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Monday, June 16, 2008

This morning was like any other. I watched a little Fox & Friends then got up to brush my teeth and shower. I rinsed my toothbrush then knocked it against the side of the bowl to shake off a bit of the water. I'd done this routine a hundred times, but this morning my toothbrush reacted differently. Now mind you, I've had this one several months. It's a tried and true Oral B. But when I struck it against the bowl, it came ALIVE.

I'm not kidding! It began to vibrate like an electric toothbrush. Shocked, I dropped it and stared. I could hear it vibrating against the counter. I told myself I had hit it in just the right spot and it was vibrating like a tuning fork. It would soon stop. It didn't. I have to admit I was just a little scared. LOL I finally got the nerve to pick it up but it felt alien in my hands. I ran water over it. Nothing. Still it vibrated. I somehow managed to be brave enough to actually brush my teeth with it. It felt rather good, actually. I rinsed it again and laid in on the towel. Still it vibrated. I took a shower and could hear it vibrating all through washing my hair. I got out, picked it up and looked at it. I was planning on calling Dave to talk to him about it. I was just nonplussed.

Then I saw the name on the Oral B. It was called PULSAR. And there was a little button (that I'd taken for decoration) on the front. I pressed it and the vibration stopped. LOL All these months and I didn't know I had a toothbrush that moved. Now you know what a total idiot I can be. LOL
Colleen Coble  
posted at 8:21 AM  
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At 9:01 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

That is HILARIOUS! You had a total "Maggie" moment!!! I'm impressed that you picked it up and used it. I would have inched it toward the waste basket, dumped it in, ran it out of the house and buried it. Course then it would be found years later by little kids playing in the yard (think Jumangi) . . . .

Great post!

At 9:02 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Sorry I'm laughing at you, but this is HYSTERICAL! You made my day!

At 9:02 AM, Blogger Andrea said...

Thanks for a laugh this morning! So do you intend to use the pulsing feature now that you know you have it!? I love my motorized toothbrush. My teeth feel cleaner.0bar

At 9:04 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I'm still laughing at myself too! LOL And Andrea, I loved the way my teeth felt after using it. All the time I was taking my shower, I was wondering if I could duplicate that whack against the sink and make it do that every morning. LOL!

At 9:51 AM, Blogger WK said...

That is too funny! I can just see it. Well it certainly made sure you were awake?

Now let me ask this: The toothbrush started to vibrate and made you think, woke you, scared you etc.....what moment has God used to do the same thing with your faith?

Don't know why but when I read that post, that question kept coming to mind.


At 9:54 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Good question, Wendy! That moment happened quite a few years ago when we were in a bad auto accident and I thought we were all going to die at that moment.

At 12:30 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

You picked it up and used it even when it was having an exorcist moment??? That's like when we readers have to endure heroines who hear a bump in the night then head down to the dark and damp basement to check it out by themselves. are such the suspense writer!

At 12:33 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Ha!Ha! Funny stuff! I can just see it happening! :)

At 2:02 PM, Blogger Leslie said...

You are going to use that, right? LOL!

I've had moments like that too -- like not realizing that I had a dishwasher when I first moved into an apartment. (hey I had my mind on other things - like unpacking ;) )

At 2:04 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Yes I AM going to use it, Leslie! But I brought it down to show my mom who showed up laughing hysterically at the post. I have to admit when I turned it on for her and felt it come alive again, I nearly shuddered. LOL

I'm not sure I would have missed a dishwasher, girl!

At 2:54 PM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

I choked on my oatmeal reading this.

Thank you, Colleen, for never being shy about these moments (most of us would never tell a soul!)


At 4:18 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I hope I didn't harm you, Crystal. LOL I just told Dave about my toothbrush adventures. I think he wonders who is this woman he married? LOL

At 5:54 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

It's the ability to take pleasure in the simple, weird moments of life that can make your day a little brighter.

I think you should contact the Oral B people. Sounds like it would make a great commercial.

At 7:12 PM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

Your not an idiot! I got scared just reading about! ha,ha!

One time I thought my C.D. player had a life of it's own. It started to come on by it's self. I found out it was on the timer! I remembered, I had been pushing it's remote control buttons in the dark the night before. LOL

At 9:29 PM, Blogger Krista Phillips said...

Hilarious! Wow! You are brave! I think I would have thrown it away too be fore even taking the time to

Ohhh, reminds me of the time my calculator a work was possessed. Actually it was continually. It would just start putting numbers up at random. The tape would start running and run the paper out. The worst was when I would come in the office in the a.m. and there were all 6's on the tape and on the display... I went out on maternity leave and the people in my office said it scared the daylights out of them.. it would just start the tape going and putting in numbers. When I got back, I ordered a new calculator. The old one got thrown away (but I wanted to just burn it!)

It was the office joke, my demon possessed calculator!

At 10:29 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Sarah, that is a GREAT idea!!! LOL

Julie, wasn't I brave? I felt like I was braving something terrible. Thanks for telling me I'm not an idiot, Anna Marie.

Krista, that sounds SCARY!!

Girls, you wouldn't believe how much grief I've gotten from my family. My youngest baby brother called too, asking if I knew where I could get a vibrating toothbrush. LOL

At 12:33 PM, Blogger Deena said...



Oh, I just LOVE you:-)

At 8:29 PM, Blogger D.H.F.C. President said...

Colleen, I saw trailers for a couple of your books on YouTube. That is a GREAT idea! I especially liked the one for Fire Dancer . Do you have one for Anathema?

At 8:35 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I DO, D.H.F.C. It's here:

At 9:33 PM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

Oh my thats so funny.

it reminds me of mine. now i know i have a vibrating toothbrush. but when i went to Melbourne this noice in the hotel room was annoying yep it was my toothbrush.

Whats worse is the next year i arrive in Canberra and i even asked about the loud noice. went got food came back and searched it out. this is after asking at the front desk if the a/c was always that loud. and its my bag the toothbrush had been hit and turned on.

so i know about these demon toothbrushes.

At 9:36 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh Ausjenny, someone who has experienced it! LOL

At 10:28 AM, Blogger Ani said...

Ok Colleen, you had me going there for a moment. I thought the toothbrush was possessed. That is so funny, I can just picture your shocked face.

At 10:29 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I thought it was possessed for a minute, Ani! LOL

At 11:57 PM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

Colleen, I have made it a point not to take it overseas cos if my luggage starts vibrating or making noices I dont want to be held up cos of it!
Can you imagine the shame!
denied entry cos of electric toothbrush oh the shame of it all!

Oh I have to say i did feel a little embrassed telling the desk clerk it was my toothbrush that was making the noice!


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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