Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Anomaly?

Every second Sunday of the month, my family gets together for dinner and we usually play any number of games, including but not limited too: nerts, apples to apples, speed scrabble, scene it, imagine if... etc. We are a pretty competitive bunch and it is a lot of fun... and even though I seldom win, I have fun losing gracefully with some sweet trash talk. Anyway we were playing "speed scrabble" a simple game where you ditch the scrabble board and put all the pieces upside down in the middle of the table. Then you grab six random pieces to start, you flip them over to make words in whatever combination you can like a crossword puzzle. When you have used all your pieces successfully you yell "go" and everyone playing must add another piece to their group of letters or puzzle. The process is repeated until all the pieces are gone, then you add up the points on the pieces you couldn't use. It is one of my favorite games, even though spelling has never been my strong suit, and I pretty much always lose. Anyway very seldom does one get good letters from the original six. I got this the other day, which I thought was so hilarious that I had to snap a picture instead of saying "go." I'm not sure what about this as a 30 year old adult I found so funny. Really though, what are the chances that these six letters would come together and happen to spell these two seemingly related words. Not likely.
So, thanks to the marvels of modern technology (phone camera & blog)I have decided to preserve this moment forever. Enjoy.

John Maxim

8 comments:

joN. said...

wow. you play speed scrabble? it's like my seventh favorite game EVER. in fact i just taught it to joe and cinn on sunday.

Cameron's Corner said...

That story (and attached photo) makes me need to go to the potty.

Heather D said...

Further proof that just because you're 30 doesn't mean you're mature.

SRA said...

Congrats, John...that's a definite achievement. My Speed Scrabble hat's off to you.

Emily said...

That sounds so fun! I got an idea, speed scrabble, your house, um, Tuesday night? What do you say, any one else?

Tom Woodbury said...

That, my friend, is the John Maxim comedy that I've come to know and love.

Hope all is well!

Cameron's Corner said...

Hey Tom... you need to get yourself a blog, my friend.

Heather said...

That was pretty funny. I don't think that you're ever too old to laugh at pee and poo! Its a constant discussion in our home with our 2 year old!