To be honest, I am thinking that I was probably a little high on our narcissism fun to even suggest playing a game this weekend, not to mention, another plan didn’t really go as planned recently. That said, here was the idea I had first:
Blog tag: Not the type of blog tag where you get tagged and then have to answer a million questions about yourself, your dog, your house, what you ate, what you would wear if you were burning to death on a desert island, etc. tag. Although I am not a fan of rules, this game would have to have some.
To start with, the object of the game would be to leave a comment on people’s blogs that just says “You’re it” and links them to a rule page. You would have to tag…I don’t know, 10 people, and they could not tag you back. You would want to tag people who don’t have many mutual friends so the odds of the “It” people tagging someone who would tag you back would be slim. If you went the day without 10 people (not sure of the numbers here) tagging you, (after you have sent your 10 tags out), you would win. If you tagged someone, who tagged someone, who eventually tagged someone who got you (10 times)…you would be out of the game. For example, if I tagged Ginger, she could not tag me back, but she might tag EL Guapo because she would know that I might be one of the ones who he would tag (she couldn’t specifically tell him to tag me, but you want to get the person who tagged you out of the game). Make sense?
Anyway, after I over-analyzed that for a while, I thought it might be stupid, so here is another idea: You know how some sites have these “word challenge” things? The object of this game would be to use a word…such as “play” and you would have to comment on, 10 people’s blogs using that word, or a form of it (played, playing, etc) in your comment. If you chose to post that day, you could not use the word at all in your post, and your goal would be to post something that would be very difficult for people to comment about your post using that word (for example, writing about the Holocaust or something really serious). This game would require using the Honor System (you couldn’t just say “I want to play” or something that has no connection to the post you are replying to) so some people like Hotspur might not be able to play at all.
As I over-analyzed that thought, I realized that might be a stupid idea as well. So, this is the thing…I am sorry I suggested playing a game this weekend…I had so much fun last weekend, that I thought it would be okay, but I was being narcissistic to think that I could pull that off again. If you think either of these ideas might be fun, let me know and I will play it with you, but if they are stupid, just say “thanks, but I am busy” or “it’s not you…it’s me” or some other blow off line and don’t play. Deal?
Also, if the word-play game is not stupid, we need a good word to use.
If anyone wants to play, we are playing tomorrow, or Saturday, or either, or both if you are having too much fun. I will come up with some stupid prizes for people who think they have won.