Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hiccups

If there is anything that i cant stand its the hiccups (is that spelled right???).  the other night me and chloe and my good buddy tyson were sitting in our house watching the jazz whoop up on the 76 sixers.  About half way through the 3rd quarter i got the hiccups.  what are the hiccups? serisouly, why do we get the hiccups.  do they serve a purpose other than driving people nuts? i swear one day i'll get them and they wont go away.

anyway, i tried to get rid of them by holding my breath, chloe tried to scare me, and she even tried tickleing me.  well none of it worked.  so tyson piped up and said "get a glass of water, put a paper towel over it, and then drink it upside down and put your leg in the air."  so by this time i was willing to try anything.



well needless to say it didn't work.  and to be completely honest i dont thing there is a cure for getting rid of the hiccups.  i think the body just decides to stop.  but everyone has their crazy ways of stopping them.  im sure by this time in this post you have already gone through the six different things you do. haha

After the upside-down-drinking-leg-in-the-air nonsense chloe pulled out a $100 bill (cuz she is a high roller...i would have pulled out an IOU or a half full bajio punch card) and said "if you hiccup one more time i will give you this."  well i felt bad taking money from chloe so i just stopped hiccuping.  she swears that it is the cure but i was just trying to make her feel good.

the end.

23 comments:

my name is lauren. said...

what a sweet husband you are sean... not taking chloe's $. the hiccups are so annoying. i hate them. mine aren't even hiccups. i call them "hiccurps", because they're a cross between a hiccup and a burp and it sounds super disgusting and they last for like 2 hours once i get them. awful.

glad you finally got rid of yours. i always just close my eyes and focus on my breathing and that usually seems to do the trick.

oh...and also....i mentioned you on my blog today and how you're killing the environment by doing laundry so often. so you probably should stop that.

ok...that's it.

p.s. it's weird writing a comment not directed at chloe.

Rasha (andthisiswhatshesaid) said...

I hate hiccups!!!

crissy said...

I appreciate you sharing your attempts at ridding yourself of the hiccups. I was in need of a good laugh.
And it was very nice af you to let Chloe keep her money.
Everyone hates hiccups. They are stupid.
I only use one method to cure them: I blow out as much air from my lungs as I can and, while holding my breath, drink some water until it feels like my lungs will explode. (Sounds severe, but it only takes about 10 seconds.) Afterward my hiccups are usually gone. Every now and then I get some super hiccups that take a bit more effort, so I do my thing one more time, and they leave for sure after that.

I am Stacey... said...

And I thought she was going to say "If you stop hiccuping I'll give you this."

Michael & Mindy said...

Sean. I am so glad you posted. How awesome. I keep telling Michael he needs to post more often, but he is too busy playing Xbox. I'm glad you could take a break from Tiger Woods to post. Sorry about the hiccups. I hate them too. Just wait until you're pregnant and your baby gets them. Crazy. Oh wait, you probably won't experience that...but Chloe will be able to tell you about it.

Dear Chloe, I know you're reading this comment before Sean. I don't want to write a whole comment and say nothing to you. How rude would that be? I am excited for when you are pregnant and your baby has the hiccups. Crazy. I wonder if the $100 thing would work with a baby??

Michael & Mindy said...

PS, stop lying about watching the game. That is Remember the Titans in the background. It's only my favorite movie of all time. I am 100% sure that it is Titans and not the 76ers. I can't believe you lied to us all like that. Rude.

Ams said...

Ohhhhh I hate hate hate HATE hiccups. I don't like the way they sound, I don't like spelling it, I don't like them. :)
lol

Sam said...

hmm. i've never heard of putting a paper towel over the cup. (or the leg in the air lol) i get hiccups rarely and they always come from laughing too hard. i usually just have to force myself not to think about them and then they go away. it's hard not thinking about it though when you have them! especially when you make a high pitch squeal like i do.. blah!

Allie Garcia said...

the cup and paper towel thing really does work though!!! youre the first person in history that it hasnt worked on! oh, and heres some facts... at least you arent these people:
American man Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 68 years, from 1922 to 1990, and was entered in the Guinness World Records as the man with the Longest Attack of Hiccups.[11]

In 2007, a teenager from Florida in the United States hiccuped around 50 times a minute for more than five weeks.[12] After her hiccups returned, her neurologist suggested that she may have Tourette syndrome, and the hiccups may be a "tic" caused by Tourette's.[13]

lydia. said...

chloe is obviously ballin'.*
just saying.




*not 100% sure this proper usage.

Allison said...

You can get rid of them by drinking a glass of water with YOU upside down. Just bend over, and drink it.. it's difficult- but it gets rid of them! :D

What a sweet husband! ;)

Selma said...

oh no. bad timing for hiccups!! i always try to swallow "empty", meaning literally no saliva going down. sounds gross and weird but it's helped so far. you literally have to push down and swallow nothing like maybe three times and then it should work. then again, the money thing sounds fantastic, too!! :) good you didn't take her $$ ;) and still got rid of your annoying hiccups.

and yes, i agree with lauren...it's funny writing a comment not directed at chloé.

happy last day of 2009.

♥ Katinka said...

OMG! Sean... the upside-down-drinking-leg-in-the-air thing is TOO funny :) haha
wishing you guys a happy new year without hiccups!

Chloé said...

haha i would like to add for the record, that i normally do not have cash on me, let alone that kind of cash! it was actually sean's christmas money that he had me hold, but i guess he didn't want it because he didn't hiccup after that. pshh..and he claims it doesn't work!

and Mindy? He totally was watching Remember the Titans! He has to watch it everytime it is on TV! nice catch on that!

Juli said...

i heard that the hiccups is caused by washing brand new clothes before you wear them....

Randi Lee said...

haha, I've tried the paper towel over a glass drinking upside down one too... it didn't work.

My crazy uncle swears inhaling illegal substances makes his hiccups go away. He's crazy.

samnhal said...

I get the hiccups lots too! Infact, I get random hiccups where I will just hiccup once or twice really loudly. Anywho, I have tried to drink from a cup upside down and it has pretty much always worked. Maybe it's the paper towel and the leg thing that threw you off. I think it's because you are moving your diaphragm (totally had to look up how to spell that) in a different way?

The Socialite said...

lol to Juli's comment!

I try to control my breathing by taking deep breaths and it works! Usually happens when...something about your diaphragm. Hell, I don't know my sister is a PA so that's what she says. ha

Marissa said...

Just thinking about hiccups makes me mad!

grant + brittany said...

you did see this right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SMqCgX6G3E

Crazy Shenanigans said...

They are sooo annoying! I get them every now and then and it takes me forever to get ride of them. Usually if I take a few deep breaths they'll go away.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Those gifts look awesome!!! When I buy new clothes I don't wash them till after I wear them...unless it's underwear. I always wash those first.

my name is lauren. said...

hey chlo-

don't worry about your extra comments on the giveaway...you weren't the only one. there were like 4 or 5 people who left extra comments and a handful of people who signed up but weren't followers, so i thought it was the easiest way to just write them all out...it was fun anyway :).

i wanna hear about your new years lady! what did you do?

hope you had a good friday!