Introducing Pink Giggle Coach (or Purple, since she hates the color pink though she Owns it in a major way) Christa Scalies, founder of www.giggleon.com, a site to aid us in reclaiming our joy, particularly in the face of hard times. Christa is a wonderful friend, Pinkie, Mojo Mentor and fellow laughter yoga instructor who will have you giggling all the way to mojo in no time. Thanks and big love to this Pinkalicious, gigglicious goddess of good time goofiness.
Rolling on the floor,
Lissa & Joy
Having a bad day? Stressed? Need some comic relief?
Here are some easy, free and simply solutions to incorporate silliness into your day:
Take a CLEAN pair of your panties (thongs, bikinis, granny panties – whatever you’ve got) or a pair of boxers (the underwear, not the dog), briefs or jock strap (who still wears these?) and place them on your head, backwards. Check yourself out in the mirror while doing the “Underwear on Your Head dance”.
Feels silly, don’t it? Look stupid, don’t you? I bet you smiled!
I love making up new words and talking jibberish. It’s an easy and cheap laugh.
Make up your own words and include them in daily conversation with your kin (family) and peeps (friends).
For example, you might want to tell your girlfriend she looks “fabulicious”. Smash fabulous and delicious together (or smash any other words together) and speak to her using a Spanish of French accent. Bad French accents are my favorite. Flail your arms and hands about wildly.
If she laughs, she’s a keeper. If she understands that “fabulicious” is a compliment – she’s incredibly intelligent and witty. If by chance she looks at you like you’re insane – dump her immediately.
(Note: see the Pinktionary for more fantabulous pinkalicious vocab)
Take a sip of your favorite beverage. After the sip, smack your lips together (make the smacking sound) and let out a nice long “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh” from your mouth. Make the sound every time you drink. The “Ahhhh” noise should last for at least 3 seconds for maximum effectiveness. Making noise, any kind of noise, after drinking, is just silly. This is great silliness if done alone, or, in a group setting. Tip: Drinking soda or any carbonated beverage will facilitate a greater “ahhhhhhhhhhh”.
This is perfect for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have a big bum, or a flat bum. Any size bum will do.
Stand up straight, arch your lower back and stick your bum behind you.
Pretend like you’re trying to hold a cup of coffee on your ass (not in your ass – BIG difference, the latter may get you arrested). To maximize the giggle, do this exercise in a public place where the likelihood of someone seeing you is very high. Aside from being silly, it’s a great opportunity to embarrass your friends. If you walk with your bum out and incorporate option #2, “Inventing New Words”, you get automatic double giggle opportunity. This gift of silliness keeps giving. Trust me on that!
M-a-n-y moons ago, I used to impersonate the great Ethel Merman and would often enjoy singing the Phil Collins tune, “In the Air Tonight” using my Ethel voice. “I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh lawd”. This was always good for a laugh, often times, the laugh would be so hearty that I’d have to run to the bathroom out of fear of peeing my pants.
There may be some of you who don’t know Ethel Merman (damn young kids) but if you’ve ever heard the original version of “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, you’ve probably heard Ethel’s voice. It’s distinctive.
Ethel’s voice applies nicely to songs by the Stone Temple Pilots, the Sex Pistols and even acts like Rhianna and Amy Winehouse.
Go on, try singing Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” like Ethel but make sure the bathroom is close by, just in case! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
What about you, Pinkies? What antics do you have up your sleeve that help you do to get your giggle on? Let us know!
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