Mama Kat, a blogger who keeps me in stitches, posts writing prompts each week for anyone willing to write. This week, I decided to participate.
List 10 random things you know how to do.
- write backwards in both print and cursive. Fast. This would come in handy should I find myself trapped in a hall of mirrors with no other way to entertain myself, but to amaze my fellow trap-ees by writing in seeming gibberish only to have it magically transform into words by merely holding the words up to a mirror.
- pick up most anything small with my toes and swiftly hand the item to myself. Uh, foot the item to myself? A useful skill when you have three children and only two arms.
- whistle Dixie. No, really ~ listen to me, whistling dixie.
- drive a stick shift. My first car was an automatic canary yellow Pontiac Sunbird, which I took no time wrecking in two weeks flat. My next car was a manual Honda CRX in which I learned to drive a stick shift. This skill was essential and the learning curve was short, since I had to drive up 2 steep hills to get home. If I ever have to make a quick getaway or steal a car parked on the side of the road to escape zombies, knowing how to drive a stick could mean life or death. I choose life.
- tie a maraschino cherry stem with my tongue. A simple bar trick I learned in my previous drinking happy hour’ed youth.
- speak in several different accents and do so with freakish random frequency. These include, but are not limited to: British, Scottish, Australian, Russian, French and Italian. They sound spot on to my own ear, but I haven’t been judged by the natives who may feel differently. This comes in handy fielding unwanted phone calls or tricking people in public. Not that I have done either.
- line dance. Give me a good country song and a line of people and I’m redneckin’ out with Cotton Eye Joe.
- stand in Tree Pose for extended periods of time, which will come in handy when I’m hiding from the zombies in the forest nearby.
- pull the center stem from a honeysuckle flower to reveal and eat the honey drip as it hangs over the edge. Too fast or too slow and you lose that drop. This skill I learned sitting on the side hill of my childhood home, daydreaming and drinking honeysuckle flowers.
- understand dog language. Step aside, dog whisperer, step aside.
What random things can you do? Is there anything on my list that you can do too? Please share ~ I would love to hear about it.