Monday, June 30, 2008

Email Forwards...and other randomness oh, and a contest

I love email forwards. Not the ones that say something horrible will befall you if you don't pray to St. (insert fave Catholic name here) like your whole face being waxed (oh wait, that DID happen to me). I love the email forwards that make you laugh; or the pictures like that freaky restaurant in China where you have to climb a really scary mountain to get there...or that restaurant in Japan that's on top of a crane (or something, you know the ones, you've probably have gotten those emails yourself); and those emails that make you think. I do try and look up the more questionable ones, or the political ones on (great resource if you do get sick of some of those email forwards). Anyhow, I though I'd share one of those email forwards I got and liked... So here you go, I'm forwarding one on my blog:

Just try this. It is from an orthopedic surgeon............ This will boggle your mind (of course, I’m easily boggled) and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but, you can't. It's preprogrammed in your brain!

1. While sitting where you are at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right Hand. Your foot will change direction. I told you so!!! And there's nothing you can do about it! You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.

I don't actually know if this is from an orthopedic surgeon, but it so works....try it.
Maybe I'll make this a regular thing on my blog...I need a title for it, Oh hey, I will do a contest, the prize will be determined later...what should I call it and what day should I do it....let me know in the comments section.

OK, on to some randomness

So Jason was hemming and hawing about going to the ER last Saturday (where does that phrase come from, hemming and hawing, is that farmer talk?). So I said (not very patiently, I might add)..."Fine, you're worth more dead anyway"

Jason: (in his I'm an engineer and have a superior sense of logic voice) You have to take into consideration that I'm young (I did gaffaw at this point) and have quite a few more years of working.

Me: (did the math for him, because since he is an engineer he has to see the numbers)...See, I'd be one rich widow, so by my making you go to the ER proves that I love you, now get in the damn car.

Him: (silence for awhile..but he did get in the car) I love you too, honey.

And I do love him dearly, it's why I fuss about him. He's my rock.

more parents' bid was accepted and they will be new home owners in the next month or so, here in Colorado...great news for me because I haven't lived in the same city as my mother since I was nine.


Ken said...

I hope Jason is doing fine now. I'm the same way. I hate going to see the doctor. Must be a guy thing.

anymommy said...

That is just freaky.

And, I had recurring appendicitis that went undiagnosed for three years!! Just what you said, no symptoms except for bearable pain every six months of so. So, there you go. Always good to be careful.

Nava said...

I see Jason shares his voice with many a man around here (my husband included). Yup, sense of logic voice is a good description. Love your blog!

Scott said...

Hmmm... a contest, eh? Well I don't know what you can do about that; I don't have any ideas, but I'm sure I'll play along when you get the details posted.

Ohh! But I do have an idea for a prize! If it's a single guy who wins it, you have to set him up with the girl of his dreams. Ahh, if only it were possible!

Your husband is an engineer? I didn't know that. What type? For some reason, even though math and I are oil and water, most of my friends in college were engineering majors. Chemical, civil, archetectual, or mechanical. Hmmm... though I didn't have any electrical engineering majors as friends. They always said, "You can't spell 'GEEK' without the double E!" LOL.

Rock Chef said...

How about calling it "Freaky Friday"?

I love the argument! Some men only respond to that sort of reasoning!

Hemming and hawwing - we say "umming and arring". Probably derives from this, but mutated over a couple of hundred years.

Teresa said...

Okay...I am still very frusterated!! I so cannot do the foot and six thing!! WHY??????? There should be a rule that they must give the explanation with each e-mail like that! LOL!!

I like RC's suggestion of "Freaky Friday"...

Kate said...

that 6/foot thing never fails! as much as I try to outsmart it, I can't!

takes a special guy to appreciate that kind of humor - I know, b/c I use it w/ my hubby all of the time.

Jenelle said...

I'm still doing circles and 6s...and yet none of that has produced a single title idea. For that reason you could randomly call it "Sixes and Circles"

That life insurance argument comes in handy every time.

OHN said...

Yeah...that foot reeaaallllly ticks me off. The women in me says "keep trying, you can do it, you can do ANYTHING" then I try again and swear like a man :)

Anonymous said...

Interesting experiment that you're sooo right about -- I WILL try it again and again, on just the off chance that I'm the one person on earth who can do it. All I need is practice!

Aimee said...

Okay, what guy wants to face the fact that we've actually DONE the math. We always joke that it has to look like an accident or I have to put him on a plane, so he is "on a business trip."

Talk about randomness: Have you ever read/saw "Who Moved My Cheese?" That explains that Hem and Haw are (actually ?) mice. Worth the read!