Email This Post HomeHumorThings that make me cry Amy Vansant September 23, 2015 Humor 8 Comments My car’s radio has been set to country lately because I’ve been shuttling my niece back and forth from the Naval Academy and country is her jam. It’s a Pennsyltucky thing. It’s listening to country that I discovered that in “country” areas, there are parties running in every empty field, 24/7. Tear down a building or put up a patch of corn and within ten minutes fifteen pickup trucks will show up with an infinite amount of beer. The north seems so dull now. The whoopin’ it up nature of most of the tunes didn’t prepare me for Miranda Lambert’s “The House that Built Me” which they slipped in there somewhere between a field party and a breakup recovery session at the local watering hole. Miranda started singing about how her favorite dog is buried under the tree in the back, and I burst into tears. I was just going to the food store, for crying out loud. I didn’t sign up for some emotional roller coaster. I’ve never been a big crier, but as I get older, it seems everything makes me cry. The dog bit was easy to figure out; our dog, Gordon is ten, and we live in constant fear of illness or death. But the list of things that make me tear up gets longer and longer every year. Some of the top offenders include: The sound of children singing. Anything sweet and innocent. Choirs. Pitch Perfect 1 & 2 People achieving their dreams Anyone on America’s Got Talent with a touching story and a modicum of talent. (luckily that doesn’t happen much) Math Reading anything a lawyer wrote Anyone crying about anything. Commercials with dogs doing anything. Speaking of which, that commercial about the guy spending a final day with his old dog doing all the things he loves to do should be outlawed. That is just NOT FAIR. The only good thing is every time I feel myself tear up, I look at my husband sitting on the sofa beside me and see he, too, is misty eyed. We’re disasters together, so I guess that’s okay. Author Recent Posts Amy VansantAmy Vansant is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author specializing in fun, funny fiction --- even the murder mysteries. Latest posts by Amy Vansant (see all) Cover Reveal (again), Reading Poll + 4 ways to win a kindle - June 25, 2020 Why I shouldn’t be allowed to decorate cakes, book giveaways and deals! - June 16, 2020 New Series Cover and Synopsis Reveal, Big Beach Reads Giveaway & More Reads - June 10, 2020 8 Responses Jackie Weger September 23, 2015 Me, too! 0 likes Reply Vincent ferrigno September 23, 2015 How is this for being lame. My family would laugh and point at me because I cried at the end of Rocky 2. 0 likes Reply Nick T September 23, 2015 I cried at the remake of Bad News Bears the other day. It was perhaps my low water mark. 0 likes Reply Marilyn Jm Prange October 2, 2015 Dear Amy, I cry when I see abuse directed at the elderly, children and animals, It makes me so sad! 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant October 2, 2015 Oh that too! Every time those darn abused dog commercials come on the television I have to change the channel or I’m RUINED for the rest of the day! 0 likes Reply Farik Osman October 11, 2015 I teared when I first saw copies of your books on your dining table for your book signing event in your last post. And the copies in your readers hands. That’s where it dawned on me, indirectly, that a part of my works (cover art that I’ve made for Amy) have gone international! That’s where I felt tears of gratitude rolled down my cheeks, had it not been for Amy. Thank you, Amy. 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant October 13, 2015 Thank you for such awesome covers!! 1 likes Reply Name May 8, 2016 dogs. dogs. dogs. babies. dogs. no cats. you’re either godly or satanic. 0 likes Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Add me to Amy Vansant's Humor Newsletter!