Tuesday, May 06, 2008

apples to apples

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jON said...

i'm wondering if anyone would like to play some apples to apples just for fun? its a card game involving nouns and adjectives so it lends itself to virtual play very well. the advantage however is that you are not limited to the imagination of the card makers. you have any card you desire in your hand at any moment.

it is played like this: the judge plays an adjective and reads it aloud (w/3 accompanying synonyms). the other players play their nouns and announce them aloud.

the judge closes the round at their own discretion of length and declare which card they deem to be their favorite. the player whose noun is chosen receives the adjective that was played as a reward.

the first player to receive four adjectives ends the game. adjectives are then read aloud and they tell you a bit about your personality.

i mentioned the games in the closet earlier and i've always enjoyed playing. thought you might as well. just for something fun and completely different.

any who have played before please feel free to lead the way to help those who may not have played before.

i'll be judge first. here's the first adjective.

MURKY
dark
hazy
obscure

jON said...

mrs. peres said:

Ok, ummmm.....
BUTTMUD.
i gotta play what i'm dealt,dig?

jON said...

wanting more said:

BATHPOOP

??

jON said...

if it's only erin and kari this round, then i'm going to have to go with BATHPOOP. kari, you get the adjective. don't forget it! anyone who would like to throw out the next adjective, feel free. let's get the next round going.

jON said...

ruth said:

Okay I don't quite qet it but I'll play along.

PERKY

lively
playful
animated

jON said...

sweet!!!

FLIGHT ATTENDANTS


thanks for leading off, ruth...

jON said...

delirious said:

I love apples to apples, my husband introduced me to this game just a year ago after playing it at his Uncle's house once when I wasn't there. As you know, the key to winning isn't so much picking the right answer, as giving a definition that you think the person will choose. You have to really know your competitors for this one!

jON said...

ruth said:

Aw come on.....isn't anyone going to give me a perky noun???

jON said...

wanting more said:

BTW...what am I supposed to do with the adjective?

jON said...

nate said:

Sorry Jon, Did not even try to read the game rules.

jON said...

kari, just remember it. you've got one, you need four to end the game.

jON said...

(so, do i win this round by default? or are you going to keep it going for a while, ruth? it's yours to decide...)

jON said...

mrs. peres said:

ok i'll play again.

CHEERLEADERS

now they have spirit!

jON said...

ruth said:

I'm still here waiting for nouns...now that I finally get it. Thanks Delirious for your explanation of the game. How about if you give me one?

So far I'm liking "Cheerleaders".

jON said...

delirious said:

I really need to revisit my comments more frequently. :) Okay Ruth...and noun....for PERKY

how about.....

Richard Simmons

jON said...

tessa said:

for perky:

McD's Cashiers

"Have a nice day!"

Happy said...

hahaha - okay, um...

DORA THE EXPLORER

(insert retching sounds here) :D

Happy said...

hey, thought - depending on how many rounds this goes and players we pick up, this could be a longer comment thread than jon birch gets sometimes... maybe we should set up a temporary blog we're all members of, or establish a facebook group or something... just a thought. i'll scroll thru 172 comments to play Round 7, it's all good. :)

Lady through the Looking Glass said...

Hi Jon. Thanks for the invitation. I'd love to play. :)

Erin said...

Good grief you guys have been busy this morning. Doesn't anyone sleep?

Are we still on 'perky'? If so I'll say...

Nope, nope, I don't have anything better than Dora the Explorer.

I'll try to play next round.

Susan said...

Thanks Jon for the invite. I've never played apples to apples before and can't think of any nouns for perky. I'll try to come back for the next round.

wanting more said...

How about JoJo's Circus?

Sara said...

Perky:

Coffee pot. :)

Happy said...

JoJo - ugh. and not that it's my vote, but lol - nice, Sara. and not at all indicative of your personal addict... um, obsession. :)

jON said...

are we table-talking now? i was trying to hold back so as not to intimidate newer players. once i start talking shit, there's no going back.

happy, i love the idea of digging deeper to make this a more fluid and workable experience. i just didn't know if there would be interest. since there seems to be, let's see what grows naturally as we engage and we can talk about it along the way...

ruth-ie? ruthie, ruthie? we're waiting for you ruth.

you have a decision to make. and as you can see, FLIGHT ATTENDANTS is obviously the superior choice. ;)

RICHARD SIMMONS made me laugh. i can tell you've played this before, D. kudos.

thanks for stopping by. there is an assortment of godiva truffles to snack on...

mrs. peres said...

ahem...if we're table talking then the CLEAR winner is CHEERLEADERS.

