March 16, 2009

Laugh-out-Lungs moments

Sure, we've all had our "LOL" moments (the Laugh-out-loud ones). That's when you just give something more than a forced chuckle and when you literally just laugh about something for a second. But I bet everyone's had this second kind of LOL too.. the laughing out your lungs variety. Rarer than it's namesake, this is when you are laughing sooo hard at something that you are left gasping for breath, with tears streaming down your eyes and a clench in your tummy... all of which are pretty bad symptoms on any other day - but not this time. I've had quite a few of these... but some just stand out more distinctively than the others, you know... and the best part is that I can still laugh like a maniac when I recollect these incidents.

I remember when back in undergrad, KG and I were on one of our marathon though-we-spent-the-day-in-college-together-we-still-have-stuff-to-talk-about phone sessions. And we were discussing a friend and one of us said something and immediately the same mental picture stole into both our minds and we couldn't stop laughing. We gasped, panted, howled and resumed laughing... so much so that we had to hang up - to laugh.

At UC, I remember once when PT was trying to do her Swades uncle (the one with hoarse voice - some village head dude) voice which she usually did well. But for some reason, she just wasn't getting it. Instead her already-big eyes were widening even more and she was clearing her throat over n over and we rolled on the floor laughed like crazy, she and me. In fact when we got home that night, we hunted down the Swades DVD for her to recollect the voice and the dialogue so she could do it right. Hilarious!

Similarly, last night we heard some random Tamil News on one of our free channels here.. and one phrase stuck to us - The newsreader was quoting someone calling Sonia Gandhi as a "podavai kattina Mussolini" (sari-clad Mussolini). S and I looked at each other the same split second and burst out laughing. And it last quite a bit.

Even while writing this post, I 've burst out laughing in an empty room three times over... all these memories are soo fresh and untouched that I can relive them as I want. And like so many other things, you'd have to have been there to enjoy it. I bet everyone has their own laugh-like-a-fool moments. And it's a collection of these moments and some others that holds soo many other memories good enough for us to cherish and recollect at will. Totally worth it.

10 comments:

Krish said...

Absolutely! Though we can't relate to your specific experiences, I definitely get what you mean by your LOL moments. Lol. Nice post

Gandalf said...

L-O-L, Ms J.

Jaya said...

Krish, Gandalf -> LOL to you too :P

Vaishu said...

I swear Jaya.... I am laughing my lungs out reading your recollection of Prinks imitate that voice... and hubby dear is all like "Sheesh...she's gone mad!" ... Hahahaha...

Jaya said...

Vaishu -> Welcome back! Was yr hubby wondering if u went mad?? Coz I don't recollect Dhwani being there that night... It was when we all went out randomly in Cinci I think, right?

Monsal Varga said...

Fortunately I have had several of these moments, but I have this friend in particular with whom I rarely can escape of having that almost-panic situation of not breathing!

Hilarious!

Jaya said...

Monsal -> That friend of yours is going to increase your lifespan! Keep him/her close!

Sachin said...

I remember the one incident me and you had gone grocery shopping to kroger and then the indian store, and we were discussing about the Bagh-bakri chai and i said something which made u laugh like crazy. u almost slid down on the car seat. It was hilarious.

Jaya said...

Sachin -> There were SOOO many like that na? I only remember this Swades thing very clearly because it was Thakore trademark moment. Surely you were there at the dinner too?? Such fun times. I miss Cinci.

GreenGrl said...

A First hand for you guys ...


Hammmari Khhusum aur Suman...

:D
Those were some days...
I miss them tons..

PT

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