Pulling a Hooey

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m rather… how shall I say it… accident prone. It’s always amused me because I’m very coordinated when it comes to sports, but give me a wide stretch of carpet and I’m bound to run into a wall or trip over my feet.

My friends have noticed this phenomenon (yes, I think it’s an phenomenon) and while camping in Kentucky last month, Bug walked into a railing and yelled back that she just pulled a Hooey.

That’s right. My clumsiness has become a part of their vernacular.

I didn’t think much of it until last week another friend put on her Facebook status that she’d pulled a Hooey with a dull eyeliner pencil and a cup of coffee. (Come to think of it, I never did find out what exactly she did.)

Does this mean I’m infamous? That my name will go down in history? I’d kinda hoped it would be for my writing, but I guess this IS based on my wacked out personal skills.


28 Responses

  1. Not too sure about calling you “infamous::
    Pronunciation: \ˈin-fə-məs\
    1 : having a reputation of the worst kind : notoriously evil
    2 : causing or bringing infamy : disgraceful

    No…. That’s the right word! :)

    As far as going down in history, well, it happened to a silly looking reindeer, so you have a better than average shot at it!

    <3 Mr. Owl

    • Is it wrong that I’m so excited to see you here that I just think your comment is sweet? :P

      Although I’m not sure how I feel being compared to a creature that can’t play games.

  2. We all gotta be good at sumpin’, babe :D
    Tripping & “pulling a Hooey” will be like a “Gaynor” for great flips or doing a “Rockford” in your car. Infamous in deed. (Yes, 3 Amigo’s is now in my head. thankyouverymuch)

    • Tee hee. I was friends with a guy in college named Gaynor (last name) and our thing was the Flying Hooyenga.

      Hey, hey hey HEY!

  3. I pulled a Hooey the other day when I got up. Smashed my pinky toe into our bathroom scales. Hurt like a… thing that hurts a lot (censored for Hoo’s mom). :)


    PS – It’s why we loves ya, Hoo.

    • See, it’s easily transferable to any place, time, or situation. That means it’s sure to stick.


      *pokes Adam’s toe*

  4. *snicker* peek-a-hoo!!!

    (I still love that) I pulled a Hooey in Target. Turned the corner in an aisle and scraped my arm along the metal scaffolding to a display.

    • That’s TOTALLY something I would do! I hope you didn’t scare any small children (other than your own, of course) when it happened.

    • *peeks*

  5. Oh! I never thought to call accidents, ‘Hooeys’! Thanks for letting me know!

    My 4yo pulled a Hooey the other day. Decided to turn a corner before she should and ran into the wall. I was right behind her and saw the whole thing. She tried to play it off like nothing happened. So cute.

    • Jen, I’m not sure how you missed this, lol. I hope the little one was okay. Playing it off like nothing happened is a crucial part to pulling a Hooey.

  6. You don’t really think I’m going to tell you what happened with the eyeliner and coffee, do you? ;-)

    It was ouchy. I will say that!

    • I thought maybe you would if I mentioned it here. :)

      I hope you’ve recovered…

  7. i would say you’re obviously infamous for your writing. after all, you do write about your ‘Hooies’…

    • Good point.

      Yanno, you still pulled the best Hooey of all when you fell at my feet when running out of your office. :)

  8. Hah! Well, it’s nice to be famous for something! LOL!

    • Exactly! I figured this might be the only shot I’ve got.

  9. I pull Hooeys all the time! I trip over my flipflops walking down the street.

    • Yep, that’s definitely pulling a Hooey. :)

  10. That’s a very catchy phrase. I’d borrow it, but then I’d have to explain that I have a bloggy friend who’s klutzy, and then my family would tease me about my imaginary world, and it wouldn’t be worth the momentary pleasure.

    Aw, heck. I’m using it!

    • Robin, I love you. Seriously. :)

      And if they think I’m imaginary, tell them they better lock down their soda cans at night or my spirit will…



  11. LOL – This reminds me of the Simpsons’ episode when people pulled a Homer!

    As your fellow-accident-prone friend, I salute you. And will use the Hooey phrase from now on :)

    • I love it the more people comment, although it makes me think of Pulling a Monica and how they tried to change it to being a good thing.

      • Do you also give the best worst massages, then? ;)

        Cos I’ll pass if ya do. ;)


      • I actually give REALLY good massages. :)

  12. […] your turn. What hooeys have you pulled […]

  13. […] your turn. What hooeys have you pulled […]

  14. tee hee *peek-a-hoo*

    I pulled a Hooey the other day. I was drinking my ice water and the ice got stuck at the bottom and so, you know, you tip the cup further up, and the ice came rushing down and bumped my teeth and splooged water all over my face and front. So it was a twofer — owwie on my big teeth and brrr cold water down my front — naturally in front of 4ft who practically peed himself laughing.

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