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Subject: [PD-LIFE] Whatcha c'plainin bout? :-)
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 00:11:20 EDT
So you got a playful lil ole mouse who just wants to make friends. Cute lil
buggers that never let ya have a dull moment :-P
That's nothin to getting ready for a family reunion.
I went and volunteered to take charge of the games this year. It's the 2nd
year in a row I've gone except for 10 yrs or so before that. And as I gather,
they haven't had games in a long time. Making a list of game was the easiet
part, but getting all the stuff together is another thing. Narrowing down the
choice of games wasn't easy either.
Sure, you have to have water balloons, but just exactly what kind of game do
you play? I figure they can all have a free for all. I don't see any logic
in organizing a game when it comes to water balloons. To me, a water balloon
fight and a food fight are basically one and the same. Just yell "Balloon
fight!" Everyone knows what to do next.
Egg Toss? I;m a party pooper here, what a waste.
Marshmallow catapult: 1/2 the team has a bag of marshmallows and plastic
serving spoon. And the other 1/2 team members each hold a brown paper grocery
bag to try and catch the marshmallows their team members are flinging with the
spoons. Don't know about you, but even for an old person, it's lots of fun,
Warning, don't do it the house with kids, you;ll find stale marshmallows
everytime you rearrange the furniture.
Then there is the 3-legged race, I bought new panty hose at a yard sale and
using them to tie the legs together. I couldn't find feed sacks so the heck
with the sack race.
Wanted to do the pie eating contest, no hands, but that is a lil costly.
What would the day be without a spoof on the Survivor show? Two teams
competing at several stations of challenges and ending with the yukky food chow
Pond water, some sort of green beverage you can buy in the store.
Dirt and earth worms- brownies and gummi worms
Rabbit, umm droppings? LOL- that's chocolate covered raisins. But if I
remember right, 'Raisinets" look more like deer...oh never mind.
Any other suggestions for yukky survivor food?
What about the leaky cup race- dunk a cup with a hole in a bucket of water
and race to fill up another cup , first team to fill up their cup wins. The
catch is, they have to hold the cup over their head during the race.
The thing about mice versus men...well, I've stayed out of that conversation,
cause I would have dominated the discussion, from mice, to birds, and even
bats finding their way in to our house. I trapped a bird in our basement in a
trash can...it came thru the vent for the furnace or whatever you call it.
Kept it there not knowing what to do until hubby came home from work. That was
about the time when the news first came out about the west nile virus, and
paranoid that we should go and have this bird tested. Fortunately for the bird,
hubby gave it it's freedom back. You see, it pecked at our cat's nose, who
decided it wanted to investigate the bird who hid beside the furnace.
You want stories, LOLOL I have a ton, but I;ll save you from them, or
atleast most of them.