Monday, December 08, 2008

Grab the kids, it's group participation time! (Our fun holiday game)

So I came up with an idea for a fabulous game and I have to say that I thought of it all myself, with no help from anyone. Especially not Southernbelle. What? You don't believe me because I'm making such a big deal about this being my idea? Fine, then. It wasn't.

Southernbelle hosted a really fun game on her blog that is still ongoing. It involves a person posting their wish in the comments (such as "I wish I could turn invisible at will") and other people totally killing that wish (such as "You can turn invisible at will, but the technology is still new so you are never completely in focus when visible") and then posting their own wish. You should definitely go to Southernbelle's blog and play!

But not before you play the other fabulous game she came up with and asked us to host. Here's how it goes. I'm going to post the first half of a sentence and  you're going to complete it in the comments and then post the first half of the next sentence. So, if I write "I hate it when..." you would write something witty like "...my mom makes me pay rent for living in her basement. But I love it when..." and then the next person would finish that sentence and write the first half of the next sentence. Got it? Because I don't know how I could make it any more clear (especially since Southernbelle summed it up in a sentence when she explained it and I just provided a paragraph's worth-- it must be the journalist in me). And if we come up with a good plot line, I will be claiming it as my own work and publishing it under my byline (you have been warned...)

So, the first sentence fragment is...
"The most annoying thing about the holiday season is..."

43 comments:

sj said...

... people who complain about the holidays.

sorry. you all know that i'm a freak about christmas.

(i'm so glad i get to play first!)

My sentence:
All I asked for from Santa was...

KAT's little sis said...

a little cousin for Peyton (you had better get busy KAT and PH!).

My sentence:
I realized my mom and dad were really Santa when......

Stephanie said...

...some ass faced kid at school tattled about the Santa myth because his ass faced parents thought he'd resent them for "lying" to him for too many years. Idiots.

My sentence:
The ass faced kid at school learned a lesson in not spoiling the Christmas secret for everyone when I...

Srg said...

...punched him in the nose and threatened that he'd get run over by a reindeer if he ever mentioned it again.


My sentence:
The best Christmas gift I ever received was a....

SouthernBelle said...

...tiny Christmas tree complete with Hello Kitty ornaments, given to me by my adoring atheist husband who doesn't celebrate Christmas, and who also kind of hates Hello Kitty.

I knew it was going to be the worst Christmas ever when...

FunnyGal KAT said...

...I realized it was 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve, I hadn't started my shopping yet and the only place open was the gas station. Air fresheners and beef jerky for all!

Forget Grandma getting run over by a reindeer! The strangest holiday story I have started when...

sj said...

... my father and mother were arguing over whether or not the tree was straight when...

Srg said...

...they were distracted by a loud crash from the other room only to find...

SouthernBelle said...

...a guilty looking reindeer scrambling to get out of the dining-room window, and there on the floor they saw...

sj said...

...a huge pile of marshmallows, painstakingly arranged into an exact replica of Macho Pichu. My mother shouted...

Sam_I_am said...

reindeer droppings!

Enraged by the guilty reindeer, I promptly called Santa and he said...

Sam_I_am said...

Dang it, SJ! You beat me to it.

[...a huge pile of marshmallows, painstakingly arranged into an exact replica of Macho Pichu. My mother shouted...]

Smore's for everyone! Dad went outside and built a Holly-Jolly Bonfire and then...

FunnyGal KAT said...

...we all suddenly heard the unmistakable sound of...

Sam_I_am said...

the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny looked at us and looked at the fire and said...

FunnyGal KAT said...

..."Oops, guess I'm early. Well, when you see Santa, could you please tell him..."

sj said...

... that the tooth fairy called, and she's rather frantic about...

Sam_I_am said...

a tooth shortage and she wants him to...

sj said...

... check with the Elf Dentists (like the one from Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer fame) and see if there's some way they can help create new teeth.

