“Hey, Mom…come here! You wanna see something really cool? Look…I can scratch my head with my toes. Isn’t that amazing? Do you think they’ll put me in the record books for this?” Jay-8
I highly doubt they’ll put him in the Guinness Book of World Records, but it does
make for one hell of a party trick. You know, your party tricks…those great
little skills you keep in your back pocket that rarely get to see the light of
day. We all have a hidden talent that we break out on special occasions, after
a couple of drinks, to amuse our family and friends. Those fancy little tricks of
the trade that you secretly think would impress the likes of P.T. Barnum and win
you a spot as a headliner in a circus sideshow. When was the last time you dazzled your friends with yours?
If you promise to keep a secret, I’ll share my party trick with you. I picked it up one
evening in college, most likely on a night that I was supposed to be studying
for an exam in Existential Phenomenology…guess that explains my big fat D for
the semester. Do not try this at home and, for God’s sake, please don’t tell my mother. Are you ready? Drum roll, please!I can stop a fan with my tongue. Eat your heart out Gene Simmons!
So, what’s your party trick? Are you famous for the one-handed cartwheel? Can you roll your eyelids inside out? Can you suck a spaghetti noodle through your nose and into your mouth? Or, like my husband, can you recite every line from Caddyshack…”We have a pool and a pond. The pond would be good for you.”