Friday, April 8, 2011

I'm Game

Not to be confused with Gamey, which I try to not be very often, though I do exercise regularly, so it happens...

I grew up with games... it was one of the few planes on which my dad and I overlapped, and one of the few ways my mom could engage me. I liked the number piece (like my dad). We played Hearts (I am one of those rare birds that decides now and then to shoot the moon... I think the NAME Hart has charmed me this way, because I usually succeed), cribbage... after my dad was gone my uncle taught me Backgammon... which I always win... ALWAYS (like I could take it to Vegas, always win Backgammon).

But this isn't the kind of game I mean.



I'm Game.

What I mean, is through my life, I have been an experience seeker. Somebody wants to try something wacky or bizarre, barring financial barriers (which have never been non-existent), I've generally been game. Sure... I'll go along...

Now this didn't extend (far) into drugs, and I haven't been (very) stupid. But it does give me a certain personality (and made me a bit of a leader into trouble, once upon a time. Not that I'd lead any of YOU that way... *shifty*)


Some of the things I've TRIED because I'm Game?

Foods: Alligator, frog legs, eel, sea urchin (a mistake that one), buffalo... notice the really daring food are meat of sorts... other than the Terminator firecracker, which is a shot of Terminator Stout with several drops of Tabasco... I went to China Town (San Francisco) with my friend Melinda and some extended family when I was 18 (they are all Chinese) and basically ate anything Melinda fed me, much of which she intended as a joke—I figured if a restaurant sold it, why not... (though some of it was indeed strange)...she laughed a lot. Wherever I am... whatever the locals think is cool... heck. I've even eaten ludefisk.

Extreme Sports: Superspeed skiing (step brothers set a high bar... I kept up in spite of lower skill), parasailing, windsurfing... Oh... and there was that time I jumped out of the airplane... (only once... I was 17—did this with my friend Peggy)

I won't get into my naughty shenanigans... the blog is PG after all, and TMI is okay, but only when it is really needed for the point... Let me just say I always have to drink most when I play I Never.



Writing Relevance? 

I think this being game thing is useful... I am used to conquering fear... which we saw a bit on yesterday eh? Where it gets me into trouble is leaping before I look... I got a pretty good book... SEND the query... erm... all 204,000 words admitted... GADS, what I'd sometimes give to not be so game...

But at least I am hard to scare...

How about you... are you more afraid, or more game? Does it translate to all aspects of life?


And as an added bonus, a GAME:

Fill in the blanks, and we can vote on a few finalists maybe on J day (judging) and I will think of a prize worth no financial value whatsoever, but possibly fun:

I wish my _______ were equipped with a ______.

Leave your comment, then your two-word answer (or just your two word answer) and I will give a shout to the finalists I choose. (number dependent largely on number of entries and how hard I laugh)


Happy Friday Friends!

27 comments:

Niki said...

Gamey! lol

I'm brain dead so might come back to the game :)

Siv Maria said...

Ha ha, I'll play your game if you play mine :) I am game for anything, never dare me, it might get dangerous..LOL! I have eaten all of the above plus things I don't want to talk about before I finish my coffee. Ok lets play...I wish my booty was equipped with a life saver....(please dir

Siv Maria said...

:P Sorry, told you I needed coffee...finishing sentence...disregard any misspelling)

mooderino said...

Just reading that makes me want to have a quiet night in!
-mood
Moody Writing

Jan Morrison said...

Yep, you know it, sistah! I married myself in Jamaica and the song I chose when I threw my crystal heart in the ocean was 'Willin'' by Little Feet. Game, willin', up for it. Not so much with physical things anymore but I would teach a group of a thousand how to do anything as long as I had a good mic.
Here's my answer:
I wish my heart came equiped with windshield-wipers. (notice how I cleverly made that last word)

sue said...

I wish my shoulders were equipped with wings (or maybe a jetpack even though that's too many words)
Sue@JumpingAground (alliteration & drabbles)
Sue@traverselife(Workplace bullying)

Old Kitty said...

