28 July, 2008

"You Should Go Join a Circus!" (Bloggy Giveaway Post)

This Bloggy Giveaway is now closed.
Thanks for stopping by,
I'll be announcing the winner shortly!


That there
is verbatim what Mr. J. said to me last night after I showed him this:

Yes, I can walk like that too.

You may not realize this, but I have lived all 29 years of my life thinking that EVERYBODY could do that with their toes? My response to him was "Hey, at least you'll still be walking on your own feet when you're 70 instead of needing to be pushed in a wheel chair because your feet are so crippled from rheumatoid arthritis!"

I am rather double-jointed, it's true. I'm no contortionist, but I can do a couple of neat party tricks, I guess.

I can also do this:



and this (which I think is less unusual):
Anyway, you know it's time for the summer edition of the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival and my fingers are ready for typing copious amounts of entries. Last time, I won two giveaways and let's face it, to quell the tedium of hot summer days, there are few things more exciting than winning a contest! So in honour of it being summer and it being - for most of us - hot outside, I present you with The Prize:

And I say: Nevermind snowcones - break out the margarita glasses, my friends!

Now you know there's no way I'm going to just give away a prize without making you work for it. After all, the most satisfying rewards are the ones you have to work for - or something like that, so, if you'd like to enter for a chance to win this drool-inducing machine, tell me something unique or unusual about yourself. Have you got a 'party trick'? If so, what is it?

"Official Rules":
1. This giveaway is open to anybody with a US or Canadian mailing address. You don't have to be a blogger, but you must leave me a way to contact you if you win.

2. The contest closes at noon on Saturday, 2 August. The winner will be notified on Saturday evening and you only have until Tuesday night to get back to me. We are going on holidays at the end of next week and I'd like to have the prize in the mail before we go.

3. Only one entry per person please, UNLESS you are one of my regular readers.*


For more contests, click the picture.


*This means you - Beck, Beth, Brenda, EG, Erin K., Jenn, Jess, Jodie, Kellan, MinnesotaMom, NoMotherEarth and RA. (Just leave three separate comments, okay?)

182 comments:

Beck said...

I am TOTALLY going to leave three comments because we ABSOLUTELY need that. We are spending a FORTUNE on slushies this summer.
(Capitalization! I love it.)
And I'm glad to be regular. AW.

Jen said...

My kids would love this!

EG said...

Regular Reader comment #1: the first flavor I will try will be coconut with my sugar-free Torani syrup

EG said...

Regular Reader comment #2: Why is it that using my work computer I can sometimes see the links to the Bloggy Giveaway contests and sometimes I can't? Makes my time-wasting less convenient.

EG said...

Regular Reader Comment #3: Although my child is now married to the Blog nickname "Little Man," if we have any other children I will come up with a more clever nickname in honor of great nicknames like "The Little Goat."

mommagurl32 said...

I would love to have one of these.I have 4 boys and I wanted to get one while they were on sale at Target a while back but they were out. (I don't know why I didn't get a raincheck, brainfart I guess)

The Gunters said...

I love snow cones! I would definitely get a lot of use out of this!

Seeryus Mama said...

mmmmmm....snow cones! Yum!!

seeryusfam@msn.com

Mother Hen said...

I've been looking for a snowcone machine.

jenny said...

wow i love to win this thanks ps it makes me think back to my frist sonw cone for that my sonnpy sown cone maker lol my little one will love this if we win

Sandy said...

OMG...I love snowcones

Brenda said...

Ewww, I'm kind of freaked out at your bendy-ness. But also intrigued. Hmmmm...i have to think about something unusual about myself.

Heidi said...

I wonder if who would use this more? The kids, or myself...

Kristin said...

The only thing "unusual" about me is that I have made 9 babies and am working on #10.

Beck said...

Oh! My "Party Trick" is drinking too much. Something about the conivial, jolly atmosphere of a party makes me drink and drink and drink.
Not very impressive, is it?

Beck said...

And for my third empty, I will just ramble on in this space. Now send me the snow cone maker! My kids are driving me nuts!

Katrina said...

I would love to win this. I honetly don't think I can do much of anything as cool as you. Though I think I can to the finger thing you do in the second picture. =)

soha said...

I can roll my tongue

Beckie said...

I can dislocate my shoulder and bend my knees somewhat backwards :P

erin k said...

