Monday, January 14, 2013


 Back in the day before portable DVD players and Ipads all we had to entertain ourselves on long trips was playing games and singing songs.  We've given up singing songs together because that would just be awkward but we do still play games.  As Nathan, Emily, and I made our way to Florida last week we decided to play a game to help pass the time.  We call it the Alphabet game and we choose a  topic and taking turns starting at A try to guess answers in alphabetical order.  If you can't guess on your letter then you get a strike, three strikes and you're out.  We chose the topic "Countries" and let Emily go first.

"Africa" she guessed.
"That's a continent" Nathan informed her. We laughed.
Strike one for Emily.
Botswana was Nathan's answer and I followed with Canada.
Now it was Emily's turn to answer for D.
"Delaware"  she quickly answered "oh wait, that's a state right? " I almost drove off the road.
Strike two for Emily
Nathan then guessed a country for D, me for E and so forth until we got to I.  It was Emily's turn.
"Islam!" she called out quite proud of herself.  Nathan and I fell into fits of laughter at this point.
Strike three, she was done.
Trying to cheer her up I said "It's okay Emily, Nathan finds stupid sexy."
"Stupidsexy?" she asked. "What does that mean?"
I could hardly stay on the road.

I was only allowed to tell  this story on the condition that I point out that it was very late at night, and we were all tired when this transpired. In her defense, Emily is normally an extremely intelligent young woman and even late at night she is a very good sport.

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