Thursday, April 9, 2009

Birthday Gift for Katdish



Katdish,

I know that your birthday is still 4 months away, but I found the perfect gift for you and couldn't contain my excitement. When can "The Fellowship" get together and play?

Here are a few sample cards from the game:

Question 1: You are going to preach to thousands of people, what hair style do you pick?
A. Bouffant
B. 18th Century Powdered Wig
C. Mullet

Question 2: You're on an airplane and find spilled water in your seat, what do you do?
A. Pull a tissue out of your purse and wipe it up.
B. Sit in it to show your humility.
C. Harass the flight attendant until her butt bleeds.

Question 3: God is most interested in you...
A. Getting the best parking spot
B. Having a nice job
C. All of the above

Question 4: Who is experiencing their best life now?
A. The Christian that struggles with sin and doubt, but faithfully clings to God
B. The martyred Christian in a foreign land
C. Lakewood Church members

Question 5: Where do you go for comfort and inspiration in times of need?
A. The Scriptures
B. To a group of caring believers
C. Private resort in the Rocky Mountains

If you answered "C" to every question, you win!

* The questions are not real, but unfortunately, the game is.

58 comments:

Helen said...

First of all, I know that when I take mom to the store and let her out right at the door, getting out of the car to help her out, the Lord was busy preparing a parking space for me.
Second of all, the Mag 8 are coming here in August......Katdish's birthday is in August. I think the seven of us could all pitch in....What do you say, ladies?

Helen said...

Oh yeah, above comment should read "used to" take mom to the store. She really can't manage outings anymore. Which just explains my problem with Joel Olsteen in a nutshell. If all it took was faith, forget walking, my mom would be able to fly......

Beth said...

The other day, Frank said...
"He really DOES talk about 'favah' a lot, doesn't he?"

Sigh. At that point I DID need the frying pan.

Anything else I could say will only get me in trouble...is it pick on Beth's MIL day??

Hucklebuck said...

Oh, be sure to check out the reviews on Amazon.

Helen said...

Beth, you are the one who mentioned that she wears a frying pan. I can only imagine that she must be using it as an Easter bonnet.
Is "favah" Olsteenese for favor?
Hucklebuck, that was funny! "And keep in mind that monopoly and hungry, hungry hippos exist". Very Good.

Beth said...

Helen, yes. Maybe I should have spelled it "fay-vah."

Time to pay some bills. Be back lay-tah.

(P.S. Did you see you can get new and used games starting at only $8.95?? Surely we can come up with that!)

Helen said...

That's $1.28 from the seven of us, plus tax. Let's make it an even 2 bucks each. Then we should be able to get it professionally wrapped. We wouldn't want the gift to appear tacky.

sherri said...

Okay, I'm in. Where do I send my money?

Not trying to barge in on kat's party ,but just so you are aware, my birthday is in August too, and I expect a nice pair of stilletos! (I've gone up a 1/2 size, I'm now a size 7, due to a bunion problem.) I find them on clearance racks all the time, so you guys should have no problem finding an affordable pair. Hint: The higher the heel, the more I will love all of you.

another hint: PAY FOR THEM before leaving the store.

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

I am going to start my research NOW for Katdish's gift. This is something that I cannot take lightly.

And by the way, WHEN in August are we getting together? Or is this 'need to know' information?

Annie K said...

BEFORE I'm too deep into volleyball season Steph!!!

Helen said...

It depends on when Mare gets here. I know she leaves Nigeria in a couple of months, but she isn't likely to get here until August. That was what I understood way back when when we began planning this. We need to find out from Mare when she is coming to Evanston.

Beth said...

When does Mare come to Chicago? Let me check my calendar...I'm all for sometime the first week in Aug. if she's back by then...HA! Like I have a calendar...

And by the way. Someone else has a birthday in August. Ahem. She will be entering a new decade no less. As long as there are snacks, I'll be happy.

Marni said...

This %^&*@#$ book is now a game?? Oh heaven help us all. Brother Joel lost me with that whole "praying for a good parking space" when I read the book. I swear, I cannot go to the mall or Wal Mart or even church and be driving around looking for a parking space without remembering that passage of his book...

