Tag May Have Been Banned, But I’m Not “It” Anymore

Considering that schools across the country are banning the game of Tag I prolly shouldn’t even participate in this.

But since a fellow blogger, Lafemmeroar, let me into her B.A.D. Club and wanted the members to answer her questions I figured I’d play along. You can see the questions she had to answer here.

Here are the rules:

  1. You must post the rules. (✓)
  2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged. (✓)
  3. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post. (✓)
  4. Let them know you’ve tagged them! (✓)

Lafemmeroar’s questions:

  1. Tammy didn't want me to use this picture because it might offend people. I apologize to the Boots with Fur community.

    If your privates itched in public would you scratch or suffer?
    I think it would all depend on where I was. For example, if I was giving a speech in front of people then I’d prolly just suffer through it. I’d do some subtle gyrations to try and alleviate the pressure.
    But say I was at Wal-Mart, I wouldn’t really have a problem reaching down and getting my scratch on. Have you seen The People of Wal-Mart? My crotch scratch would hardly be a blip on the radar.

  2. What’s your favorite meal of the day?
    Breakfast. Because you can eat it at anytime of the day. I remember being a kid and getting so excited when my Mom would say we were having breakfast for dinner. Does anyone ever get excited about having dinner for breakfast? I didn’t think so.
  3. What’s your idea of a perfect day?
    I used to say that my perfect day was sitting at home doing nothing, but that was before I lost my job. Now that I’ve been sitting at home doing nothing for several days in row I found that it’s not so perfect.
    My perfect day now would be doing nothing while sitting on the beach with Tammy, a cooler full of adult beverages and a bank account full of money. Hopefully that too will come to pass.
  4. Describe yourself in three words.
    Sounds like an interview I had recently.
    Attention. Deficit. Disorder. (I didn’t use those words in my interview)
  5. If you could have three wishes come true, what would they be?
    #1  Win the largest Powerball/MegaMillions jackpot in history. This would allow me to not “waste” my other wishes on things like having a private concert with Kid Rock and Sammy Hagar at Sammy’s cantina in Cabo or getting a RV to cruise across America with Tammy and Savannah.
    #2  Find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Please visit alz.org.
    #3  Find a cure for cancer.
  6. What kind of books do you read?
    Despite liking to write, I really don’t read very much. When I do it’s usually on vacation while we are sitting on the beach and recently the books have been autobiographies about rock stars. My favorite “rock star” book was Nikki Sixx’s The Heroin Diaries. I don’t usually recommend books, but I highly, HIGHLY recommend this one.
  7. What’s your definition of love?
    Love is knowing that no matter how bad you screw up you will still have someone to come home to.
    Tammy: You’re pushing it with your trips to Wal-Mart.
    See I told you I was being set up.
  8. What is your philosophy about life?
    Don’t stop breathing?
    Considering that I just asked Tammy how I should answer this question prolly means any philosophy I come up with wouldn’t be very solid.
  9. Exercise or diet? (You can only choose one.)
    I hate both, but I’d say exercise because I love food too much to have to diet.
  10. Tell us about the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you.
    I wish I had a story about me ripping a big fart in an elevator that stunk so bad people were exiting on the next floor, but that hasn’t happened… yet. I just don’t ride in that many elevators.
    I guess my most embarrassing moment, or at least one I can remember, happened during in one of my journalism classes in college.
    My professor told everyone how disappointed she was in almost everyone’s assignment, to write a descriptive story after interviewing people in businesses in an old part of town. Then she added that there was ONE person who really captured the essence of the assignment and proceeded to read it aloud to the class.
    I shrunk behind my computer monitor when I realized she was reading my story.
    I would have been proud had I actually interviewed anyone for my “story” that I wrote the night before it was due. In fact, I never even got out of the car when I stopped in front of a pool hall. I jotted down a few notes about what I saw then made everything up. I combined both of my grandfather’s names to be the men playing pool.
    I couldn’t believe she was reading my totally made-up story.
    But it was at that moment I realized I could actually write, so I guess it wasn’t all bad.
  11. What would you do if a “flasher” came up to you and exposed himself?
    I’d try to take a picture with my phone so I could send it to Tammy because I know she’d be upset that she missed seeing “it.”

My questions:

  1. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
  2. Is your toilet paper hung over or under?
  3. Your favorite item of clothing and why?
  4. Do you believe in ghosts?
  5. If you were to get a tattoo, what would it say or what would the graphic be? (current tattoos don’t count)
  6. If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
  7. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
  8. If you were invisible, where would you go?
  9. Where do you want to retire?
  10. If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?
  11. On the way to the electric chair: What’s your last meal?

I can’t wait to hear the answers from the following people… I’ll offer up a pass and say you don’t have to follow all of the rules. Answering the questions in my comments is perfectly acceptable.

