Saturday, November 7, 2009

Party Trick

i have always been envious of those with a Party Trick. for instance, Cameron Diaz's character in "What Happens in Vegas" cuts the top of a champagne bottle with a knife. one of my roommates senior year, P is able to recite every word in the song "Ice Ice Baby" Moon can take a shot faster than anyone i know with her guzzling abilities, and Sam is able to do the splits.

i've thought and thought about the things that make me cool. and all i could come up with is my loud personality, ability to last 4+ days without a shower, and a love for all things Jim Carrey. those don't work. i had given up on my Party Trick Quest months ago, until last night...

my sister-in-law SHG is a high school English teacher, and while she was grading mid-terms, she had a laugh. her facebook status read "grading literature papers...'Beowulf is a piece of Anglo-Saxon litter.' thanks spell check." i laughed. then i was promted to think about the ENTIRE COURSE in college i took on Beowulf and Beowulf alone (the movie also conveniently came out during this semester. RedG and i went, didn't love it, but didn't hate it) i thought about how now, in retrospect, i really did grow to enjoy the class and actually consider it to be one of my favorites and most memorable. i thought about how everyone laughed during my presentation when i said "i found it interesting that in the Old English version of 'Beowulf,' the word 'wæpen' (pronounced 'way-pen') means both 'weapon' and 'penis'." i thought about how shocked i was at the amount of information i had learned at the end of the class, especially that-----OHMYGHOD I HAVE A PARTY TRICK

see below.


video

it's The Lord's Prayer in Old English. i am soooooooooo COOL.

did you check out my new tank top? I AM SO BLOGGING THIS

8 comments:

  1. OMG hahahaha!! if that's your party trick you better be able to do it whilst under the influence. practice makes perfect. LOVE the tank.

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  2. I'm crying!!!!
    Honey, that's really impressive, but it's not on par with Cameron Diaz's party trick. In fact, maybe you should think, "WWCD?" (What Would Cameron Do?) when trying to come up with a new, better party trick. If Cameron would do it, then it's party-trick worthy!

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  3. dear mom,

    you're an asshole. my party trick rules. RULES!

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  4. Why are you yelling the lords prayer? seems rude to me...
    ps... hahaha

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  5. Ignore Kiki -- she has no feel for - olde English. "Wan that Aprila in a soura sota..." I think this is the best party trick ever, esp. if you want the party to end! Can't wait to nsee you in December!

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  6. it's cool that you can say that I guess, but out of 10 i'd give it a 4.5. I do not have a party trick of my own, seeing as how I do not party, but I can say the french alphabet, I can do a roundoff very well (last time I checked), and I can pop a bone in and out of my upper chest (like right below the neck). Keep brainstorming, I'm sure you'll find SOMETHING cool about you! :) teehee have fun love you!

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