Whiny Post Deleted

I had a post entitled “The Banes of My Existence” all ready to go, but I deleted it.

It was a list. Of ten things. It began with a complaint that Hannah almost missed the bus this morning because she couldn’t find a single hair clip to move the overgrown bangs away from her eyes, even though I bought two packages of ten just last Sunday.

Where do the hairclips go? Why can’t she keep track of them? Are they currency in her classroom, like cigarettes in prison? I’m starting to wonder.

See? Too whiny.

So we’ll play a game instead.

h-under-desk.jpg

This is a photograph of the current state of affairs under Hannah’s desk. How many items can you identify?

Points will be awarded for each correctly identified object. Bonus points (and my eternal thanks) if anybody finds hairclips.

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15 responses to “Whiny Post Deleted

  1. I wish there was a closeup of this shot. It would make it easier to hunt for hair clips. Tell Le Banana to clean up or no soup for her.

  2. That sounds an awful lot like an excuse, Douglas. No points for you.

  3. *deletes sg’s first comment*

    *decides not to comment on how much fun it is to be able to do that*

    Oops.

    KDF

  4. hmmm…let’s see…

    there’s carpet, and electrical wires…

    oh, you want me to try for real?

    ok, here’s what i’ve gotten:

    1. a book, possibly Disney
    2. a folder/binder against the back wall?
    4. a ziploc bag
    5. a yellow sticky note
    6. a scarf
    7. a pink & white sandal
    8. a t-shirt on the right
    9. bedsheets, or possibly a dress?
    10. a doll shoe
    11. a blue game piece, or maybe a button
    12. a tinker toy triangle with blue fuzzies

    so…how’d i do?!? ;D

  5. *please delete first post*

    *curses the bot*

  6. interesting pyramid-shaped thingie (is that what tinkertoys look like now? have we run out of trees to that extent?)

  7. I’m just impressed that she has something Burberry under there. Tell her I said she should take better care of it! (or give it to me) ;)

  8. Har!

    El, I read that as “Blueberry.” What does that say about me?

  9. The winner is… southerngirl! Because she tried, dammit, and she got some stuff right, too.

    Here’s what was in the picture, using sg’s answer list as a starting point:

    1. a book, possibly Disney — Partial credit – It is a book, but of the “Arthur” variety

    2. a folder/binder against the back wall? — Gift bag from an old, forgotten birthday party

    4. a ziploc bag — *Ding!*

    5. a yellow sticky note — Yes, again, for a total so far of 2.5 points!

    6. a scarf — Half a point, because it is in the accessory category (except it’s a belt.)

    7. a pink & white sandal — Z-strap sneaker.

    8. a t-shirt on the right — Beautiful little blue cotton dress, worn for 10 seconds and ditched under the desk when she decided to go with something sportier (jeans with a hole in the left knee and her beloved black t-shirt with the dalmations on it)

    9. bedsheets, or possibly a dress? — Now wait a minute, if that was the dress, where is the t-shirt? I’m docking you a half a point for double-answering.

    10. a doll shoe — Nope — dirty sock.

    11. a blue game piece, or maybe a button — “Button” is very close. It’s a little glass crystal stone; one of about twenty. She calls them “fairy eggs.” Her friend Josie put Hannah in charge of them when Josie’s family went on vacation over a month ago, and so far has not attempted to reclaim them. They eat grass, and dirt, and flower petals (the fairies — not the girls.)

    12. a tinker toy triangle with blue fuzzies — K-nex pyramid (sidenote to insom: if we do run out of trees, Sam will probably rebuild them with K-nex.)

    I’m not sure about the final point tally, but I’m very impressed with the effort.

    Thanks for playing!

  10. That you’re hungry? ;)

  11. I forgot to kibby before I posted. :)

  12. southerngirl

    so what’s my prize?

    a trip to “halfway”?

    ;)

  13. My thoughts exactly, sg!

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