Ruth said...

Oh great!!! You moved on me and I was totally missing out on the game!!

This is what happens when you just go back to blogs through email responses.

Happy - Thanks Happy for the heads up.

I just love all those perky objects. I am torn between "Cheerleader" and "Coffee Pot."

I think I will go with "Cheerleader" - Mrs. Peres - you win!

Happy said...

ROUND 3, YO!!! :)

adjective:
BEAUTIFUL

fair
lovely
stunning


(Ruth, this is not the adjective i referenced in my note to you... i realized belatedly that it was actually a noun that functions as an adjective... which is sad, because it was such a great word...) lol...

Happy said...

so how about if we give each round 24 hours? that way everyone has a chance at it... i'll check back in around 6:00 CST tomorrow and vote on my favorite noun. :)

Erin said...

Beautiful = Keanu Reeves

:-0

jON said...

VOMIT

Erin said...

Sorry Jon.

Ruth said...

Beholder

mrs. peres said...

yay! i love winning things!!

mrs. peres said...

SLEEP

Happy said...

the best thing about this game so far has been getting a glimpse into your heads... :)

Erin - ew... now if you'd said... well, never mind. i'll confess that in a less public arena...

Ruth - you almost won. :)

Mrs. Peres - you are having a good week. :) Sleep *is* beautiful. You win!

mrs. peres said...

yesss!! thanks happy!i feel like i've won the apples to apples powerball! i'm thinking you and i are on the same wavelength.....i'm gonna go ahead and take the lead with the next round and say....

EXOTIC

foreign
alien
strange


what you got ya'll??

Mike said...

The Virgin Islands

Happy said...

Mars

One Voice of Many said...

Jon -
on an unrelated topic:

I've tagged you for a meme :-)

HERE

Sara said...

Wait a sec . . . oh, rats. I lost track of time . . . I was coming back to post my "beautiful" noun and now I've got to come up with an exotic one . . . hmm.

AQUEDUCT

Erin said...

Lamborghini

jON said...

erin, the "vomit" was my noun for "beautiful". not my reaction to keanu reeves... :)

as far as EXOTIC goes...

Annyong

Erin said...

Jon - I know. I was kidding.

Delirious said...

EXOTIC: Myrrh

mrs. peres said...

decision time is here...it's been a good round and all players deserve to win :) but i think i have to go with my gut reaction and choose....
MARS

although AQUEDUCT was a very close second place and i gotta give props to jon for the "arrested development" shout out!

who's next? any takers?

Sara said...

I'll go. The adjective is

OBNOXIOUS
synonyms: despicable, abhorrent, repugnant

All right people! The society we live in has tons of interesting and obnoxious people places and things!

mrs. peres said...

GOERGE BUSH

Erin said...

SPAM!


(not the kind some people eat)

Happy said...

hee hee - thanks, Mrs. Peres! :)

hm... obnoxious...

TODDLERS

Happy said...

which is so not funny....

i think i just wasted a turn...lol

jON said...

MY PERSONALITY

Ruth said...

Peewee Herman

Mike said...

Jerry Falwell

Sara said...

Oh, I'm going to have to go with PeeWee Herman. I don't think that I've thought about him in years and the mere mention of the name still makes me cringe! Congratulations Ruth!

Who's up next, people?

Delirious said...

I think that the person who's answer gets chosen should be the one to go next. :)

Happy said...

unknowledgeable question:

(two actually; is unknowledgeable a word?) lol...

and does it go in turns, as in everybody gets one and then we start over with the first person, or is it just a free-for-all and the game ends when someone's won four rounds...? (which we should probably keep score somewhere - i mean yes four is only the fourth number but it's possible to lose count before you get there...)

"1, 2, 5 ..."
"no, 3, sir."

lol... i need coffee...

Ruth said...

I won...I won!!! I'm so excited. Yes Peewee has to be the most obnoxious thing I could conjure up. And to think he actually had a children's show.

