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July 16, 2006

Bits Missing from my Brain

I come from a game family. We still play lots of games. Just today, I got my ass kicked in Texas Hold 'Em. Last weekend when I was at my dad's, we played Rummikub, pool and darts.

Board games often come out too, such as monopoly, trivia games, etc.

How is it that I made it through 25 years without playing Life?

While at Morrigan's with Bou and her boys, we started a game of Life. I didn't know how to play. I had an idea of the concept, but had no clue as to strategy or directions. But for the record, when I left....I was a doctor with $100,000 salary.

During the game, someone brought up the 50 Nifty States song. I never learned it. Heard it, but never learned it. They started teaching it in 5th grade, but I moved twice that year and they weren't doing the same thing at my other school.

Another thing I never learned? Cursive. To this day, I still cannot write in cursive. My signature is a cursive S with some squiggles and a regular R with some squiggles. I cannot remember the year we started to learn cursive, but I'm assuming it was sometime between 2nd grade and 5th grade. Considering I went to 7 different schools during that time....I learned bits and pieces of cursive, but was never able to put it together.

Some time ago, I bought one of those educational learning books for things like math and writing. I obviously bought the cursive one. I worked through it, and did fine. But by the time I was trying to actually use cursive in homework, letters or anything else, I couldn't put it together. It took too long and was just a pain.

But then again, sometimes I would already know something when I moved to a new school that they were just learning. Maybe that's why I'm so bad with history and sciences. (at least that is what I would like to blame it on) :-)

Posted by Sissy at July 16, 2006 02:33 AM | TrackBack

I don't really use cursive either, I use a combination of both. I think everyone does that, they make writing their own style.

Of course with my long ass name, signing stuff usually starts out ok but toward the end it's just a squiggly line.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at July 17, 2006 07:06 AM


Posted by: Quality Weenie at July 17, 2006 11:05 AM

Happy Birthday...Hoppy Birthday...Oh Bloody Bunny Hoppy Birthday :-)

Posted by: h~ at July 17, 2006 07:03 PM

As long as you don't have to write that cursive "Q." What's up with that?

Posted by: Ogre at July 18, 2006 07:19 AM