Sunday, July 29, 2007

speaking of silly things

My sister reminded me of my v. silly music videos. Those were the days: I had cute hair--[I think because I had got it cut that day--those are usually the only days my hair ever looks good. I was looking for a photo of me to put on my blog and all the ones of me are from years ago or are taken by Chickie...how sad. (This particular one was taken by chickie today and she told me how to pose. ) And from looking at all of the pics of me I realized something sad. My hair never looks good. I think it only looks good when I fix it. So in my mind I look great but as soon as I step out into the humidity it takes on a life of its own. I'm facing the fact that I may have to start wearing my hair curly again. I should take pics and do a poll. That would be funny.] oops that was a major side track.



OK so besides the hair, I had super cool clothes (those were the red leather pants days--ah to be young and living on student loans) and spontaneity. Chris got the video camera and my first thought was....what are we going to do with this thing...make music videos? So I did. And they were funny. I also had my guitar to use as a prop. (The only song Iactually knew how to play was Smelly Cat--if that even counts as a song.) I tried to make more but never with the same magic as the first round of videos. If I were really cool I could figure out how to put a clip of one on here.



So what is the funniest thing any of you ever made? I've seen other blogs where people give away prizes for the funniest answer. I could do that. OK. I thought of something funny. To the winner I will mail a funny care package of something yummy to make with yet another story of how I once made it terribly, terribly wrong (no it's not a gingerbread house).






16 comments:

Tall Tall Sister said...

I can't really think of anything funny that I've made, but I can tattle tale on my siblings. Remember when Rose made that picture collage of her pigs. She named them, Katie, Andrea, Rose and Sam. She then put them in all these strange weird posses and took pictures. The funny thing is she still has those pictures. Their hilarious! She also made a video where her name was Katy Tong, who was a news reporter and she spoke with an Asian accent. You've got to see that video! You'll pee your pants.

Tall Tall Sister said...

Ok, I've got one for Sam, I don't know if this counts. One time Sam made this nasty liver and made Rose and I eat it. Then he told us that the stringy things were veins that pumped the blood to the cow, and that there was probably lots of blood still in the veins. Rose and I didn't want to eat it and cried the whole time. Now that I look back on it, it was kind of silly. Does that count?
Oh, and Sam did make Rose suck butter because she burned her tongue. Poor Rose.

Tall Tall Sister said...

Oh, I just thought of something I made that was silly! I wanted to be in the Genius Book of World Records. So I decided to make the world's largest ball of yarn. Mom started to wonder where all her yarn was going to. To my dismay someone had already made the world's largest ball of yarn. I still have the ball of yarn in my closet. It's as big as a basketball.

Tall Tall Sister said...

Andrea, you are probably wondering why I'm not calling you back. Well, I left my cell phone charger at Preston's parent's house. Preston's Mom said she would mail it to me last Monday, but hasn't which is really annoying!!! Anyway, when you call on our home phone I can never hear it because we have 2 loud fans going(no air conditioning). So I only know that you call because I get your message. I'll harass Preston's Mom again so that I can have communication with the outside world. Love you Drea!

Most awesomest brother said...

I think the problem with your contest is that only tall tall sister and awesomest brother seem to ever read your blog. I almost made something really funny typing this comment. I accidently put two "s" where the "w" in awesomest goes. That would have been a funny thing to name myself. I had a part in making to very funny little boys.

brotherman said...

I forgot to say I've always like your hair.

me again said...

and liver's good!

mandee said...

I have to speak up that there are more than family that reads you blog. AND-- of course I have an entry for the funniest thing I have made contest. I guess there are many but to narrow it down I'd have to say...coconut balls episode was hilarious. Luckily my mistake turned into a very abundant amount and I pawned some off on Andrea. Sharing food always gets you fast friends--lol!
I feel like maybe that won't be enough to win. So, my solution to my poor sportsmanship is to change the contest a bit and petition that I win because I know what the 'yummy' is.(or I think I know) Plus then you wouldn't have to mail it-you didn't think about the locals entering when you typed this. That should mean they come made--the right way! So you are probably waiting for me to just shut up and say, so It is Chocolate chip cookies--am I right HUH HUH--??
I'll be waiting for my cookies--warm please!
M

andrea said...