I like Delirious' idea that if you win you get to put the next adjective out. So if everyone agrees I'll take it.

GROTESQUE

mishapen
distorted
incongruous

Happy said...

here's my noun:

HATRED

Erin said...

My thighs? Kidding, kidding.

How about: Marilyn Manson

Delirious said...

Hmm...I'm tempted to put thongs, but I think I will have to go with

WARTS

Sara said...

PLASTIC SURGERY

jON said...

hmmm. well, i was thinking about marilyn manson, but come to find he's been played already. "i hate the hater, i rape the raper. i am totalitarian, i've got abortions in my eyes..."

so let's go a completely different route. how's about:

FISHGUTS SMOOTHIE

(yes, you have to drink it all...)

Erin said...

EWWWWW...Did you have to say that?"

Ruth said...

Well it looks like everyone who wants to has submitted their nouns.

AND so...........

the best definition of GROTESQUE is.......

MARILYN MANSON

I have to agree that he is a sadly distorted person in a very grotesque way.

The round goes to Erin - Congrats!!

Happy said...

ugh - quick, somebody put out a happy adjective... :)

Erin said...

OK, let me think a bit....

Erin said...

GOOFY:

ridiculous
wacky
nutty

Delirious said...

Dana Carvey

Susan said...

Wow! things move quick around here.

I could go with Jerry Lewis but that would be showing my age! So I'll go with Adam Sandler instead.

jON said...

yes, susan. we've decided on one round a day...

JACK BLACK

Valorosa said...

Well being from the Great White North ... I'll have to go with Jim Carrey.
Really, you can't get any goofier than Ace Ventura and Dumb and Dumber.

A close second would have to be Red Skelton.

Erin said...

Anyone have a noun that's not a PERSON?

jON said...

you mean like a goofy bowl of fruit? or a goofy paper shredder? ;)

Ruth said...

I'm thinking...I'm thinking.

Just give me some more time!!!

When's the cut off? Tomorrow morning?

Erin said...

The cut-off will be as soon tomorrow as I can get around to it...AFTER someone comes up with something that's not a person.

Like those beanie hats with the propeller on top.
Or troll dolls.
For instance.

I think Jon should have to forfeit his next turn for being sarcastic. ;-)

Ruth said...

Hammerpants

Erin said...

Ruth - Do you mean THESE?

Ruth said...

Oh ya baby!! We're from the same decade sister.

jON said...

hey, you're the judge. i'll just go sit in the corner and reflect on how i owned a pair of hammerpants in 10th grade...

Happy said...

hahahahaha.... wow. okay, now that Ruth won, I'm not sure it's worth putting in my noun, but here it is anyway. :)

THAT SMILE

you know, "That Smile..." - the telltale one you can't wipe off your face when you're in love... :)

Rob said...

THE MUPPET SHOW

(Sara and I have been watching it on DVD lately)

Erin said...

OK, I think this one has to go to RUTH for HAMMERPANTS! (a.k.a. parachute pants.)

Never did I get those, not even when they were in fashion.

Can't TOUCH this!

jON said...

to rob and sara, welcome!

erin, i must respectfully and humbly submit that you are confusing your '80s fad clothing. parachute pants are their own distinct pant. from the breakdancing days, remember? with all the pockets and zippers and glossy parachute material?

i suppose next we're going to hear how acid-washed jeans and stone-washed jeans are the same thing? :) (just for extra fun)

to satiate those who would like to know, here's the score so far...

Adjectives Won:
Kari 1
Ruth 2
Mrs. Peres 2
Happy 1
Erin 1

Adjectives Played:
Jon 1
Ruth 2
Mrs. Peres 1
Happy 1
Sara 1
Erin 1


i think the truffles ran out a while ago. anyone else want to throw in on some snacks or beverages?

Valorosa said...

I've got some extra boxes of Girl Guide cookies ...'tis the season.

Thanks for this Jon.
Never heard of this game 'til now.
It has made me laugh out loud. :-)

Ruth said...

I really really like this game!!

I always wanted one of those jean jackets with the white leather fringes...had lots of acid wash though.

So I get to deal the next round do I? Well here we go:

JUICY

succulent
lucious
moist

Rob said...

GOSSIP

(Sorry--from recent reading, it's the first thing that comes to mind . . .)

Sara said...