Meanwhile, my parents were...

Muffy Willowbrook said...

Making out behind Easter Bunny's basket and feeding each other chocolate eggs. I screamed at them because......

Sam_I_am said...

if they have another kid, it will seriously depleat my Christmas receivings. They responded...

SouthernBelle said...

"In the immortal words of Bill Cosby (I think) - "I brought you into this world and I can take you out of it." Now leave us be!"

All of a sudden, from behind the Christmas Tree...

Andy said...

popped Brangelina's 80 adopted children, all asking where their presents are and how come they aren't allowed to breastfeed off of Angelina anymore.

Angelina, shocked, exclaimed...

Sam_I_am said...

"You little ingrates! I'm famous and I can't have my boobs to my ankles!" All of a sudden....

sj said...

... Billy Bob Thornton showed up, wearing his costume from Bad Santa, and had a large bag.

He reached in and pulled out....

pistols at dawn said...

...the vial of blood that he and Angelina used to wear around their necks and everyone was kind of creeped out and quiet for awhile, because we'd all tried really hard to forget about that.

Finally, Maddox piped up, saying...

SouthernBelle said...

..."Mommy, mommy, look what I found on the carpet!"

We all turned to Maddox and as he opened his little hand...

TishTash said...

...it turns out he had picked up a fortune cookie. Angelina opened the fortune cookie, and the fortune read "Remember Woody and Soon-yi? It'll be comeuppance time sooner or later. Go Team Aniston!"

She crumpled up the fortune, turned to Brad and said...

Srg said...

...let's go make triplets this time! Or no, no, quadruplets! But first I'll need a bigger villa in France. And maybe I can hire sj to...

sj said...

... read our children bedtime stories and pay her incredibly well for her time.

I'm also thinking that we can hire KAT to...

SouthernBelle said...

"... oversee the interior design of at least one wing of our French mansion, during which time we would of course pay for her and the PH to live in an adorable little French house nearby.

And we mustn't forget to ask SouthernBelle to..."

FunnyGal KAT said...

... come up with another fun game we can take the credit for.

And while we're asking for favors, the one person we need to make sure we invite to the party is...

Sam_I_am said...

Sam_I_am!! She's the rockin'est girl I know! While we're planning this party, for dinner we can have...



psst. SJ, I tagged ya.

SouthernBelle said...

"...shrimp by the truckload, melted brie cheese on french bread, and creme brulee for dessert.

But to work off all that deliciousness we'll have to..."



(PS - SJ and KAT, you are tagged - come see my blog for details)

gracie-mel said...

...run around and **try** not to have our pictures taken in our fabulous clothes while we dash out of some vaguely expensive restaurant.

But in the meantime, why don't we go outside and...

sj said...

... tease the paparazzi by stuffing a pillow under my shirt just to start some rumors.

Brad, however, had other plans. He was hell bent on...

Sam_I_am said...

going bump bump. Angelina teased him with the thought of baby-making, now Brad...

SouthernBelle said...

...looked at Angelina and said
"I'm sorry, but I've met someone else, and they're in this room right now. I'm in love with...

sj said...

... Jennifer. I don't know why I ever left her. I suppose it was seeing her with John Mayer that really did it.

Angelina, upon hearing the news...

sj said...

...turned around to find Jennifer Anniston standing behind the Christmas tree.

But suddenly...


(sorry to finish my own, but I just realized that SB added that little twist about her being in the room.)

FunnyGal KAT said...

...the dude who played Joey Tribiani on "Friends" burst in and shouted to Jennifer...

sj said...

..."Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"

Meanwhile, my parents...

SouthernBelle said...

...started sniffing the air in alarm. We all looked around, suddenly realizing there was smoke in the air.

"Oh no!" Mom cried. "The turkey!"

But the smoke wasn't coming from the oven, it was...

sj said...

... the christmas tree! it was on fire! Angelina was standing over it, and with a vicious laugh she said...