Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's a mystery to me

post inspired by Wendy...

Remember the games you played when you were little?

I do.

Mouse Trap.
Candy land.

But of all the games I played...MYSTERY DATE was the best.

Now, since I seem to be the oldest person who reads my blog, I'm probably the only one who remembers this game. So, most likely I'll be talking to myself here...but what else is new?!

Mystery Date was the answer to every little girl's dream. Since you couldn't date for real at the age of 10 or 11, the next best thing was pretending to date on a board game. Yikes, that's pathetic.

But then again, there are some advantages to dating someone in a board game. They don't talk back. They can't cheat on you. You can tell them how to dress. They aren't (eh hem) flatulenty expressive. They don't try and hog the remote. They don't leave their clothes on the floor, or the cap off the toothpaste.

Now of course, I was lucky enough to find Mr. Cruisin...a man who is none of those things I just mentioned.

He never talks back can't get a word in edge-wise.
He wouldn't cheat because he knows I wouldn't hesitate to then kill him.
This man dresses like he's just stepped out of the pages of "Car Mechanics Weekly", so no need to tell him how to dress.
Of course he never has any of those nasty bodily functions.
He knows better than to try and pry the remote from my "never cold because I'm always flashing, not so dead" hands.
His clothes neatly make their way to the laundry basket each and every night.
And that toothpaste cap? Well, his breath is made of roses, so no need to even brush.

Thank goodness for Mystery obviously taught me just how to find my dream man.


Jack said...

I don't remember that game. Sorry.

SuperRaizy said...

That's because you're a guy, Jack.
Not only do I totally remember Mystery Date, I actually have the updated version! My daughter got it at her birthday party last year, and the girls had lots of fun playing it (I played too, but I kept getting the Dud instead of the Stud. Story of my life).

Claire said...

Oh man. That game sounds amazing! I want one!


Val said...

I remember the game, but never played it. It was bad enough that there was encouragement to date boys period, there was absolutely no way I had any urge to 'play' doing it! Blech-tooey! (Not that there is anything wrong with it, if that's your THING!) (hahahaha :-D)

HeyJoe said...

I had two sisters. They had friends. I DO remember this game, though I never played it. Seriously. NEVER. I always thought the door was cool though.

the sabra said...

The only line I read was "Now, since I seem to be the oldest person who reads my blog," and that cracked me up.

I'm waaaaaaay too tired..and I'm still in middle of reading "How I Met Karen" on SepharicSecret (which is how I found ur blog)

torontopearl said...

Sorry, I don't know that game. But I wish I could go back as a kid and play the game with the Cruisin-Mom kid. Wouldn't that be cool...
(just to let you know: I hate cheaters, and refuse to play a game when people cheat. Don't say I didn't warn you.)

You should ask Danny Miller if her remembers the game...if so, it would also turn into a blog post for him!

cruisin-mom said...

Jack: figures :)

super: can't believe you have the new version! (and a daughter as an excuse to get to play!)

Claire: you would love it :)

Val: could you invent a new and improved Mystery date?!!!!

Joe: that door was the coolest. Which guy did you end up with? (oh, sorry, you NEVER played it)

Sabre: welcome...isn't Robert's love story the greatest?

Pearl: would have loved to play with little Pearl...and yes, nobody does nostalgia like Danny.

the sabra said...

It is.

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

Never heard of it but I am sure my friends and I would have had fun playing it. We loved playing house (the Tween version) with our barbies and daydreaming about Scott Baio and Shaun Cassidy (well for me it was Parker Stevenson - always loved / always will love dark good looks in men)

cruisin-mom said...

Jaime: I used to love playing house too, but of course, Paul McCartney was my guy :)