Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Phenomenal Drinking Game

I, like everyone else, have been preparing for Thanksgiving. Cleaning, organizing, food shopping and list writing are just some of the things I have had to do. This year though, my hus and I are preparing also for some adult entertainment. Many families (none I know personally), play games at their holiday gatherings. Perhaps some of you play Charades or Trivial Pursuit,and maybe the more daring of you play such provocative games as Taboo or Grey's Anatomy Trivia the Board Game. At this house we are planning a much more fun game, one that's original and will end up with all the players (me and my hus) happy and completely shit faced!
We call this game 'Phenomenal' and it is named in honor of our honored guest this thanksgiving.... Grandma. You see, grandma has a way of getting stuck on certain things.
For example, for about six months now she has found a way of working in the word 'phenomenal' into every conversation. For some reason this really bothers me, although I shouldn't let grandma get to me, she does. Last time she visited, she used the word 4 times in the first 3 minutes of seeing her. She was describing the way an old friend of mine looked when she ran into her a week or so ago. "I saw 'A' again and she really looks phenomenal, she has a phenomenal job working for the Russian-Jewish-American-Alliance" I said "Great" and mom said "No, really, she looks PHENOMENAL and what a phenomenal career...". I cringed and said " Enough with the 'Phenomenal' description" because I am not afraid to tell her she uses that word entirely too much, but sadly she doesn't listen.
Later that same night, when my hus and I snuck away from Grandma to another room, we could just barely hear her talking to us..."Wow, you guys have got to see this show on TV it is really phenomenal!" And I spontaneously raised my wine glass to my husband, because I am always drinking alcohol when grandma is here, and said "Drink". And a new drinking game was born.
Every time grandma says 'phenomenal' we will drink. Luckily grandma doesn't drink so she can watch the kids while we play.

16 comments:

Alissa said...

Ha ha

That sounds like fun.

Shelly Overlook said...

Sounds like a phenomenal game!

Karen MEG said...

Oh can I play too! That is so funny - here's to phenomenal grandma.

Karen MEG said...

Forgot to say, "TAG" you're it.

Suzy said...

Love the game....

Gina said...

Oh that is too funny!

Amber said...

you have made me smile!!!!

Family Adventure said...

Woo-hoo. That's *my* kind of game :)

Heidi

Anne said...

Y'know that is a great idea, but I think what I will do is give everyone a word as they walk in the house that they have to use a certain number of times. My sister will be here tonite and we can work out the details. Happy Thanksgiving!

Badness Jones said...

That's phenomenol! Bottoms up!

Granny said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!

Autumn's Mom said...

haha Happy Thanksgiving..Hope it was smashing!

surcie said...

All I want to know is, were you really a phone sex operator for a day?! Now that would make a fun post.

Lainey-Paney said...

I get on word kicks too. I would annoy the sh*t out of you, I'm afraid.
For about 6 months, my word was "fabulous." After that, I went through a "dude" phase. Now, it's a phrase phase: What the hell? You have to say it fast & all run together: whatthehell????
{no wonder my 2yo has a potty mouth, right?}

I think your grandma drinking game is AWESOME!

Anna said...

How Phenomenal!

WillThink4Wine said...

Thanks! I'm just letting you know that I am borrowing this game and renaming it to "Weather Lady". I will be raising my glass whenever my mother makes a weather-realted comment. I'll be asleep before you know it! ;-)