I can do the same finger thing-y (I remember perfecting it during school hours in about grade 4)

erin k said...

Not that I ever GO to parties, but if I did, I would impress the crowd with my ability to remember the lyrics to most show tunes.

erin k said...

Once, in a talent show, (along with four friends) I did an AWESOME lip-sinc/choreography to "Stop Right Now, Thank you very much" by the Spice Girls. I was Posh Spice. I'm pretty sure it's what made the Music Man fall in love with me.

(ps I REALLY want a snow-cone maker. More than Beck even. :) )

Estelle said...

I can turn up the bottom of my eyelids so they're inside out. Okay, so it's not that unusual, and the only people who'd want to see that party trick are 6 year old little boys, but it's all I've got. Hey, I guess I'm more normal than I thought! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cristina said...

Not all that interesting but... I love chocolate, I can eat it 24/7, but the smell of artificial chocolate (as in lipgloss, or powdered drinks) make me sick to my stomach.

Beth said...

Here's my first commment. And my party trick will come soon....

Beth said...

I used to be able to do this but haven't tried for a while.....

Beth said...

I used to be able to pop my shoulder out of the socket - and loved to gross out my little brother with this trick :)

cdziuba said...

Unusual? I'm ambidextrous. Hope I win! Thanks for the GREAT giveaway!! cdziuba@aol.com

sara l. said...

I have a VERY crooked second toe...My friends joke that it looks like a cockroach leg! Gross, huh?LOL! My little man had his first taste of a sno-cone last weekend and loved it, so this would be awesome to win!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

PS said...

I don't have any party tricks, but I do have about the loudest laugh every where we go so I always get stares when I laugh, which is pretty frequent!

Deb said...

The only party trick I can do is tie a cherry stem with my tongue....but that is so old....I guess I just don't party as much as I used to! Anyhow, would love to win the snowcone/slushie maker!

paula h said...

I can touch my thumb to my wrist and touch my pointer finger and pinkie finger together. I can also drumb my toes. Drove my Mom crazy with that one growing up.

Wendy said...

I also can stand on my toes like you!

Cheryl said...

You have an amazing talent! :) Love the snow cone maker. It's hot in AZ!

studiorose said...

I can squat all the way down (butt touching back of ankles) without lifting my heels from the floor. (Go ahead, try it!) I can also roll my eyes - no, not like someone saying, "Oh, brother!" but like, I can actually TWIRL them, really, really fast. (It freaks people out when they see it!) If that's not worth a margarita make---I mean, a snowcone maker, what isn't? :)

Leigh said...

tongue tricks. Its a riot at parties. Honestly my tongue is double jointed....

Lilith Silvermane said...

My unusual thing? Hmmm... Hmmm... I will have to say, my bird whistles. I love talking to my doves

Annie said...

Well, I used to smoke (I know ugg, yuk, gag) but I quit for good over 5 years ago!! Yay

My party trick, when I used to go to parties was the skill of blowing smoke rings! This is sad but true, my grandmother taught me how to blow smoke rings by tapping on my cheeks when I was 12.

This isn't really a trick, but people are very interested in my piercings, especially the 14 in my ears, the one in my nose and the one in my chin. They are always a topic of conversation wherever I go!!

Great giveaway btw lol, I got all caught up in the subject

nancyrobster@gmail.com

carol said...

This would be perfect for these hot summer days we're going through. Thank you so much for the chance to win one.

actsm@hotmail.com

BrineS said...

I'd like to win this for my nephew!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Jenny said...

Owie--that's all I have to say about the first picture! That would break my toes off.

I don't really have a party trick (I could fit through a coat hanger in high school but having a baby has totally blown that one) but I take my husband everywhere and he can tie a cherry stem in a knot with his tongue. I am good at karaoke though!

the_other_alice_ (at) yahoo.com

julie said...

I LOVE THAT FIRST PICTURE! i am double-joined in my fingers, but never thought about my toes...

another weird thing i can do, BREATHE THROUGH MY EYES. really! and i can breathe out and make a hisssss noise if anyone is tease holding my nose or anything, ha! long live us freaks :)

rachel said...

You are not alone,I am double jointed in the fingers and toes as well.My tongue is also bendie which sounds weird but it's true.I can blow bubbles out of my mouth just using my spit! I am a freak in so many ways.
I would love to win this for myself!