"I wish my pc were equipped with a chocolate making dispensing machine".

:-)

Have a lovely Naked Friday! take care
x

Tundiel said...

Well, I always knew you were game for anything...

I wish my hubby was equipped with an on/off switch.

*shifty*

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

I am game... I love to play them ... not always competitive..and I too am game for new foods... I have never had alligator.. but I am game.. but not if they are extinct.. or something.. you know what I mean... I love this idea.. of using game in lots of different meanings.. smart choice.

L.G.Smith said...

I'm not game for weird food. No way. But everything else I am. Well, except that jumping out of planes stuff. That's just crazy. So I guess I'm game, but not gamey.

Let's see, I wish my brain was equipped with a pull chain so I could turn it off at night.

TS Hendrik said...

I'm a mix of someone who is usually an introvert but is often game for odd things. I'll never eat alligator again though. The sickest I've ever been in my life was after eating it.

Dang it. I had the perfect line for the game and then I realized you said 'were' not 'was' and now I can't get the other one out of my head.

Deb and Barbara said...

I'm super brave in some worlds and super-chicken in others. Is the game half full or half empty? ;)
B

Summer Ross said...

I want to believe I'm game for most things- but sometimes I'm not- so perhaps I'm a little of yes and no.

I wish my drafts came with an easy button. :)

Michael Offutt said...

I feel cheated. I want to know all the naughty stuff.

M.J. Fifield said...

Oh, I shot the moon once in Hearts. It was awesome and I've spent every day since (well, all right, not every day) trying to duplicate my success.

I wish my kitchen were equipped with a pasty chef.

Marjorie said...

There are some things I refuse to eat Tripe, organ meat of any kind, Stuff like that. My mom says in Norway they have processed fish loaf. BLECH!

Hannah Kincade said...

I wish my boobs were equipped with a focused-light laser.

vbtremper said...

I'm willing to try almost any food - but some things take me a few opportunities - and the worst thing I ever tasted was sea urchin.

I wish my taste buds came equipped with an on/off switch!

Helena said...

I wish my behind were equipped with a rocket. Then I'd just fly away...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Crap, I am so ungamey...

Hart Johnson said...

Man, I hate it when I have to work all day at work! I'm way behind... will try to catch up tonight... Some great answers!

TS--the 'were' can be seen as conditional, so you can use it anyway!

vb--I know, right? (on the urchin--ICK!)

LTM said...

I'm game to a point. Like I wouldn't eat that squid. suckers = :p

I wish my Honda had a Fonda. No, I don't know why my brain thought of Sir Mix-a-Lot. I'm crazy. And I'm really tired. I wish my house had a babysitter... ;p <3

Jolene Perry said...

I wish my car was equipped with the ability to turn into a boat - James Bond style...
I love being on the water.

SO glad I found out on this. You crack me up!

Ella said...

I am game sometimes, depends on what it is. I was dared to go on a coaster and I'm scared, but she called me chicken shit and I went. Yeah, I'm game... I have eaten octopus in salad at my Japanese friends house. Kind of rubbery...

I wish my chair was equipped with a rocket booster. I need to blast off and get stuff done(been sitting too much on the computer)! I wish my
hands were equipped with a Swiss army knife. Impressive right...
I wish my kids were equipped with a
bigger vocabulary...I am so sick of whatever,huh, I didn't hear you say that.

Lisa said...

You are game! I try to be adventurous, but I don't always succeed.

Let's see - I wish my brain came equipped with a shut off switch.

Donna Hole said...

Haha. At least you have loads of "writing what you know" experiences :)

I'm not very game. I need to get out more, do more. Submit more . .

I wish my arse was equiped with an adrenaline boost.

......dhole

Marie Rearden said...

I wish my life were equipped with a parallel universe.

You heard right. I'd walk the same path at the same time and make the good, safe choices in one and the poor, adventurous choices in the other. Then compare the results. :)

Thanks for sharing, skydive sister!

Marie at the Cheetah