Tag Archives: games

Uptown girl

When we were young, my sister and I spent many a fun-filled afternoon playing “camping” with our Barbie dolls — and our brother’s GI Joe action figures — in our family’s formal living room.

(Other than Christmas, it was the best use of that room.)

The green carpet was obviously the grassy forest floor. We used Kleenex as sleeping bags. And Dr. Seuss books tilted open were the perfect tents. Plus, GI Joe had a jeep, so there were lots of four wheelin’ and other shenanigans.

Those were simpler times. Barbie wanted simpler things.

Today’s doll?

barbie camping

Embarrassing.

Peep-pie

Guest blogger Rory Dog writes:

My Momma Dog is so silly sometimes…

It’s a good thing I don’t distinguish between feet and hands, or this game might offend me.

Big time nostalgia

This morning many New Yorkers were puzzled by the presence of a particularly prodigious Rubik’s Cube, floating along the Hudson River on a barge.

RUBIKSCUBE

Or maybe not. (They live here….they’ve seen everything by now.)

The colossal cube was created by the Liberty Science Center in neighboring Jersey City as part of their weekend-long celebration of the popular game’s 40th birthday.

While you are recovering from that punch to your sense of time and space, think about this –

What other games from our childhood deserve to be made ginormous and set afloat on a nearby body of water?

Easy Bake Ovens?  Troll Dolls?  Pet Rocks?

Cast your vote in the comments!

 

 

Raise your hand

THIS JUST IN –

The models on The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal strike distinctively different poses with prizes!

It’s true.

price is right model poseExhibit A:  Rachel, The Price is Right

Note the ‘broken arm’ approach, open palm, hand on hip.

I think we all agree this is the traditional way to ‘Vanna’ an item.

 

 

 

 

lets make a deal model poseExhibit B:  Tiffany, Let’s Make a Deal

While Tiffany also balances her approach with the hand on hip, she elects to use a straight arm technique topped by a twisted, closed hand.

As you can see, this stance is effective both standing still or while walking across the stage as seen at left.

 

 

 

Which model pose do you prefer?  Game show models want to know!

Vote in the comments section.

(This is very important.)

 

On your mark

I’ve always thought of waterproofing strictly for fabric protection.

Raincoats. Couches. Suede.  You get the idea.

Well, tonight I discovered that very same protection makes possible a great mealtime game  –

water droplet on clothWater Drop Races

At dinner earlier this evening, I spilled some water on the hotel conference room tablecloth.  By accident or design — I can’t remember which — we discovered if you blew on the drop of water, it raced across the table intact instead of dissipating into a wet splotch.

This was very entertaining to all of us.

(We’d been traveling all day.  Perhaps we were tired.)

1,000 pieces

On our evening walk today, Central Park was every shade of green.

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As I came upon this gorgeous view, all I could think was…

What a doozy of a jigsaw puzzle it would make!

Got goo?

Have you ever accidentally typed “goo” into the Google search window?  (You know, Google was there before you thought it was…and you started typing the URL again?)

Well, I did today and discovered The World of Goo.

goo people

There they are….just looking at me.

Now, you’re all probably way cooler than I am and already know about the goo balls. Play the game on your iPhones all the time. Damaged your index finger years ago from all the repetitive motion the game requires.

goo balls climblingI just downloaded the free demo and am pretty sure I should stop right there. It is way too addictive for me.

But I can feel them there.

Waiting.