LadyVampire2u said...

I almost drowned when I was a baby and somehow that opened up the membranes in my ears that should be closed, so...I can actually breathe out of my ears. LOL But you know, I am also double jointed like you too. I cannot do the feet thing but I can twist my feet backwards.

leigh said...

that is a cool giveaway. my party trick is that i can make a dragon face out of my hands.

Carol said...

I own a ukulele. Yes, I know I am lame. Thank You.

Great giveaway!

tmaag said...

not really a party trick, but when I laugh really hard I snort and the more I snort the harder I laugh which of course makes me snort more..........it's an endless cycle.

michelle said...

I can stretch my fingers out and then just bend the very tips of my fingers at the last joints and hold them that way. I also have double jointed thumbs, which allows me to bend them in towards the palm of my hand in a weird way.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Rhonda said...

I can do that thing with the thumb, too. Until this very minute, I didn't think it was anything unusual.


rhondacason @ gmail . com

Betsy said...

I don't do anything unique. I can drink a pot of coffee and go to bed. Yes, very interesting.

Anonymous said...

Not sure I would call this any sort of party trick but I can bend all of my fingers to almost a 90 degree angle while the rest of my finger is completely straight. It doesn't look very pretty but it's all I've got. Would love to win this for my boys!!
Stephanie
dsmoore1 at centurytel dot net

Mrs. Sara said...

I'm pregnant, it's 90 degrees outside, and I'm BURNING UP! A snow cone would be AWESOME right now! I can't do a whole lot of stupid human tricks, but I CAN roll up my tongue like a burrito! It's not much, but it's all I have. :)

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

saharagreen at gmail dot com

Annabelle said...

Something unique about me, I can recite the alphabet (without looking) backwards from Z to A!

claire said...

Oh, we would love a snow cone maker in our house! I don't think my kids have ever even had a snow cone before! No unusual party tricks here, but I've played my harp at a lot of parties, especially around Christmas time. Thanks for the giveaway. claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

samsakara said...

The only thing weird and unusual I can do is wiggle my left ear. My right ear for some reason cannot perform that trick. Thanks for the great giveaway.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

kristine said...

My daughter (and husband) would love this!!!!
I can put my leg behind my head! LOL! No pictures though!

Mama Zen said...

I don't have a party trick, but it was 108 in the shade yesterday, so I really need this!

redfantum said...

I can put my feet behind my head. At my size that is no easy task!

Memarie Lane said...

I can play the william tell overture on my cheeks. I can also put my fist in my mouth. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I can write with my feet.

(Note: this post however was typed with fingers, not toes :) )

This is a really fun prize!

mariettaseller(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathleen @ Katydid and Kid said...

Oh my gosh, I can do that with my hands too! But not the feet. That reminds me of the Titanic movie during that under deck dance scene.

I can also bend my thumb all the way back to my forearm which grosses out my husband.

Katie Lyons said...

Fun giveaway! I was born without a divider under my tongue (family trait) so I have a longer tongue, which means I can touch my nose with my tongue P: <--me touching my nose with my tongue
Thanks for the chance!
-Katie
babylyons [at] live.com

3boyzmom said...

I can't do anything special, except according to everyone that knows me, I can talk faster than that girl that used to talk so fast on the Cosby show? And I can read even faster:) Wow, with 3 boys and living in CA, we sure would love to win the sno cone machine:) Thanks for the giveaway!

CanCan said...

I can talk like Bart Simpson. I wouldn't do this at a party now but it was really cool when I was 12. Well, I don't know if it was cool because it didn't hook the fellas, but people asked me to do it.

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

Mommyton said...

I can twist my arm all the way around. We can join a circus together!

Wendy said...

I can freeze small children in their tracks with a sttely, scary glance.

I can realyl use a sno-cone maker, too! Please add me!

hazel said...

I can move my pinky toe away from all the others. I mean, everyone can do it, but it's hard if you haven't before. So I can still be proud of learning how to move that muscle right?
mitanari@yahoo.com

Whimsical Creations said...

I talk people's ears off. I talk way too much. That's my party trick.
=) melanie
www.melaniescrafts.etsy.com
www.melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Reeva said...