Wait, wait, wait. Is there a get together planned? May I come....pleaaaaassssseeee? I'll be real quiet and sit in the corner and not make any noise. Plus I make great Rotel dip and have a cool party trick involving a clever way to open beer bottles.

I must have this game though. Morbid curiosity will eat at me until it is mine. I'm heading over to lifeway.com and see if I can't get my copy. This would be a fabulous gift at our next white elephant party...

sherri said...

Beth- I'll eat my snacks out of the new stilletos! (kinda' like your Easter basket idea!)

Is anyone bringing velveeta? Anyone?

(Don't bother wrapping it for me.)

Marni said...

What is the deal with my comments today? Two of them are gone even tho' they said the posted and now the one above this reversed the middle and third paragraph...it made me sound more ADD than I really am and who needs that??

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

I vote for Marni! Y'all let me in and made it the Magnificent 8. I think maybe we should change it to the Magnificent Infinity. (wish I knew how to make that sideways 8 symbol).

Or perhaps Smartypantsers Anonymous

Or Pornographic Cheese Butlers.

Or the Society of T-shirt Cannon Cremation.

Cmon everyone! Let's take this post's comment numbers into the stratosphere!

Hucklebuck said...

Somebody say Rotel dip? I'm all up in that.

Yea for the Magnificent ∞

Beth said...

I think anyone who reads or contributes to the blog is definitely invited. As long as we don't trash Helen's house....uh...right Helen?

What is Rotel dip?

Helen said...

I'm all for Marni joining us.
It's going to be a slumber party, right? I have never been to a slumber party before. Just so you all know, NO SEANCES!
Obviously I don't have 8 spare beds. Are we all okay with blankets, throws, and pillows?
As for opening it up to all the Smarty Pantsers, I have to warn y'all that my mom wouldn't like me have boys over for a slumber party.
I am not sure about how my husband feels about us inviting boys to the slumber party.
How about the Magnificent Smartypantsers?
Did I mention that if you google Pornographic Cheese Butler, this is one of only two sites that come up?
When do you think we should start taking reservations for bloggalspallooza?

Nick the Geek said...

I go to a funeral and come back to this? ... wait that sounds really familiar. Who said that the other day?

Anyways, I'm not going to get started on the Faith movement (which sounds suspiciously like bowel movement) because it would get really bad.

Marni said...

I feel so honored. Thank you for letting me into the Magnificent Infinity :)

Beth, Rotel dip is a gift from sweet baby Jesus Himself. It's Velveeta cheese (which Sherri asked for, so there you go) and canned Rotel tomatoes. I get sassy sometimes and add taco meat or even sausage. You scoop the heavenly concotion into your mouth with tortilla chips. It's awesomeness. It's even better when you have it with a really cold Dr. Pepper.

Stacey said...

Marni, Rotel dip with Dr Pepper? You are a woman after my own heart.

Btw, on the Amazon reviews I think it's great that everyone bought the game "as a joke."

sherri said...

Marni- I've made it with browned hamburger, and I've tried sausage too, with Velveeta, and rotel.

It's a staple at Super Bowl partties here.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I'm coming out of hiding long enough to say 1) my birthday is before Kat's and 2) I'll bet none of you can guess when it is.

It will take math skillz.

I will say, you have all entertained me in a mighty way over the last 48 hours and I feel very blessed.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

And wait, wasn't I the eighth one of the M7 at one point? What dropped me off the team? Lack of participation?

Nick the Geek said...

I got some mad math skillz but I'm not sure If I could possibly guess your b-day. Might have to try some quantum physics to figure it out and infuse some ginger into chicken while I'm at it.

Helen said...

My dear Candy, you are part of M8. Now that Marni would make it M9, they all want to go changing the name to Magnificent Infinity and Beyond or something. Don't worry my dear. You are one of us. Actually, that may be reason enough TO worry....

Helen said...

