Thursday, December 07, 2006

HNT- More Mad Skillz


So I can curl my tongue, arch a single eyebrow, and dangle a spoon from my nose. Here's a skill that actually has some application. I can squat flat-footed and damn near wrap my knees around my ears. I've been painting my house this week but way back when I graduated from high school I worked on a paint crew. I was ALWAYS assigned the low trim work because the boss thought my method of squatting and skittering along the floor like a crab was as hilarious as it was efficient. He also bestowed upon me the nickname of 'Sacagewea' for the way I squatted while I painted.

I'm a lot older than I was back then but I can still get up and down out of that squat. I can't skitter though, time does take its toll I suppose. Oh, and as one who was once paid to paint may I just say taping is for wimps. Cut in properly and there is no need to tape when you hand paint. Save it for when you are spraying. So I guess you could say I am demonstrating 2 skills here, the squat and cutting in on the trim work.


Happy HNT!



*Tommy Gunn has a really beautiful HNT dedicated to Melody Censor and me this week. Go check it out.

43 comments:

Wenchy said...

Gotta love it!

barefoot_mistress said...

Um, Lime? It looks pink to me too!
I am impressed that you can squat like that what with your back injury and all that...
I'm also impressed that you can paint without tape, Why, I had to confer with the Idiot a few times when I painted Little Ritas room, and I still did kindof a messy job, and had to touch up with q-tips! Argh!!
I'm more of a Jackson Pollackish painter! :D

HHNT Lime!!!! Im not up yet, Im waiting for Andy, and he'd better hustle! LOL

t said...

Well I don't know about painting but I'm sure we could find some use for that skill if we put our heads together. I paid homage to you on my HNT tonight. Thanks Michelle and HHNT.
TG

Gary said...

I think you missed a spot on the wall there. I guess it's too late to do anything about it now. :)

Semi-Celibate Man said...

Low-center-of-gravity HHNT to you!

robmcj said...

Very supple. And think of the money you save through not needing yoga classes. A DIY-competent woman is very attractive. HHNT.

Suze said...

Wow, I'm impressed. There is no way I could get in to this position. Although I can see it's advantages in the bedroom. Oooh, stop me...

Happy HNT sweetie ;)

Mark Leslie said...

I've only ever seen one other person squat quite like that: Spider-Man! Okay, Lime, you're my NEW favorite-est hero! I'm going to start calling you Spider-Chelle! We're in the process of painting our main floor. Can we enlist you to help? It's only something like a 6 or 7 hour drive....

Happy HNT!

Top cat said...

you amaze me!

I plan to do some indoor painting this spring, are you available?
tc

James Goodman said...

that is indeed a crazy mad skill. :D Happy HNT!

Anonymous said...

Such suppleness...my God! HHNT. I hate the pink by the way. Maybe you should try puce or yellow or something.

Anonymous said...

You have me beat. While I can curl my tongue, raise one eyebrow, and do the squat as well as you (the yoga pose is called malasana, in Sanskrit), I can't do the spoon thing or the trim work.

You kick my ass in those areas.

Incidentally, where's the HN part of the HNT? I'm totally nude on my blog today. ;)

ttfootball said...

lime I never see nobody squat like dat to paint, dat look like real pressha!

keda said...

i do that all the time too.and just sit back and rest.. people around heree laugh at me as it's a kind of anatolian villager thing to do apparently :)

it's good to be supple eh? ;)

happy hnt bendy!

Phain said...

i suck at trim work - gotta tape - yeah, i'm a weenie - sue me! LOL!!! *~*happy hnt*~*

steve said...

HHNT!!

Jodes said...

limey cuttin some trim.........cool mon.

Anonymous said...

Such intensity to detail...in everything you do!!

Anonymous said...

Lime, you need to go on The Late Show. And you always look cute doing your tricks ;-)

HHNT

Anonymous said...

HHNT!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, that pretty much looks like doing yoga while you work! How cool! 2 birds with one stone! Good job!

CyberWarlock said...

I've always been able to squat like that too. They used to make fun of me in High School about it, but I can still do it now. :) Happy HNT!

The Persian said...

Such talent! :)

I'm double jointed in arms and legs!

Happy HNT!

art said...

jsppy hnt

snavy said...

If you straightened your back, you'd be demonstrating a pretty damn impressive second position grand plie.

HHNT

AndyT13 said...

MAD MAD SKILLZ baby! HHNT!

Breazy said...

Very cool! I love the color you chose ! Happy HNT!

Seamus said...

Better than struggling with knee pads! I sure won't be attempting that move for a while - LOL! HHNT Michelle!

Jericho said...

where I grew up, that position is called the "Newry squat" - apparently named after the position the mill workers assumed on smoke breaks while chewing the fat...

lovely photo, actually...
~hhnt~

SeaRabbit said...

Wow... I tought only library workers could do that easily... ;-))
Happy HNT!

Schadeboy said...

If I tried squatting like that, I'd rip something. And I'm not necessarily referring to my pants, either.

Happy HNT!

Rob said...

The only other person I ever saw who could squat like that was an exotic dancer -- and boy did she ever have a unique way of picking up dollar bills! ;-)

Yet another unique, sexy HNT photo, Michelle! HHNT...

Fred said...

You're not in the corner, are you?

Happy HNT!

Anonymous said...

Check, Check, and Check, and also check ( must have something to do ( for me ) with being flat footed )



but I hate to paint and since I do I tape everything. could I just hire you next time?

HHNT

~TVS said...

Some women put a dab of perfume behind their ears to attract men. Some women put their ankles there....

HHNT!

Regal said...

you are one talented chick - Happy HNT

m said...

You must have a steady hand to paint the edges. You would make a good surgeon.

36 commentors so far?? Is that a record? I do believe you should post squatting pictures more often. It seems popular.

The Guy in the Back said...

I know who to call next time I need something painted. I hate to paint.

Moosekahl said...

Oh my goodness! That's just not right...Happy painting!

Professor Fate said...

I could get down there, I'd just never get back up.

Happy HNT

RennyBA said...

Enjoying your piece of art with the tool - with or without the tape - Your really are a Handy(man)woman!

Wishing you a colorful weekend:-)

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a very handy skill indeed. I actually love painting, but hate the sanding and other preparations beforehand.

Boysenberry said...

We've still got the teens to look forward to... although the DQ is making a bit of an appearance now :(

Good deep squat - certainly deeper than I can go.