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4 Funny Insights About Life from Heather Land’s I Ain’t Doin’ It

It’s important that you don’t take life too seriously all of the time. You’ve got to be able to laugh at yourself! Heather Land, author of I AIN’T DOIN’ IT, is an expert at finding the humor in what the world has to offer. So here’s some funny insights about life from our favorite female comedian.

#1. Southern men are good listeners.

Did you know that Southern boys who hunt are also good listeners? They are trained to be quiet, to listen for the limb to crack, for the duck to call, for the wings to flap. I always loved how my hunter-man seemed to listen so intently as I would empty out my soul and heart’s deepest desires over a romantic catfish and hush-puppy dinner. I’m not sure if it was his training, his genuine love for me or the fact that repeated gunshots had created a temporary threshold shift in his ear canal resulting in hearing loss, but whatever the cause, he made me think he was listening. Well done, fella. Southern boys for the win!

#2. It’s a good thing to have friends with diverse interests.

I have lots of wonderful friends in my life. Some share common interests, like shopping, sushi, drinking coffee, being sarcastic. Oddly enough, I do have a few friends who love to exercise. How in Lord’s name we ever connected on a human level I’ll never know, but we love each other just the same. One of my best friends, Karen, has taught an exercise class three days a week for as long as I can remember. And three days a week for as long as I can remember, she has asked me if I’m going to come. And for as long as I can remember, I have given her the same answer—I ain’t doin’ it. Last year she had the nerve to ask me to participate in a 5K run.

#3. No one likes the person who over-shares on social media.

Over-posting without vague obscurities is also a thing, in case you haven’t noticed. No subtle nuances. No hints. Just straight TMI, too often. Please stop. Make me miss you. Make me want to know what’s going on in your life. Make me want to know more about your trip to Paris, your new love interest, your child’s progress. Leave something to the imagination. Your Instagram feed may as well be a see-through dress. There’s nothing I don’t see. Stop it.

#4. Joint Facebook accounts are NEVER a good idea.

Joint Facebook accounts always stump me. Nothing says “I trust you” more than a joint account. Why, though? What did she do to you? Who did you catch him cheating with? Is this the case? Are there other reasons? What would they be? Also, if infidelity was actually the case, is a joint Facebook account really going to solve this issue? Or is this your feeble attempt to “ward off” incoming possibilities? Maybe it’s your way of saying, “Nope. Not on my watch. Because see, if you want to be friends with her, you’re going to be friends with me!”

And don’t miss this laugh-out-loud video of relationship advice from Heather Land….

Discover more funny insight about life in Heather Land’s book I AIN’T DOIN’ IT!


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Excerpted from I Ain’t Doin’ It by Heather Land. Copyright © 2019 by the author. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.


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