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Taking a small break from my journey to pay tribute to the woman, who I know, helped to save my life.

Madame Carolyn B. Baker March 2, 1948 ~ January 30, 2018

Her love, Splash, that she got for the love of her life, her God-daughter Barbara.

We ‘met’ July of 2012. Both of us were/are big on animal rescue. I was commenting on a post regarding some asshole rescue. I noticed two disgusting humans attacking Carolyn in the post. Carolyn was holding her own, [she was and will always be fierce] but I could not pass by without defending a woman I did not know…yet. I went in and began to rip these two asshats apart for their disgusting name calling and attack on Carolyn. Needless to say, we became instant friends. We messaged each other and soon would be talking on the phone. We saved many babies that ended up in the pound by cross-posting and annoying the shit out of people. LMAO

Her love, her God-daughter ❤

Carolyn was someone who loved the Lord and was not afraid to share her love. I had lost my faith and she knew this and never made me feel bad about it. She would always let me know it was okay, but she would still pray for me every day. She said a prayer for me over the phone one day, and I felt chills all over my person. People pray for me on the daily, and I appreciate it, buy I never felt a presence like I did that day.

From her page. Something she always said. ❤

I knew she was an amazing soul, I just never knew she was also the most humble soul I would ever meet. She never talked about her past. One day while on the phone, I asked her about a picture I saw of Ray Charles and her. She laughed a lil’ [how I loved her laugh] and said, “Yes, I knew him!” laughing Knew him… she not only knew him, she produced records for him. She was a Warner Bros. Record Executive. She was an Associate Producer and Talent Agent for the ‘Dinah Shore’ show. This is just a small part, and I mean small part, I nicked from her page:

CBBaker
TALENT EXEC · April 1971 to June 1977
Talent Exec:/Producer
Grammy’s,
Motown Returns to the Apollo,
Showtime at The Apollo,
Dinah,
Dick Clark Productions,
etc.
etc
MTV
Founding Principal · June 1979 to March 1982 · New York, New York
development and launch of channel
Developed Talent and Acquisitions Dept; set up acquisition deals with major labels and other content providers.
Carolyn B. Baker llc
Chief executive officer · 1981 to 1988
1977 to 1978
TALENT EXEC, Marketing Kool and Gang , Grammy, Emmy (music), Smokey Robinson show, Motown Returns to the Apollo (85)

I could brag about this brilliant beautiful woman for days. She deserved so many kudos in life. If I had not asked, she never would have said anything. Like I said, HUMBLE, truly humble. There are parts of her story that will remain with me. Just know that she was STRONG, A WARRIOR, and A GODDESS!!

I bet she burst out laughing after this shot!

carolyn

A few years ago her trusty Mac died on her. Times were tough at that moment, so I gave her my old MacBook Pro. My husband took it to work with him at NBC/UNI. She didn’t want us to have to take it to her, especially in the shape I was in at the time. Typical Carolyn. She needed no directions as that girl had been there before. 😉 She pulled up in her Vintage Benz, got out, went to my hubby, and hugged him hard. She stepped back, looked at him, and hugged him hard again. She told him, “Take care of my girl!” Now, for the kicker… I was so jealous that my husband got to hold her and see her, because I never had. ☺ We made plans for the six years we knew each other, but health issues and life always got in the way. Yet, I loved her like she was family, and she loved me back. In her last couple weeks on this Earth, she fought hard. She called me during that time and said, “God is good, I’m getting better. We are going to get together young lady!” Then, just like that, she was gone.

I will never be able to do her life justice. I know she is the reason I’m alive today. I know she was in my room when I came to my crossroads. I know she was with me on the day of her service, that I watched via live stream in the rehabilitation center. I felt her presence then and I feel it now. She was bold in life and she is bold in Heaven!!

I miss her laugh, I miss her voice, and I will miss her forever.

My Angel in Heaven

She once told me, “Girl, things always happen for a reason. We found each other, didn’t we?” Followed by her beautiful, infectious laugh.

Have courage and be kind.

So last night while creating my [medication induced] blog my mind went blank. As I was trying to find a ‘witty’ way of ending, I put down that I lost my train of thought. I looked at it a few times and and BAM… a thought hit and fit me perfectly. Hence the birth of:

Yes, yes I had to make a mini banner!! lol

Now, I am not sure if it has been said before or not, but for now, it is mine…all mine! 😛 I had friends telling me that it gave them a laugh and they loved it. It makes me very happy when I can turn a [sometimes] bleak blog into something that makes people smile. That’s how I roll! I try to always leave readers with a smile even when my blogs may get a tad depressing. My favorite emotion is laughter through tears, and joy from sadness, why I find a way of ending on a ‘happy’, even sarcastic note.

Out for now [at least a couple of hours]. As always:

Blessings and Hope…

On the days when the depression hits and it feels like nothing can make me smile. I get out my Adam Sandler Movies. Why, because he and his buddies crack me up. Some do not like his kind of humor, and that’s cool, but I love it. I love anything that makes me laugh. I love off kilter humor, raunchy humor, stupid humor, really any humor. For me laughter is the best medicine!

I also have a couple of his dramatic roles which I think are amazing. Reign Over Me was wonderful. Now, Punch Drunk Love is not a fav, but it still was well acted and a bit off kilter which I like. I have many of his movies. It is hard to find a favorite. I also love Grandma’s Boy. He did not act in it, but worked on it. His friends are all in it. I think that is also why I love his movies. All his buddies are in them as well. It’s like a family affair!

Today I watched Mr. Deed’s, Happy Gilmore, and am about to watch 50 First Dates. I always joke to my hubby I could be the total goober in the wheelchair in an Adam Sandler Movies!! rofl Honestly, just to meet him and all his friends would be a cool thing. They really do seem like cool people. Hey, maybe they are pricks in person, but I doubt it. And really, I am hardly ever wrong! 😛

What’s funny is each movie does have a moral, a good story behind it. They are about family and being there for your friends no matter how stupid you have to be! lol I guess it’s all in how you want to look at it, your perspective! They are just funny! From The Wedding Singer to Bedtime Stories, they are just fun movies! And who can forget The Waterboy! OMG, that one kills me!

Even my hubby likes his movies. For my hubz to actually sit and watch a whole movie it has to be good. Grandma’s Boy [Adam Sandler is Executive Producer] is hubby’s fav. Although last night we watched Little Nicky, and hubby was dying. I had to keep shushing him as he was laughing to friggen loud. Between Rog and Austin I could not hear a thing. Not that it mattered as i know the movie by heart! lol

After watching Mr’ Deeds my favorite line became, “I’m sorry, All I heard was blah blah blah, I’m a dirty tramp!” And sadly for those around me, they hear it all the time! lol

So there you have it, I’m an Adam Sandler and crew junkie! rofl

In all seriousness, with my disease it is hard to find things that really make burst out laughing. His movies are one of those things. So keep on making them Adam and friends, and I’ll keep on watching them…over and over again!! 🙂

Blessings and Peace!