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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Traditions

Checklist: A list of words will be accompanied by a scenario in which to use them.
grill, purple, bourbon, blanket, soccer
Describe a holiday tradition.

Time For A Winner! (12/22/09)
Not very well known outside of a small unpronouncible town in North Wales, there is a traditional New Year's game called "Purple-Blanket Soccer". It is played just after the stroke of Midnight on New Year's eve, after consuming an enormous number of rounds of grilled sausages followed by hot bourbon toddies. The game is played by nearly naked teams. Unfortunately no one actually knows the rest of the rules of this game, mostly because the players can never agree on what they are, as they are too drunk to remember from year to year. The pre-game disagreement always ends up in a huge fight with many bloody noses, etc. The game is sponsored by the local pub, which provides purple blankets and more bourbon to the chilled survivors... ahh...that is...the players (after the melee is sorted out) to ward off hypothermia. There is no record of any game ever having been completed. Nevertheless, it is played every year because it is TRADITION!
Winner: Mellodee
Reason: I saw sausages. And this totally sounds like a tradition gone very wrong but nobody dares to stop it.

4 comments:

s'me said...

It is not a common holiday tradition. In fact, one could almost say I made it up so that I could answer this.

In England, it is cold and Christmassy. So we like to snuggle under blankets. My son has a blanket that I made him that he loves. It is not purple, it is blue because it's made of denim, but he loves it. So we sit, and we drink hotchocolate from our favourite purple mugs, whilst we wait for the soccer (or as we would say, football) to finish on the tv. We have toast under the grill, which is lovely and hot with butter, and then after he's gone to bed I break out a small snifter of bourbon, and toast the evening out.

Mellodee said...

Not very well known outside of a small unpronouncible town in North Wales, there is a traditional New Year's game called "Purple-Blanket Soccer". It is played just after the stroke of Midnight on New Year's eve, after consuming an enormous number of rounds of grilled sausages followed by hot bourbon toddies. The game is played by nearly naked teams. Unfortunately no one actually knows the rest of the rules of this game, mostly because the players can never agree on what they are, as they are too drunk to remember from year to year. The pre-game disagreement always ends up in a huge fight with many bloody noses, etc. The game is sponsored by the local pub, which provides purple blankets and more bourbon to the chilled survivors... ahh...that is...the players (after the melee is sorted out) to ward off hypothermia. There is no record of any game ever having been completed. Nevertheless, it is played every year because it is TRADITION!

C. Beth said...

Fire up the old purple grill tonight,
A blanket and bourbon will keep you warm (quite!)
On this evening so clear
We'll eat grilled reindeer
And watch snowmen play soccer in pale moonlight.

InspiredDreamer said...

Purple flame on grill
Is blanket and soccer ball
Both soaked in Bourbon.

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