Sunday, July 27, 2008

Scattergories--Part I

It's a cool, gray morning and it's doing that thing it does here--not really raining, more like constant misting. It can do that all day long here. So rather than trek down to the Farmer's Market, I decided to visit some of my favorite blogs. Over at Aunt Debbi's Garden a game was on so I decided to join in. This isn't a tag so feel free to just read and enjoy. But if you want to play along, here are the rules. Erase my answers, enter yours and post it on your blog. If you do play, let me know. I'd love to come visit and read your post.

Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following. They have to be real places, names, things. Nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Curmudgeon--a.k.a. Cilantro, see sidebar. If you hadn't figured that one out you really need to get with the program. I'm also the snapdragon, see bottom of sidebar. Notice a theme?

4 LETTER WORD: café--In the interest of full disclosure, the first 4 letter word that came to mind was a Spanish expletive.

VEHICLE: Corvette--While in high school I owned, and wore, a T-shirt that read--WRAP YOUR A.. IN FIBERGLASS. Still trying to figure out how my parents let me get away with that one.

TV SHOW: Criminal Minds

CITY: Concrete--No, I'm NOT making it up. in Jan. we drove to Concrete, WA to see the bald eagles. About an hour and forty-five minutes northeast of Seattle with a population of 790, we could actually afford to buy a house in Concrete.

Concrete, WA

--from Wikipedia

BOY NAME: Carlos--The Spaniard Carlos Sastre just won the Tour de France. Carlos Montoya, another Spaniard, is one of my favorite flamenco guitarists.

GIRL NAME: Carmen--This was the first opera I saw performed. For you opera fans, here is Maria Callas singing Habanera.

OCCUPATION: concrete pourer--After visiting Concrete, WA what did you expect?

SOMETHING YOU WEAR: corset--This was the first thing that came to mind because this morning I was watching a video about Poupie Cadolle, a fifth generation "corsetière" or corset maker. If your French is up to it, Métier de la mode : Corsetière is a fascinating segment on Cadolle from TV5 Monde.

FOOD: Some of my favorite foods begin with "C"--calamares (squid), camarones (shrimp), cangrejo (crab).

SOMETHING FOUND IN A BATHROOM: comb--and in our bathroom cats

REASON FOR BEING LATE: construction

SOMETHING YOU SHOUT: ¡Caramba! Come to think of it, there are a number of expletives beginning with "C" in Spanish. This one is the mildest and can be used in situations where the other more vulgar "C" expletives might be inappropriate.

Playing this game has made me hungry so I think I'm going to go make myself an Hijole Caramba omelet!

3 comments:

Cinj said...

I like this game. I used to play it all the time. Makes me realize I need to teach my kids how to play so I can dust off the ole' board and get to work.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Thanks for playing. You really put some thought into this. better than my name is debbi and my town is dallas, lame and slightly dirty.

ourfriendben said...

Ha!!! These are good ones, Curmudgeon! Guess I'd better join the game. Maybe all three of us will play!