TODDLERS WITH SIPPY CUPS

Okay, maybe they didn't start out that way . . . but by half-way down, they are, the stool is, the floor is . . . the poor, long-suffering cat is . . .

Erin said...

OK Jon, I concede that hammerpants and parachute pants had subtle differences. But they both were goofy!

And I submit: DOG KISSES

jON said...

erin, they were goofy...to the max! and what about hyper-color t-shirts or fanny packs?

DILL PICKLE

"it's a food and a drink..."

Valorosa said...

Wendy's Hamburger
LOL

Comment '91'

Happy said...

STEAK

and i want one for dinner...

Katherine Gunn said...

A JUST RIGHT RIPE PEACH

cynthiaclack said...

OK, I'm new!

This is one our family's favorite games so this should be fun.

My answer to juicy is ...

WATERMELON!

Erin said...

Hi Cyndi! Welcome to our goofiness!

Lady through the Looking Glass said...

I feel lost. What do I play? Anybody, HEEELLLP!!!

jON said...

my dearest lady, play anything you wish! try to limit it to the narrow category of "noun" please... throw in anything for a couple of rounds to get the feel, if you want to play. sometimes it is the most eccletic and esoteric nouns that win...

now if ruth would just stop by and give DILL PICKLE its due...

Ruth said...

Wow everyone is up and at'em this morning waiting for the verdict! And we have new people - welcome!

I see some great "juicy" nouns here.

Well second runner up is Gossip.

And first place goes to......DILL PICKLE (I just like saying that word and it is juicy)

It's back to you now Jon.

Lady through the Looking Glass said...

Okay, here goes. My answer to JUICY is MANGO. And if you've ever had one, you'd have to agree. :)

Ruth said...

I'm sorry Lady, I missed your entry - and it is a good one. It came through just after I pressed the enter button.

Good luck on the next round!

Happy said...

ok, my turn!

the adjective is:

UNBELIEVABLE

incredible
unimaginable
fantastic

jON said...

GRACE

Lady through the Looking Glass said...

That's okay, Ruth. Glad you still liked it. :)

Happy, my answer to UNBELIEVABLE is:

DISCOVERY

Rob said...

Hard to top jON's in any meaningful way, so let me go a completely different direction and tip the hat to my Western heritage with

JACKALOPE

Erin said...

Dang! Jon nailed that one. Oh well, here goes.

Unbelievable: EMF

('Cept Hap might be a little too young to know that one. But there it is.)

Ruth said...

ummmm....I'm imagining in my mind what that might be.

a jack o'lantern carved out of a cantelope???

the offspring of a jackass and an antelope????

Do tell

Ruth said...

Unbelievable....

Tessering

Erin said...

Ruth - The jackalope is the fictional offspring of a jackrabbit and an antelope. See this Wiki article.

Ruth said...

Well I guess I wasn't too far off then. I have honestly never heard of a jackalope. Thanks for the visual Erin.

cynthiaclack said...

gas prices ...

which is really only second to the price I just paid for someone to slap cement on my chimney when I thought I was paying for them to re-brick it and now it is just gray and ugly and still needs to be painted and I am out almost $1000 ... ARGH!

mrs. peres said...

hey everyone! it's good to see some new players. sorry for my absence as of late, i can see i've missed quite a bit. my father had a stroke a week ago and i was out of town helping to care for him, and will be gone again next week too so i better get in on the action while i'm home.

since erin totally took my response to UNBELIEVABLE i guess i have to reach waaaay dwom into my bag of tricks and say...

TIME TRAVEL

how do ya like them apples?

Katherine Gunn said...

Hmm... some tuogh competition...

How about this ;-)

I CAN DO IT MY OWN SELF

Valorosa said...

What the heck is tessering Is that a real word?

Heaven

I like them apples Mrs Peres.

Sara said...

well, I'm tempted to say, given the reality of unbelievable grace, the fact that so many people evidently don't want it . . . but that doesn't fit neatly into a few words. I'm going to go with

"I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED."

Happy said...

How to decide?!?!

I'm going to go with GAS PRICES. $4.07 is ridiculous...

but you guys pretty much all deserve some sort of honorable mention - so here - I made you some virtual grasshopper pie. (which sounds disgusting, but it's actually really yummy and doesn't have any grasshoppers in it at all - it's an Oreo cookie crust and minty custard-like filling...)

