Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Give a little whistle...



I have always wanted to whistle. Not just any whistle. One of those annoying, really loud, ear-piercing screeches that you hear. Yes. I want to be that annoying.


Dad can whistle really loud and I have always been jealous...I admit it...I have whistle envy.


A few years ago I tried for a whole afternoon to whistle really loud in the privacy of my room. I only produced low, sad sounding, breathy, spit filled toots, so I gave up.


Well, I have been thinking about it the last couple of days, and decided that one of my life's goals is to learn to whistle really loud. Hey, if you are going to shoot for something, shoot for something you can hit, right?
I love the internet. I found thousands of websites dedicated to the whistling challenged like myself. I tried several methods, several involving breaking your teeth and folding your tongue into an orgami swan, and decided those weren't for me. I finally found one that worked! I managed a high pitched whistle TWICE, inbetween my passing out a few times! Joshua thought the whole thing was really funny. Of course, if I was watching someone stick their fingers in their mouth while intently staring at a spit covered monitor, I would probably laugh too.




Here are the instructions that worked for me:



-- scrunch your tongue in the back of your mouth (the sides of your tongue should touch the back of your top molars)


-- put your two fingers (pinkies work best for me) nail facing back into your mouth, tips touching and touching the tip of your tongue. (your elbows should be sticking straight out to the side)


-- blow.


-- re-adjust


-- blow.


-- re-adjust


-- ... until you get a good sound.




To all of you out there like me, there is hope! Keep trying!


P.S. Since I posted this, I have been able to produce the whistle a whole bunch of times, and it's getting nice and loud...hehehehe...

9 comments:

Trillium said...

Off hand, I'd say you have too much time on your hands. Spit, too, I imagine. LOL

Katscratchme said...

Ben could have taught you.. he can whistle with just about any two fingers in various combinations. He once taught a guy he worked with how to whistle really loud who had NEVER been able to whistle in his life.. and he wasn't young. LOL.
He still has yet to teach me, but that's probably more due to my lack of interest rather than his lack of skill.

shydandelion said...

Hey, Eva was down for a nap! And I was too tired to do anything else...LOL!

Tara said...

Alas, I am still without a whistle. This is very sad... Congratulations on your obnoxious whistle success! I whistle envy you.

Rebecca said...

i used to be able to whistle... now i let victor... LOL

shydandelion said...

Seriously ANYBODY can do it! If I can, anyone can... :)

Zaphod said...

The next trick, Shy, is to learn to whistle while breathing in, and you don't have to be an asthmatic to do it. Of course, you do have to watch out for the flying ants which are attracted to whistling of all kinds.

shydandelion said...

Ewwww...

amy said...

I tried. It didn't work. I have the wussiest whistle...it's been made fun of by many.

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