Thursday, January 03, 2008

Sesame Street For Grown-Ups: A Contest!

Remember that split-screen part of the old-fashioned Sesame Street episodes from our youth where you had to guess which "thing" was not like the others?

Well, today I offer you my own version of that childhood game.

Instead of which one of these things is not like the other, what do all of these things have in common?

$10 Starbuck's gift card to the winner (and Linda, no, you may not play)!

* I heard the long-forgotten "Rumpshaker" and did some wicked moves behind the steering wheel.

* Saw a man who resembled Simon LeBon, Rod Stewart and Barry Mannilow all in one!

* That same man told me that I needed a breath mint. Ouch.

* Met a woman who had become recently engaged to a man that looked exactly like Santa Claus after a 13 year dry spell (she had been single for 13 years). Gave her a hug.

* Saw lots of men going to the bathroom.

* Spoke with someone who had been to prison THREE times.

* Spoke to a guy who said he finds artwork while kayaking in the Snohomish river who also sported a new pair of Isotoner gloves that he was waaaaay proud of.

* Met a "Doug."

* Danced to a Billie Jean/Word Up mix with my best friend's husband.

* Had a strawberry milkshake.

* Saw an old lady wearing party hats like a bra. She was also wearing a school-girl skirt that showed her underpants, but that's neither here nor there. The cones were funny.

* Helped someone up who had fallen on the stairs (hmmm. . . it was that Simon LeBon guy!).

* Watched Sheena*, The Foosball Champion, get her butt kicked despite her hot pink handle grips (she informed us that everyone has them -- all the cool foosball playas, that is. Who knew?).

* Was twirled on the dance floor by my husband.

So, anyone want to give it a shot? Leave your best guesses in the comments. You have 24 hours to tell me what all of the above references have to do with each other - then, I'll announce a winner and you can claim your Starbuck's card!


Oh, The Joys said...

The twirling?

flutter said...

you did so while drunk? ;)

jen said...

it's all about music?

ah hell. or maybe you WERE drunk.

painted maypole said...

they all happened at a new year's eve party?

Family Adventure said...

Painted Maypole beat me to it -- this happened at the New Year's party?!?


Mrs. Chicken said...

all happened on new year's with an 80s theme?

Tracey said...

I'm thinking this is the New YEar's party?

kimi said...

sounds like you had a kick butt new years evening to me?

Alexandra's World said...

Haha! Sounds like you had a blast. The milkshake seems out of whack. Don't know why?

Kristin said...

Um, my University years?

Rising Rainbow said...

Geez, sounds like a typical Seattle kind of day to me.

Ann(ie) said...

What is a New Year's day retro party? Was this in Auburn by chance?? Were there any mullets involved?