Monday, October 25, 2010

Round about the Table: Balderdash and Giveaway!

Welcome back to the table.  Today I will share a little more about my local support group's Getting to Know You meeting, and you will have a chance to win a copy of Susan Bradrick's 24 Hours Is All You Get CD recording.  In her hour-long talk, Mrs. Bradrick offers wise advice and Scriptural standards for setting priorities and establishing a schedule. We will discuss schedules and priorities in a future post, but for now, let me tell you how you can win.

As I shared in my last post, the first round of our Iron Homeschool Mom contest involved a game of Balderdash.  That's what we'll play today, and my version is very much like the board game. 

I will share three sets of statements about myself.  Two statements are true, and one is balderdash, or false.  You have to pick the statement from each set that is inaccurate.

When you have made your choices, leave a comment listing your answers (there are 3 rounds so please list three answers).  The person with the most correct answers wins.  In the case of a tie, I will assign numbers and use to select a winner. 

I will accept entries until midnight, Friday, November 5, 2010 and will announce the winner on Saturday, November 6, 2010.

I will give you one bonus point if you advertise this giveaway via facebook, twitter, or blogging about it.  Please leave a separate comment.

Okey doke.  Here we go.  Feel free to giggle, chuckle, and/or snort.  I won't mind.

1.  I have done each of the following:
  • A.  worked as a radio DJ
  • B.  created a photo journal of the Cows of Missouri
  • C.  played flute in an orchestra
2.   I have tried each of the following:
  • A.  running a 5K only to pass out half-way through
  • B.  retaking the ACT four times to improve my science score which only went down with each subsequent retake
  • C.  growing a garden, flower and vegetable, only to kill every plant I touch    
3.  The most embarrassing moments of life have been the following:
  • A.  While working as a DJ, I finished an announcement and removed my headphones.  I could not hear the broadcast from the speakers in the room and thought something was wrong.  I began to panic and yell, "I've blown up the tower!  The FCC is going to throw me in jail.  I can't go to jail...I'm only 17!"  As I was having my melt-down, I noticed I had left my microphone on, which is why the speakers in the room were silent-to avoid feedback, and everyone in my hometown had heard my panic attack.  (well, at least the few people who were actually listening to that radio station)
  • B.  While attending a wedding in Venezuela, I must have made a disapproving face when a pit was dug and a whole pig thrown in.  The bride asked me what was wrong, and I replied, "En Los Estados Unidos, comemos gateau."  I had intended to say "In the U.S. we eat cake."  I had unintentionally used the French word "gateau" which means cake, but the bride heard the Spanish "gato" which means cat.  I realized my mistake when a cat walked across the lawn and everyone started laughing and pointing at me.
  • C.  One day, after work at the Girls Club, I was the last employee to leave and had the responsibility of cleaning and locking up.  Once my chores were done, I decided to sing into the microphone of the PA system.  What I forgot was there were speakers on the exterior of the building and all around the grounds.  When I exited the building, residents of the apartment complex across the street had gathered to listen to my little "concert".  When I left the building, they laughed and applauded as I ducked into my car and made a quick exit.
Alright... I hear you laughing, and that's okay because laughter is the best medicine.  Just don't laugh so hard that you forget to leave your answers in comments.

Happy Laughing!


Heather said...

I am AWFUL at this game, and it shows how much I don't know about your life before I met you at 18. But, here goes, 1-C, 2-B,3-C.

Kellie said...

You are too funny! I can't wait to find out the correct answers and I want to know how you even came up with the false ones!

I'm guessing:

1. C
2. A
3. B

Four Little Penguins said...

I'm guessing B, B, and B.