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…traveling down memory lane…. April 22, 2008

Filed under: friends and fun.... — kgarrard @ 3:02 am

do you ever find yourself involved in an activity that makes you chuckle?  OR, involved in an activity that brings out an “i can’t believe i even care about winning this” attitude?

well, i find myself answering YES to both of these questions.  and i find for me that the questions can be applied to the same activity.  this occured just 24 hours ago….

while my husband and his sisters boyfriend were involved in a guitar hero battle, i found myself locked in a fierce game of OPERATION with our friend, stephen.   i, of course, had played somewhat recently with my littles.  stephen, of course, had not played in years.

so, the bank was set up, the ‘doctor and specialist’ cards distributed, all of the ‘insides’ of the poor patient properly placed, and the game buzzer lit and ready.  we readied ourselves over the operating table and the battle began.

now, as a kid it was sort of fun to hit the metal sides that solicit the loud buzz and ‘electric’ shock.  as a competitive adult, it is not.  you would have thought we were doing surgery on a real, live human.  our patients bread basket, funny bone, charlie horse, brain freeze, adams apple, and so on were removed one by one with the precision of a practiced surgeon.  the ankle “impossible to get it on the first time” rubberband was last and had become our nemesis.  after a back and forth battle for a bit,  stephen eventually got it. 

it was time to count the goods…. da da da dum…….. $3400 to $3900… who won???

me!!  i am now considering the dilemma of how i missed my calling in surgery.  hee hee….. 

so, when you get the chance, find a friend and sit down to a good ol’ fashioned game of OPERATION.

it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face — especially if you win!!  🙂



8 Responses to “…traveling down memory lane….”

  1. Stephen Says:

    I found myself thinking the same thing…”I really want to win but I’m not going to act like it.” Haha.

  2. Twila Masaschi Says:

    Way to be the bigger person Stephen…however, having played Chutes and Ladders lately…no one likes the big slide…you just never will!

  3. kgarrard Says:

    I prefer getting stuck in Molasses swamp in CandyLand

  4. Stephen Says:

    Chutes and Ladders and Candy Land are next!

  5. kg Says:

    bring it on…..

  6. those kids’ games can be a challenge when you are playing the grandkids. but, how fun and you just smile when you have to go back to the biginning, almost.

  7. the other Karla... Says:

    We got Operation when Jessica was little. The buzzer scared her so bad she refused to play, ever again…

  8. Ruth Garrard Says:

    My favorite is Jacks and at this point I can still beat the grandkids.

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