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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.MURKYdarkhazyobscure
mrs. peres said:Ok, ummmm.....BUTTMUD.i gotta play what i'm dealt,dig?
wanting more said:BATHPOOP??
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.
ruth said:Okay I don't quite qet it but I'll play along.PERKYlivelyplayfulanimated
sweet!!!FLIGHT ATTENDANTSthanks for leading off, ruth...
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!
ruth said:Aw come on.....isn't anyone going to give me a perky noun???
wanting more said:BTW...what am I supposed to do with the adjective?
nate said:Sorry Jon, Did not even try to read the game rules.
kari, just remember it. you've got one, you need four to end the game.
(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...)
mrs. peres said:ok i'll play again.CHEERLEADERSnow they have spirit!
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".
delirious said:I really need to revisit my comments more frequently. :) Okay Ruth...and noun....for PERKYhow about.....Richard Simmons
tessa said:for perky:McD's Cashiers"Have a nice day!"
hahaha - okay, um...DORA THE EXPLORER(insert retching sounds here) :D
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. :)
Hi Jon. Thanks for the invitation. I'd love to play. :)
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.
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.
How about JoJo's Circus?
Perky:Coffee pot. :)
JoJo - ugh. and not that it's my vote, but lol - nice, Sara. and not at all indicative of your personal addict... um, obsession. :)
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...
ahem...if we're table talking then the CLEAR winner is CHEERLEADERS.
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!
ROUND 3, YO!!! :)adjective:BEAUTIFULfairlovelystunning(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...
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. :)
Beautiful = Keanu Reeves:-0
yay! i love winning things!!
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!
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....EXOTICforeign alienstrangewhat you got ya'll??
The Virgin Islands
Jon -on an unrelated topic:I've tagged you for a meme :-)HERE
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, the "vomit" was my noun for "beautiful". not my reaction to keanu reeves... :)as far as EXOTIC goes...Annyong
Jon - I know. I was kidding.
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.... MARSalthough 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?
I'll go. The adjective is OBNOXIOUSsynonyms: despicable, abhorrent, repugnantAll right people! The society we live in has tons of interesting and obnoxious people places and things!
SPAM!(not the kind some people eat)
hee hee - thanks, Mrs. Peres! :)hm... obnoxious...TODDLERS
which is so not funny....i think i just wasted a turn...lol
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?
I think that the person who's answer gets chosen should be the one to go next. :)
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...
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.GROTESQUEmishapendistortedincongruous
here's my noun:HATRED
My thighs? Kidding, kidding.How about: Marilyn Manson
Hmm...I'm tempted to put thongs, but I think I will have to go with WARTS
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...)
EWWWWW...Did you have to say that?"
Well it looks like everyone who wants to has submitted their nouns.AND so...........the best definition of GROTESQUE is.......MARILYN MANSONI have to agree that he is a sadly distorted person in a very grotesque way.The round goes to Erin - Congrats!!
ugh - quick, somebody put out a happy adjective... :)
OK, let me think a bit....
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.
yes, susan. we've decided on one round a day...JACK BLACK
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.
Anyone have a noun that's not a PERSON?
you mean like a goofy bowl of fruit? or a goofy paper shredder? ;)
I'm thinking...I'm thinking. Just give me some more time!!! When's the cut off? Tomorrow morning?
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 - Do you mean THESE?
Oh ya baby!! We're from the same decade sister.
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...
hahahahaha.... wow. okay, now that Ruth won, I'm not sure it's worth putting in my noun, but here it is anyway. :)THAT SMILEyou know, "That Smile..." - the telltale one you can't wipe off your face when you're in love... :)
THE MUPPET SHOW(Sara and I have been watching it on DVD lately)
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!
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 1Ruth 2Mrs. Peres 2Happy 1Erin 1Adjectives Played:Jon 1Ruth 2Mrs. Peres 1Happy 1Sara 1Erin 1i think the truffles ran out a while ago. anyone else want to throw in on some snacks or beverages?
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. :-)
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:JUICYsucculentluciousmoist
GOSSIP(Sorry--from recent reading, it's the first thing that comes to mind . . .)
TODDLERS WITH SIPPY CUPSOkay, 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 . . .
OK Jon, I concede that hammerpants and parachute pants had subtle differences. But they both were goofy!And I submit: DOG KISSES
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..."
Wendy's HamburgerLOLComment '91'
STEAKand i want one for dinner...
A JUST RIGHT RIPE PEACH
OK, I'm new! This is one our family's favorite games so this should be fun.My answer to juicy is ... WATERMELON!
Hi Cyndi! Welcome to our goofiness!
I feel lost. What do I play? Anybody, HEEELLLP!!!
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...
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.
Okay, here goes. My answer to JUICY is MANGO. And if you've ever had one, you'd have to agree. :)
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!
ok, my turn!the adjective is:UNBELIEVABLEincredibleunimaginablefantastic
That's okay, Ruth. Glad you still liked it. :)Happy, my answer to UNBELIEVABLE is:DISCOVERY
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
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.)
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 - The jackalope is the fictional offspring of a jackrabbit and an antelope. See this Wiki article.
Well I guess I wasn't too far off then. I have honestly never heard of a jackalope. Thanks for the visual Erin.
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!
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 TRAVELhow do ya like them apples?
