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Ungaming and Comment Chaining Part 4

Directions: answer the question in the comment section.  Then leave a comment on the blog of the commenter directly before you (so it’s a chain.  #2 comments on #1, #3 comments on #2, etc).  The first person who comments gets a free ride and does not need to leave any comments.  The last person who comments gets…screwed.  My answer is below the picture.

Interpret this question broadly–trophy can be any type of award from a Pulitzer to the Nobel Prize to an Olympic gold medal.

Ungaming 4

In case you can’t read it, the card states: WHAT KIND OF TROPHY WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN.

I have always wanted to win an Olympic gold medal and stand on the podium and have them lower the American flag over my head and have everyone sing the National Anthem.  During the 2002 Olympics, I was so sad watching the athletes and knowing I would never achieve this.  But I won’t be sad this year when the Olympics roll around again.  The reason will be this week’s Show and Tell.


1 Astrid { 12.07.09 at 5:44 pm }

A Tony award. There’s part of my high-school-musical-participant self that wishes I had had the talent and gusto to pursue that path. Ah well. Also, is there an award for fertility? I’d like to win that.

2 Melissa G. { 12.07.09 at 6:15 pm }

I would like to go back in time and win my third grade Spelling Bee. I was so close, but missed out because of the word “Colossal”. To this day I wince a little whenever I hear that word.

3 Kymberli { 12.07.09 at 6:42 pm }

I would love to win an Oscar. Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Wannabe Actress…I don’t care. Winning an Oscar would rock.

4 Bonnie { 12.07.09 at 7:36 pm }

A Dundee from Michael Scott

5 WhyMommy (Susan) { 12.07.09 at 7:44 pm }

In my field (planetary science), when you’re a talented and respected scientist, they name an asteroid after you. I didn’t stick around long enough for that to happen for me — I went into science management instead. Still. I always wanted an asteroid named after me.

6 WhyMommy (Susan) { 12.07.09 at 7:44 pm }

In my field (planetary science), when you’re a talented and respected scientist, they name an asteroid after you. I didn’t stick around long enough for that to happen for me — I went into science management instead. Still. I always wanted an asteroid named after me.

7 Elana Kahn { 12.07.09 at 7:54 pm }

I want to win a trophy for richest person in the world. 🙂 And Mother of the Year, but that ain’t happening in this lifetime. hehe

8 BeyondInfertility { 12.07.09 at 9:24 pm }

Heck, don’t think I can come up with anything close to an asteroid being named after me! That would be pretty cool. I think the Nobel Peace Prize would be rewarding.

9 Kristin { 12.08.09 at 12:01 am }

I have always wanted to win a world championship in an equestrian event…preferably eventing.

10 mybumpyjourney { 12.08.09 at 2:09 am }

I would like a trophy medical miracle of the year and get pregnant! Husband’s MFI cured, and endometriosis CLEAR!!! WOW!!! With a book deal included that is best seller for 3 years and I make a zillion dollars. 🙂

11 AnxiousMummy { 12.08.09 at 6:56 am }

Hey Mel I would totally love a freaking Pulitzer ‘cos I always wanted to be a writer!

12 Liddy { 12.08.09 at 8:24 am }

I would love to win an Olympic gold medal in Speedskating (5,000 k to be exact). However, right now, I would settle for a world championships medal.

13 Nicole { 12.08.09 at 9:37 am }

I would love to win an oscar. It was my dream as a child to become an actress, I even was in classes from 3rd grade all the way to High school. Then I had a very mean teacher in high school who also happened to be the drama director. Since I did poorly in her class, she held a grudge and I never made any of the plays. So I gave it up.

14 Journeywoman { 12.08.09 at 10:01 am }

Best screenwriting or best adapted screenplay award. Or maybe a Hugo. Something writing.

15 coffeegrl { 12.08.09 at 10:36 am }

I want to win the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature. The fact that I’m too afraid to write anything makes this hard….

16 Lin { 12.08.09 at 10:43 am }

Like Mel, I’ve always been an Olympics fanatic…particuarly gymnastics in the summer and figure skating in the winter. So, standing on the podium hearing my national anthem played while an Olympic medal was placed around my neck…I used to pretend when I was a kid. Too bad I’m fairly flexible, but was not blessed with grace or coordination! 😉

The asteroid takes the cake, though…so awesome!

17 Star { 12.08.09 at 11:16 am }

I would like to win the lottery so that I could pay off all our student loan debt and afford a house with more than three bedrooms. Does that count as an award, since it isn’t based on merit? It doesn’t even need to be a huge jackpot, even $500k would be enough. (Not asking for much, am I? lol).

18 Heather { 12.08.09 at 12:58 pm }

Wow, how does one choose this kind of a thing? I saw someone above said they’d choose an Oscar – I’d love that too because I always wanted to be an actress…so much for that!

A Nobel prize wouldn’t be so bad either!

19 jill { 12.08.09 at 2:56 pm }

I think I’d want to be awarded something science related. Maybe not a Nobel but something like that – in the field of oceanography or some sort of biology.

A more relalistic wish though is to get a trophy or medal for completing a 5k.

20 Kristi { 12.08.09 at 3:00 pm }

I would love to win So You Think You Can Dance. I can’t dance but I really wish I was born with that gift.

21 JuliaS { 12.08.09 at 3:05 pm }

A grammy – hottest female artist!

22 Erika { 12.08.09 at 3:07 pm }

I would love to win teacher of the year… I feel I do a great job, but even if it was just a previous student coming back to say thanks that would do…

If not that, then I’d want to win 1 million dollars on a game show. I’d like to think I wouldn’t wasted it.

23 Alana-isms { 12.08.09 at 3:31 pm }

Never Gonna Happen: I’ve always loved singing, and still drive and sing as an outlet. However, I haven’t performed (other than karoke) since I was in college. So, I’m with Astrid—my signing, Broadway-loving self would LOVE to obtain a Tony Award.

Maybe Someday: Like Erika I put in hours of work and planning and patience….Teacher of the Year would be an awesome recognition! 🙂

24 Hope Springs { 12.08.09 at 5:00 pm }

I spend two weeks every year dreaming of winning Wimbledon. At first I used to dream that I would be the youngest ever winner, then that I would be the first British winner in decades, and even now I sometimes dream of being the oldest ever winner.

I did actually win a tennis trophy once, as a teenager – it was a huge tournament, and for those who lost in the first round of the tournament, there was a plate competition, so that everyone got at least two matches.

In my age group, there were only 8 girls, so losing the first round of the main competition got me through to the semi-final of the plate. Then my opponent didn’t turn up, so I got a bye into the final, lost the final and was awarded a handsome runner-up trophy. Perhaps I could have that sort of luck at Wimbledon some year…

25 Erin { 12.08.09 at 10:39 pm }

Ooh, now you’ve got me very curious! I would love to win an award for teaching, but I would especially like it to be an award from the students. I didn’t expect to become a teacher until grad school, and had no idea that it would become so important to me. I just had a review session with my students online and really feel like I was able to help them. That would mean the most to me.

26 Billy { 12.09.09 at 3:27 pm }

Best Mummy award :-).

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