rhyme: (all about my evil plan)
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I've been meaning to get a hula hoop ever since we've got Wii fit.

The hula hoop mini game is my best game, so I had been looking for one. Most of them were depressingly expensive, though- okay, so the only ones I saw were at the Disney store.


So you can imagine how pleased I was to see them at the supermarket (!) for $2.50 each.(!!!) I ended up coming home with a couple.

Mind you, I've never been able to hoop in my life. The last time I had tried it at all was in elementary school, and I was terrible at it then.

It turns out that I'm still terrible at it now. (A sense of rhythm? I have none.)


I was trying it out in the living room, and Dad came out to see what the noise was. It turns out that he knows how.

[edit: this is one of those things where even googling youtube how-to videos does not help. IT'S LIKE TEACHING SOMEONE TO WHISTLE BY TELLING THEM TO PUCKER THEIR LIPS AND BLOW.]

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Date: 2011-06-12 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] afe-coda.livejournal.com
Actually teaching someone to whistle that way is counterproductive. XD I CAN'T whistle with my lips in a blow-a-kiss kind of pucker, and I CAN whistle with my lips almost completely relaxed.

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Date: 2011-06-13 08:04 am (UTC)
ext_96573: (chii does not compute)
From: [identity profile] ririkit.livejournal.com
That was kind of the point, Coda. XD

Well, that and a reference to this.

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Date: 2011-06-13 09:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] afe-coda.livejournal.com
No, no, I mean, specifically COUNTERproductive -- not only does it not help, it HURTS.

sorry, my internet has been acting up

Date: 2011-06-18 06:56 pm (UTC)
ext_96573: (chesire kid)
From: [identity profile] ririkit.livejournal.com
Seriously, that was the point. XD

(To put things into perspective, I first heard of the quote as an illustration of how not to teach people to whistle. Because it just doesn't work.)

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