Shark Tag

String Bean came home yesterday and informed me about a new game they play at recess called Shark Attack Tag.

Good thing these sharks stay in the tank!

Shark Tag is similar to the game of tag, but apparently there are rules pertaining to sharks.  I asked him if biting was one of the rules, and he said no.  I asked him if they had to run around miming a shark fin on their heads, and he said no.  I asked him if they hummed the music to Jaws while running, and he said no.  I asked him what is the big deal about Shark Tag, and he said you can tag lots of people to be “it” with you.  Oh.

I had a vision of many kids on the playground singing Jimmy Buffet “Fins to the left, fins to the right,” gleefully tagging other kids to join in song.  I must stop watching Glee.

The subject of Shark Tag was ironic also in the fact that Laughing at Everyday Life tagged me in a tag-your-it post.

Not unlike Shark Tag, there are specific rules (none involving any Jimmy Buffet tunes, though. Bummer).

  • The rules have to be posted
  • Answer the questions the tagger posted for you
  • Create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged
  • Tag eleven people with a link to your post
  • Give them a heads up that you tagged them

1.  Who is the one person you can 100% guarantee will make you laugh when you need it?  I would have to say my little dude, Squishy.  He is seven and full of funny saying, facial expressions and voices.
2.  What is something that your friends and family laugh at that you do?  They laugh at me.  Seriously.  No, just kidding.  They laugh at my stories and impressions of other people.  Sometimes they laugh when I switch accents from Ohio to New Jersey to New Orleans.  This can happen when I am really into telling a story and mostly by accident.
3. Pajamas in public – are you for them or against them?  I would say I am not a fan of real pajamas in public, although I do have some black pj pants that don’t look like pj pants I wear sometimes.  My bffs in my wolf pack all have a pair of these and we try and wear them on the same day as if we are still teenagers with braces on.                                                                                             4. Blackberry, Android, iPhone or some cheap little phone that does nothing but let you talk and maybe text on it? I am a Mac person, so I broke down in September and got an iPhone.  I have never looked back.  My Crackberry was fritzy and always needed attention.  The iPhone has been a dream.
5. What is the one thing if someone took away from you that you would throw a 2 year old temper tantrum on the floor crying fit over? I would throw an ultimate tantrum if someone took away my Kindle.  I love reading, and I would be lost without it.  Plus, it saves my place.  I have been known to have a temper tantrum when someone removed my bookmark.  😉
6. When was the last time you had a giggling fit? And do you remember why?  I had a giggling fit at school last week.  Sometimes teenagers are very surprising, and I have quite a group in my last period of the day Public Speaking class.  They have a great way of making me laugh (and also getting me completely off topic).
7. Have you ever worn socks with little toes in them?  I remember getting a pair of those from my grandmother many moons ago.  I think I put them on once and they found their way to the hamper and then to the bottom of my sock drawer never to be heard from again.
8.  Do you have any animals? If so, what species are they and why did you name them what you did? I have a cat named CC, because she is a calico cat.  I didn’t name her, my mom did.  I have a golden retriever named Luciana Juliet, but we call her Lucy or Lucifer if she is bad.  I have a Havanese puppy named Maisy Rosalind.  We really like Shakespeare names for our pets, mainly because both The Captain and I are English teachers.  I used to have a golden retriever named Romeo, or Romy for short, but he passed away two years ago.
9. Have you ever accidentally / on purpose / will never admit it – tripped your kid?  I have accidentally tripped both of them, but usually I am the one who gets tripped either by the kids or the dogs.  Funny how that works out.  It seems as if our golden knows exactly where to plant herself to ensure I will trip straight over her.
10.  If your high school would have seen how you turned out, what would they have put in your year book? What title would you have?  Hmmm.  That is tough.  I got the Biggest Flirt and Best Dressed awards in my senior class. I told them I should have received the Goofiest or Silliest award.  Maybe they would see that holds true more than those other silly awards.
11. Would you have preferred serious questions or goofy ones like these? (even though your vote is too late)  Goofy is good.  See my #10.  🙂

Now, according to said rules, I must make up 11 questions and tag some awesome blogs.

Good apples. Really good apples.

