Thursday, April 17, 2008

OLd sChOOl boArD GAmeS!

I was talking to my mom about how we needed to play Cities and Knights (expansion of Settlers of Catan) since we haven't played it too much lately. I know I know I love and am obsessed with this game, but hey I know I am not the only one! Then I started to reminisce about all the fun board games that I used to play back in the day. Here are just a few that I thought of and remembered how dearly I loved them!

Mall Madness! I loved this game and could play it forever. I blame this game for helping in making me the obsessed shopper that I am now and for how hard it is for me to pass on an item that is on sale or clearance. Attention all shoppers there is a sale at the bookstore...Attention all shoppers tere is a sale at the bookstore.

I didn't have this game but Carolyn Baird (Wixom now) did and we would play this game a lot. It was always scary when you got close to one of the fireballs hoping that it wouldn't get rolled and burn you to death. Hmmm maybe there is a reason that this game is no longer being sold.

Last but most definitely not last Girl Talk! This was a favorite especially at good old slumber parties!

There is one other game but I can't remember the name of it. There was a phone that you would dial the number of a boy that was on the cards. When you would call they would give you clues to figure out who has a crush on you. If you remember this game and can think of the name please tell me. Also if you have any other favorite old board games please do share!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

WhaT A gAmE!

Please tell me you watched the NCAA Championship Game last night!?! March Madness could not have ended any better then this OT thriller. I lost in my bracket in the final four. I thought that UCLA and UNC would have made it to the championship game, but I was wrong and lost. I didn't really care who won last night, but I wanted it to be a close game. Boy did I get what I wanted! Anywho the game last night between Kansas and Memphis was classic! The fact that Kansas came back from being down to send it into OT and then win...amazing! To think too that all Memphis had to do was hit there free throws and that would have ended the game.

I am a huge sports fan and watch and listen to ESPN and ESPN radio daily. One of my favorite shows on ESPN is PTI (Pardon the Interruption). I love that show...Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon are two of my favorite sports journalists. They had Memphis' coach John Calipari on back when they were going to play Tennessee and they were undefeated and my boy Tony asked Calipari if he thought that Memphis being a poor free throw shooting team would effect their team down the stretch in close games. Calipari said that his team hit there free throws when they counted and that they really aren't that poor of a free throw shooting team. He even went as far as to say that on a list of 25 things he looks for in his players he would put free throw shooting at 26. Wow, bet he now wishes that he put it a little higher then 26!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

BaCK in ThE DaY...

Camille was over and on TV was the movie "Clueless" we were both reminiscing about this movie and others that we loved so here are a few that we thought of to go along with this list that I found while surfing blogs!

This movie and poster should be put in history books and the Smithsonian. This movie helped to coin the infamous phrase...Whatever

Awww I love this movie for introducing me Freddy Prinze Jr and of course Paul Walker!

Seth Green was hilarious in this movie actin all

This one is a classic. I used to rent this all the time because I loved it so much and it helped to teach me my killer dance moves... The Freddy...need I say more

You know you grew up in the '90s if:
You can finish this song [ice, ice, _ _ _ _ ]
You remember watching:
-Ren & Stimpy
-Rockos modern Life.
You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!"
You just can't resist finishing this . . . "Iiiiiiin west Philidelphia born and raised . . ."
You remember:
-Step by Step
-Family Matters
-Dinosaurs (LOL Jennica was the baby dinosaur one year for Halloween...Not the mama)
-Boy Meets World.
You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
You remember reading "Goosebumps"
You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.
You still get the urge to say "NOT!" after (almost) every sentence.
You remember when everything was settled by:
-rock paper scissors or
-bubble gum bubble gum in a dish (I just used this today to solve a dispute between my
When cops and robbers was a daily activity. (I got stuck in handcuffs for over a hour one time we played this)
You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record your FAVORITE song of ALL time. (I was ghetto and would record my favorite songs on a cassette)
"Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?" was both a game and a TV game show.
Heman women haters club.
You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green ranger, were meant to be together.
You knew Zach Morris and A.C. Slater could get any girl.
You had a Sega Genesis and you best friend had a Super Nintendo.
You always wanted to send in a tape to America's Funniest Home Videos . . . but never taped anything funny.
You remember when Yo-Yos were cool. (I sucked at this and could never get it to go back up)
You took those Where's Waldo? books to church.
You remember Read-A-Thons at school.
You ate Warheads.
You ate Ring Pops.
You remember drinking Tang.
Everything was "da BOMB!"
When they made the new lunchables so that you could make pizza AND tacos.
You had a boom box or discman.
Making those little paper fortune cookie things, and then predicting your life with them.
You know the hand signs for "2 Legit 2 Quit" by MC Hammer
You played and/or collected "Pogs"
You watched the original Ninja Turtles cartoons.
Michael Jordan played basketball.
YIKES pencils and erasers were the stuff!
All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank"(Girls).
You remember when Beanie Babies and Talking Elmo were sold out.
Gak was the coolest stuff ever invented.
Lambchop's song never ended.
You remember wanting to sit on the orange Nickelodeon couch.
You know the Macarena by heart.
"Talk to the hand" . . . enough said.
Light up sneakers were cool.
You rented VHS tapes.
Gas was $0.95 a gallon.
What's Caller ID?
You recorded stuff on VCRs.
You called the radio station to request your favorite song.
You owned and wore slap bracelets!
Way back.
Before we realized all this would eventually disappear who would have thought you'd miss the '90s that much.

If you can think of any other movies or things from the 90's or late 80's that you loved and remember please share!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Here is another tag. I am happy though because I can't really think of anything else to post right now. 1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet + current car): Noodles Integra 2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor + fave cookie): Carmel Peanut butter 3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (first initial of last name + first 3 letters of first name): S. Ali 4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME:(fave animal + city you were born): Puppy Pago Pago 5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of your last name + first 2 letters of your first): Smaal 6. HOLLYWOOD NAME:(your fave perfume/scent + fave candy): Light Blue Skittles 7. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's and father's middle names): Turley Kenneth 8. SPY NAME:(fave season/holiday + flower): Autumn Gardenia 9. CARTOON NAME:(favorite fruit + article of clothing you're wearing right now + "ie" or "y"): Mango Shorty 10. HIPPIE NAME:(what you ate for breakfast + your favorite tree): Egg Palm I now tag whoever reads this tag and would like to do it!