I dont have any tricks but i love playing with worms in the garden :)

great giveaway! :) i hope i’m the lucky winner

I’m having so much fun blog hopping! I’m glad I found your blog :)

Qtpies7 said...

I don't know that I can do anything unusual, I'm sure many people have the talent of opening mouth and inserting foot.

I do try to be normal as much as possible. Other than embarassing my teens, that is a sport.

Nicol said...

What a fun prize....we would love it here!

Okay, I can point my big toe which no one else in my family can do. I can also move both pinkie toes without moving the other toes. I can also wiggle my nose.

majellamom said...

I guess I really don't have any good party tricks (never been told that I should join the circus!)

Something unique about me - I can do any sort of math problem that involves money...but if it's not money related, I'll probably get it wrong!

Megan said...

yummo! I can pop pretty much everything... super wierd...lol

The Wade's said...

I can do the twist all your fingers over the next finger thingy too!!

Maureen said...

I can pop my jaw in an out of its socket- gross and not good for it, but I can do it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amber said...

Oh my gosh, you're freaking me out with your pictures! My son can do the thumb thing too, but he does it with all of his fingers.

I don't have any unique things I can do. I mean, I can curl my tongue and wiggle my nostrils, but I'm not sure that's so unique.
mommyof3inva(at)yahoo(dot)com

Taylor said...

waHoo, this is a fun AND yummy giveaway!

my first party trick - the toe thing you did. i can bend my toes all the way back and walk on them like you said you could.

second - not only can i bend my thumb backwards like you (i can NOT do the other thing you did with your hand) i can make my other fingers bend at the first joint, instead of just in the middle joint!

i am odd, i know!

please count me in for the snocone machine!

thanks!

trepilynnell(at)juno.com

Anonymous said...

Well lets see I have a few saddly. lol I can whistle with my tongue. I high pitch by sticking my tongue out and curving it upward toward my top lip and a lower sound by curving it more. lol I dont know . I could never whistle normal and this just happened. I can also bend my pinky finger and almost detact it from the joint and it sort of looks like rubber. lol It doesnt hurt. I dont know how that happeded. Maybe from the time I slid into home and my arm went backwards and actually touched my wrist. Yep now that hurt. lol


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Nikki
Homeschooling mom of 6
Angelheart135@aol.com

come enter my contest I am giving away my lesson plans on apples, election 2008 or math games great math ideas for all.

www.homeschoolblogger.com/Angelheart/

Anonymous said...

My daughter loves snow cones. Please enter me. I like to knit unique things for my friends and love ones.
My e-mail is greeniis101@hotmail.com

momo3 said...

i can cross all of my toes on top of one another and then walk around . . .its' so gross! thanks for your fun giveaway! kristen

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

World's Greatest Mommy said...

No party tricks here. I don't really have any talents. Unless you count singing the "Modern Major General" song from Pirates of Penzance.

Most people don't.

lifeasamama said...

party trick? um. i usually just bring out my toddler and watch everybody ooh and aah at her supreme cuteness.

seriously, though, i can make my tongue not only do the "taco" but i can do a "shamrock." way cool.

cstironkat said...

I have the ability to win pet costume contests. My alaskan Malamute loves to dress up so we enter all the area contests. The entry fees goes to our local animal shelters. This year I'm making him a wizard. I have the long gray wig and beard. I have made a hat and cape. He won the holiday one last year. I made him a gingerbread dog contume. We love snowcones, thank you for the chance to win.

Brenda said...

What a bunch of freaks...:)

I have no party tricks. But like Erin, I can recite EVERY showtune known to man as well as recall an entire movie or tv show's dialogue. I memorize like a freak. Must come from when I was in theatre and speech and debate. And I can identify people's voices (like on a commercial or voiceover) usually 100 percent every time. It drives the stupid people around m crazy.e

Suzie G. said...

I can put my right leg behind my head with my ankle on the back of my neck. Not the left one, only the right.

Anonymous said...

My kids would thank you greatly if I won this. Wow, you're pretty flexible ...especially the foot thing. Wild! One unusual thing about me is that I can spell words (including fairly long ones) backwards. I can see a word in my head and spew it out in record speed backwards with the correct spelling. Weird, I know!
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Christy said...

My only party trick is falling down stairs. and I am not sure that is very entertaining. (at least not for me)

Thanks for the giveaway

Shannon said...

