The Story behind the “Mad Libs.”

Thanks for the smiles last night to the ones who played along with my own version of Mad Libs.  The smiles were great as I was stretched out in the recliner with heat on my back.  It was good to have something to laugh at. There also were other ones that made me smile as we exchanged comments on a post. They didn’t know what they were doing at the time, besides just making a comment, but that’s how it goes. We don’t always know what we are doing when we are doing it, or how our little words can cause someone to smile at just the right time.

So what exactly happened yesterday? I have to say that some of you were pretty close in your guesses and some right on with some words!  For those of you who didn’t catch my post last evening, I had written up a Mad Libs sort of thing for you to take a guess at a certain incident that happened to me. Down below is what I had posted, but with the details filled in this time.

“Earlier this afternoon I was happily Reading. Time passed and later I looked at the Clock and knew I had to go. I got ready to go and then bent down to pick up our Furry Sheltie when I suddenly felt Pain shoot through my Lower Back and Ouch followed by a Jumble of  nonsense Words came out of my mouth! ( yes, I tend to make up words when I feel pain)  Now here I sit with a Heating pad on my Back.”

That about covers it. I have picked up our Sheltie lots of times, so not sure why this time bothered me, but I must have twisted the wrong way or something, it just happened so fast! I do still hurt today, but not quite as sharp, at least not yet.  I  am now sitting with ice on my back, following my sister’s orders. 🙂 I do prefer heat, but I know she knows what she is talking about.

I do hope that the pain doesn’t last too long, but thankful for a doting family and for the smiles that I get from all of you on here! When I told my sister that I have been lifting Lassie, our Sheltie ,many times and never had this happen before, she said, “Welcome to the Aging Club.”  I don’t think I want to be in that club!   But at least I know I am in good company with many other members of the Aging/Getting Old club that I know! 🙂

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you have a great day and that “hurting yourself” don’t fall into your plans for the day!

 

25 thoughts on “The Story behind the “Mad Libs.”

  1. Now I think I understand this game. Here’s Dr. Gnu’s prescription for your poor back:
    Do not pick up shelties.
    Always bend at the knees when lifting things, then ice your knees afterward.
    Take a nap while flat on your back.

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  2. am glad you gotted some smiles from all the responses, it was a fun interactive thing to do, so much of your lovely nature comes through here and it is infectious. hope the back gets better, it was most definitely a wrong angle thing. smiles will help heal yes?!! i had some smiles yesterday looking up the Hershey Chocolate Factory we talked about. Showed my kids and they were greedily looking at the photos!! take care of that back and hugs to Lassie.

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  3. Oh Bother! How disappointing to discover that my gaming abilities have not improved with age. There is certainly enough age, it is the skill that is lacking. It also just goes to show you that deductive reasoning does not always win the day. Considering that you would most likely be writing a post and noticing the passage of time on the clock, you got ready, hence dirty clothes on the floor (most likely hubbies) and whilst bending to pick them up a shooting pain in the previously injured knee elicits a loud “OW!”, thus requiring the ice bag to the knee. Now, the only problem with my thinking was that little word “a” that should have been “an” for properly spoken English, as in “an ice bag”, but thinking the pain clouded your judgement decided to go with my original sound hypothesis. WRONG, but I gave it my best shot! Thank-you!

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