Thursday, June 9, 2011

I splurged!

I worked at the nursing home this afternoon/evening and, during my supper break, I had time to look through the books and things that the "Books Are Fun" company has left in the staff lounge to sell to any of us workers who wish to buy from them.... I've never bought anything there before, but tonight I splurged and bought 1 book (about riddles, puzzles, plays on words, etc...) and 1 game! The game is called "You've Been Sentenced" and it is described as follows:

This sentence-building game uses unique five-sided cards with multiple conjugations of a base word. With a hand of 10 cards, players try to score the most points per round by constructing the longest, grammatically correct, and sensible sentence. Any player can object to another players sentence, on either grammatical grounds, or the fact that the sentence just doesn't make sense. The defending player and the objecting player get to argue their points to the rest of the players, who form a jury. Half the fun is trying to defend, explain, and justify a completely ridiculous sentence to the other players. First player to reach 200 points wins. With the deck of 540 pentago-shaped cards with over 2500 words (plus Wild Cards) there are billions of possible combinations. You will probably never see the same sentence twice in a lifetime. English can be a very Funny language.

When I drove in the yard tonight, I noticed the Pacifica (the vehicle Mom usually drives) was missing and then it was that I remembered that my parents had their "Date" tonight. :) They went to the FCS annual supper and meeting in Mandan. I was a little sad then, as Dad and Mom's 1-time-a-year (practically)-date-night has always been my brothers' and my special night to play games or stay up late and watch a long movie or something (except for the one night when there was a bad storm and a cow was out and we were chasing her all over the place and then the electricity went out and the wind came up and we all headed for the basement and read books with a flashlight until our parents returned), but I had to work this time. I was so happy when I got in the house and found my brothers still awake and dressed and ready to play a couple rounds of the game I'd bought! :) It really is quite fun and we've already come up with some pretty funny-sounding sentences.... Has anyone else played this game before? What are some of your favorite family games?

Not a whole lot else happened here today. We weren't able to plant in the garden because it was still too wet from yesterdays' rain. I did sew a bit on my dress again and it's really starting to look like a dress instead of a tent!

I'd best get some sleep. Tomorrow morning's going to come quickly.... I'll leave you with something to put a smile on your face, hopefully. :)

Cletus goes to work and sees that one of his co-workers has
a thermos.

He asks him what it does, and the co-worker responds, "It
keeps hot things hot and cold things cold."

Cletus is amazed, and when he gets home, he immediately goes
out and buys one. The next day he goes to work and is proud
that he has this wonderful object.

The same co-worker realizes he has a thermos and says, "What
do you have in it?"

He says, "Soup and ice cream!"

Yummy! ;)


Carra - a bondservant of Jesus said...

Ew... soup and ice cream! I hope it was a fruit soup of some kind! Creamed berry soup!! :)
Sounds like ya'll had a good evening. I've never heard of that game before. May Jesus bless ya'll!

Miss Linda said...

LOL!! Won't "Cletus" be surprised when he opens his thermos and finds soupy ice cream! :)

Your game sounds like so much fun. I love games like that--games that encourage family and friends to sit around and enjoy each other's company. It actually sounds like you had a nice day and it was so sweet that your brothers stayed up so they could play the new game with you! Obviously, they were looking forward to your company!

Dawn Bornemann said...

Oh Cora, that is hilarious!!!
Also, I am so glad that you got to play your new game with the boys. I'm sorry that I was just too tired to join in when we got home, BUT it was almost midnight. :)
Love you,

Hristiyan said...

You messed up your dating. : )
You missed Wednesday, June 8.

Cora Beth said...

I'm glad this made some of you smile. :) I too was thinking that it might not taste so bad if the soup was Peanut Butter Pumpkin soup and the ice cream was vanilla. ;)

It was fun to hear from you!
About that date... You were very attentive to catch that! The computer actually automatically posts the date on top of the post and, when I published the post last night, in all reality, it was today (Thursday) already because we stayed up so late playing my new game. :)
I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family very soon!