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I was sitting here for about ten minutes trying to think of what to blog about. And then I remembered that I had insisted on bringing home all of our Balderdash answers after we played a couple of weeks ago for that very reason -- so I didn't have to think of something to blog about! And then I forgot. Par for the course in my little brain sack. So, it's a word. The word is: Extispicy
Following are our answers from a hot, sexy evening of playing Balderdash:Answer 1: Fortune telling by examining animal organs hit by lightning. Asnwer 2: Ron Jame's golf bag (which is a total inside joke and I shouldn't have even included it here, but ....I did...so deal Answer 3: Being and Nothingness. Five stars. Answer 4: No longer spicy Answer 5: A mexican jaw breaker made with tamarind Answer 6: How E.T, the extra terrestrial orders his Thai food, "Exti-spicy, please.....owwwwwwch." What should you do now? Come up with your own answer and post it as a comment here, or here, or here, or here. I'll pick the funniest one and you get a MYSTERY prize! It's a mystery because I can't think of what I want to part with and this gives me the opportunity to decide that you get an old promotional postcard or something lame like that. BUT, don't let that keep you from entering! And, in closing, here's some new Shower Arts:
Okay, so maybe this makes me a nerd, but for some reason, I have the best time "playing" Balderdash. Maybe it's because I play with stand up comics. Maybe it's because no one is really trying to win, but instead just trying to write the funniest answer. Maybe it's because I'm completely insane and Balderdash calms the little voices inside. Who knows? So here, today, I share with you... Balderdash from last night.... Starring: Meghan Sara Evie Doug Rosalie & Meghan's Mom, Sue Pay close attention. There's a content. You could win this awesome greeting card with a tater tot farting on the front. The category chosen is: Person The Person is: Bob Boyer Answer #1: First man to use an alias Answer #2: Invented the soup which grew into a chain and became known as "Chef Boy-ar-dee" Answer #3: Inventor of Bob's butter which builds, bigger, better bodies Answer #4: An ancestor to pop singer/actress Lindsey Lohan, who also invented popsicle sticks Answer #5: While Bobs are notorious for not being exciting or doing anything worthy of comment, this Bob was the first. Answer #6: Chemist who came up with a way of turning soybeans into certain things, such as door knobs and gear shift handles. Okay, now for the contest rules. You can either: 1. Make your own answer to the Bob Boyer question and who ever has the funniest one wins. Or... 2. You can try to guess which answer was mine and I'll draw the names of everyone who had correct answers out of a hat. Whoever wins, gets a greeting card with a tater tot farting on it. Ready? Go.
My new and old favorite store: Schmancy. Where else in the city can you get collectible toys shaped like different kinds of milk? And plush doughnuts? And crochet deviled eggs? In the same place? I'm guessing nowhere else. Go to Schmancy - 2nd Ave between Stewart and Virginia. And while you're there, visit Nancy, Fancy and Pants. They don't have collectible milk toys, but they are also awesome.