I eat onions with everything!
lol


palmersf(at)bellsouth(dot)net

diane d said...

Well . . . I don't usually tell people this . . . but I can fit my whole fist in my mouth! :)

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

FaithfulMommy said...

No special talents here, I am clumsy so that may be amusing to some. Ice cone machine would be awesome on these hot muggy days.

Faithfulmommy03(at)gmail(dot)com

Ginny said...

I can't do anything cool at all, about the only thing I can do that not everyone can is rolling my tongue.

I've been wanting one of these, so cool!

Not the Queen said...

I can roll my tongue and then spit. It's not very cool, but I'm rather proud of it. That and I'm a good burper.

I'd love a snow cone maker!

Anonymous said...

I don't know any party tricks but I could have a fun snow cone party! monk5@charter.net

Preppy Mommy said...

I don't know that I have any party tricks. Having 3 kids has dulled my zany side. Unless you count having eyes in the back of your head? Thanks for the chance. Visit me at www.mypreppypurse.blogspot.com

Lori said...

I can burp the alphabet.

Melissa~ said...

I am so boring, the closest thing to a party trick I have is that my pinkies are crooked. Seriously. I put them together and they bend in opposite directions. It usually elicits and eww. But that's it. *LOL* Not too exciting.

Maybe you should have been a ballerina with those toes!

Hope I win, my little boy would just flip out over a sno cone machine in his house!

♥ Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

TXsunlover said...

My thumbs are double-jointed but thats about it. It would be so cool to win this for my granddaughter (it was 105 here this afternoon!).

Thanks for the great giveaway!
proudyaya04 at yahoo dot com

Ebie said...

i can wiggle my ears. my husband is also double jointed in his thumbs, and passed that on to our son, which is quite freaky as he is only 2 and when he chews on his fingers they all bend way back.

Elizabeth F. said...

I'd love a snow cone maker. And just so you know...my daughter has always been able to walk on her toes like that as well. :-) I've always wondered how she was able to do it.

Bender House said...

What a great giveaway. As for party tricks, does having one eye bigger then the other count?!?!

Kimberly said...

YUMMY! I love snowcones.

A party trick? Humm.... that is a good one. I'm not sure. I know a lot of useless information. I'm good at doodling so those picture games I'm good at. I know how to tell a good story (especially scary ones).

Not sure how fun they are but that is about the extent of it. LOL!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Peculiar said...

Hmmm, something unusual about myself...let's see, well, my kids think it's unusual and strange that I liked (and secretly still do) reading the dictionary for fun when I was a kid. I love words, what can I say?! I like studying words.

My kids would love to have the snowcone maker. Thanks for the chance.

Audrey said...

My birthday is on Halloween.

grammy said...

I guess I am so boring.

Julie D said...

I don't have any tricks. No secret talents. I love to sing, but people don't usually want to listen.

Erika said...

I really need this snow cone machine. Every year my first graders last party they earn is a Snow cone party. it would make my life so much easier to have two machines going. Do you know how hard it is for a 7 year old to wait, especially if they're the last one!

Tara said...

I need this machine lol We live in Nevada..and it couldn't be HOTTER!!!!!!!!!!!! lol Now that was pretty sick what you did with your feet... lol I feel like my toes are going to break!!!!! You are talented. Now can you flip your eyelids up? lol

cloudspassby78@yahoo.com

drala said...

Something unique about me. I can read and write upside down. Sometimes I read better with the book upside down. I was taught how to do that when I was little and was always sharing books with my sister.

Amanda said...

Something unique... hmmm... I can remember at least 100+ dreams I've had in my life but can not remember names/faces to save my life!!

Is that unique or just plain weird?

Marlene said...

Well, I have a really long tongue!! People think I am like a lizard!! My daughter would love this machine!!

Thanks

Huguette said...

Awesome prize during these hot days, please enter me :)

jodi_barrickoil said...

hmm, not much of a party trick, but I can raise one eyebrow up and down why the other remains in one position.

purehrt555(AT)yahoo.com

Marcia said...

HAH! The 2 smallest toes on both of my feet don't bend. It's pretty amusing to show people that my little toes are too short to bend but the other 3 on both feet do.

learningmama at yahoo dot com

ShaunJoy said...

