Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This Gives Me The Chills

Okay, so y'all watched The Office last week right?

Remember the part when Dwight was giving Michael the chills?? Okay. I used to do that! I didn't remember it at all until Dwight cracked an "egg" on Michael's head and then I went all crazy like, "Holy crap, I've done that!!" Of course, my husband thought I was nuts and had no idea what I was talking about. But you know, right?

I tried my darnedest to find it online, but as you may've guessed, there are many, many versions. This is the one that is closest to the one I remember doing:

Concentrate, concentrate. Think about what I'm saying. People are dying, children are crying. Concentrate.

Crack an egg on your head, let the yolk run down, the yolk run down, the yolk run down.
Crack an egg on your head, let the yolk run down, the yolk run down, the yolk run down.

Stab a knife in your back and let the blood drip down, the blood drip down, the blood drip down.
Stab a knife in your back and let the blood drip down, the blood drip down, the blood drip down.

Then you have to tell them this story:


You're at the empire state building, way at the top. You're walking, walking, walking... Suddenly you hear someone call your name. You look up, down, side, to side. No one there. You keep walking. Then you hear it again. You look up down, side, to side. No one's there. You keep walking. Look, you've reached the edge of the building. Look, there are cars below you, can you see them, way down there? Your name again, but you ignore it. Suddenly you feel a PUSH!
Ah. Memories.

We also used to do this thing at slumber parties, light as a feather, stiff as a board. How about you?

From Wikipedia: (the best source ever seeing as anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject...so you know you are getting the best possible information--Michael Scott)

One participant lies flat on the floor and then the others space themselves around him or her, each placing their fingers underneath his or her body. Some people report that the apparent weight of the person lifted seems lower than expected or that the person becomes completely weightless.

The person being lifted is told a story about their death and asked to imagine it happening to him or her. Each of the people lifting the other person uses only one or two of his or her fingers on each hand to do the lifting.

Then the entry goes on to explain the "apparent success" of the levitation is because of mind tricking or a self fulfilling prophesy. Well I don't care what Wikipedia says. My friend Erica really was weightless when we lifted her at her birthday party is 3rd grade. And I know that for a fact.


:)

22 comments:

The Shabby Princess said...

Ummm, my sister used to do that to me and it totally brought back childhood memories!!

And light as a feather stiff as a board was a slumber party staple! As was bloody Mary--did you ever do that??

Abbie said...

My sister and I said the same thing when we were watching The Office! "Holy crap! Remember when we used to do that at slumber parties?!" Ahh memories!

PinkSass said...

I told my husband about how we used to do that at slumber parties. What a weird thing to do though ya know.

Notes From the Grove said...

Hahaha! Oh my gosh, I totally remember the "concentrate" one, lol. I can even hear the way we sang it in my head. Too funny!

Trish said...

Obviously we are all the same age that used to do that!! That is so funny because I remember all that stuff. Bloody mary we used to do in the girls bathroom at school and since we were so young we would never want to go back in there!!!

New England Girl said...

hahaha. I used to do this stuff and it used to freak me right out!!! I don't even like to remember it! :)

Dollface said...

We used to do that all the time in elementary school!!! I love that.... sooo many fun memories, xxxoo

Adorably Distracted... said...

OMG i remember these!!! hahaha you just brought back so many sleepover memories

Lindsey said...

My friends used to do that to me in elementary school!

Mary Anne Gruen said...

My friends and I never seemed to get it right somehow. Maybe we just weren't good at concentrating. LOL

pocket full of pink said...

How hilarious! I definitely remember doing the concentrate thing. Definitely a blast from the past!

Lora said...

oh I DO remember that. And my 7th grade girls did it at camp all.the.time this past summer, so I guess it never died!

Jessi said...
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Jessi said...

Ok so I totally said the same thing when that was on and Dave thought I was lying. What's with our husbands? Didn't they ever have any fun??? I think there were "spiders crawling up your back" and something about nails too. We did that all the time!

Jenn said...

i said the SAME thing to my husband about the egg cracking and he had no idea what i was talking about. day camp in the summer was good for all of these things. only we had "spiders crawling up your arms, spiders crawling down your arm. tight squeeze, light breeze (you'd blow on their neck) now you've got the chills..." is how we'd end it.

and the whole light as a feather, stiff as a board thing - it did work. i dont care what wikipedia says either :)

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

"crack an egg on your head let the yolk run down. chills run up!" love it!!! we did this all the time at summer camp in mississippi! and "light as a feather" was a slumber party standard. thanks for the memories!

Lucy Marie said...

Bah ... love it. I used to do all these things.

Crack an egg on your head and let the yolk run down, the yolk run down, the yolk run down ...

Oh wow ...

LawGirl said...

I was only half watching The Office when it was on last week, I watched it again yesterday and was so glad I caught that! I used to make my sister do that to me!

And light as a feather stiff as a board...loved it!

Krystyna Lizabeth. said...

never did this at sleepovers.
but then again, i didn't have many friends as a child haha :)

Shaina said...

This totally reminds me of camp! Or sleepovers! Or both!

emily said...

I totally did this too, and a little girl i was watching recently did it to me and i remembered it instantly. I had completely forgotten about it!

LauraAnn said...

I had totally forgotten about those until I saw the Office as well! Definitely brought back memories....and chills!