Wednesday, April 25, 2012


This post is my second most popular ever. It's called "Hiccups and Waterboarding."

Gentle Readers,

Someone I love and I have been having an argument, oh, for about 20 years now, about how to stop hiccups. This someone can be incredibly annoying because this someone hiccups and stops but once this someone gets started hiccuping, the hiccuping continues on and off for the rest of the day.

This began as an attention-getting device when this someone was very young.

I have always told this someone, Hold your breath.

This someone says, That doesn't work.

I say, It might not work the first time, but if you do it over and over, the hiccups will stop, or you will pass out. Either way, it will be the end of the hiccups.

This someone refuses to cooperate, preferring to annoyingly hiccup the day away.

During our most recent hiccup day argument, Favorite Young Man chimed in and said that he knew how to stop hiccups. He said, You lean your head back, pinch your nose, and someone pours water down your throat. You get very wet and it stops the hiccups.

We were surprised to learn that waterboarding stops hiccups but were pleased to realize that when our government waterboards prisoners, it's not torture. It's just to cure the prisoners' hiccups.

What a revelation.

Infinities of love,



  1. my gran made me drink water whenever i got hiccups.have always worked.

  2. Hahahaha! I'm so glad that just a spoonful of peanut butter is my cure! :)
    Hi,hello, and how are you? It's nice to be at your place again. It always feels like coming home :)


  3. Just another service our government offers...

  4. Of course. The waterboarding was for their own good, dontcha know? (Um, I believe I would rather have the hiccoughs...)

  5. Jaya, Holding my breath is the only thing that works for me.

    Susan, I'd much rather have hiccups.

    fishducky, Thank you and farewell Dick Cheney.

    Maggie, I always worry about you when Branden is gone. I've never heard of the p.b. cure. What if you add jelly and bread and just make a sandwich?

  6. I'm so glad you clarified that for me. I thought it was to get secrets but my bad.

  7. My Dear Mrs. Tuna, I'm always happy to be of assistance.

  8. Although this sounds good, I think it's best not to try this at home. Unless of course, you are a trained professional.

  9. Juli, Everyone in my house is a trained professional, including the dogs.


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