  1. WhatIMeant2Say
  2. Mom in the Muddle
  3. SixRingCircus
  4. When the Kids Go to Bed
  5. Five Second Rules
  6. Young American Wisdom
  7. B(itch)logger
  8. Lolabees
  9. Fork in My Eye
  10. One Mommy’s Thoughts
  11. Inside Out & Backwards

You don’t have to be one of the 11 to answer the questions. Anyone who reads this is more than welcome to answer them. Just copy and paste them into the comment section below then answer away and his “Post Comment.” To see when anyone else answers, select the “notify me of follow-up comments via email” box.

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14 Responses to Tag May Have Been Banned, But I’m Not “It” Anymore

  1. Melissa Kilgore says:

    My questions:

    What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Cleaning our bird cages. Birds suck as pets. They are messy and loud and poop a lot! We have had this one in particular bird in my family for going on 25 years. Everyday I go to his cage and say “damn! you’re still here?!?”
    Is your toilet paper hung over or under? Over. Might as well be anal about toilet paper!
    Your favorite item of clothing and why? Anything with an elastic waist! Why? because I like food as much as you!
    Do you believe in ghosts? Not yet but I would like to be one!
    If you were to get a tattoo, what would it say or what would the graphic be? (current tattoos don’t count) A mermaid! But I have zero pain tolerance now so I guess I’ll have to stick with the dolphin and tacky sun that I got to commemorate a crazy scuba trip with some crazy ladies!
    If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? Any of the miracles of Jesus! I have faith issues.
    If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? God if he exists
    If you were invisible, where would you go? A bank vault! Duh!
    Where do you want to retire? I NEVER want to retire! I want to live all over the place until I die!
    If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do? Trick rider on horseback
    On the way to the electric chair: What’s your last meal? Margarita followed by Mahi Mahi tacos and real Parisian pastry!

  2. muddledmom says:

    That is so funny! Can’t wait to play. And I just about spit out my tea about scratching your privates in public. Man, that’s a tricky predicament. Luckily, there are all sorts of unique poses for disguising that. Or are there?

  3. Lauren says:

    Good answers. Glad you don’t forget to beathe! Love your blog

  4. Wait, why is tag being banned in schools across the country? We homeschool so am a little out of the loop…

    • JWo says:

      Haha… Yeah, apparently it ranks up there with dodgeball as being detrimental to the well-being of kids.


      • That seems sort of ridiculous, if you ask me.


        1. All chores. I refuse to take out the trash.
        2. Under.
        3. Sweaters, because they are warm and remind me of living in Chicago. And because I think my arms look like chicken legs.
        4. Still not sure on that one.
        5. I would not. While I don’t care if other people get them, I think they are sort of gross for me personally.
        6. First walk on the moon so I could now shove my first-hand account in the faces of all the conspiracy theorists that think it never happened.
        7. Kurt Cobain. And Bertrand Russell.
        8. To my husband’s work. I know, weird… but he works in film, so just one day there as a “fly on the wall” would provide me enough writing and blogging material for an entire year.
        9. I am retired (and only 29!). Anywhere but California.
        10. Trapeze artist.
        11. Grilled cheese, mashed potatoes, and an entire bottle of wine.

  5. Lafemmeroar says:

    I feel closer to you now 🙂 I absolutely loved your answers. And the pic had me lolling … neon yellow doesn’t go with too much junk in the trunk. BTW, I’m eating breakfast for lunch 🙂

  6. Margaret Barrows says:

    What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Hmmm, not fond of any chore (by definition something you HAVE to do) but I’ll say washing dishes because it’s just neverending!
    Is your toilet paper hung over or under? Over, for sure 🙂
    Your favorite item of clothing and why? PJs, because when I have them on it means I am at home and relaxing.
    Do you believe in ghosts? No opinion.
    If you were to get a tattoo, what would it say or what would the graphic be? (current tattoos don’t count) Not into pain, so not going to happen. If I had to get one? Something pretty, like a rainbow or a colorful butterfly.
    If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? Oh, this one’s easy. Back in 1967, I was in college at Oregon State University. My boyfriend and I both lived in the LA area, and after classes were over in June we were going to drive home thru Monterey and catch the Monterey Pop Festival and sleep on the beach. If you recall, this was early Jimi Hendrix, early The Who, Joplin, Mamas and Papas, etc. It was pre-Woodstock. I made the mistake of telling my mother our plans, and she forbade it, and like an idiot, I listened to her and I have regretted it ever since. We should have done it anyway, I was 19 years old for pete’s sake!
    If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? My brain says Maya Angelou. She’s just incredible, I named my daughter after her and respect her so much. My heart says Roger Daltrey 🙂
    If you were invisible, where would you go? I would see a lot of movies! Or jump on a plane and go to Dodger Stadium.
    Where do you want to retire? Not going to happen, but in my dreams, anywhere where I could have a house with an ocean view.
    If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do? The fat lady, of course!!!
    On the way to the electric chair: What’s your last meal? Some kind of seafood, probably scallops and razor clams with all the fixin’s.

