Monday, March 22, 2010

Project 52: Shiver me dufuses

This date I pulled out a puzzle that I had bought for Joel years ago.  I put up a little camp table, and even devised a system to keep the pieces in place with some fabric, so we could roll it up and stow it.  I was all ready to go and then the reality of the puzzle set in and I realised, I don't like puzzles.  I was already frustrated and worn out by the darn thing and we were only a mere few minutes into working on it!  Instead of getting upset, we changed plans.

The puzzle was abandoned and Joel went out for a shamrock shake from McD's and two cherry pies.  We played some MadLibs.  The one we bought for Hannah today was Pirate themed and the story that was the funniest included a peg elbow and a pet pencil sitting on your shoulder saying "Shiver me dufuses!" We even had a joke book that we'd picked up for Hannah and read a couple of terrible jokes to one another while shuffling cards for cribbage.

A fun night full of laughter and green shakes.  Well, I'm off to go find where I can get pencils imprinted for Joel's birthday!

6 comments:

  1. Being flexible is one of the best things in life. Sounds like your changed plans worked out well and you had a good time.

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  2. It's hard to believe that post was written in English - had to follow all your links to understand it, still not sure what madlibs are but sounds like you had a good night.

    What flavour are shamrock shakes - I'm guessing guinness but not thinking that they are child friendly. Maybe colcannon? prehaps whiskey (same as the guinness)? Apple (they have those in Ireland)? Just green flavour? sorry...I'll go away now!

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  3. Brandy- Thanks for the encouragement!

    Overtiredmum- Mad Libs is a story game where you pick random words to insert into it. You are asked to pick adjectives adverbs nouns and the likes. It makes for very silly stories. And I can't even imagine a colcannon shake! It's mint flavoured :-)

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  4. I love mad libs. Mucho fun. I like puzzles, if I'm in the right mood. Doesn't happen very often, though. :)

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  5. togetherforgood-Mad Libs were a childhood favorite. I found a free app for my Ipod Touch, I'm having a hard time not buying more stories though :D

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  6. awesome! madlibs. love it. i'll have to do that one day. thanks for sharing.
    tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}

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