Saturday, November 26, 2005

We'll Make Our Own Hall of Justice

We've just found that Madeleine has inherited my super-human talent: The Scream. Believe me. It shatters glass.
My husband's talent is always knowing the time. Without a watch.
The baby? He's an excellent sucker. I'm not sure this will serve him later in life, unless, well, you know.
What's your talent?


Blogger wordgirl said...

My useless--but mildly entertaining--talent is tying cherry stems in a knot with my tongue. I also have a loud voice--due to good lungs or the fact that I used to teach middle school English? Not sure which.
In college, my boyfriend's dorm put up a Spook House. They papered a room with foil and used a strobe light. I was to be dressed in white with blood-spatters. Then someone was to "stab" me with a knife while th lights flash on and off. My job was to scream as loud as I could for as long as I could.

Days after Halloween, the guys in Aston Hall were still talking about "the girl who made the foil walls rattle with her screams".

11/26/2005 7:33 PM  
Blogger DoctorMama said...

I can close one eye completely while leaving the other completely open. (No, not winking -- both eyes are entirely relaxed.) I can also raise either eyebrow independently. Ditto my ears. I am already trying to pass these skills on to my child.

11/26/2005 8:14 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

WG - I tried the cherry trick unsuccessfully at dinner the other night. According to my husband, the best part of the trick was watching my face contort and twitch.

DM - Tell the truth. Are you an owl?

11/27/2005 11:32 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

I can name the fifty states in less than thirty seconds and insert my entire pinky into my belly button. Although I rarely do both at the same time.

11/27/2005 1:37 PM  
Blogger Arabella said...

I make really good French toast. Also, when I make hot chocolate, it doesn't have all the chocolate powder stuck at the bottom.

11/27/2005 2:25 PM  
Blogger DoctorMama said...

I do not have the neck swivelling ability of the owl. I do have excellent hearing, however.

11/27/2005 7:40 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Harridan said...

I can raise my right eyebrow (but not my left ... how irritating). But the parlor trick that everyone likes best is when I fit a quarter into my nostril.


11/28/2005 6:07 PM  
Blogger Lily said...

Actually, my husband can do the cherry thing and I am still amazed by it (doesn't take much, admittedly)

11/30/2005 9:59 AM  

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