Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Slice of Lime-Amazing Feats of Strength

If you saw these two people in the street, which would you wager could tear a phone book in half?
I'm pretty sure you wouldn't gamble on me.
I'm significantly smaller, weaker,
and I have that left hand, Janita, which was demolished 4 years ago.


Well, I'm pretty pleased to say that not only did I best the big guy with enormous hands, but I also bested another guy who is a 3rd degree black belt.  They each tried and failed to produce any results.  The black belt had even boasted that he knew the "technique" required.  When they both failed I took the phone book and set out to see if I could discover the "technique."  After my first inch or two of success I began giggling.  
Then I tore a few more inches and giggled more.
 I actually shocked myself when I got to a certain point and it became apparent I'd really be able to rip the entire thing
.

Let's give it up for the short, overweight, middle-aged moms with a bum hand.
Oh yeah, I admit...
after succeeding I went into the office where the two guys were and held out the rent phone book as I asked,
"Can one of you girls get rid of this for me?"



24 comments:

Craig said...

Please don't hurt me. . .

;)

Cricket said...

Go Lime!

I never tried it, but I've heard the "proper technique" is to bake the phone book beforehand in a slow oven 'til it's good and dry, then rip. Maybe someday I'll test that.

lime said...

craig, you wouldn't like it when i get angry....

cricket, no baking of the phone book occurred.

S said...

LOL you are such a goof! Is that the Chiro? He looks like a nice chap to work with anyway!

I am impressed. I have never tried that, maybe I should start with the local small town 1" thick phone book?

S said...

BTW if you are middle aged, does that just make me plain old? What comes between middle age and senior?

ack!

Eric Alder said...

Very impressive, Lime!

Cocotte said...

Well, I certainly feel like doing that everytime a new phone book is left on my front porch!

Jazz said...

Remind me to never piss you off. You might tear up my phone book.

Kat said...

Haha! That's awesome!
And very nice of him to pose for a picture with you even after you bested him. :)

Moannie said...

Who needs a shredder?

clean and crazy said...

awesome!! way cool

G-Man said...

What city's phone book was that?
Now if it were Philly's.......

I Keed I Keed...Very well done Trini!

Craig said...

Hey, waitaminit. . .

Did you call them 'girls' as an implied insult, synonymous with 'weak'?

'Cuz, man, I thought that was just, you know, beyond the pale these days. . .

Jillsy said...

okay...give it up...what's the technique?? oh, that's right, none necessary, just need to be a woman!

Suldog said...

I know one technique I've been shown is to work from the spine of the book first. Once you've got that broken down, getting the pages to rip quickly is simple. It looks as though you went from pages to spine, though, so, damn, lady! If we ever go out to dinner again, and you tell me to get the bill, I'll say, "Yes, Sir"

S said...

PS I swiped the human clock, thank you! Very cool ♥

Shrinky said...

Wow, that is an awesome victory, one I never even knew possible (I always thought they needed to be "baked" first)!

Gives me hope for this middle-aged housewife yet..

Craver Vii said...

You are a force to be reckoned with. I like the jab at the end, there. Cold, but funny.

Moosekahl said...

Looks like Janita learned well in rehab!

Dave said...

Very Impressive Michele. You are tough! - Dave

moondustwriter said...

Way to go woman!!

wanted to come by and tell you have a nice vacation
hope everyone gets well
missed ya on 55

Moon Hugs

secret agent woman said...

Good for you.

But I always imagined you as taller.

Jannie Funster said...

Arrrg, you GO, Lime!

Goes now to rip up a phone book too! :)

xo

Jocelyn said...

This reminds me of what my pal here in Turkey said last week about getting two guys to help her carry a huge stove up the stairs, and they worked and struggled and couldn't do it--and then a village lady from across the street came over and picked the thing up herself and carried it up.