Monday, March 22, 2010
To Laugh...Or Not To Laugh...That Is The Question
This occurred to David and myself on Saturday night. We have season tickets to the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and decided to brave the first day of Spring's icy, cold snow storm to watch this month's performance. First of all, that just doesn't sound right...but it did happen. Nice, huh?
Anyway, this is a monthly event that we go to where we love to people watch. You see people dressed to the nines...and those not. It's always surprised me when people go to nice events like this and wear...sweats. Yes, we saw someone wearing sweats last month. No sweats this past Saturday, though we did see the normal number of furs. Real ones. Oh yes, and we saw a certain 80's look-alike...his full look complete with feathered hair and scarf. It looked like he was ready to bust out Faith or Careless Whisper at any time. That's not what we had a hard time not laughing at though...
I know laughing is good for you and all that, but there are times when it would behoove one to not...you all know what I'm talking about. For example, when someone trips and falls or if you're in a professional business meeting and there is something funny about the speaker's appearance (use your imagination). But, honestly, how do keep you from laughing? Or at least smiling? I simply try to not think of the "funny" and focus on the present matter at hand. Such as, on Saturday night I then focused ON STAGE.
On a side note, Saturday's performance was the best I felt we had seen in quite a while. Well worth the trek out.
And yes, I felt juvenile after laughing at the start of the evening...just in case you were wondering.