Stupid Blogger Tricks – Let’s See YOURS.

Here’s the thing. My mom is STILL in the hospital. Which is really depressing. Really really really depressing.

So, what does one do while hanging with their mom in a yicky hospital avoiding all the yicky medical talk?

OF COURSE! Bring up all the stupid crap the family can do that was so hilarious (and not a little awe-inspiring) when they were a child. That apparently Mom doesn’t remember A-N-Y OF.

So the cavalry was called in, aka my accordion-playing Aunt Heidi.

She remembered it ALL.

– That my grandmother could touch her tongue to her nose.
– That my grandfather could wiggle his ears. A LOT.
– That SHE could bend her thumb back to touch her arm AND put her toe in her mouth.


At that point I pretty much had my mother peeing in her hospital gown, so, yeah, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – but I was intrigued. My aunt, not known for her flexibility or grace, could put her TOE in her MOUTH?

I had to try.

And I made my sister and my son do it with me.

Stupid Blogger Tricks was born.

And then it was so fun, I did it AGAIN at the BlogHer CheeseburgHer party while Jyl videotaped, and the masses 3 people watched.

Clearly I am good at putting my foot in my mouth.


No seriously.

Torrie and Rachel were so amazed by my abilities, they are joining in too. Well, Rachel has to get back to Australia first, because her trick involves twirling her baby in the air while washing the dishes or some such shit, but I know it’s gonna be AWESOME.

But, Torrie? Torrie can catch a grape from about 20 feet in the air. IN HER MOUTH.

They don’t teach that stuff in college, folks.

And the only other blogger I caught on tape, even though I think I pretty much told the whole room about this idea, whether they wanted to hear about it or not, was Liz from Mom 101. Who, hands down has the CUTEST stupid blogger trick with her imitation of Beaker. Seriously.

Now it’s your turn.

Video tape, photograph or write about the crazy thing you can do and post it on your blog. Then put the link (to that specific post) below so we can all laugh at you share the joy.

This article has 19 comments

  1. Rachael

    I’m proud to have been a witness!

  2. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Julie – if there is no video IT DID NOT HAPPEN.

  3. Mr Lady

    Until you suck on MY toe, well, nevermind. That’s just going to come out all kinds of wrong.

    I would DIE to hear Julie cover Judith. Really.

    I, however, have nothing. NOTHING. God, I’m so dull.

  4. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    P.S. I would like to note that both times I did that my feet were VERY CLEAN.

  5. zipper

    AWESOME video.

  6. Rock and Roll Mama

    Whatevs, dirtyfoot sasquatch cutie girl.:)

    I have to think of my tricks that can be shown via innerwebs- my best one, according to my kids, is called “Shaky Jelly Butt”. We’ll leave that to your imagination. Actually, no, do NOT imagine that. Will report back soon- Yours is a rare gift! xoxo, L

  7. That one girl

    Ha, I love it! I’m going to try and record my trick that might not be as much talent as it is body malfunction…

  8. ZDub

    Man, that is a whole bunch of awesome.

    And I also got nothing. I clearly am just a stupid blogger with no tricks.

  9. Julie @ The Mom Slant

    I can do a dead-on impression of Edith Bunker singing her lines from the “All in the Family” theme song.

    I try not to, though. It scares people and cats.

  10. Alli Worthington

    I have an amazing ability to get nervous and pet people. Hard to capture that on film. Must think. Video coming soon….

  11. Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas

    I’m sorry I wasn’t there to see it live. I don’t know if I can come up with anything that tops the toe sucking thing. Hmmm. Let me get back to you on that.

  12. Bryan

    These are not computer generated graphics. I saw all this happen. it was scary.

  13. Erin

    okay, I am here b/c @ShellyKramer sent me and my stomach hurts from laughing. I don’t think there’s anything I can do to add to this, although SK seems to disagree. Anyway, I am doing to keep an eye on you b/c any friend of SHelly Kramer’s is a friend of mine!


  14. leahpeah

    I have been sitting here trying to think of something cute, stupid and/or charming and I’ve got nothing. NOTHING. Can that be mine? My skill is being a person with no skills?

  15. BusyDad

    I KNEW my ability to impersonate the entire Spongebob cast would come in handy sometime! Let me see if I can muster up the courage to put it on video.

  16. Ri, the Music Savvy Mom

    Well. Lessee. Aside from being a Master of Housework Avoidance, I can recite the entire Abbot and Costello “Who’s On First?” routine (both parts) from memory. If I ever get to shower today I may provide you with video proof of this.
    Stay tuned…;)

  17. rachel

    Australia bound at the moment and I think my first trick will be editing photos on my daughter’s uncalibrated laptop with elements while my laptop gets fixed, but then I will do circus baby with Clover…no one said I had to do dishes too, but my goodness do I love a challenge…

  18. Anonymous

    You all are crazy! ha ha! – m

  19. Out-Numbered

    I think I love you and wash your feet / brush your teeth…

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