Hmm... some tuogh competition...How about this ;-)I CAN DO IT MY OWN SELF
What the heck is tessering Is that a real word? Heaven I like them apples Mrs Peres.
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."
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...
so quiet here today... i'll kick off the next roundNASTYindecentpainfulexasperatingly difficult"my name's not baby, its janet..."
SLIDER(for all the baseball fans out there . . .)
Yeah - where is everybody?Nasty: ORCSES
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. :)
WHITE CASTLEis it really what you crave?
Okay... if it's going this direction ;-)GENERIC CHICKEN FRANKSIf you've never had them ... DON'T!!!!(sorry about the above - stupid typos ;-)
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.
I won! but was too late to start a new round ... oh well.Nasty: my boys' bathroom
OH I second what Cyndi said about boys and bathrooms...Eww!! How do they DO that?
"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 BATHROOMhaving 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...
Well, in the absence of anyone jumping up, mind if I throw one out?IMPORTUNATEinsistent (in asking)urgent (in begging)tenacious (in pleading)
Importunate: Internal Revenue Service
I won again! But still, my busy life keeps me from being here to start a round ... OK, Importunate = a 2 year old child
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.
don't go looking for logic in my response, but for some reason i am compelled to say....PRINGLESonce you pop....you can't stop!
INTERCESSIONnice adjective, Rob. :)
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.
The woman and the judge.
Yay! Okay....an adjective. Let's go with:PERPLEXINGTo confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubtTo make confusedly intricate; complicate
PEOPLEand mrs. peres - i meant to say earlier - "WHITE CASTLE?!?!" UGH. no. not craving it AT ALL.
perplexing = physics
What came first The chicken or the egg.
Perplexing = Trigonometry
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
THE DECISION MAKING OF TV NETWORK EXECUTIVESas 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?
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 EXECUTIVESYou hit it right on the nose Sara!I'll notify her on her blog, and she can start the next round.
Hey cool! Thanks, Delirious. The next adjective is: REDUNDANTsuperfluousextraneousunnecessarily repetitivetautologusextra . . . again . . .
REDUNDANT: ATM machine(Automated Teller Machine machine.)
REDUNDANT: PoliticiansUsually I get here and there are so many good answers I can't think of anything new!
YOUR LIST OF SYNONYMSclosely seconded by my observation that i'm a snark...
Quick! Everyone out of the water!!!! It's a SNARK!
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. :)
Erin hit one of my "favorites"; here's another:NIV VERSION
Perplexing = institutionsRather than changing to meet the needs of the people they serve, they force people to change to support their continued existence
Redundant = church finance committee
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
I'm going to have to award "Redundant" to Erin for ATM Machine!
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 jitteryannoyed or angrystiffly conventional in manner or attitudes
Man, I missed out on redundant ... ya'll move fast around hee.ok, uptight = The Church Lady"Isn't that Special"
JOHN CLEESE (as BASIL FAWLTY)
Felix Unger (the odd couple)
SPELLING BEE FINALISTS
Hi, I hope it is ok to play, I have been healing in the wings of so many of your blogs. Thanks, Kimberlyuptight = Prince Charles
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!
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 breakHaving little substance or significanceVery thin and insubstantialfragile, slight, thin
My theology!!!Kidding.FLIMSY: tissue paper
PLASTIC SLINKYShow many of these has our household ruined by looking at them cross-eyed?
Hi Kimberly - I noticed that you joined us last round. Welcome!Flimsy = some excuses
Thank you, Ruth. I hope it is ok with everyone.Kimberlyflimsy = saran wrap
T.B.--more than! It's open invitation around here! Welcome!
lol... pardon us, Jon, while we welcome Kimberly to your blog... :) (we're glad you're here, Kimberly!)flimsy: PAPER AIRPLANES
Because I know the aggravation so distinctly, I am going with . . . Plastic SlinkysI'll let Sarah know.
I second the Flimsy Slinkys. Why do we even bother buying them from the dollar store?
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.
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 IMPROVEDsyn: better than the originalemendedincreased in excellence
IMPROVED: Self-tanning products. Gone are the days of orange! Yay!
IRISH COFFEE(as opposed to regular coffee, which is certainly NEAR perfect, but...) :)
Congrats and too funny. I have to follow my first thought:improved = gas mileage
Improved = DiapersI'm so glad I didn't have to use the same ones my mom did!
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!!
Improved: computersI 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. :)
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 COFFEEYou 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!
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:EXCEPTIONALunusualraresuperior
Exceptional: 'A Fundamental Shift'.;-)(In the real game we're supposed to butter up the judge...)
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. LEWISThank God for him.
Returning the coffee favor:exceptional: JP'S FULL MOONMega 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 . . .
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
Exceptional = morning sun warmed strawberries picked from the plant and popped into the mouth immediately ... YUM!
strawberries are not in season here yet:(exceptional = teenagers when they are true to who they were created to beKim
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
lol okay Jon, you said Lincoln park....I say...Exceptional: Pavarotti :P
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. :)
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...COSMICecumenicaluniversalunlimited
OSMO (see here for explanation)Also, since this is a convenient spot--John, Hap, Erin, Ruth: Tag--you're it! :)
COSMIC: The Phoenix Lander, of course.Thanks for the tag, Rob.
cosmic = Star Trek
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