Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mother Goose in Ohio

There is an element of Life's Highway game that is open to interpretation. This allows the field reporter negotiation space. Reporters are highly encouraged to bargain for a better score. And of course the rabble is allowed to dicker for or against the submission. But this is the first time I have had a reporter request extra points for typing.

Kristi comments and submits.

I drove past this yard yesterday in a pouring rainstorm and returned  two hours later to capture these photos.

PS I want at least One point for the fact that I sweat blood typing this up ( 4 times ) first I lost the text ... then one picture.

Humpty has a big smile on his face. It must be pleasant in Mother Goose Land
 Hey, where are his hands!

Score (list provided by Kristi, my comments are in red)

- HUMPTY DUMPTY sat on a wall (yeah Humpty seems engaged) 2 points + 1 point for dressed
- JACKS BEANSTALK behind him: ( I'm calling Maypole): 1 points 
- Some other less sturdy teepee thing (probably for growing vines): 0 points

- THE THREE LITTLE PIGS  mommy pig has a baby piglet: 4 points
- Chicken companions: 2 points.
  • A house of straw: 1 point
  • A house of sticks: 1 point
  • A house of bricks: 1 point
- A BIG BAD WOLF ready to huff and puff and blow their houses down. (wolf is pissed off): 1 point
- Birdhouse in prominent position: 0 points

Subtotal: 14 points

Creativity Bonus

For the three little pigs and their three little houses in addition to the eternal torture of the Bad Wolf who is probably chained in place and has to hear "Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" all day. I'm telling you he is about to crack: 4 points

Total: 18 points

Gold Manatee Approved Big Bad Wolf Torture Method

Personally, I would have to kill some little piggies


  1. All I have to say is watch this.

    and no points for typing! that's anarchy!

  2. OK, Virginia Wolf is more more annoying than piggies. You win, Lola Nova.

  3. I guess they really couldn't put Humpty together again.

  4. It was pretty close though, I was tempted in awarding points for typing she did call me Exalted Ruler. That's pretty good negotiating.

    ChrisJ, poor Humpty... he only has stumps to check his balance. I am afraid he is a goner.

  5. Just to let you know, I was "invited " to leave typing class my sophomore year in High School. I excelled at shorthand , but transcribed all of my notes in longhand. I type 17 wpm on a good day. I am a 66 yr. old great- grandmother. Tough to run away when chased by suspicious home owners who see my camera pointed at their GNOMES.

    That being said, I bow to our Exalted Ruler aka...The Yard Stickler...
    with regard to my typing prowess.
    Oh ...and I have a replaced hip and a penchant for margaritas.
    Like Ellen's friend Gladys " I love Jesus, but I drink a little "

    Happy Hunting to you all...granny says, remember your kevlar vests.

  6. Lola , I loved the video. I love pigs. "specially when they are BACON !!

  7. Kristi, I feel your pain. I was kicked out of band for my lack of musical ability. It was then I started my exciting career of twirling.

  8. TWIRLING... as in whirling dervish or baton brandishing ? High five on the lack of musical ability. Another fine free service I offer is my off-key caterwauling.

  9. You do notice that I gave you 2 extra feet:

    Exalted RULER

    The better to run away from homeowners who lack a sense of humor.

  10. Kristi, you may use either title, I like them both. But the trick is to get a driver, then you snap and drive.


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