Friday, December 15, 2006

I'll leave this one for y'all to figure out:

Last night my sister (Katie) dropped me, and I fell on my nose.


Blogger Susan said...


12/15/2006 9:10 AM  
Blogger une_fille_d'Ève said...


You? A picture of you?

That sounds painful.

I'm stumped.

12/15/2006 5:16 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Hannah, your first guess is correct. She actually dropped me... But I'm gonna leave this post sitting here a little longer before I tell how it happened- because I want to hear y'all speculate about it ; )
In case you were worried, my nose is fine this morning and not swollen at all. It's always this big. : )

12/15/2006 5:33 PM  
Blogger une_fille_d'Ève said...

Okay, okay, I have a theory...

You were both practicing fainting, since that is very important for every young lady to practice. Who knows when one may faint in the future, perhaps into the arms of a handsome stranger? One would never want to then faint improperly!
So, you were practicing fainting and Katie was obliging by playing the part of the handsome stranger who catches you. She did catch you, but she had been working with olive oil earlier that day. She therefore lost her hold and dropped you - on your nose!

How'd I do?

12/15/2006 8:34 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I rather like Hannah's creative guess :). Isn't my sister amusing? Jessie, have you been practicing your fainting of late? ;)

12/15/2006 9:52 PM  
Blogger une_fille_d'Ève said...

Oooo, ooo, I have another theory!

You two must feel like me and Susan - we desperately feel the lack of babies that are regularly available to hold. So, you decided to take turns holding each other. How brilliant. The only thing is, there isn't much similarity between a 20 yr old and a baby. Katie was practicing holding you and cooing at you and getting you to stop crying and singing you to sleep, but you were a bit heavier than a regular baby, so she dropped you. And you landed on your nose. Ouch.

My advice: get a doll next time or put out wanted posters for available babies to hold in your neighborhood.

12/16/2006 8:24 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

They have a cute little brother, Hannah, so they're not as desperate as we are.

My theory: Katie and Jessie were getting ready for gardening season. Katie loves to push wheelbarrows, so Jessie agreed to be a wheelbarrow so Katie could practice pushing one around. I'm trying not to laugh at the image of you playing "wheelbarrow," by the way, Jessie. The skirt adds to the funny image :). But anyway, your arms lacked strength and Katie's grip on your ankles wasn't strong, so you fell and hit your nose.

12/16/2006 8:35 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Or you were practicing your dancing skills, and the "dip" didn't work out quite as nicely as intended.

12/16/2006 8:36 AM  
Blogger une_fille_d'Ève said...

Fine, fine, they do have a cute little brother already... but for the sake of my story, they're desperate for really little babies that you can cradle in your arms, ok?

Lovely ideas, Sister! :-) I especially liked the wheelbarrow one.

How're we doing, Jessie? Anywhere close?

12/16/2006 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Katie said...

Nope, not at all......

12/16/2006 9:21 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Sorry girls, though all of your wonderfully creative suggestions have given us many laughs, you still haven't got it right.
Keep speculating amongst yourselves, and the full story will be revealed either tonight or Monday morning. (Which will it be???) : )

12/16/2006 9:23 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Ooh, or your family was going for a "creative" pose for this year's Christmas picture, so they thought, "Why not hold Jessie in our arms for a different look?" The problem being, Katie got the heavy end, and um, she hasn't been doing those weight training exercises like she's supposed to do. You may infer the rest :).

12/16/2006 10:21 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Which end is my "heavy end," Susan???


12/16/2006 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

You're joining the circus together. While practicing up on your acrobat duet, (is that term only for music???) Katie was balancing you on her shoulders. Havng skipped breakfast, she was weak from hunger and suddenly dropped you.

Am I close, even?

12/16/2006 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Oh--and a note to Susan. (Sorry, but I have NO other way to communicate to her).
My mom got your Recipe Tree recipe--it looks delicious! Thanks for sending it! I saw the return address--the Garrisons in Georgia---and thought, Hmm. I was right!

12/16/2006 6:11 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I'm glad your mom got the recipe, Amy :). I hope y'all enjoy it!

Jessie, your "heavy end" is undoubtedly your shoulders. I may or may not know this from similar experience. . . say, in a wedding photo op, where the bridesmaids had to hold the groom horizontally in their arms, and quite possibly the maid-of-honor (guess who) had the shoulder end. Let's just say that Quinton barely escaped being dropped. *grin*

12/16/2006 6:27 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Okay, now I get it Susan : ) You had me worried there for a minute!!

Shall I reveal the real story tonight?? hmmm...

12/16/2006 6:45 PM  
Anonymous katie said...

Good creative guess, Amy, but you're no where near close, either! Try again! (But you'll never get it!)

12/16/2006 6:47 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Katie says Amy was no where close... But one key word has been mentioned by both Amy and Susan, and that is "shoulders." You're on the right track there.
But that's all the hints you'll get!
And Katie's right, none of y'all'll ever get it.

(now how's that for using the word "y'all?" that's how I'd say it, though.)

12/16/2006 6:49 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Make that nonna y'all'll ever git it.
There, that's better.

12/16/2006 6:50 PM  
Blogger une_fille_d'Ève said...

Then trying to think really obscure is a necessity for this riddle (since nonna us'll evuh git it). Something obscure with shoulders. Hmmm...

Okay, so, you're both trying to get some more exercise in, right? One great way I've heard of doing that is to have one person on the floor in a push-up position with another person on his shoulders (see the shoulders there??) jumping up and down or jogging. The person on the floor then has to do pushups while reciting some cool irrational number like pi or phi or something like that. This part is crucial because it keeps one's mind off of the difficulty of the exercise. My guess is that Katie forgot this crucial part, and therefore, as she was doing pushups with Jessie jumping up and down on her back, she collapsed under the strain and you tumbled to the ground and hit your nose.

That has to be what happened.

12/16/2006 9:27 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

You were chicken fighting with Aaron and Hannah (the other one, that is ;-D), and Hannah (being the feisty young girl that she is :-D) knocked Jessie pretty good and hard, and Katie dropped her to the ground. Ouch!

12/16/2006 10:05 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

After noticing a cat stuck in a tree near your house you stood on Katie's shoulders to reach for it and as you tried to grab it the cat jumped on katie's head and you lost your balance and landed on the ground.

12/17/2006 6:26 AM  
Blogger une_fille_d'Ève said...

Okay, we want what really happened! We're running out of ideas! Although, I must say that we've thought up several clever ideas, if I do say so myself. ;-) We could make a book of them! It would start with the riddle, follow with pages of our guesses with a lovely picture for each, and then end with the actual scenario! What a lovely idea! :-D

12/17/2006 8:15 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

*thumps hands on table (er, laptop) in impatience*

And I love your new user pic, Jessie!

12/18/2006 7:34 AM  
Blogger une_fille_d'Ève said...

I second that - very fun new user picture. :-)
And I second the impatience too, of course,... ;-)

12/18/2006 7:41 AM  

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