When the inmates are ostensibly behaving themselves we often have to be self entertaining. That often involves bad jokes and long winded b.s. stories.
But every now and then we like to exercise our minds. So we come up with games that we can play in our heads.
Heck, you could host the Superbowl in my head, there's so much extra space.
But I digress.
Sgt Uncle T came up with a game the other night. We started out with band names. Whatever name you picked, the next person had to come up with another name starting with the last letter of whatever you said.
For example, if I said "Aerosmith" then the next person had to come up with a band that started with the letter "h".
See? Pretty simple. Except when the pressure is on and everyone is looking at you. Then it gets hard. How many bands can you think of right now that start with "h"? And no fair googling it, either!
We got no internet access on the yard. Only our very own all natural brains.
Anyway, you go around and around until only one person is left and they win.
We went from band names to actors and actresses to movie titles. Uncle T, Sausage and Grasshopper were the last three. They played it across the yard, through central and the control center and out into the parking lot.
I left them there and went home.
When Sarge and Sausage walked out the door back onto the yard this afternoon they were still playing! Good grief! They finally quit after awhile and moved on to something else, thank goodness.
About 9:00pm this evening I went up to do my paperwork (I was on 30 yard) and I stopped on B-yard just to see what was happening. They sucked me into another game. Cartoon characters! Hokey smokes!
I hung in for about 15-20 minutes and it got down to me and Ritz and I stuck him with "Racer X" from Speed Racer. I left to go count 30 house as he was still trying to come up with a cartoon character that started with "x".
I may have won, but I didn't hang around to find out.
But there we were, your tax dollars at work.
At least we were exercising our minds.
So! Tomorrow is going to be Smile Power Day and Pay Day. Always something to smile about there! It's also Native American Citizenship Day.
Umm... could somebody explain that one to me real quick? I'm confused.
Maybe I'll just slide on over to the fact that it's also Nature Photography Day and avoid that whole issue altogether.
Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht - *That's an old Yiddish proverb that some translate to this: "Man plans, God laughs." I have had many occasions in my life to use that quotation.* *Don't ...
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