Thursday, January 7, 2010

Here’s an odd thing…..

Yesterday I needed to go off to buy a light bulb and some sugar.  The light bulb is one of those round tube lights and it's about a foot in circumference.

I took it out of the fixture and left it lying by my front door to take with me so I'd be sure to buy the right replacement.

Then when I saw it later it looked to me like I'd set a trap for a burglar.  One where if he/she stepped into it he/she would be flung to the ceiling upside down.

The problem?

I liked that idea so much that I wanted to see if my foot would fit inside the bulb.

Well…….

It did, and I'd just like to ask…. if anybody's in the neighborhood…..

Could you please come cut me down?

[oh, and bring a 5# bag of sugar] 

12 comments:

Marisa Birns said...

Think of it this way, for a healthy heart yoga suggests poses where the head is below the level of the heart as in Downward Facing Dog, or the Legs Up the Wall.Not that I practice yoga.

Now you've developed the Hanging Upside Down from the Ceiling.

But I've come to help you down and did bring the sugar. Now coffee and treats.

Laura Eno said...

If Marisa is still trying to get you down from there, I'll bring the Flaming Sword of Death. Since you're outside it will singe the rafters and not your drapes. :D

Karen from Mentor said...

NO LAURA!...um...I mean no thank you very much Laura...Marisa was able to cut me down and as soon as she takes me for stitches [I should have rolled instead of falling DIRECTLY on my head like that...] we're going to have some coffee.

But thank you for your kind offer of the use of THE FLAMING SWORD OF DEATH...you can just go back to using it to warm your feet. I heard you actually have frost where you are. Is that even allowed?

Karen from Mentor said...

Marisa,
I do both those yoga positions but this was the first time I'd attempted hanging for any length of time from the ceiling.

It was just a lucky break that my laptop cord is so long so I could get a message to you.

Thanks! you're my hero. [we'll mop up the blood later]

~Tim said...

Tripping the light? Fantastic!

~Tim said...

P.S. You know, "Give me some sugar" means something else where I grew up....

Karen from Mentor said...

Wow, five pounds worth? That seems ambitious...

Karen from Mentor said...

And this?

"Tripping the light? Fantastic!"

You read the piece early this morning and just now thought of that didn't you? oh man...you know I love a good pun. And I love a bad pun even more.

~Tim said...

Actually, I thought of it this morning but couldn't comment until I got home tonight. I was SO pleased no one beat me to it!

Karen from Mentor said...

Damn school policy for not letting you blog during work hours. Damn them....

:0)

poeticgrin said...

Okay. This sounds like something I would do. Or at least I would envision myself doing this.

I have a touch of OCD. In addition to adding up any series up numbers I see (on digital clocks, radio stations, etc, and being terrifically happy especially if the numbers equal 7), I also enjoy picturing myself caught in/trapped in/stuck in strange places. Cabinets. Drains. Provocative women who have worked for the circus. Vaults of any sort. Good times.

I may or may not have exaggerated or flat-out lied in some or all of this comment for your amusement. Or maybe I haven't.

Great post though. And that ain't no lie. :)

Karen from Mentor said...

If amusement was your intended goal Bryan, mission accomplished. Especially amused at the "Provacative women who have worked for the circus".....

Thanks for stopping in darlin.

:0)