In acknowledgement of a day that can't easily be ignored, but that isn't a favorite of mine, I give you a trick that will come in handy someday.
Last week I noticed that Givinya had an antidote for a sneeze on her blog, and Lizzy wanted to know if she also had a cure for the hiccups. Well, I've got just the trick for that one. I promise, it works for me every time.
When I was a teacher, it seems that about once a year I would get the hiccups in the middle of a lesson. So I would stop what I was doing and tell the kids to wait a minute while I got myself a drink of water. They would watch in amazement as I showed them how to drink the water upside down! I could always tell that their respect for me went up several notches on those days.
So, without further ado, here are my capable assistants, Cincinnati Bengals #85 CHAD JOHNSON (hear announcer's booming voice) and "not at all scary" Feather Witch Bethany (I know, she's a witch...not my idea!) to demonstrate this handy magic trick.
1. Get a glass of water, about 2/3 full (not too big, not too small).
2. Put your mouth on the side of the glass that is AWAY from you. (Uh oh, Chad. Better take your helmet off first! That's better.)
3. Bend over forward and drink the water. All of it. Do NOT stop in the middle! (It may take a couple of tries to get proficient at sort of holding your breath so water doesn't go up your nose, but you can do it!)
Voila! Your hiccups have now disappeared! You're welcome.