In which FHE could have gone very, very badly

Last night Spitfire and I decided to be supportive and social and junk by attending our ward's Family Home Evening activity. I'm still not calling anyone my Mom or my Dad. They're an FHE Group Leader or they're nothing. And yes, it does matter. And if I ever hear anyone suggest that precision in language is not important again then they're going to get a number 2 pencil in the leg. Are we clear?

So a big ol' group of us were gathered around, playing this game. Everyone writes down the name of famous people on pieces of paper, you put the pieces in a bowl, and then the game proceeds in phases.

First phase, you pull pieces of paper from the bowl and describe the celebrity for your teammates to guess. You do as many as you can in 30 seconds.

In the second phase, all the pieces go back in and you can only use 3 words to describe them.

In the third phase, you have to act them out with no talking (I got Harriet Tubman at one point, which was not an easy one, I tell you.) I'm glad no one drew Chairman Mao's name, though, for the charades bit. Because I can't imagine how you would do that without looking really racist.

Anyway, this is L***n, where there are lots and lots of country music fans. Just ask my car radio, which only has like three stations programmed in. So there were a few country music singers in the bowl.

During round 2 (where you can only use 3 words), one of my team members drew a name.

Team member: "Redneck."

Me: "Garth Brooks!!!"

Everyone: Sudden Silence

And then I remembered where I was, and that I was probably close to death. Luckily a few people laughed, which saved me.

I'm still watching my back, though.


kristen said... [reply]

I would have said the same thing. I played that once and made it to the final round. Two people thought they'd be cute and put famous composers in (of which only they knew of); yeah, they won.

Jenny said... [reply]

I don't think I've ever played this game. I'm glad you survived to tell your tale though.

Squirrel Boy said... [reply]

You're lucky they didn't hurl half-empty Mountain Dew bottles at you and ride you right out of town.

Azúcar said... [reply]


What, tubby, wife-cheating, hillbilly wasn't an option?

Scully said... [reply]

The only other options I can think of would be Jeff Foxworthy and Gretchen Wilson. And it embarasses me a little that I know those.

coolmom said... [reply]

Have I mentioned that I read these comments everyday for laughs? And I am never disappointed. Especially today. I'd suggest we all hide the #2 pencils. Someone's a little edgy today.

April said... [reply]

Once while playing Charades, I had to act out George Clooney. He was still on "ER" at that time, so I had to perform CPR on a pillow. Ay yi yi.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Wow, April. I have no idea how you would act out George Clooney. I mean, besides channeling Cary Grant and just looking generally smooth and charismatic.

Well done, you!

Anth said... [reply]

Ha ha I love it.

Still trying to figure out how I would act out Harriet Tubman...

chosha said... [reply]


I would've said 'Jeff Foxworthy'. I don't know a lot of rednecks. Can't think why Scully's embarrassed to know Jeff Foxworthy. He's one of the funniest stand-up comedians I've heard and he doesn't f-word the place up either.

Maggie said... [reply]

If it wasn't Garth Brookes then who was it?

Science Teacher Mommy said... [reply]

I know that Q92 is your favorite.

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