Friday, November 14, 2008

Show And Tell

How many of you had "Show And Tell" when you were in school?
I did, though I don't remember any of the stuff I showed or told about.

I'm sure I wasn't anywhere near as cool as this kid who brought a dead bat to Show And Tell.
Yes! A dead bat! And everyone petted it...
And of course it turned out that the bat had rabies.
And everyone who touched it had to get shots.

There should be Show And Tell for adults too.
We could all meet in a parking lot somewhere, or just take turns meeting in each other's living rooms. Hopefully somebody would bring snacks.

I could show you all that I actually cleaned out the front seat of my car last week. Really! Me! The chick with the uber-messy car! I cleaned out the front half, and vacuumed the floors and seats and everything! I can actually have a passenger now (!!!).
I vacuumed the trunk, too, so I could also fit a few people in there, if needed.
The back seat, of course, still looks like a mini tornado went through, but hey. I never claimed to be perfect.

If we had Show And Tell for grownups, what kinds of stuff would YOU share?

(P.S. I am not claiming to actually be a grown-up. I have, however, done my best to blend in with them, much like a rabid bat blends in with its non-diseased brethren.)


whall said...

I remember bringing a weeble wobble to Show and Tell once. I was so awesome. It just wouldn't fall down!

Another time I brought a snapper turtle. That was for the bullies at school. I was gonna show _them_ a turtle or two.

That never worked out like I'd planned.

Faiqa said...

Is it wrong that the first thing I thought about was my child? Heh. She's going to need a lot of therapy when she grows up.

just a girl... said...

if it was adult show and tell, my eager beaver it saved my life. ha

Giggle Pixie said...

Show and Tell with a dead bat that had rabies? Ouch, indeed.

I hope they had good snacks at least.

Morgiana Le Fey said...

i remember one time i had a pair of barbie shoes that had tubes of glitter along the outside that i thought were just the shit (even before i could safely say the word "shit") and a pair of yellow jeans with purple and pink and green and blue stars and crazy squigglies all over them that i loved and brought in for show and tell. amazing how i'm not nearly so obsessed with clothes now that i'm "grown up."

i think in lieu of adult show and tell, i would just host one of them thar sex-toy parties, mmm-hmm...cause that would pretty much sum it up for me...

Tug said...

I'd like to know the guest list for the adult show & tell first, 'cause some people would really really scare me...much like a rabid bat.

Janna said...

Whall: I hope the turtle didn't snap onto anything important....

Faiqa: For the trifecta, you could show your child, a snapping turtle, AND a rabid bat!

JustAGirl: How eager is it?

GigglePixie: At the very least, I would have liked some chocolate truffles and cheesecake bites. Maybe some mini egg rolls and stuffed mushrooms. That's worth the risk of rabies, right?

Morgian: I've sat here for two minutes staring at the computer screen and I still can not picture you in Barbie glitter shoes.

Tug: Am I on the "scary person" list? :)

Tug said...

not. ;-) You'd be fun!

Morgiana Le Fey said...

well...yanno...those were before my adolescent days when i rebelled against social norms and st ratifications of what exactly encompassed being a girl and decapitated all of my remaining barbies, braiding their synthetic locks into the holes at the end of the zippers on my bookbag, stuck safety pins through their eyes and melted half their faces off with my stepdad's zippo...does that sound more like me? (.=

Janna said...

Tug: So what you're saying is I have to try a lot harder if I want to be on the scary person list? Hmmm. I'll do my best.... :)

Morgian: How creative! It's like the love child of Martha Stewart and Charles Manson!

mrsmouthy said...

That sucks that you have to clean out your own car. Some neighbors moved into our cul-de-sac and it's very sweet what they do. Anything we leave in our cars overnight, they take. VOILA! No more car cleaning for us!

Janna said...

Mrs.Mouthy: How convenient! Next time leave a hungry pit bull in there...

Marilyn said...

Speaking of trunks... maybe I could show my mom's. I was visiting her once and we went shopping. When we put our purchases in her trunk there was a hat in there. I asked her about it and she said, "oh that must be Joe's." "He was riding in there last night."

Janna said...

Marilyn: Joe was riding in the trunk?? Suddenly I feel the urge to ask who Joe is...