Monday, February 1, 2021

This Is The Hardest I've Laughed In Weeks, Omigosh

Last week John and I got to fix a ceiling fan in Apopka (the capacitor is now... fluxing), paint a house downtown, and start overhauling a cram-packed puppet room for some local entertainers down by Disney. (Eeeee!) 'Twas a good week, and I'm especially pumped about the puppet room. Because PUPPET ROOM, y'all.

Despite all that good stuff, I still find myself teetering. Any of you get like this? Where you feel like you're mostly OK, mostly functional, but only one slip away from falling into a deep hole of depression? I call that Teetering. It's walking the tightrope, holding your breath, and hanging on for dear life to any and everything that makes you smile.

Then yesterday I stumbled across Celina SpookyBoo on TikTok, and she not only made me smile, she made me straight-up GUFFAW for a solid 20 minutes. So heck yes I'm dropping it here, what kind of friend would I be to deprive you of this??

All you need to know is that Celina has some wild adventures in her sleep, and there are SO MANY more of these you need to watch, because they keep getting funnier:

@celinaspookyboo

Same intro but new clips!

♬ original sound - Celinaspookyboo

This isn't even close to her most popular video - they get way wilder -  but those cherries break me. every. dang. time.

Here's one more, where she bolts into the yard cackling while her poor hubby has to chase her down, bahaha:
@celinaspookyboo

This was taken from 2 hours of footage. Adam is a real trooper

♬ original sound - Celinaspookyboo


Head over to Celina's page and click on all the black-and-white preview pics for more sleepwalking - and in one memorable instance, sleep fighting a giant plush octopus. Be warned that a few have her cussing out houseplants(!!), so watch your volume if you have littles around.

Sleepwalking shenanigans aside, Celina is my new favorite person. I love her style, her attitude, her unbridled enthusiasm for tie-dying t-shirts in the snow and collecting actual hearses that she drives around town...  I think she's the real deal, gang. I also love that she's sharing all her adventures, no matter how embarrassing - like the one where she woke up naked in a hotel hallway - just to bring a little light and laughter to folks who need it. Folks like me.

So go, watch more of Celina's videos! You don't need a TikTok account to see them, at least not on your desktop. I hope they crack through any darkness around you, and remind you there's always light out here, if we just remember to look for it. <3

Oh hey, but before you go, let's pick some art winners from my last post:

The winner of the dragon coloring book is Lydia
The winner of the Ursula print set is WordWitch
And the winner of the Bianca print set is Elencello

Congrats, you three, and please e-mail me your mailing addresses!

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Edited to add: Oh wow, it's already February, isn't it? In that case, I also have some Squeegineer winners to announce! So congrats, Francine D. & Kim P., and please check your inboxes for John's e-mail, so you can choose your prizes.

11 comments:

  1. My youngest sleep walks. It's terrifying. Also halarious

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  2. OMG. . .that is HILARIOUS PERFECTION!! I was laughing so hard I was crying and having a hard time breathing. My pupper, Toby, had to come check on me to make sure I wasn't hurt or sad!! THANK YOU for sharing!!

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  3. She's a writer as well! I love her.

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  4. Oh, boy, do I understand the teetering. And you never know when the heck you're going to teeter PLOP. As of late, I've had this horrible experience where I'll be reacting to something hilarious and will go from a genuine laugh (I'm talking up to a belly laugh!) to all-out bawling. In one swing, a swoop from laugh to sob. And I can't take antidepressants because I've had adverse reactions to every one they've tried me on so far. Regarding the poor woman in the videos, I feel so sorry for her. I have a history of walking and/ or talking in my sleep. Now the prospect terrifies me as I'm alone for the first time since 1986. I have no one to catch me if I go on a sleepwalking binge.
    Well, crap, that kicked in the depression and the anxiety.

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    1. Hugs to you, Susanna, I'm sorry it's been so hard. Please don't feel sorry for Celina, though; she intentionally triggers her sleepwalking by eating cheese before bed, just so she and her hubs can film these videos to share and make people laugh. From what I can tell she's not suffering from her sleepwalking at all, and finds the whole thing hilarious. Obviously that's not the case for everyone, but at least in her case there's no need to worry.

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    2. Hey Susanna, here's a hug from me too. My Mum also sleepwalks sometimes. I've suggested she could buy a motion activated voice player, and record a message. Like: "Go back to bed!" I don't know if that would work. But it could be worth a try.
      Sometimes I put a sheet of bubble wrap on the floor next to my bed so that I can step on it when I get up in the morning. Just because I like it. Maybe this cheaper version won't stop your sleepwalking, but at least it's a fun way to start your day!

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  5. I love celina! She is hilarious and real. And apparently she’s an author too, so go read some of her books!

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  6. I love her, so sweet and so genuine. The naked hotel dash had me screaming with laughter. She brightens my day every time

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  7. I laughed until I got a headache

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  8. Wow. My reaction after seeing those two nighttime videos, with no other context, is sadness and concern for her. It just looks like the actions of someone who's mentally ill. I guess there's some kind of situation where that would be funny, but it doesn't occur that way for me at all. Perhaps seeing a more complete context of her would help, but I have no desire to watch any more.

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    1. You do have more context if you read carefully. She’s sleepwalking.

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