Sunday, August 05, 2012

let’s play a game

Are you game?

The London 2012 games are about over and my family have not won anything. But then none of us were on an Olympic team. Hey everyone stills likes to win right?

If you are reading and following my blog then you are probably not on any Olympic team either. How about we play a quick (or slow I’m in no rush) blog game? I will give out medals if someone donates a few. Yeah I didn’t think so.

Hey this is a mind game so you can compete with just a few brain cells. Enough BS let's get to the game I’m offering.

The genesis of the game was listening to the Scott McKenzie sixties hit song about San Francisco. The song (I’ll embed a youtube version below) was my introduction to San Francisco as a teenager. You could call it a virtual introduction but I didn’t because I didn’t know virtual back then. It would be many years later that I finally got to walk around SF. Beautiful city. But by that time all the flower people had grown up and left. Also, Tony Bennett had already left his heart there. But don’t get confused with that song.

The Scott McKenzie hit had the following line: 

"If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair"

If you don’t remember the song ask your parents.

Here’s my simple virtual blog game - Replace San Francisco with a different place and finish the line of advice.

For example (I didn’t promise a good example
If you’re going to Timbuktu, be sure to wear sunscreen.
If you’re going to Chicago, be sure not to put ketchup on your hotdog.

Obviously you can tell why I’m not on an Olympic team but I’m getting better at spelling it.

Please play along in the comments.
OH OH - almost forgot - women get extra points for wearing the beach volley sports wear while participating.


Barbara Shallue said...

I always loved that song and it was my introduction to SF as well. Only problem is, I've still never physically made it there! Okay, here we go... If you're going to Austin, be sure your a/c works in your car. Okay, here's another one... If you're going to Houston, be sure to wear plenty of mosquito spray.

lisleman said...

You were the first up - great pitch. Oh I hate mosquitoes.

Jennifer Richardson said...

If you're going to Nashville, be sure to re-string your guitar.
If this works, this comment, I'll know Discus and I have made up
and settled our differences in the spirit of the Olympics.
Sigh. we'll see.

Joanne said...

If you play beach volley ball in Antarctica, wear all your clothes.

lisleman said...

Do you think the penguins would join in the game? I think they would just watch.

lisleman said...

Looks like you got your guitar re-strung. I hope Disqus has settled down now. I heard they were wrestling with blogger or was it cycling. New features have you spinning a velodrome bike. It would be great if blogger and Disqus could try the synchronized feature diving.

unknownmami said...

If your going to San Francisco in the summer, be sure to pack warm clothing in your bags. Screw the sunflowers, you'll be cold.

lisleman said...

Yes you can get cold breezes from that big ocean nearby. I think the rolling fog is the coolest. thanks

Single Mom in the South said...

If you are going to Florida in the summer, be sure to pack your rain coat... it's not THAT hot, but you do have to watch out for the stray tropical storm!

lisleman said...

Depending where you are at a "stray tropical drink" might be even worse. thanks

Agnes Pages said...

Well, mine is definitely ticking. I guess I should be worried?

lisleman said...

maybe the system goofed up or maybe you forgot what post you were on but I suspect your comment is about the bio-clock post. If you are ticking then I would suggest getting defused somehow. Of course, I would NOT suggest you get advice from a male on this subject. Most of us are lucky to be able to set an alarm.

Mrs4444 said...

I like this game :) If you're lactose intolerant and going to Wisconsin, be sure to bring some Lactaid in your purse....

lisleman said...

good one. On a serious note - they do have soy and other non-dairy substitutes available. It's not there are banned in the dairy state. Dairy is certainly a product of pride in WI.

Mrs4444 said...

Nah! I love milk and cheese way too much--I'm willing to suffer. :)

lisleman said...

You're kidding me - a lactose intolerant Wisconsinite. That does sound like suffering. Like a vegetarian cattle rancher.

Mrs4444 said...

I know, right? I didn't even realize it until about 10 years ago. Thank goodness for science.

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