Redditors Tell Their 'I Know It Sounds Weird, But Just Try It' Tips
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A bower: half bath, half-shower.
They are especially great for hangovers. Sit/lay down with your feet towards the shower, and let the warm, wet liquid cascade down upon you. Crack the shower curtain for that slight cool and caressing breeze on your face, and enjoy as all your tensions melt away.
I have this contraption that flips you upside down and holds you by your ankles like some sort masochistic slaughter cow, but it pops your back and decompresses your spine leaving you feeling like you just experienced a tantric orgasm.
Inversion chairs, get one. Yesterday.
Edit: everyone’s asking for the model chair I used. Mine was a DYI kit: it’s my power lifting buddy who straps 2x4s to my spine and holds me upside down by my ankles.
It’s the Innova ITX 9600 - $80ish on amazon.
Writers know the pleasure of this one, but take time out of your day as often as possible to just take a shit on your keyboard. Type whatever comes to mind, don’t stop for anything but a self-imposed time limit. The only rule is to never lift your hands from the keyboard and never stop typing, even if most of your paper is long, drawn-out “ums” and “ughs.” What you’ll find is, given this pressure to just write something, and the thought that nobody will ever see it, you’ll crack into your brain in that same way you do when you’re about to fall asleep. You spill an infinite supply of inspiration, and this time you won’t lose it.
When my best friend suggested I try Fried Pickles. I dislike pickles on their own, and only tolerate them on burgers, but Fried Pickles are the bomb.
I put salt on my watermelon. I’ve never met a person who didn’t think it was fuckin weird.
Nose plugged? Sinuses filled solid?
Twelve drops of tabasco sauce into 16 ounces of warm water. Stir. Drink. It’s like swallowing heat.
And a few minutes later, your tubes will be clear.
Peanut butter & bacon hamburger. Ordered one from a restaurant once because it was weird and immediately craved them for weeks after to the point I was making them at home. Not a healthy addiction, but that shit’s delicious.
a bidet. seriously.
Showers in the dark. Fucking amazing.
Picklebacks. Drink some bourbon and chase it with pickle juice. I don’t know what it is but the flavors just combine perfectly.
Pepper on popcorn.
Try to deliberately screw-up more often. In other words, do more things that you know you are going to fail at, sometimes publicly and miserably.
Talk to attractive strangers, ask people out who are out of your league, ask for discounts when they aren’t offered, ask for raises/extra vacation time, take a class in something you know is too hard for you do really well in, do karaoke even though you can’t sing a note, etc. As long as you are polite and not acting entitled while you’re doing these things, then no harm no foul when it doesn’t work.
Failure that you know is coming is easier to take, I think it sort of vaccinates you against the real thing and makes you less risk-averse.
Take more risks just for the hell of it.
I don’t mean bungee jumping or robbing a liquor store. I mean talking to people you don’t know, or calling customer service to ask for refund on a disappointing product, approaching someone you think is cute to start a conversation, or take a class in something you love but know little about. In all these situations there’s the chance you will be shut down or even publicly embarrassed. But you will get used to small disappointments and it will embolden you to take bigger risks in the future. Plus, you will be surprised how often things actually work out for the better. Going into a situation thinking you’re doing just for the experience takes a lot of the pressure off, too, and helps get positive results.
I’m wearing leggings, and it’s the greatest thing in the world.
I’m a man.
Try eating a kiwi fruit like an apple. Just bite in. Ignore the fuzzy stuff. You won’t recognize it. I always eat it like this. Not trolling.
One of my oldest friends is a bartender, and we’ve come up with a fair number of cocktails that sound too weird to be enjoyable.
Here are my favorites:
- 1/2 Cup of Crushed Ice
- 2 Measures of Sparkling Wine
- 1 Measure of Blue Curacao
- 1 Measure of Chambord
Pour the Blue Curacao into a hurricane glass, followed by the crushed ice.
Pour the sparkling wine over the ice.
Gently pour the Chambord across the surface.
Garnish with two maraschino cherries.
Try it. Seriously. It’s good.
- 1/2 Shot of Jägermeister
- 1/2 Shot of Balsamic Vinegar
Combine both ingredients in a shaker.
Pour into a chilled shot glass.
No, really. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
TL;DR: Curious cocktails.
Teriyaki sauce on pizza.
Which, naturally, led to some responses:
Not sure if this is a short list of unrelated suggestions, or one extremely specific suggestion.
To me it read like cause and effect.