Laughter Is Good Medicine + WIAW

It takes a lot to shock me.


Even more than it takes to offend me.

When I wrote Monday’s post, I fully expected to get some hater comments.  When the opposite thing happened… I was blown away.  Not only did people leave a ton of comments, but they said nice things or even agreed!  In fact, I think people were more offended by the fact that I don’t like dogs than by my disinterest in children.

One of my philosophies is to not take myself too seriously.  I love to laugh at situations, stupid stuff other people do, stupid stuff I do (there’s a lot)… anything.  I think it’s important not to take yourself too seriously.  Robin Williams was a great example of that.  He’d battled demons for a long while, but spent his life making other people laugh.  I have battled with depression.  In fact, many people in my family have wrestled with it.  I bet a lot of you can identify.

It’s okay to be sad.  It’s okay to ask for help.  And it’s okay to make light of the situation.  Laughter is good medicine.  And remember…

Robin williams dick joke


This WIAW is sort of a mashup of 2 days of food.  I was too busy at work to take many pictures.  Shocking, I know.


Read on for my eats, and then check out Jenn’s blog for everyone else’s delicious creations!



My morning cocktail was followed by creamy egg white oats cooked slow with cinnamon, rum extract, and blueberries. Topped with the Drunk Monkey Jam (grocery store find involving bananas and rum), which I mixed with coconut flour and rum extract (the jam wasn’t boozy enough) and more with blueberries.

Adding to the “words I hate” confession… I also really can’t stand when people call blueberries “bloobs.”

Creamy Blueberry Oatmeal


Mid-Morning Snack:

This is my favorite thing to bring to work lately.  Slightly-undercooked salmon (I hate fish well done, especially salmon), shredded and tossed with shiitake mushrooms, onion, basil, pepper, wasabi, and… Tessamae’s raspberry vinaigrette.

I make it the night before so the ‘shrooms soften up and the flavors infuse.  The sweet-ish dressing with the spicy wasabi and the rich salmon is incredible in a #strangebutgood way.

Salmon Salad


Our office maintenance guy came by and offered to share his gas station snackage. He couldn’t decide on which of the new Twizzlers to try first, so he bought them all.  He also drinks that entire liter of Mountain Dew daily.  This man is 34 and skinny.  If I ate that, I’d be 300 lbs.  (Yes, I know there’s a thing called skinny fat… but really though…)

Confession: I tried the Dr. Pepper flavor.  Still prefer cookies.

New Twizzler flavors



Baked chicken with with BBQ Cauliflower Bites over arugula.

Chicken and BBQ Cauliflower


Mid-Afternoon Snack:

This “snack” has become more like dinner.  Cod baked with tomatillo salsa and onion with a corn tortilla, snow peas, and red bell pepper slices.

Tomatillo Cod



What I really had was yet another Chocolate Beet Smoothie Bowl (minus the coffee) at about 10p after I worked out.  That’s so much less interesting than the deliciousness I made on Sunday.

A portobello mushroom pizza topped with fire-roasted tomato sauce (no-salt fire roasted canned ‘maters mixed with herbs, nutritional yeast and balsamic) and chicken. My side was sweet potato crinkle fries with a semi-homemade sweet beet-horseradish mustard. I just added beet powder, horseradish, a little water, and 3 drops of orange stevia to a half empty Dijon container and shook it up.  Baby.

Mushroom pizza

Confession: I ate pizza and fries for lunch almost every day in high school.



I went for any oldie, but a goodie: Pumpkin-Chocolate Bread Pudding.

Pumpkin-Chocolate Bread Pudding


If you didn’t read through the comments on Monday’s post, I highly recommend it.  You guys are supportive AND hilarious.

When was the last time you laughed at yourself?  

Which Twizzler flavor would you try?  Any?



  1. says

    Twizzlers are a thing I’m going to have to try when I’m in NYC this autumn (er… ‘fall’) I’ll look forward to the fattening!

    And yeah, I just read ‘bloobs’ as ‘boobs’ and it always makes me giggle. So, reading this post was the last time I laughed at myself. RIP RW (Mrs Doubtfire is my 3rd favourite film of all time. Watching it for the 347th time today in honour)

  2. says

    You know me – I do hilarious and stupid things DAILY, so the only way to survive is to laugh at myself. How could I not?! Lol.
    Those fries look so perfect. How????
    Whatevs. Totes. Gingah. Awesaumesauce. Shoot me! :-)

  3. says

    Everyone I work with eats nothing but junk food – but I think that’s their secret. Although their diet is made up of foods like chips and chocolate, it’s all they eat so their caloric intake is still low enough to keep them skinny! Yesterday I was the only person eating a proper lunch out of six people!

  4. says

    That cauliflower has my name on it. I love cauliflower but it’s not the hubby’s favorite so I have to plan accordingly knowing I’ll be the one to eat the WHOLE thing LOL. I laugh at myself a lot b/c I’m a huge klutz and it’s kind of sadly funny how many times I knock my shoulder off going through the same door that has yet to change size OR shift around. Somehow I can’t seem to make it through easily or stepping over the baby gates we have blocking the dogs from various rooms. Those are shin getters for certain.

  5. says

    Still so sad about Robin Williams, what a nice nod to him in your post. I’m not a big twizzler fan but I keep the regular stocked for my godson who is allergic to everything (nuts, dairy, eggs, etc) as a special treat when he comes over. For myself I prefer the more chocolatey, creamy, and nut butter type treats.

  6. says

    I used to work in a restaurant so I was used to making fart and dick jokes a lot more frequently. “That’s what she said” was one of my favorites. But since having a toddler around 24/7 I have to make more PG appropriate jokes.

  7. Randi says

    I want to eat and make everything you just posted! drool
    I laugh at myself daily…we all need to be silly to get through the day… : )
    PS loved your previous post. kudus for the honesty.

  8. says

    I am with you on overcooked fish – yuck! Also hate overcooked eggs – nothing worse (ok overcooked steak is worse…!)

    Loved your post yesterday – didn’t have time to comment! But I am with you all the way. I am married and when we mention we don’t want kids we get the most horrific look off people, like we have said the most awful thing in the world! It’s crazy!!

    • Laura says

      You’re so right on all counts! I went to dinner with friends Saturday night and one order a well done steak. I teased him relentlessly. 😉

  9. says

    I am ALWAYS LAUGHING. Yes. ALWAYS LAUGH. This is why I have a 6 pack.

    When my IBS/Intestinal Problems are not flaring up. SO uh, maybe 3 days out of the year? LOL!!

    • Laura says

      No… Fresh Market. I actually don’t like TJs. (Shhhh… I’ll get stoned by the blogger community for saying that.)

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