November 26, 2010
Winter Driver Mad Libs
Yesterday driving home from work I had a total moron beside me. Rather than give her the finger, or rant and rave, I decided to be calm and vent later.
So I was going to vent by writing her a poem, a haiku perhaps, and then I remembered not talented enough to do that.
So here is a Mad Lib instead. For the uneducated among you, a Mad Lib is a short story with many key words replaced with blanks. Beneath each blank is specified a lexical or other category, such as "noun", "verb", "place", or "part of the body". One player asks the other players, in turn, to contribute some word for the specified type for each blank, but without revealing the context for that word. Finally, the completed story is read aloud.
My Winter Driver Mad Lib:
Hello _____(noun)_____ in the _____(adjective)_____ Lexus beside me.
Yes its happier outside, and I _____(verb)_____ it also. That being said, it is winter, we do _____(verb)_____ in Canada, so we should probably expect cold and _____(noun)_____ and _____(noun)_____.
Driving is _____(adjective)_____ in winter. We need _____(adjective)_____ tires. We need ice _____(noun)_____ s. We need _____(noun)_____ We need patience. And we need more time to get everywhere.
I thought I would say hello, as the _____(noun)_____ is so slow, and we are going to be beside each other for awhile now. Plus you are driving too fast and too close, so I may _____(action)_____ you by accident.
You looked _____(adjective)_____ today, my new friend. I can tell because you are _____(verb)_____ ing too close, _____(verb)_____ ing too fast, and likely _____(verb)_____ ing while you drive. So put down the _____(noun)_____, put down that_____(noun)_____ you are eating and pay attention.
I am trying to _____(verb)_____ carefully, and appreciate that you are too. I know we will all be _____(adjective)_____ that way.
Thanks for listening.