Erin, thank you for saying I'm too young... I'm not - I remember that song very well, as a matter of fact, but with yet-another-birthday in a couple of weeks, that made me feel happy. :)

Jackalopes aren't real?!?!

And Valorosa - a tesseract is a wrinkle in the time/space continuum; tessering is how you get from where you are to another time/space. :) (It's from Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time.) I choose to believe it's really possible because I think it would be cool if it was... and it would explain how Jesus got into a locked room and how Philip just "appeared" at Azotus... :) not that "miracle" doesn't work, too... lol. it's just as cool whatever you call it. :)

Ruth - how are the girls liking the book?

Mrs. Peres - i'm sorry to hear about your dad; hope his recovery is coming well, and i'm glad you're able to be there for him. keep us posted, and let us know how we can pray.

Peace out, everyone. I'm off to an unbelievably beautiful day. :) God is so good...

jON said...

so quiet here today... i'll kick off the next round

NASTY

indecent
painful
exasperatingly difficult

"my name's not baby, its janet..."

Rob said...

SLIDER

(for all the baseball fans out there . . .)

Erin said...

Yeah - where is everybody?


Nasty: ORCSES

Happy said...

CONSTIPATION

...wow... that was so out of character....


...except it wasn't. i think stuff like this all the time, but i very rarely say it... lol. some "nice girl" i've turned out to be. :)

mrs. peres said...

WHITE CASTLE

is it really what you crave?

Katherine Gunn said...
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Katherine Gunn said...

Okay... if it's going this direction ;-)

GENERIC CHICKEN FRANKS

If you've never had them ... DON'T!!!!

(sorry about the above - stupid typos ;-)

Delirious said...

NASTY: thong bikinis...male or female ;)

I was just thinking....what if I misread the clue...and you were wondering why in the world I would just comment on your blog and say "thong bikinis". I feel like I need to read the clue twice before I publish this lol.

Cynthia said...

I won! but was too late to start a new round ... oh well.

Nasty: my boys' bathroom

Erin said...

OH I second what Cyndi said about boys and bathrooms...Eww!! How do they DO that?

jON said...

"How do they DO that?"

through careful and calculated avoidance.

so many great ones here. yet...there can be only one.


i think i'm really going to have to go with: MY BOYS BATHROOM

having been a proud owner of one for so many years... although, i did appreciate them all. this was a very good round and a very hard choice...

Rob said...

Well, in the absence of anyone jumping up, mind if I throw one out?

IMPORTUNATE
insistent (in asking)
urgent (in begging)
tenacious (in pleading)

Delirious said...

Importunate: Internal Revenue Service

Cynthia said...

I won again!

But still, my busy life keeps me from being here to start a round ...

OK,

Importunate = a 2 year old child

Erin said...

Maybe let's try to let people know (e-mail or comment on their blog) when they've won, so they have a chance to get here and take their turn.

Importunate: People who peddle religion door-to-door.

mrs. peres said...

don't go looking for logic in my response, but for some reason i am compelled to say....

PRINGLES

once you pop....you can't stop!

Happy said...

INTERCESSION

nice adjective, Rob. :)

Rob said...

Thanks, Hap. Good nouns, all; I think I have to go with Delirious, for INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. Out-importuning a toddler is a tough thing (so Cynthia finishes second this time), but the IRS manages it. I'm posting on her blog to let her know, as per Erin's suggestion.

Valorosa said...

The woman and the judge.

Delirious said...

Yay! Okay....an adjective. Let's go with:

PERPLEXING

To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt
To make confusedly intricate; complicate

Happy said...

PEOPLE

and mrs. peres - i meant to say earlier - "WHITE CASTLE?!?!" UGH. no. not craving it AT ALL.

Cynthia said...

perplexing = physics

Valorosa said...

What came first
The chicken or the egg.

Erin said...

Perplexing = Trigonometry

Ruth said...

Hey I'm back in town after being away at a weekend retreat and guess what we played??? Yes - Apples to Apples the card game. It was so much fun and I won the first game.

Anyways my submission for perplexing is: GOD

Sara said...

THE DECISION MAKING OF TV NETWORK EXECUTIVES

as in . . . who thought making an entire show out of the Geico cavemen was a good idea, and how do some of these "reality" shows get even considered?

