Monday, November 14, 2011

Child's Play and Ringing Food

So I mentioned in my last post that I would share two other things that I bought on Saturday when we were having our Saturday shopping trip. As I mentioned then, I felt like a kid again when I was playing with the games and things on display in some of the stores. Well, I had to bring a little piece of that gaming fun home with me and it's very old school and I love it! Here is thing #1 :

They are jacks and I haven't played jacks since I was a kid and I haven't seen any in a store in forever! So I had to have them. As you can see from the photo, they are suitable for eight years old and up, so I think I qualify ;-) I have been a jacks playing fool every since I got home Saturday. LOL. I tried to play with them on our table, but after I got a splinter twice I moved to the kitchen counter. I think that I'm going soft though. I told Brit Boy that when I was a kid we used to play anywhere so if you got a splinter or scraped your knuckles while trying to pick the jacks up, it was like...'Oh Well' and you kept on playing. Gotta get that edge back ;-) So these jacks will be mini therapy for me and it's still fun to play! These are good for the kid at heart that I still am sometimes.

The second thing is above and it's something that Brit Boy and I will share. We needed a kitchen timer and hey, who doesn't need a ringing hamburger. This will definitely come in handy as I plan out my Thanksgiving cooking schedule and also, a regular timer just wouldn't do. Lol. I wasn't looking for it, but when I saw it I told Brit Boy that we'd met our timer and he agreed. Gotta love a man who doesn't mind a ringing burger ;-)

So as I said in my previous post, it was just fun to have a day out together on Saturday and along the way we picked up a few little things. Simple pleasures are the best...and I'm glad that I could share mine here! Have a great Monday!


Ivanhoe said...

I have never heard of Jacks before. Just be careful with that :)
I love the timer though. Burger - right down my alley :)
Have a great week, Dori!

Dori said...

Not to worry my friend. I'll be careful, but jacks are quite tame really ;-) You just bounce a rubber ball and then pick up the metal jacks in sequence. It's all about hand eye coordination. It will keep me on my toes :-) And I'm loving the timer hamburger. I'll probably feature it in my Thanksgiving food photos just for the heck of it. Have a good week!

Dee said...

Wow, I haven't played jacks in over 25 years, maybe 30...LoL. Reading your posting sure brings back some good memories, though. I like the ringing hamburger... too cute.

BLOGZOOM said...

Dori, I loved seeing that. This your post reminded me of Playmobil. I have a friend who is the Mayor in Brazil and remains the most successful.


Dori said...

I know what you mean! LOL. When I saw the jacks I laughed out loud because it's been so long since I played. I'm glad that I could take you down memory lane with me and I love my ringing hamburger :)

I love that I could share my fun with you my friend :) Hugs!