  7. lolabees says:

    Okay, J-Wo, here goes…
    1. Chores- cleaning the bathroom.
    2. TP- definitely over.
    3. Fave clothing- flip-flops because I can wear them when it’s warm. Does that count?
    4. Ghosts- yes.
    5. Tattoo- have never invested much thought in this as it’s never interested me. Not because I don’t like them, but because I don’t see the point. I can think of other things I’d rather do with my $$ and prefer to avoid the pain.
    6. Future event– you winning the biggest Powerball ever.
    7. My Grandfather.
    8. I’d sneak to the front row of my favorite concerts.
    9. Somewhere south of the border– that could be Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama. Still more exploring to do.
    10. Get shot out of the cannon. No, I’d probably be a better clown.
    11. Sushi, french fries, and toffee bread pudding. I know they don’t all go together, but it’s my pick, right?

    I like your #3 answer. Ditto.

  8. See my post tomorrow for my response 😉

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  10. 1.What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
    I’d pretty much rather have a root canal than clean my sons’ bathroom.

    2.Is your toilet paper hung over or under?
    Over, of course.

    3.Your favorite item of clothing and why?
    A cap I got at Port Aransas, my favorite place on the Texas gulf coast. My dog ate it. (Does it have to still exist?)

    4.Do you believe in ghosts?
    I believe in a good ghost story. Does that count? Or as Mulder would say, I want to believe.

    5.If you were to get a tattoo, what would it say or what would the graphic be? (current tattoos don’t count)
    How about, “Wake me up!” because if I’m getting a tattoo I’m must be having a bad dream where I’ve somehow decided to let someone stab me repeatedly with a needle.

    6.If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
    A typical day in the Cretaceous.

    7.If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
    If I could have lunch with Louis Leakey, it would go a long way toward helping me believe in ghosts.

    8.If you were invisible, where would you go?
    For a walk on the Serengeti Plains.

    9.Where do you want to retire?
    Somewhere warmish but secluded near the edge of a continent.

    10.If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?
    I seriously considered this when I was ten, and decided I would be a juggler. After I broke a few things and Mom banished me from the house, I changed that to elephant trainer. Now that I don’t believe in forcing animals in captivity to perform, I’m stumped. I don’t care for heights, needles, facial hair or clowns, so that rules out many of the remaining performance and freak spots.

    11.On the way to the electric chair: What’s your last meal?
    Coffee and a gallon of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

  11. muddledmom says:

    OK, so I had to take the pass…Here are the goods.

    1. Chores: I hate, hate, hate to vacuum. My vacuum cleaner shoots dirt out its back door at me, causing a stinging sandstorm.
    2. TP: Over. When the kids were toilet training, having it under caused too much trauma for them and too much shredding into the roll to find the end. But my college roommate and I had a fight over this because she said I did it the wrong way. The horror.
    3. Clothing: Jeans. They’re comfortable and they go with everything.
    4. Ghosts: No, mainly because I don’t want to think about any beings in my house other than me. Next topic.
    5. Tattoo: I have no idea. I would have gotten one a long time ago if I could have thought of something that I could live with forever.
    6. Any event: For my husband and son, I’d like to witness the Eagles winning the Super Bowl.
    7. Any person: Currently, I’d really like to meet Jon Hamm. Just can’t wait for the new season of Mad Men to come on. He’d have to be on that 60s set with the slicked back hair though. Shh. Don’t tell my hub. Or lunch with Jimmy Stewart. I love his voice.
    8. Invisible: I’ve often wished for an invisibility cloak like Harry Potter’s to visit my son’s classroom. His teachers tell me he behaves, but I’d love to follow him around for a day and see what’s up. And if he does behave, why does he do it for them and not for me? Then I’d throw some rotten tomatoes at him just for spite.
    9. Retire: Not Florida! Too many old people there and I hate the heat. I’m more likely to be a hermit. Maine? Colorado? Somewhere where I can look out at something beautiful and not see people if I don’t want to.
    10. Circus: I’m deathly afraid of heights, but let’s pretend that’s not the case because, really, I wouldn’t be in a circus anyway. I’d love to perform on the flying trapeze. That’s all I can say about it because my hands are sweating.
    11. Last meal: Macaroni and cheese, pizza, peach Nehi, chocolate cream pie, okra, nachos, a milkshake, and frosted brownies. If they could let me have some cheese dip to lick while I’m in the chair, that would really help me calm down.

  12. Very funny! But your definition of love was absolutely spot-on in my opinion. And I smiled when I read that you should not stop breathing. Great post!!

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