That would be wonderful this summer! My circuc freak act involves a series of crossing and un-crossing of the eyes that apparently lots of people can't do.

Jennifer said...

I can move my eyebrows, my nose and my ears at the same time.

lrbodine said...

I can touch my toungue to my nose. Apparently a lot of people don't have a long enough toungue to do that!

Kyra said...

I don't really have a party trick but I am terrified of coyotes and haven't ever even seen one! Would love to win this, it's HOT here!

Gina said...

I can bend my thumbs completely back lol it's gross most people tell me lol

Thanks for the chance my girls would love this prize.

Jon and Sarah said...

Something unique about me is I am the only left-handed person in my family and am married to another left-handed person.

Katie said...

Something interesting about me besides being able to nurse and type at the same time is probably having 9 siblings. Thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

Colleen said...

I don't have a party trick, but my little brother holds his glasses in such a way to make his eyes bug out. And he can play the accordion too, so I think he's a great little brother. Have a nice week browsing other sites! We're giving away a subscription to Country Home, if you'd like to stop by our blog.

brooke said...

I can not only remember the oddest things (ie... the book cover and quotes on pages of books I read YEARS ago... etc) but can move one eye while the other one stays in the middle... plus double jointed in a lot of places... and many more things.. yep I'm a freak... wiicked13[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kathleen said...

Wow, that is really amazing! I never never seen anyone do that with their feet before! ... and I kinda hope I never do again, haha. :)

I'm not nearly as flexible, but my fingers are pretty rubbery, and I can do this neat serpentine thing with my index fingers. It grosses my husband out. :)

Thanks for a super cool giveaway! If only it were a Snoopy sno-cone machine... haha! I only say that nostalgia's sake, I am sure this one actually functions :)

cmartin0055 said...

i can roll my toungue in about 10 different ways, my hubby seems to like it.

Richelle said...

Parlor trick, hmm. I can roll my tongue, I guess not everyone can. My husband can make a cool cricket noise that always entertains kids.

Shalee said...

That is a cute prize. Your feet? Ummm, suddenly I'm feeling a little queasy. This is exactly why I can't be a doctor.

Teri said...

I don't have any crazy party tricks, but my hubby can catch food in his mouth from 30+ feet away...it's pretty amazing...and since he's the one that would LOOOOVE the sno-cone machine, I'm entering him instead! Email address is in my blog info

lace said...

I don't have any party tricks. I can do a handstand. does that count?

Well maybe this will be good. My toes crack every time I bend them.

I used to be able to make my hip pop out. Can't do that anymore. and ow! I don't think I want to be able to do that anymore.

A snowcone maker would be fun to have.

Molly C. said...

Uh, oh, thinking......do I have a party trick? Yikes! I don't think I do- can I count that I can gift wrap pretty much anything? I used to work at a toy store, and learned to wrap basketball hoops, and balls. :)

Mary_Freebies said...

I cannot brush my teeth without turning in circles. Crazy, huh?

InternationalFreebies.net == internationalfreebies AT gmail DOT com

Granola said...

Party tricks. . .gosh! Well in HS I was voted the most likely to win a belching contest - I'm so glad my mom and sons are not reading this! We love snowcones and I don't know how much longer our Snoopy one is going to last. This one looks great! Thank you!

Jenn said...

Wow, you're very bendy! I can do the same thumb thing. But otherwise, I'm not sure what my party trick would be. Something unique, that always intrigues people, are my crooked pinkies. If I hold them above my eyes they could resemble eyebrows!

Jenn said...

#2. I crack my knuckles. Not so much a party trick but people will ask "HOW do you DO that?" It's a great stress reliever.

Jenn said...

c) Hmmmm.......this is really taxing my brain.......oh, oh, I know! I can write backwards, like mirror backwards. And then when you hold it up to the mirror you see what it actually says! Who's proud of herself?

Sarah Z said...

I can ride a unicycle!

Thank you!

Daisy Girl said...

I can play William Tell on my cheeks. My mouth cheeks.

And I just paid $11 to take myself and my kids out for snowcones today so I would LOVE one of these!

Chelsey said...

I can bang my shoulder blades together. When it came time to do exercises in gym class in 8th grade I told my teacher one exercise hurt because my shoulder blades banged together. I became a circus freak for the next 5 minutes!
I hope I win so I won't have to crush ice cubes between my shoulder blades... lol
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

"J" said...