Marni, I just noticed that you have a beer bottle trick. Do you drink the beer afterwards? See, I have no problem with alcohol (in moderation, of course). I actually like my tea spiked every so often. It might be good to know where the rest of you stand on that. That would help me to know whether I ought to keep the liquor put away so as not to offend anyone.

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Hide the liquor! Steph's comin! I'm totally kidding. We don't drink, but you wouldn't know from our liquor cabinet. Charlie uses it liberally in his cooking.

But really -- I'm not offended at all if everyone else drinks. Just don't like it. (And signed this inconvenient membership covenant. Stupid accountability.) ;)

Nick the Geek said...

I hear if you get Steph drunk she'll participate in Karaoke.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

That reminds me of the full bottle of Marsala that my husband dumped down the sink because it "smelled bad." My favorite cooking wine! And really, who drinks Marsala? I'll be imbibing on water with you, Steph, and sucking on limes. Have nothing against drinking - except when my kid used to sneak out his bedroom window with a full cooler. Yeah, I met him at the curb....

Beth said...

I'm ok with alcohol, though rarely partake. If my husband gets a certain job, however, I think it involves a Steph-like covenant...

I'm a wildcard. And I will certainly participate in Karaoke in any situation. Or lead worship. Or both. But not at the same time.

katdish said...

WHAT THE FLAGNOG?!?

Wow - I don't even know where to begin with all of this.

I feel a bit like Andy Levy during the halftime report on Red Eye.

I suppose I should begin with a very heart felt sentiment. But in order for you to get the full effect, I'm going to ask all of you to picture me as a very drunk bridesmaid making a toast at your wedding. Got it? Here goes:

I BIG, RED, MONKEY BUTT HEART YOU GUYS! (hick)

Huck - That was absolutely brilliant. It's no wonder I thought Hucklebuck was Jon Acuff's alter ego for weeks when you first appeared on SCL. I was as shocked to learn of your true identity as Stacey and you were when you learned that my alter ego was...(Oh wait. Not too many people know about that. Nevermind.) Also, "I'm all up in that?" (snort!)

Having said that, if anyone gets me that game, in the words of BonQuiQui, "Ah will CUT you!"

For the record, I tried to send Marni an invite for about a month before I finally sent it to the correct email address, cuz she's our kind of people. There's a couple other peeps that have pending invites, but they seem to think they actually need to have blogworthy posts to participate. Obviously, they don't read this blog very often.

Beth, you know I monkey butt heart you (I'm gonna run that into the ground.), but if you don't know what rotel is, I'm not so sure we can be friends anymore. Also, why does your MIL wear a Jesus frying pan? She doesn't read this blog, does she? If you are reading this, I would just like to apologize for anything we might have said in jest. We all love Jesus, but we drink a little. Actually, I don't drink (anymore). As most of you know, I'm plenty loud and obnoxious stone cold sober. (Can I get an amen, Steph?)

I must say, I'm a bit surprised at the willingness of some of you to participate in Karaoke. It's like the Sears catalog pull on polyester pants of music. But I'm sure you all are great at it. (snort)

Nick - If you ever want to rant incessantly about the prosperity gospel, but do so anonymously, shoot me an email and I'll take credit for it. I'm all up in that!

Does anyone else feel really bad about the very real possibility of post vacation Mare's computer crashing when she opens up her gmail account? Talk about What the Flagnog! (I will also run that into the ground.)

One more thing - who else has summer birthdays besides Sherri, Beth and me? I bet a dollar Nick was born in either July or August. Huck probably, too. I don't know why, I just got a feeling.

Well, I've been on the computer for an hour and haven't left this blog. I probably won't be on tomorrow. If I do, I'll just do a little lurking here and there between trips to the doctor (just a check up) and basking in the glow of my children's adoration. (i.e. - taking them to the mall or the movies, or both.)

Have a very blessed weekend. I'll be praying for you all!

Stacey said...

Sorry to disappoint, but Huck's birthday is in October. That's technically still summer in Texas though, am I right?

Happy Easter weekend!

