Friday, August 26, 2005


Last night we were playing Scattergories. My brother and sister-in-law were in from Boston, and we had them over after all the kids were sleeping. You know, so we could have an actual conversation.

If you have never played Scattergories, here is a basic rundown of how it works. Everyone has a card with the same 12 categories on it. You roll an alphabet die, and then you have about three minutes to write a word or phrase that fits into the category on sheet that begins with the letter on the die.

For example, if you had sandwich as the category, and you rolled a P, you could write Peanut Butter and Jelly. If multiple people have written Peanut butter and Jelly, then the phrase doesn't count, so you want to try to write things that people wouldn't necessarily write, such as pickles and honey sandwich. When you go over your answers, if people disagree with your phrase, and don't think it matches, you can defend your answer, and try to convince everyone that your answer actually fits the catgory. Then, everyone votes as to whether or not it should count. Majority wins. Sometimes, if you can't think of anything unique, it is a good strategy to write down something obvious, so that at least you can take someone else's answer out.

So last night, we had the letter G, and one of the categories was things that bounce/jump. I considered writing girl parts, but chose not to. It was a good decision, being that my brother wrote girl parts.

Instead, I wrote Gerbil, and when asked, I said that if you throw a gerbil on a trampoline, it bounces.

The group voted me down. How would you have voted?


Blogger Gebrec said...

10 points for Jack you should have taken him down!

August 26, 2005 9:23 AM  
Blogger Just Passing Through said...

You could have just written "Gerbil Parts" and gotten away with it.

Whay about "Guy Parts"? Boxers, not briefs, of course.

August 26, 2005 9:45 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

everyone laughs when you say girl parts are bouncing. I think everyone would groan if you said guy parts flopping around in boxers. I know, it is gender inequity rearing its ugly head again, but thats the way we are programmed.

August 26, 2005 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Zwicker said...

I would have voted against you. After all, just about anything bounces on a trampoline.

August 26, 2005 11:22 AM  
Anonymous P-Dudi said...

Are you looking for laughs or to win?

If you're looking for laughs, then try Balderdash. One day I have to tell you about playing that game, drunk by the pool with some of the boys; one of them being a tall redhead who was 'born to float'.

August 26, 2005 12:05 PM  
Blogger Krunk said...

I would have voted you down.Gerbils aren't exactly known for bouncing.Girl parts on the other hand.....

August 26, 2005 12:22 PM  
Blogger rockofgalilee said...

vote down

August 29, 2005 3:14 AM  
Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann said...

sounds like a stretch, i'd have voted you down.

September 02, 2005 11:18 AM  

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