Saturday, June 07, 2008

Alphabet Meme: G, H

G is for favorite game:

Games? I love games! Pick me!!

Except charades. But Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Cranium, Monopoly... most board games, and all word games, I love. We had friends that loved games too, and used to invite people over to play dominos. Then we all had kids, and the domino couple moved to the west coast, and time and inclination just don't seem to coincide any more, game-wise. I think when our kids get old enough to play with their friends for longer unsupervised stretches and stay up a bit later without losing it, then maybe we'll pull out whatever it is we still remember how to play, and challenge the neighbors. Heh.

Oh, my favorite... hm. For serious? Scrabble. For fun/groups? Trivial Pursuit I guess, but I'm sure there are other good ones that have come out since. Balderdash is pretty good too.

H is for hometown:

If you know how to say "ten swamps" in Dutch, you've got the name of the New Jersey suburb of my ute. Really.

It doesn't feel like "home," but in recent years I've gotten to the point that when I visit (which I love to do), I feel more comfort than unease. And if that doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement, well, I was definitely in a hurry to live other places. But it's a nice little town with really great schools. My parents chose well.


  1. I grew up in an area settled by the Dutch as well. But our city had the very original name of "Holland." My college boyfriend was from Red Bank/Rumson, so I spent some time near your neck of the woods.

    I LOVE Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Fact or Crap - all kinds of games. Too bad we don't live closer!

  2. I've thought that too bunny (too bad we don't live closer) -- I think we'd make fast friends IRL.

  3. There is no game that I hate more than charades...I always end up flapping around and looking like a duck.