Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Memory Game

The Memory Game is one of the best games ever. Rophone and I love playing it with our kids, especially when they are young
The memory game you will be playing today, however, if you so choose, is to share a memory you have of the two of us together--whether recent or from long ago. I shared a memory with a friend of mine, and therefore have obligated myself to play the game. I mean, why not? The only request that I have, if you don't mind, is that the memory of me be a kind one. I have recently gone to hell in a handbasket, and am now trying to make the journey to heaven in a wheelbarrow instead. I hear it's nice this time of year.

According to my friend, if you leave a memory of me on my comments, then I can assume you are playing the game. If you just want to leave a memory you have of me, but would rather not have me reciprocate, that's okay, too. I think we can make up our own rules! 

*Edited to add--if you decide to play, you're supposed to post the rules of the game on your blog. You know, this is one of those taggie things (where you tag yourself?).

11 comments:

t0moo said...

Jana, Jana, Jana:

I'll stretch this out to multiple comments, so you feel better.

#1 Losing my firearms "virginity" with you and your dad in the hills somewhere in the middle of no where. My question, "Why do people shoot guns for fun?" was finally answered.

t0moo said...

#2 Driving around Salem looking for an open tennis court or calling your neighbors with their own court to play a doubles tennis match.

t0moo said...

#3 Going out to Chinese food and only ordering chicken dishes.

t0moo said...

#4 Watching your family turn from a really nice bunch of people to a group of zombies after your parents finally broke down and bought a TV. (Okay, it's not only about you, but you were involved).

t0moo said...

#5 You making homemade doughnuts for refreshments for YSA FHE.

t0moo said...

#6 Playing scrabble with you when you were sick, even though I suck at scrabble. Engrish is my second language after all.

t0moo said...

#7 Reading your emails where you gush on and on about Mike after you met him...

(I'll let this be the final one for now).

Pete Pages said...

I have lots of memories too (obviously), but will limit to one entry. Besides lots of game playing and even more dinners shared, the first "memory" that came to mind was our conference calls during American Idol season 2...we had so much to discuss over each contestant and after talking about how great Ruben is we would move on to talking about funny things our kids did and other things. The second thing that popped in my head was the day we both announced that we were pregnant at the family dinner. I thought it was so fun to be pregnant at the same time (not that I enjoy being pregnant, but it was fun that we were both going through the same thing) and going to the same clinic and having our boys so close together. I enjoyed that...are you interested in a baby #5? Just kidding.

The Laundry Queen said...

I must respond a little to these comments--they made me smile and laugh, thanks!

t0moo--

#1-Exploding tennis balls! Now that's losing your "virginity" with a bang!

#2-Tennis still rocks, you know (volleyball snob!)

#3-I was a Chinese food newbie! Now, my favorite dish is a shrimp one!

#4-Remember when I got shocked by the cord thing my dad had hooked up?

#5-I still make the spudnuts every Halloween, you know. Ir you're ever in the neighborhood...

#6-Thanks, t0moo!

#7-Jealous?

Tams-
those are good memories! I must say that I gasped out loud at the thought of baby #5, though! I'm glad you married my brother!

Thanks guys!

The Open Book said...

Playing football and soccer in the basement with JaneAnne's/your bedroom door as one goal and the opening to the bottom of the stairs as the other goal. Can't remember who won (surprising, in the competitive family we are), but had fun and gained some serious skills that way, I'm sure.

Lisa Marie said...

Oh my, I was so young when I was around you. I feel like I know you much better now than ever before! I do, however, remember many-a-game nights over at your house, especially on New Years Eve. It was fun to have that tradition of spending it with you guys every year- running around outside, and playing games in the basement, eating ice cream and following you "big kids" around :) About t0moo's comment- I didn't know you went shooting too! Of course, with dads like ours, how could we not?