Oh my gosh..............I totally want to WIN this!!!!!!!

Something unique or unusual about me is I can pop my shoulder blades out of my back! It's very weird looking! I call them my chicken wings...lol! For real...that is what it looks like when I do it!!!!! If I win I will take a picture and show it to you!!!! HA!! =) Not that you really want to see it!!! Okay, please don't think I'm crazy for posting that! Just seeing you on your toes like that made me think....what can I do that some can't? Yep, that's it!!!

Great Giveaway!!!!
Thanks!
Jeannie

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http://musingsfromleftfield.blogspot.com/

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jnmacdonald said...

oh fun, we love in San Antonio, where it's always HOT, so this would be wonderful. as for tricks, i can pop the joint at the base of my thumb out and go back and forth wiht it.

bonobo said...

I can make my tongue into a clover shape. Fah-reaky!

Sarah Berry said...

When I was pregnant the only way I could get rid of heartburn was to eat nachos with jaleopenos.

Kellan said...

What a fun give-away Bren and you and your feet should definitely join a circus - that is crazy cool!

The only thing I can think of is that I have 3 missing ribs on my right side and I have often showed people and let them feel my ribs to prove it. What is odd is that my aunt (my mother's sister) has 2 floating ribs in her back and we have often said that she got 2 of mine.

Have fun - hope I win - we could use that cool machine here in TEXAS - but, I won't win - I never win - *sob*

Kellan

Jeanette J said...

I don't really have any party tricks but I do have a head full of trivia that I can call on at a party.

robin_titan said...

well i don't have any "party tricks" but i do have something unusual about myself i have an f-shaped scar on my thumb and i can bend that thumb and only that thumb, back pretty darn far, okay i guess that's a "party trick", the scar used to look like a lightning bolt but now it's an f

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lisalmg said...

I have a large scar on the side of my neck that looks just like a Nike swoosh. I used to be embarrassed by it and refused to wear my hair up. Now that I'm older it no longer bothers me.

Jinxy & Me said...

I can write my name while holding the pen in my toes! Thanks for the giveaway!

denice p said...

goodness, i don't even want to picture you walking like that in the pic. looks painfull. made me wince. i am sorry to say i don't have any circus talents. can i just say i'm unique cause my mother always used to say so! ;)

denice p
doozercries@yahoo.com

KJ said...

I do turtle-eating-lettuce impersonations...

Thanks for including me in this Giveaway and for being so generous!

KJ
kjmt42 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Storm said...

Party trick? hmmmm I don't have one anymore :( I used to, I could put my big toe in my mouth but that was years ago lol

Suz said...

Once I start laughing, I truly can't stop for like 5 minutes. It's kind of contagious.

Brianna @ Heart(h) Management said...

Party trick, huh? Well. . .I can roll my tongue--does that count? :)

ymmat83 said...

I can wiggle just my pinky toes without moving the other ones. My kids would be very happy if I won this! Thanks for the contest.

Jessica said...

I can flip my tongue almost completely upside down. not that creative, I know.

ticole96 said...

Those are some neat tricks! Mine aren't as cool as yours... I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue. Thanks for the slushie giveaway!

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Rockin' Mama said...

Hmmm...I'm not sure if I can do any tricks but here is something unique about me
I spent 8 months living and working abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland as a NICU nurse. I got pregnant while over there but came home to have our son here...
LOVE your giveaway!!! It's one of the most fun I've seen!
jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

paryjeja said...

no party tricks here but I was almost born on a trans-Pacific flight from Japan (Mom's passport is stamped the morning of my birth)

Dani' said...

Hey my thumb looks like that. Lets see I used to be able to put both legs behind my head and stand on my hands. And put arms through legs and head up through the back. Now though...I can pop my arm out of the socket and back in easily.
The kids have been bugging me for a snow cone maker.

Lucy said...

when I get excited my one eyebrow raises. i don't really know it at all and i can't even tell you which one it is, since i am rarely excited when looking in the mirror. my 2 month old daughter apparently has inherited this strange trait.

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Angie said...

Love slushies! I would say the strangest thing(s) about me is that I cannot stand the feel of a koosh ball, do not like the smell of pop corn (gag) and won't let hubby use the broiler because I'm so paranoid it will start a fire ROFL.

ihchicky said...

