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July 20, 2012

I think we all have beliefs about things and we don’t know why. Maybe we heard them from our parents or picked them up as common knowledge lore but here are a few things I have always believed to be true even though I am not sure they are. Heh.

For every gray hair you pull out, 5 more will grow in its place: and if this is true I am screwed as I literally pulled out 10 this morning.

If you run over the vacuum cord while vacuuming it will immediately cause the cord to catch fire: no idea where I got this from but every single time I vacuum I am so careful not to run over the cord.

Eating carrots is good for your eyesight: no idea but I love carrots and don’t wear glasses or contacts. Coincidence?

You never catch the same strain of the cold virus twice: anyone?? I swear this is true. HA!

Always wait 30 minutes to swim after eating so you don’t get stomach cramps and die in the water: I think this was a scare tactic used on me by the parents. I am sure it is over-inflated.

If you are on your period and go swimming in cold water you won’t bleed: sorry to my man readers but I have tested this one and it totally works! So the next time you want to go swimming, in very cold water, while on your period, without a tampon you’re safe…you know because that happens ALL the time. 🙂

Bouncing while stretching is bad: I’m not sure why it’s bad but I just know it is, right??

If you can tie a cherry stem into a knot only using your tounge then you’re a good kisser: I am hoping this isn’t true because try as I may I can not do it and I like to think I kiss pretty darn good.

You can always subtract 5 pounds from the doctor’s scale: I seriously doubt it is that much but it sounds good, no?

Liquor before beer and you’re in the clear BUT beer before liquor and you’ve never been sicker: not sure. I don’t usually mix the two and even then I sm such a lightweight that 2 drinks of anything will make me tipsy.

White vans are bad: okay logically I know this isn’t true but whenever I am walking Bella or out running and I see a plain white van my pulse quickens and if I can I will memorize the license plate number.

If you look directly at the sun you will instantly that minute go blind: I always thought this was true growing up and would never ever look directly at the sun. Truth? It still makes me nervous if it happens accidentally.

If you pour hot water on a frozen car windshield it will crack: Don’t know. I live in Texas and if it ever freezes hard enough to test this theory then hell has probably frozen over too.

Dogs can smell fear: Who knows. And don’t try to convince me one way or the other if this is true because I am quite certain you have never been a dog.

Do you have an true-isms that you believe but aren’t sure why?

20 Comments leave one →
  1. Sara permalink
    July 20, 2012 8:37 am

    Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning. If the sunrise is red, then bad weather will happen that day. I have no idea if it’s true but my grandma used to say it all the time!

  2. louiselesley permalink
    July 20, 2012 8:40 am

    Being in any wate rwill stop your period. I’m an avid swimmer and I’ve never bled in a pool (TMI?) It’s the water pressure that stops you!

    I also think a certain vitamin in carrots helps eyesight?

    Too hot water + too cold glass = definite crack!! This happens all the time if I fill a glass too quickly after I take it out of the dishwasher!

    I think this is my first “proper” comment on your blog even though I’ve been reading for *ages*! Hi 🙂

    • July 20, 2012 8:41 am

      Hi!!! 🙂

      Good to know about the water thing….I won’t worry so much anymore when I am swimming during that time. Score. 🙂

      • louiselesley permalink
        July 20, 2012 8:46 am

        🙂 it stops in baths/hot tubs/showers as well!

  3. July 20, 2012 8:46 am

    I used to believe that carrot thing too. But I eat carrots ALL the time and have since a small child & I have worn glasses since the 6th grade 😦

  4. Gregg Frashure permalink
    July 20, 2012 8:50 am

    Kelly, I really enjoyed the post. It looks like we were both told we would burn the house down if you ran the cord over. No comment on the period thing though. I attached a good article on ballistic stretching for you. Hope life is going well!

    • July 20, 2012 8:51 am

      Thanks Gregg!! I will definitely read the stretching article! I should have known that you would know the answer!!

      And also glad to know I am not the only one who was told the vaccuum thing…Keith thought I was crazy when I told him that! ha!

  5. July 20, 2012 8:59 am

    If you spill salt you need to throw some over your shoulder or you’ll have bad luck. Umm not sure if it’s true but I’ll do anything not to have bad luck.

    Also, don’t put your purse on the floor or you’ll lose money. Who knows if it’s true, but I follow that one & encourage everyone around me to do it too haha

    • Marcee permalink
      July 20, 2012 10:13 am

      Yeah! My grammy taught me that one.

      Even though I do cook practically everyday, I never really did a “salt toss” very often. Eventually it has to be cleaned up!

      On the other hand …. Rachael Ray has had this salt habit for years and years. Do you see her? Sooo, might be some truth to the myth. Rach is a multi-millionaire now!!! Of course hard-work has “paid off” also. I think the lady is very talented. You either love her or hate her.

      • July 20, 2012 10:28 am

        I stand with my back to the sink when I toss it, so I don’t have to clean it up!! haha

  6. Marcee permalink
    July 20, 2012 10:17 am

    Not sure if this counts …. but, when learning to cook in the kitchen …. my mom always told me to put a spoon in a mug/cup/glass (so they would not crack) when pouring boiled water for/in a hot drink …. like tea, instant coffee or hot cocoa.

    To this day I still do this. No accidents …. so far!

  7. July 20, 2012 10:46 am

    i am laughing so hard at the period one because i tried that when i was 15 and it didn’t work and i was embarrassed. Lesson learned.

  8. July 20, 2012 12:04 pm

    I love the dr one. I always subtract 5 lbs, sometimes 7 just to be sure;)

  9. July 20, 2012 12:44 pm

    I vacuumed this morning and ran over the cord about 15 times…so that one I can tell you isn’t true, haha! I’d never heard that about doctor’s scales, but I had noticed that theirs is ALWAYS higher, even if I weighed at home and drove directly there without eating or drinking anything! And I’ve heard that about the sun, but you can only damage your eyes on certain days (maybe during an eclipse, I can’t remember?). Good post! 🙂

  10. July 20, 2012 1:45 pm

    Step on a crack break your mother’s back, step on a line break your father’s spine. Boy was that stressful back in the day!

  11. July 20, 2012 1:48 pm

    PS You cannot catch the same cold twice. I won’t give you tmi but I’m a scientist (back off!).

  12. July 22, 2012 2:50 pm

    These were so fun to read and I definitely agree with most of them!

  13. July 22, 2012 6:30 pm

    If you cross your eyes they’ll stay that way. Oh – and my grandma said that if I take my babies outside and they breath air (!?!?!) they’d get colic.

    I run over the vacuum cord all the time and have yet to set fire to anything…

  14. July 22, 2012 10:42 pm

    I run over the vacuum cord every single time I use it. Oops!

  15. Toby Teagle permalink
    August 6, 2012 1:14 am

    There is not much you can do against the cold virus since it mutates at a very fast rate. Keeping yourself healthy is a great way of keeping away the cold virus.*”;`

    Kind thanks

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