But, I am adding something to the rules – I am passing on the Good Apple Award to these folks, too.  You are all good apples in my book.  🙂  Here are my questions for you and the jpg to put on your blog (right click and save the image to your desktop):

1.  If you could be any literary character for a day, who would you choose and why?

2.  If time travel was possible, where would you like to visit?

3.  What is your biggest pet peeve?

4.  Do you have a nickname now or from childhood?  How did you get it?

5.  What is your favorite book of all time?

6.  If you had the power, what is one change you would make in this world?

7.  Would you prefer jelly beans, Cadbury cream eggs or Reese’s eggs?  Why?

8.  If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

9.  Describe yourself in three adjectives.

10. Do you prefer Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games or Lord of the Rings?  Why?

11.  What is your favorite musical and why?

Whew.  That was tough.  Here are the lucky ones who are in my school of fish, I mean, tag – you’re it! And you get an award, too!

I would also like to pass this award to Jonesin’ After 40 who is amazing, but very busy right now, and to Laughing at Everyday Life who tagged me and made up all the questions for me to answer above!  🙂

Guess what?  Shark Tag commences!

13 thoughts on “Shark Tag

  1. That was fun! My kids play all kinds of crazy tag games too. When I was a kid, we played jail tag. That was a long time ago though. 😉

    Thanks for passing along The Good Apple award! It was fun getting to know you a little better through those questions.

  2. Why, thank you! Now I can enjoy a delicious apple before I get eaten by a shark. 🙂

    Seriously though, I appreciate the recognition. Very kind of you! I will save this post and put something together in the future (I assume there’s no time limit 🙂 )

  3. Thank you for the Sour Apple Award. I’m just going to answer your questions here, though:
    1. If you could be any literary character for a day, who would you choose and why?
    Easy: Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Honor is more important than bread.
    2. If time travel was possible, where would you like to visit?
    I would come to this continent before the first white men and tell the natives to get ready to repel the invasion and not to share anything with the invaders.
    3. What is your biggest pet peeve?
    People who refuse to learn the lessons of History.
    4. Do you have a nickname now or from childhood? How did you get it?
    Now. It’s Big Fellow and I will not tell you how I got it.
    5. What is your favorite book of all time?
    Easy: To Kill a Mockingbird (I read it every year.) After that, it would be something by Dickens.
    6. If you had the power, what is one change you would make in this world?
    I would end hunger and all forms of poverty.
    7. Would you prefer jelly beans, Cadbury cream eggs or Reese’s eggs? Why?
    Jelly Beans – they are my favorite candy.
    8. If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
    Invisibility. Why? Ladies restrooms, of course.
    9. Describe yourself in three adjectives.
    Somber, sad, and happy
    10. Do you prefer Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games or Lord of the Rings? Why?
    God! I hate Harry Potter. I never read any Twilight or Hunger Games. So, I guess the Lord of the Rings, but I prefer C.S. Lewis.
    11. What is your favorite musical and why?
    Chicago. I love the Merry Murderers of Cook County. They’re hot!

    Now, aren’t you sorry you gave me this award! PS: Any people from my Blog Roll, I pass this award on to you. Do with as you will. HF

    • Great responses! My favorite novel of all time is also To Kill a Mockingbird. This is the first year I haven’t taught it. Chicago is excellent. I was going to audition to be in it at our local theater but I chickened out. Oh, and it is the Good Apple, not Sour Apple, silly! 😉

  4. Awww…Thank you for your sweet words and for the laughs. Shark Tag sounds like fun. I saw some kindergarteners at my son’s school playing a tag game called Zombie Attack a while back and it was pretty scary. (Who lets their 5 year old watch zombie shows??) I do love a good tag game so I will answer question 5 for you. I am a big fan of To Kill a Mockingbird as well, but my all time fave is The Good Earth by Pearl Buck. You are a good apple Jean!

  5. Thank you for the tag and the award! I’m gonna get started on answering your questions right now.

    I commend String Bean and his friends for adding some creativity to a drab game of tag.

  6. I love all these tidbits that tell a story about a person. You thought of some good ones for the others, too! I seriously scream when I find my bookmark on the floor and the book some place else.

  7. My boys used to beg to play Sharks (Shark Tag as you know it) after baseball practices when they were in little league. It always got rough, though, with the kid on the end of the trail of sharks usually getting flung…often into a wall because we practiced inside. Good times…..
    Thanks for the awesome apple award!!!!

    • Uh, when we played sharks it involved jumping from couch to couch to not touch the carpet. Someone always ended up getting “eaten” / biting the carpet… Or getting beat by mom. One or the other. 🙂

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