Monday, February 20, 2006

Miscellaneous....



While Avery was eating his taco this evening I overheard him exclaim "This dead cow is delicious!".



In a related story...An interesting fact that I learned at school this week: McDonalds has a management training program called Hamburger University. Isn't that THE BEST!?! Can you imagine hanging a diploma on your office wall from Hamburger University!?! I love it! I think I may go once I finish up at Troy.






Can you guess what's missing from this photo?





Did you know that Snuffleupagus has a first name? You'll never guess what it is. Here's a hint: it starts with an "A". He also has a sister named Alice. Who knew?



Wendy informed me today that my 2 1/2 year old nephew Will had gotten into some pink paint that she had been using to paint the girl's bedroom with. Will apparently decided to paint their black lab, Jack. When his parents found out what had happened, his only words were, "Jack looks pretty".


Lastly, how do you play "TV tag"? Kristy and I have been trying to figure out the rules of this game for a couple of days now. I say that when someone was about to tag you, all you had to do was shout out the name of a TV show and you would be safe. That seems too easy though... Then I suggested that you couldn't name a show that had already been named, but Kristy argued that that was too complex, it's not like there was a referee keeping track of which shows had already been called. Does anyone remember the rules of this game?

Happy Presidents Day!

12 comments:

~Seth & Nancy~ said...

No beard!! I don't remember the last time I saw Jermaine clean-shaven! :-)
TV tag...I had forgotten all about that game! I don't remember the rules we played by....

barbarakuhn said...

We didn't have TV when I was little. Ask Trish - "Little Rich" plays a game of tag in the narthex at church -Rules? race from "base" (book table?)& freeze when anyone over 50 goes through. I've been caught a few times & love to stand there while the guys freeze -
My sister made up a game of tag called "Angels & Devils" - I hated being the devil. I ran too slow.

T5M said...

Mrs. Kuhn - that's too funny - how do they know who's over 50!? I'd be horrified if I walked through and everyone froze! ...You know kids aren't the best judges of age!

Denise said...

I remember playing TV tag outside church when we were little...is that the one where when you got tagged you had to stand with your legs open and someone (who wasn't tagged) had to crawl through them? or is that a different version of tag?

Denise said...

I found it! I looked it up online (http://www.gameskidsplay.net/frame_alphabetical_listing.htm) and found the rules:

"In this variation, when the person who is "it" tags someone, they are frozen in place. To be unfrozen, someone must touch them and must yell out the name of a TV show ("The Simpsons!"). A TV show name can only be used once.

Play continues until all are frozen. The last person to be tagged is "it" for the next game.

Can also be played using any other category, i.e. Movie Tag, or Football Team Tag, or for the slightly older crowd Noble Peace Prize Winner Tag"

Kristy & John said...

How 'bout flashlight tag...

Played at night, this game mixes the popular games, hide and seek with tag. The person who is "it" waits at the "jail" counting to a high number while everyone else hides. Then, armed with a flashlight, this person searches for the others who may be switching hiding spots. The flashlight must remain on at all times and may not be covered. When "it " spots someone, s/he must use the flashlight to get a close enough look at the person to identify him/er and call out his/er name.
What happens when a person gets caught, gives rise to variations of this exciting game. One variaton is to pass the flashlight to the caught person, so s/he becomes "it." Another version is to send each caught person to "jail" to wait until everyone is caught. The first person caught then becomes "it." Another variation is to have more than one person (or a team) be "it." With this configuration, people who are not "it" can tag other people (or team members) free from "jail." One of the "its" may stay near to guard the "jail."

Players will find new and interesting ways to improve their play. One such strategy is to watch where "it(s)" have already searched, and then switch to that hiding spot. One might also find success by following "it(s)." For added challenge, players may camoflouge themselves with dark clothing and face paint. This game is excellent for developing great strategies of guerilla warfare in young minds. This game will also encourage paranoia in parents and entire neighborhoods.

How did we ever remember all these rules!!

T5M said...

How did we ever learn all these games without the internet? ...how will our kids learn them?!?

Denise - I too, remember going through legs - that was how you freed the person.

Let's all get together and play!

~Seth & Nancy~ said...

Ghost in the Graveyard was another one that we used to play after church. It's a reverse "Hide and Go Seek"....The "It" person hides and everyone tries to find them. When the person is found they yell "Ghost in the graveyard" (lovely coming from the church property I'm sure!). Then everyone has to run to "base" before getting tagged by "the ghost".

T5M said...

Ghost in the graveyard sounds fun - it's precious that you guys played it at church! Hee hee!!

Hey, Kristy and I saw freakie freezies at BJs yesterday! Too funny!!

~Seth & Nancy~ said...

you mean freezy freakies?! i wonder if they just sold them in our area...hmmm....

some of the kids weren't allowed to play "ghost in the graveyard"....they weren't allowed to run on the "sabbath" ;-) i guess our parents weren't quite as strict!

MaineMomKC5 said...

Looking at that picture of Jermaine, I can't help but think he looks like a prisoner in jail (it must be the shirt he has on)!! Too funny.

On another note, I LOVED "Ghost in the Graveyard." I remember playing it at the Breen's house in Salem (Erin do you remember Chuck Breen?). Anyway, they had this large, spooky house with headless statues in their yard so it was the perfect setting for that game.

MaineMomKC5 said...

Damn that Will kid is CUTE!