Delirious said...

Okay, I wanted to give everyone who wanted a chance to submit answers, but I want to keep things moving to, so I'm going to go ahead with Sara's answer!

Perplexing: THE DECISION MAKING OF TV NETWORK EXECUTIVES

You hit it right on the nose Sara!

I'll notify her on her blog, and she can start the next round.

Sara said...

Hey cool! Thanks, Delirious.

The next adjective is: REDUNDANT
superfluous
extraneous
unnecessarily repetitive
tautologus
extra . . . again . . .

Erin said...

REDUNDANT: ATM machine


(Automated Teller Machine machine.)

Susan said...

REDUNDANT: Politicians

Usually I get here and there are so many good answers I can't think of anything new!

Happy said...

YOUR LIST OF SYNONYMS

closely seconded by my observation that i'm a snark...

Erin said...

Quick! Everyone out of the water!!!! It's a SNARK!

Sara said...

well, yes, that was a deliberate decision to show as well as tell. My own, low sense of humor .

Now Hap, I'll be generous--if you want to submit a REAL entry and not one that's just going to collect you some surf-by blog-shooting, I'll consider it . . . as I get to judge this round after all. :)

Rob said...

Erin hit one of my "favorites"; here's another:

NIV VERSION

Thankfully Broken said...

Perplexing = institutions

Rather than changing to meet the needs of the people they serve, they force people to change to support their continued existence

Thankfully Broken said...

Redundant = church finance committee

Sara said...
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Rob said...

In the spirit of the adjective, and in honor of my first-grade daughter, let me offer a redundant noun (not for consideration, just for fun; should this be judged best, give the adjective to Cynthia):

SAXON MATH

Sara said...

I'm going to have to award "Redundant" to Erin for ATM Machine!

Erin said...

Wow! Gosh, thank you! Thank you soooo much! I had a speech prepared, but now I just don't know what to say...I guess I'd like to thank my Lord and Savior, first and foremost...also my husband and children for their patience...

Oh, wait. That was something else. :-)

UPTIGHT:

tense, nervous, or jittery
annoyed or angry
stiffly conventional in manner or attitudes

Cynthia said...

Man, I missed out on redundant ... ya'll move fast around hee.

ok, uptight = The Church Lady

"Isn't that Special"

Rob said...

JOHN CLEESE (as BASIL FAWLTY)

Delirious said...

Felix Unger (the odd couple)

Happy said...

SPELLING BEE FINALISTS

Thankfully Broken said...

Hi,
I hope it is ok to play, I have been healing in the wings of so many of your blogs. Thanks, Kimberly

uptight = Prince Charles

Sara said...
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Sara said...

CORSET

Erin said...

OK I think I have to give it to Cynthia for "The Church Lady", but Sara was a close second with "Corset"

I'll let Cynthia know she's up.

Great answers!

Cynthia said...

I won! and I just happened to be online tonight after a long, long day away ...

Ok, my adjective is:

FLIMSY:

Lacking solidity or strength and liable to break

Having little substance or significance

Very thin and insubstantial

fragile, slight, thin

Erin said...

My theology!!!

Kidding.

FLIMSY: tissue paper

Sara said...

PLASTIC SLINKYS

how many of these has our household ruined by looking at them cross-eyed?

Ruth said...

Hi Kimberly - I noticed that you joined us last round. Welcome!

Flimsy = some excuses

Thankfully Broken said...

Thank you, Ruth. I hope it is ok with everyone.
Kimberly

flimsy = saran wrap

Thankfully Broken said...

Thank you, Ruth. I hope it is ok with everyone.
Kimberly

flimsy = saran wrap

Sara said...

T.B.--more than! It's open invitation around here! Welcome!

Happy said...

lol... pardon us, Jon, while we welcome Kimberly to your blog... :) (we're glad you're here, Kimberly!)

flimsy: PAPER AIRPLANES

Jake said...

POTATO

Cynthai said...

Because I know the aggravation so distinctly, I am going with . . .

Plastic Slinkys

I'll let Sarah know.

Ruth said...

I second the Flimsy Slinkys. Why do we even bother buying them from the dollar store?

Erin said...

Because as flimsy as they are, they are able to entertain a preschooler for, say about 15 minutes, before they get all tangled and break.

