdom behind the joke, and just had to pass it on…

Q: How many women with MENOPAUSE does it take to change a light bulb?

Woman’s Answer: One! ONLY ONE!!!! And do you know WHY? Because no one else in this house knows HOW to change a light bulb! They don’t even know that the bulb is BURNED OUT!! They would sit in the dark for THREE DAYS before they figured it out. And, once they figured it out, they wouldn’t be able to find the #&%! light bulbs despite the fact that they’ve been in the SAME CABINET for the past 17 YEARS!

But if they did, by some miracle of God, actually find them, 2 DAYS LATER, the chair they dragged to stand on to change the STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME SPOT!!!!! AND UNDERNEATH IT WOULD BE THE WRAPPER THE FREAKING LIGHT BULBS CAME IN!!! BECAUSE NO ONE EVER PICKS UP OR CARRIES OUT THE GARBAGE!!!! IT’S A WONDER WE HAVEN’T ALL SUFFOCATED FROM THE PILES OF GARBAGE THAT ARE A FOOT DEEP THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOUSE!! IT WOULD TAKE AN ARMY TO CLEAN THIS PLACE! AND DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON WHO CHANGES THE TOILET PAPER ROLL!!

I’m sorry. What was the question?

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