Nick the Geek said...

kat, funny I'm October too. Your feeling seems to have been off by the same amount though.

Beth said...

I think I've had the dip. I'm sure I've scraped the dish to get the last of it because it was that good. Please still be my friend. I just had no idea what it was called. Remember, Cooking + Beth = ???
Although I am improving a little now that I cook pretty much every day.

The frying pan...a Helen funny. My MIL really wears the crystal cross necklace w/ the Lord's Prayer in it, I just didn't write my comment well. And I would rather her wear that than....oh, some chicken foot necklace or something. ;)

Helen said...

Dang. My husband and I had a bet going on. He says she wears the frying pan as a necklace, I said she attached ribbon to it and wears it for an Easter Bonnet.

sherri said...

I think Rachael Ray has a recipe for the dip. I'll look it up and post it on my food blog if I find it.

SHE has SO MANY AWESOME RECIPES, DOESN'T SHE?

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Funny you should say that - I'm making Ribollita con Verdure today which is my all time favorite Rachael Ray soup. Just loaded with yummy veggies!

Nick the Geek said...

Alton Brown is way better than Rachel Ray. He is geek awesome.

Helen said...

Don't you go blaspheming against Rachel Ray. If we were pagans, she would be a Goddess!

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Have you ever seen how Alton brines? Rachael Ray's method is soooo much easier. I don't care about the science. I want YUMMO results. RACHAEL ROCKS.

Annie K said...

Sherri...Helen....Candy...shameless.

Nick - I would be very careful about dissin' Rachel Ray. You risk a bunch of women openin' up a 'can' on you. (Just trying to help a brother out.)

Katdish, my birthday is Cinco de Mayo. Just so you know. ;) (I bet those smiley's really irritate you, huh?)

Nick the Geek said...

Didn't diss her, just said Alton is better. I have seen him make 3 or 4 smokers out of different things. He makes all kinds of good cooking widgets and shows what the best (not most expensive) tools to buy. My favorite moto of his, "I only have one unitasker in my kitchen [the fire extinguisher]." That is cool. Everything should be able to do multiple things well.

Nick the Geek said...

Annie, which day is Cinco de Mayo this year? Just kidding, it's an inside joke with a friend of mine.

katdish said...

I'll have to give props to Alton Brown. I love his show and I like him on Iron Chef America.

Don't know that I'd go so far to say as I big monkey butt heart him, but he's pretty geeky cool.

Annie K said...

I actually luuuhhhv Alton Brown's show. My son and I watch it all the time.

Prodigal Jon said...

wow, I was not aware that game existed. that is hilarious to me. I assume everyone wins at the end of the game.

Nick the Geek said...

First, wow you got Jon to comment, I think that means you win.

Second, @Jon, You only win if you have enough faith. If you lose it is because you are of little faith and are to be pitied, bless your heart. We will share whispers requests for prayer in groups all around you but say nothing to your face so we don't hurt your feelings, which are probably pretty sensitive since you have so little faith. Yep I went there.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I'm guessing Alton Brown would be a pretty snarky commenter on here, if you could just get him to bite. And I love it when he goes to the kitchen supply store with W.

Nick the Geek said...

You know she is his masseuse right? Like in rl.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

NO, ARE YOU KIDDING ME??

Nick the Geek said...

Not even a little bit. Check it out .... says chiropractor, but I'm pretty sure they said masseuse or massage therapist in a making of special.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

You have a massive amount of useless trivia in that geeky head of yours. You'd better go on Jeopardy.

Beth said...

Did someone say Jeopardy???

I love that show...

Stacey said...

Beth, maybe you and I can try to win that trip to the Galapagos Islands with Alex Trebek?! How cool would that be?

Suddenly I'm realizing that it might not be very "cool." Darn.

Beth said...

Stacey! I totally tried to get on the website to enter that contest one night and my internet wouldn't work! I was really mad.

You, me, Alex Trebek, big turtles...what's not cool about THAT?

Stacey said...

LOL - Agreed! We can play some Counting Crows on the way. Or Bon Jovi. :)