Where have I been?

I’ve been gone all week because of a series of small but exhausting crisises (crises?) including Hailey giving themselves a concussion after falling into a pole from laughing too hard (which is every bit of proof I need that they are my child.) Their cat scan came back normal (whoop!) and so now they are recovering using the WWMD? method. (What Would Mold Do? Mold would rest in the quiet and the dark and stay hydrated and not look at screens.) But it is Friday and that means that you need to step into my office because we all need a distraction and I’ve been saving ridiculous videos for you all week.

So old, but I never get tired of it:

Happy weekend, y’all.

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  1. Oh no! Poor Hailey. My kiddo gave himself a concussion this past spring and it was awful for him and a hard recovery! My rugby playing ballet dancer did not take well to being mold and he had the worst headaches. The good news is that one day he wasn’t in pain anymore.

    My sympathies go out to you. One thing that did help was concussion PT.

  2. I can see you are going to make me join instagram.

  3. thank you a milly. i luff you for this compilation. hope y’all stay safe!

  4. This is the best thing I have ever seen. My stomach hurts from laughing. Thank you so much. xoxo

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  6. I hate when these end. Best curator ever!! ‘Small Branch Manager’. HAAAAAA

  7. Oh my, this may have been the best one yet. Though I can’t breathe now, so there’s that.

  8. Took a mental health day off from work and this just made it even better.

    Hope Hailey feels better soon!

  9. I was so curious about WWMD. THE only sensible response I got via googling WWMD concussion recovery is “Washington Weapons if Mass Destruction”, and I’m thinking no, that’s not it.
    Wait.
    Wait.
    More waiting.
    Done waiting.
    I think maybe that’s it.
    I hope Hailey feels well now, or if not, does more and more each day.
    PS I have to learn how instagram works because its better than exercise or wine for mood or anxiety! At least the gems you curate, Jenny.

    Also, I wanted to thank all the Strangelings who have sent me cards, and one person, the book, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. I only just got them, and you beautiful people sent me that love MONTHS ago. I have a UPS address and they only just now let me know my credit card on file for renewing was not current- so I got a giant bolus of joy in the mail when I updated my cc and UPS forwarded the mail that accrued.

    I love love LOVE you all.

    S

    PS I keep crying in a good way while reading The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse.

    Thank you all. I’m working on replies to all of you.

  10. Sorry. I hit “I” when I mean “O”, so a lot if “if” when I mean “of”.
    Sarah

  11. Poor Hailey! I hope they feel better soon, it sucks to have to rest your brain while wide awake with no tv or internet devices.
    Thank you for the funnies, I laughed for the first time in a while. I wish I could have seen all of them, but I don’t subscribe to social media.

  12. Hope Hailey doesn’t have to be MOLD for too long. Thanks for the laughs – I had tears from several.

  13. Audiobooks and podcasts got me through my concussion recovery. If I fell asleep in the middle, I could just go back to the past thing I remembered.

    (Mine was much less funny, but now I can legit say I know what it feels like to get hit by a bus)

  14. Somehow I always forget that I should go pee BEFORE watching your Friday videos… 😂

  15. Sending Hailey lots of recovery-vibes!
    The third-to-last video made me laugh the hardest, I’m sure most of us would freeze up under pressure on a game show but when you watch others doing it it’s somehow funny, and that guy’s reactions!

  16. I just about gave myself a concussion today. Missed my head by mere inches but got a heck of a bruise on my shoulder. Dang those big trucks and their side view mirrors.
    🙂
    The Irish Family-spot on . lol

    Pip the Pap’s mom

  17. Pusses and pups! Is there anything better? The humans may need some help though. Really. Need. Help. Humans. Giggle.

  18. I tested positive for COVID today for the second magical time in 3 months. I’ve been back to school and met my students for exactly 3 days and now I’m quarantined into next. So I VERY much identity with the cat who falls off the dock and the response is oh shit.

  19. So glad I’m not the only one who can’t see some of these…normally I can watch all of Jenny’s videos she posts on Fridays, as well as her own Instagrams, but the past couple of days I cannot access ANY public FB or Instagram pages that I normally can…what the heck??
    Thanks for the laughs I did get though…love these compilations!

  20. Hope Hailey is doing okay. You’re allowed a break from writing and community! I hope you all take care. But, damn, those are some funny videos! 😄

  21. Thank you sooo much! I had a bit of a personal crisis today, and visiting your office has helped tremendously! The boyfriend ruining the beach story had me crying and peeing, so I’m totally agreeing with Karen T…. Gotta go BEFORE Stepping Into Jenny’s Friday Office!

  22. Hoping Haley feels better soon! Thank you for sharing these. I was crying/laughing through most. Thankfully I peed right before watching this. ❤️💜

  23. Lazing in bed with my husband on an über rare Saturday morning that we are off together (and we only have this one now courtesy of Covid), as we’re watching videos and laughing until we sound like asthmatic seals. What a way to start a day!

    On a side note, has Hailey ever been tested for Narcolepsy? Can’t tell you how many times my body got wonky and caused me to stumble or fall from an extreme emotion triggering cataplexy. My teen has N too, with it being a mild enough case that they go medicated, but they still have occasional cataplexy from their trigger, which is giddiness or extreme laughter. Just a thought.

  24. So sorry to hear about Hailey. I hope she feels better soon, if she doesn’t I have some experience with long concussion. A neuro rehab physical therapist was so helpful to me. I wish I hadn’t waited two months to get help though. Thanks for the laughs from the videos!

  25. Hope Hailey heals quickly!!!! I was honestly crying watching the videos. Thanks for sharing!! 💜💜💜

  26. Why did the drive thru service attendant throw the order in the customer’s face? That wasn’t very nice and the customer seemed upset. I’m very confused – can someone explain it?

  27. Omg, I haven’t laughed so hard since the last post you made of these wonderful gems. A big hug for Hailey and hope they recover soon and feel better. Thank you for filling me with joy. Love yall

  28. Wishing Hailey has a smooth, steady recovery. They sure do have style in all they do! Take a page from the joey and crawl into a comfy, dark ‘pouch’!

    What a gold mine of happiness and laughter! Jenny, you out did yourself. Thank you for that.

    Having a very tough time figuring out how to balance dysthymia, ADD and an extended bout of anxiety thanks to a now 8 month and counting home disaster.
    Imagine a 2 story condo becoming a water feature while I was at work. 4 days before CHRISTMAS.

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  30. Oh, Jenny – needed this! Woke up at 2 a.m unable to sleep as I was thinking about my mom who died earlier this summer at age 77 after an unexpected month in the ICU which started when she was 76. Thanks for making me (repeatedly) laugh until I cried, which is something we used to do regularly together.

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