On a Hand for Monday

It was definitely a big weekend in our region. Two hours away, Louisville was rockin’ with the annual “most exciting two minutes in sports” – the Kentucky Derby. If you watched it or saw pics or video, you noticed that the track received rain. Meanwhile, our Saturday was as dry as a bone, but a light rain finally arrived Sunday afternoon.

Sunday was big in Cincinnati as the city hosted the Flying Pig Marathon. Given the recent event in Boston, many eyes were on this event. The 19,000+ runners came from all 50 states plus 16 countries, and had a great running weather.

Our weekend went as expected: one night dancing, the final handbell choir rehearsal before the concert, and the concert itself – which was our first time doing an event like this, and it went well.

Enough about here … how was your weekend?

For your Monday Morning Entertainment, enjoy this short film on hands … well, actually a commercial from the past.

On a Han D Monday

This could be a good week. Baseball starts on Thursday – and Opening Day is always special in Cincinnati. (More about that on Thursday). Plus, I plan to do four or five posts this week – which is a hopeful thought for me.

Good hands are important in baseball. So are quickness, good feet, and balance. To start your week, here’s a 2010 web classic with two people using their hands to simulate that they do with their feet as Irish dancers.

Enjoy and hope you have a good week – and I hope return each day this week. This video requires an extra click as it must be viewed on YouTube.

On a Handy Monday

Hope everyone enjoyed the Super Bowl. If you are like me, your hands here frequently in the party’s food area.

It’s all hands on deck in the Navy, but that wasn’t in the Village People lyrics. Nor was Bill Hands, who pitched for the Cubs many years after Mordecai Three-Finger Brown manned the Wrigley Field mound. While five-finger discount refers to shoplifting, a six-finger discount refers to the shoplifter flipping the middle finger at a store employee when living the store after shoplifting.

Meanwhile, this one-minute video isn’t all thumbs. Enjoy the handy video – which actually is a commercial you didn’t see on the Super Bowl. Have a good week.

On Fast Fingers

Last week wasn’t my best week as I missed several days of posting. Then again, life has its way of finding periods of frantic paces for all of us. I hope this week will be more normal.

Fingers and hands  are a very specialized body part as various primates have different finger-hand structure for different adaptations. Checkout this amazingly fast human fingers in the mirror. Meanwhile, have a good week.

All Hands on Deck

Hands as defined by Merriam-Webster:

The terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ

Hands as stated in Wikipedia:

The two intricate, prehensile, multi-fingered body parts normally located at the end of each arm of a human or other primate. They are the chief organs for physically manipulating the environment, using anywhere from the roughest motor skills (wielding a club) to the finest (threading a needle).

Football season brings us the onside kick, so coaches respond with the “hands team.” “Lending a hand” to those in need is an important part of human culture.  Bosses very in their management style as some are hands-on while others prefer a hands-off approach.

Lovers hold them, the faithful placing them together in a sign of prayer, others communicate with them, surgeons seek a steady hand when dealing with a life, artists create items that stimulate the mind and the heart,  and ET warmed our hearts with a single touch.

I dedicate this post to hands: those 19 bones (in each hand) that can do so much. Click each name below to learn more about what hands can do.

Any favorites?