Sara said...

Thank you . . . thank you. We've never gotten as much as 15 minutes worth of play out of any of our (gifted) plastic Slinkys.

My husband and I got to go on a date tonight--our first in years. And in honor of the "Prince Caspian" movie, the adjective is

IMPROVED
syn: better than the original
emended
increased in excellence

Erin said...

IMPROVED: Self-tanning products.

Gone are the days of orange! Yay!

Happy said...

IRISH COFFEE

(as opposed to regular coffee, which is certainly NEAR perfect, but...) :)

Thankfully Broken said...

Congrats and too funny. I have to follow my first thought:

improved = gas mileage

Ruth said...

Improved = Diapers

I'm so glad I didn't have to use the same ones my mom did!

Ruth said...

Hey Gang - just to let you know I'm heading out of town this weekend. In the case my studpendous word wins, I won't be able to deal so I will have to pass the honor on to the next runner up.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Delirious said...

Improved: computers

I keep thinking about the ones long ago that filled an entire room! I remember hearing that some day we might even actually have one in our own home. That was an awesome thought to me. :)

Sara said...

Oh, I'm torn. I'm going to give delirious a hat tip for "computers" . . . my dad used to bring home stacks of used punch cards for us to draw on back in the seventies . . . but due to my personal bias, I'm going to award first place to:

IRISH COFFEE

You know what this means, don't you Hap? Drinks on you! I'll provide the coffee if you pony up the whisky and whipped cream!

Happy said...

one flask of virtual whisky coming your way - and look, it was free! .... somehow that just isn't the same, is it... but it will go well with all the virtual desserts and snacks around here....

okay, the new word is:

EXCEPTIONAL

unusual
rare
superior

Erin said...

Exceptional: 'A Fundamental Shift'.

;-)

(In the real game we're supposed to butter up the judge...)

Rob said...

Well, let's see . . . Sara and I saw Caspian in the theater last night, and finally got around to watching LWIW this evening, so my brain's in a definite track--and it fits:

C. S. LEWIS

Thank God for him.

Sara said...

Returning the coffee favor:

exceptional: JP'S FULL MOON

Mega latte . . . six shots of espresso with vanilla powder, honey, and whipped cream. The perfect brain-jolting blend of extremely strong, sweet coffee . . . now sadly discontinued due to the inavailability of vanilla powder and the price of honey . . .

jON said...

we're finally back in town, it's been a hellish week, so don't bother asking. just looking to have some positive interactions flowing in to replenish the depleted stores...

kim, welcome. feel free to stay, sit, chat, play, look around as much as you like. while we're all playing this game in the parlour, there are other rooms in this place to explore at your leisure. join at will.

anyone interested to hear an updated score?

exceptional = LINKIN PARK'S METEORA

Cynthia said...

Exceptional = morning sun warmed strawberries picked from the plant and popped into the mouth immediately ... YUM!

Thankfully Broken said...

strawberries are not in season here yet:(

exceptional = teenagers when they are true to who they were created to be

Kim

Thankfully Broken said...

strawberries are not in season here yet:(

exceptional = teenagers when they are true to who they were created to be

Kim

Thankfully Broken said...

Jon,
Thanks for the blog visit, it makes more sense if you click on a school shooting label and read oldest to newest.I would love to discuss my journey, I am sctually starting to travel and speak about the last 5 years. I wouldn't believe it if I had not lived it. Kim

Delirious said...

lol okay Jon, you said Lincoln park....
I say...
Exceptional: Pavarotti :P

Happy said...

hm... decisions, decisions... the narcissist in me says Erin should win... but i think this one goes to Jon for Linkin Park. They are exceptional musicians and poets. :)

jON said...

thanks for the nod. you never know. there's usually no middle ground for linkin park. you either hate it or it sounds like somebody set your heart and thoughts to infectious music...

COSMIC

ecumenical
universal
unlimited

Sara said...

DR. WHO

Rob said...

OSMO (see here for explanation)

Also, since this is a convenient spot--John, Hap, Erin, Ruth: Tag--you're it! :)

Erin said...

COSMIC: The Phoenix Lander, of course.


Thanks for the tag, Rob.

Thankfully Broken said...

Kim...
The Jetsons

Cynthia said...

cosmic = Star Trek

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