01 September 2010

On Hiccups

It happened. I didn't post for a whole month (almost?).

Think of it as a hiccup. Maybe think of this whole last summer of The Thursday as one ginormous hiccup fit. I posted a couple and then hiccup. Post. Post. Hiccup. It's the kind of hiccups that I just haven't been able to get rid of. The kind where drinking a cup of water upside-down doesn't help. And even holding your breath (He swears by it) doesn't work.

Speaking of hiccups. Last week, I was a hiccupping crazy girl. Hiccupping and hiccupping every day, a couple of times a day. These were real hiccups, not blog hiccups. When I was relaxed, a hiccup would whiplash up from my waist. And it hurt my neck. That's when I would ship the hiccups off to Bermuda. Although Bermuda might be far too nice of a place for hiccups. That's what I found out when I Googled for images of Bermuda a second ago. Anyway, I'm a nice person-- I'll send my hiccups to lovely Bermuda.


Moral of the Story. (Does there need to be a moral?) I know how to get rid of real hiccups (and send them to Bermuda if I want to). No really, I really do. And this isn't some kooky little trick like: Swallow 1 tsp. white table sugar, dry. Repeat up to 3 more times at 2-minute intervals if necessary. (Thank you ehow.com.)

My brother, a doctor and therefore entirely trustworthy, brilliant, and knowledgeable about hiccups, told me how to do away with hiccups. And me, I'm the testimonial girl. I worked this little cure all last week. It's a fool-proof method. It works every time. Wanna know how? If twenty people want to know, I'll tell you.

I like secrets and I like twenty comments on a blog post. And I think that twenty comments will get me over this ginormous blog hiccup fit.

I dare you to jump over here from your rss reader and ask me about hiccups.

Double-dog dare.

21 comments:

Renny said...

Wow I am first. Even though you didn't triple dog dare me, here I am. After secretly stalking your blog for a while I am commenting. I hope you get twenty comments. I dream of getting that many comments on my blog, so if it works for you, you'll be my blogging hero.

Plus I want to know about the hiccups.

Maren said...

Do tell! Come on people, leave your comments.

annily said...

am i allowed to leave more than one comment? i need to know the secret!

Katie H said...

tell me!

Rebecca Woolf said...

:)

Alicia said...

I bet I know.
Dang skippy.

Chels said...

I just want you to blog more often! I love living vicariously through you and your adorable married life.

Natalia said...

When I was little, I would get the hiccups and my mom would say, "show me". So I'd open my little mouth as wide as I could and just wait for a hiccup. My mom would tease me and say, "Come on, let's see it. Show me". And I would wish with all my might for proof. I always wonder where they went. Maybe Bermuda.

What's your secret?

Caitlin said...

Heh, heh, heh. You already told me your magic trick! Brilliant. But for everyone else's sake, this can count as one of the twenty comments asking you to tell us. Also, I know how important comments are.

ktln said...

I've heard a couple tricks on how to send hiccups to Bermuda and they've usually worked for me, but I'm excited to hear your secret. Do tell. :)

Carolina said...

oh, I'm glad to hear from you again. And would love to know your hiccup cure...who knows when it could be needed :)

Julianne said...

I really hope you get 20 comments because this sounds like breaking news! Breaking hiccups news.

Lisa Ann said...

As I was the original guinea pig, I don't actually have to ask what the secret is, but for everyone else: it really does work, though it is a little embarrassing to say it.

Kiersten S. Gallacher said...

blogging hiccup or - recently married??
Why we love you're writing whether you're hiccuping here or not:
we love your bliss
we love your sincere bliss
we love that you're not only blissful, sincere, but you have the guts (drive/need/whatever) to share it with all of us too.

xx

Insomniac Lab Rat said...

Okay, you got me, lol. I get really loud hiccups all the time. I'll be nice and send mine to Bermuda too, if only I could figure out how :)

My ballet teacher used to make everyone else in the room stare at someone who had hiccups...sometimes it worked.

Pip said...

Now you've got me curious...

olivia said...

well it looks like you've already let out your secret a few times, but i'm all about you blogging more. and i'm all about commenting more. who DOESN'T love 20 comments?

my mom always said a spoonful of peanut butter (my fave) and my dad, too, swore by holding breath and then breathing super slow.

but hiccups aside, i'm still curious about the culture of blogging/commenting...

Kate said...

It makes my whole life that I get to watch you swim every Wednesday. I am pretty sure you are the best one in class.

amanda said...

please oh please!

Ashley-Carolina said...

I would really love to hear your secret.

Mike Sheffield said...

Ah hah!!! I can now somewhat officially publish my hiccup cure which is something I have been meaning to do for some time now and have not known how I would. Here seems only appropriate. To cure hiccups, send them to Bermuda, etc....you need to plug both your ears with your thumbs, and plug both nostrils with your pointer fingers. As you are doing this, drink about a 1/3 cup of water and your hiccups are gone. It has worked every time. If you are an unbeliever just wait until those nasty hiccups come your way and give it a try, you may be surprised :)