Mandee,
You make me laugh. What a pathetic effort to hog the prize! OK. Just to clue everyone else in. Mandee made (through some sort of accident or bad recipe--I'm a little fuzzy on the details) a massively huge batch of really delicious coconut bon bons. SO SO good. I can think of (and have done)much, much worse. I seriously hope that's not the best you can do! :)And sorry to say you are so wrong on guessing my mishap. The chocolate chip cookie incident happened on July 4th. I was supposed to bring treats to a couple of different events that day. I tried to make my no fail, allways DE-lish chocolate chip cookies. But we didn't have any shortening so I subbed butter in a pinch. They were horrible. So I tried to make them into a bar cookie. Also, did not work. We ended up going empty handed and because Mandee came over later that night she saw the whole mess. But I would deem that as more of an experiment--or dare I say, yet another lesson in preparedness. I guess it was pretty bad...but those cookies still all got eaten. This other story I have covers all the bases: Completely unfixable (and inedible), socially mortifying, and incredibly stupid. Emphasis on incredibly stupid. Of course, if I was a perfectionist, like you, I would have done a test run and discovered the error of my ways before it was too late. Hmmm, maybe I should think about trying that in the future.

mindy said...

Okay, this probably isn't the funniest, but it's the first thing I thought of....

Freshman year at BYU, when Libby and I made marshmallow snowmen (or maybe they were snowpersons...they were rather sexually ambiguous) and left them on peoples doorsteps in the apartment complex. I remember we thought we were really funny, but only afterwards did the fact that it was rather bizarre enter our minds. Of course this idea was all mine (since it was ridiculous) but I managed to convince Libby to go along with it, as she was always good that way.

p.s. i love your blog. I'm so excited to be able to read it. I'm linking to you on my blog, I hope that's okay.

smooches!

mandee said...

you've made worse mistakes than the cookies--WOW!!
I guess I don't deserve to win!
M

andrea said...

I have really enjoyed reading everyone's comments!(and THANKS Mindy!) They are really making me laugh! Mandee--Don't give up so easily. You could still win if you have made something funny. It doesn't have to be a mistake. My music videos were definitely not a mistake just hi-larious!
And Sam, I don't think your kids count. Sorry. You've made some odd things. I remember one very strange invention involving a microwave.

I will close the contest in a week.

andrea said...

Mindy,
how did you add your picture to your comment? Very cute!

I can't think of any witty names said...

I don't remember anything to do with a microwave. I think the funniest thing I ever made was a childrens pop-up book of MacBeth for my senior English class. It was pretty great. There was a tab you pulled to make MacBeth's head roll across the room. Not your everyday children's book. Shakespear was never presented so well-or strangely. The best part was I got an 105 despite turning in the project a day late and skipping seminary to finish. And I would like to here the funny story. I thought you were going to say the time you set the kitchen on fire trying to cook doughnuts. But I guess that wasn't funny so much as it was tragic and foolish.

Dad said...

The silliest thing I ever did was shave off half my beard and walk down the street that way. It happened like this. The second time I went to snorkel in Utila, in the Bay Islands, Honduras, I remembered that the first time I snorkeled, my beard got in the way of the face mask, and let in water. So I decided to shave it off.

I had thoughtfully brought along a little plastic razor and some shaving cream. What I hadn’t realized was how hard a full beard is to shave. You should do it with scissors, and then finish it off with a razor. But I just started in on it with that little razor, which is a little bit like trying to shovel the snow off the driveway with a soup spoon.

I had the beard about half off, and I was getting impatient, taking bolder and bolder strokes, when the razor suddenly broke. I was all alone, so I couldn’t send anyone to the store. I washed off my face, and with my half beard, just walked all the way down town. The town on Utila is long and skinny, so I went through most of the town before I got to the store, where I calmly asked for a razor, and went home and finished the job.

It was a silly thing to do, but I guess I had no choice. I’ve told you that story, but I haven’t every written it down before.

andrea said...

My aunt heather emailed me this funny story. We were previously talking about what kind of books we like to read. Anyway, it made me laugh. I thought it was definitely contest worthy. And just as a side note my aunt heather has a beautiful smile!
Aunt Heather:

I did read one self help book once that I liked. I don't remember the name or the author but it was on the art of flirting. My visiting teacher mentioned that her mother had sent it to her and that she had found it helpful. She let me borrow it. It has been 18 or so years but as I remember the author said that flirting was simply smiling at people and that if it was too hard to make eye contact and smile then one could start out by smiling at inanimate objects then move on to smiling at yourself in the mirror. Eventually, other people. It worked, I spent some time smiling at doorknobs progressed to mirrors and then strangers. Then one day when I was giving a talk in Church, I smiled at a strange man in the congregation and a month later we were engaged.