I have this interesting thing I can do with my thumb. I can kind push it back and down (on its own) and lock it into place. And it looks like a weird upside down 'L' sticking out of my hand. Yes I know...very weird. You'd have to see it to totally understand what I mean. People tell me it is bizarre. Thanks for sharing your interestingness with us as well. And...that you for offering this wonderful prize! This would be a great way to cool down this summer.

Uniquely Yours said...

Sorry can't do any tricks like that, but one unique thing about about me is I've very creative. I'd love to win this for my daughter! She loves these things. Thanks! Make sure you stop by my blog and enter for a personalized Princess Bracelet made my yours truely.

sarah said...

i can raise both of my eyebrows and wiggle my ears so that my scalp moves back and forth. it's kind of hard to describe but i don't know anyone else who can do this!

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dddiva said...

Glad I stumbled onto your blog- not sure if this counts as a party trick but if I don't think about it my elbows turn inwards. Mini diva's do the same thing cuz we are double jointed there.
Great prize, thanks.

Mama Hill said...

Back in my party days, I was the queen of the beer bong!

Those days are gone...it's just me and my little guy hanging out Saturday nights now!! Thanks!

tiffannhm said...

Unique? Unusual? I don't know...

I can touch my nose with my tongue. I married my high school sweetheart at the age of 33! My daughter and stepdaughter are cousins...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway.
tiffanyannrosson at yahoo dot com

jenstill said...

I can walk on my toes like you can; people find that SO weird. I can also sit flat on the floor, with my legs straight, so that my heels are flat against the floor and my toes are pointing up. Then, I bend my toes down and touch the floor with them, without moving my heels. This completely grosses my kids out; it looks like my feet are broken in half. EW! lol Thanks for the great contest. :)

Lisa~Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

I can lay my arm flat on a table and rotate my elbow from the front to the back and back again without turning my wrist. It looks like I'm making my elbow go upside down.

I can also make only one eyeball move at a time from side to side while the other stays stationary. Scary huh? lol

jessleigh said...

I don't really have a great party trick anymore. I used to be able to do a backbend, but that isn't too impressive. I can fold an origami dove. I can compose haiku poems quickly. I teach high school english. That is usually pretty impressive :)

Janelle said...

I wouldn't say I have any "party tricks," but something unique about me is that I was a Girl Scout for 13 years. I know my cookies.

nomotherearth said...

Wowsers - absent for 3 days and I'm the 179th commenter? Will you still be my friend now that you're this popular??

My only party trick is not photographable. Does it count still? I do a mean Exorcist voice. No really. It's pretty good.

Theresa N. said...

Chicken dancing my way to the funny farm down the pink brick road of blogs as I eat my favorite food Dill pickles.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com
The word verification looks hard do I get a prize if I get it on the first try?

Jennifer said...

I have 7 strawberry birthmarks. That's pretty unusual, right? My girls would love a snowcone machine!

jennmayo99atsbcglobaldotnet

Courtney said...

This isn't something unusual I do, but people think it's weird that I don't like to pop my bones and I can't listen to other people pop theirs.

Yay for snowcones!!

Sweetanlo said...

I walked on my toes until I was 9.
sweetanlo92292(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stacy said...

I can walk on my hands.
hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

swinger of birches said...

I'm a multi-tasking homeschooling mom of 4 kiddos!

blueviolet said...

Ok, if we're talking unusual physical abilities then I can move my eyes back and forth at a rapid fire rate and it looks crazy. It usually gives me an instant headache to do it though and now I have one since I was just checking to make sure I've still got skillz.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

GiBee said...

My party trick would be... saying grace in Hebrew. It always shocks people when I volunteer to pray and belt it out in Hebrew when they are least expecting it.

I am, after all, an American-Hispanic protestant woman! Go figure!

ignoramoose said...

I can wiggle my ears & roll my tongue, but nothing near your talents!

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Laura said...

Snow Cones? At home? That's the greatest thing ever!

I don't have too many fancy talents - just double-rolling my tongue. It's genetic!

noreen said...

the folded over thing you did with your fingers, I can do that on both hands and feet at the same time, I also can touch my feet to the back of my head when I am on my stomach, and lastly I can curl my tongue
:)

Michelle B. said...

the most unusual thing about me is that I have 7 children