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  1. Not sure I can think of just one. It was kinda looney tunes at my house. Still is actually. Hope your mom forgives.

    • Crunchy Betty

      Looney tunes makes for the best stories, to be sure. It’s so much more fun to have the crazy, slightly manic stories than none at all.

      I just called my mom and said, “Don’t be mad at me for Don Gato.” And she said, “WHAT?” But then she wasn’t mad and she gave me tips on how to take better macro shots with my camera.

      Crisis averted.

  2. “Because of You” by Kelly Clarkson always makes me cry and always makes me mad a hell at my mom. Some things are easier to let go of than others.

  3. When I was in school, I had the absolute worst time with math. I still am not math oriented to this day. My grandmother, on the other hand, is really good at math, and she can’t understand why I can’t just “get it.”

    One night, she was trying to help me with my math homework, and we were stuck on this one question for hours. She could get the answer in her head, and I couldn’t figure out how she did it at all, or even what the correct answer was. She became so frustrated with me, that she took the text book and proceed to beat me black and blue with it. I had to lie to all my teachers about my black eye and tell them that I had fallen, because they kept asking, and obviously, I couldn’t tell them what really happened.

    Anywho, it was really the only time she ever really beat me, and while I kind of hated her at the time, I quickly got over it, and now it’s even a little funny (in a morbid kind of way).


    • Jessica

      My gosh, that’s not even remotely funny. That’s sickening. I’m sorry you had to go through that.

  4. I always had cats when I was little. Scooter was older than I was; she was kind of my parents’ first “baby.” She always slept on my bed at night. One day, when she was curled up on my pillow, my dad put a piece of plastic dog poop next to her. When I came into my room a few minutes later, well…. what would YOU do if your beloved cat did her business on your pillow?
    Dad, of course, thought he was freakin’ hilar.
    My dad has been dead since 1999 (colon cancer; my dad would laugh at the irony of that), and I still have that plastic dog poop. I can’t wait to mess with my daughter so I can laugh just like he did.

  5. deanna

    hi! just stumbled across your blog by accident and I’m loving it! I’m the same way- songs always make me cry.
    Your post reminds me of a line from a really beautiful Buddy Wakefield poem that my ex showed me. I can’t remember the poem’s name, but the line is: “forgiveness means giving up all hope of a better past”.
    Think on it.

  6. Meg

    Puff the Magic Dragon always makes me cry. A few years ago my sister and I were driving somewhere and slipped in the old Peter, Paul & Mary cassette (okay it was about 15 years ago) and we were singing (bellowing is more like it) along until 2/3 of the way through Puff, when we looked at each other and saw that we were both crying! And then we cracked up.

  7. FAY

    Can’t think of any stories but you mentioned listening to Taylor Dayne…. Is this the same singer who sang “Tell to my heart”? I remember playing this song over and over again when I was 14-15 :-)

  8. The song “Times of Your Life” always makes me cry because it reminds me of my dad. I wasn’t there when he passed away and the song which was one of his favorites reminds me of how important it is to cherish every moment we can spend with our loved ones. It’s very hard to live with a kind of regret that doesn’t have any way of getting over or making up for.

  9. gaiagirl

    When I was about 10, my sisters and a bunch of friends and I went to Baskin Robbins for ice cream. I was never very athletic or coordinated, while my older sister was good at all sports. On the way back, I tried to jump over a metal guard rail. I seriously injured myself. My sister (said athlete) thought I was just being a whiny baby, and made me walk all the way home, athough there were kids with bikes who could have ridden ahead. It turned out I had broken my elbow (for the second time) and needed stitches in my leg.
    She got in big trouble. I got lots of attention. Funny now, although I am still a little bitter…especially since she tells her children these stories to make fun of me.
    “The Long Road” by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Eddie Vedder – a song of letting go, always makes me cry. I played it for my dog when she was dying.

  10. Mayde

    When i was pretty little, my mom, grandma, and i were watching a live-action Popeye movie. In one scene Brutus (or whatever the jerk’s name is) bites through a wine glass. My mom had a special set of ‘wine glasses’ that were kinda small that i was allowed to use on some occasions for soda, milk, juice, etc.
    Immediately after watching the scene i decided it was a terrific choice to emulate his action and promptly bit through my glass. suffice to say, i sliced my mouth up quite a bit and was sobbing while spitting out blood and little bits of glass for an hour or so.
    They refuse to let me forget about but it’s funny these days.

  11. Margie

    Ok, song that makes me cry: Amanda Marshall’s “I Believe in You,” but mostly because of the video. It’s just… my heart swells. The pathetic part is, it was one of the songs during my high school grad ceremony, which was ahem… ten years ago. It embarrasses me that I have such an emotional reaction to a music video, but there it is.
    I comfort myself with the fact that, at least, unlike one of my sisters, I have never bawled at a McDonalds or Hallmark card commercial. I win.

  12. Margie

    Oh. also, “All For Love” by Sting and Bryan Adams. I don’t think I’ve actually cried over this song, but I think it is definitely a cryable one. lookie there, I made up a new word.

  13. Songs that make me cry like a baby:
    Broken Wings ~ Mr. Mister (reminds me of the first time my mom started to let go of her abusive childhood)
    Because of You ~ Kelly Clarkson (speaks to the broken bits of my heart because of my lack of a mom due to her said childhood)
    Hold On ~Nichole Nordeman (reminds me to always have hope)
    F**kin Perfect ~ Pink (because what chick doesn’t need a self esteem boost)
    Dear Mr. President ~Pink (as an out and proud lesbian whose parents have turned their backs, this one, just speaks to my soul)
    Imagine ~ John Lennon (who doesn’t cry at this song!)

    I could keep going but alas, I need to get back to work!! (I am a big crier!) I think the best story is from when I was around 7 or 8. My family went to Mexico and enjoyed a day of shopping. Upon crossing back into Texas, we heard sirens headed our way. No big deal right? Well….just seconds before hearing them, I had remembered (and announced to the car) that I didn’t claim the jewelry I bought and was now wearing. My sisters proceeded to tell me the Mexican cops were coming to get me and were going to put me in their prison system. All for not claiming a ring and a pair of earrings….for maybe $10. I cried for hours straight convinced that because they had seen our ID’S, they would be waiting at our house for me. Oh the agony.

  14. Anonymous

    All great songs if you need a good cry:

    “If you’re reading this…” – Tim McGraw
    “Far Away” – Nickelback
    “What do you say?” – Reba
    “Wind beneath my wings” – Bette Midler
    “Candle in the Wind” – Elton John
    “Independence Day” – Martina McBride
    “My Immortal” – Evanescence
    “When you come back to me again” – Garth Brooks
    “The way we were” – Barbra Streisand
    “Two beds and a coffee machine” – Savage Garden
    “It’s all coming back to me now” – Celine Dion
    “Unbreak my heart” – Toni Braxton
    “Wake me up when September ends” – Green Day
    “The State of Massachusetts” – Dropkick Murphys

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