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Ungaming and Comment Chaining, Part 6

For those who didn’t read my blog years ago when we used to do this fairly regularly (by which I mean a bunch of times and then not at all), this is a big online round of the Ungame.  What is the Ungame, you ask?  It is only the most fabulous board game ever made.  You just roll the dice and move around the board, talking about your feelings.  To bring it online, I’ve added an additional component of chaining comments so you find a new blog to read too.

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.

In case you can’t read it, the card states: IF YOU COULD MAKE A LONG DISTANCE PHONE CALL, WHOM WOULD YOU CALL?

Um… the cards can be a little dated on our 1970s version of the game.

As a side note, my grandmother was so freaked out about me paying long distance charges that even after I got a flat-rate calling plan, she wouldn’t believe me and she’d hang up on me because she said the call was too expensive.

So I’m going to take this card to mean who would you want to call that you can’t just pick up the phone and call.  Which out-rules most people I am in contact with since… you know… flat-rate calling plans and free cell phone minutes means that I’m fairly comfortable calling them whenever I damn well please.

I would love to talk to my first boyfriend and see if he really became a rabbi, but I realized that after I found out that piece of information, I wouldn’t want to keep talking.  The same goes for a bunch of people from my past.  Except one.

I had a doppelganger at camp; a girl who looked so much like me that even my friends would mistake us.  Her name was Michelle and we had very similar last names.  There were a few sets of twins at camp and someone had the idea to round up all the twins for a special picture.  Michelle and I protested, explaining that we weren’t related, but the counselors thought we were just being obnoxious tweens and made us get in the picture.  So we’re in the camp’s twin picture in the camp yearbook.

Beyond our similar physical characteristics, we were alike in temperament and interests and expressions.  I lost touch with her after high school, and I would love to call her (long distance!) and see how her life turned out.  Did she end up getting married (maybe to a Josh)?  Was she infertile?  Did she have twins?  Was she a writer?  Wouldn’t it be bizarre if I found her and discovered that our lives literally were parallel paths all these years later?


Who would you call?


1 JustHeather { 09.10.11 at 8:40 am }

It doesn’t have to be just one does it?
I would love to call my mom’s mom who died when I was 14. I would also love to call my mom who died almost 3 months ago.

On a happier note, I’d love to call my first love, Andy. I know he’s on FB and he’s even a friend, but he’s hardly ever on there and I’d love to hear his voice.
I’d also love to talk to my first online friend. We never met face-to-face, but we chatted online, sent snail-mail and even called each other. He was studing to be a lawyer, I wonder what he’s practicing now.

2 Becky { 09.10.11 at 9:35 am }

Hummm… This is a hard question for me. I really don’t know who I’d call… probably because I kind of hate talking on the phone, lol. But I like this game 🙂

3 Chickenpig { 09.10.11 at 9:41 am }

I would call my Grandma. I miss her, and the great beyond is about the only place I can’t call fairly cheaply these days.

4 Rachel { 09.10.11 at 9:49 am }

I would call my ex-best friend. We had a wicked falling out about ten years ago. Ironically, she is still good friends with my dad and stepmom, which annoys me to no end (I’m pretty sure my dad wishes she was his daughter and not me). Why don’t I just call? Drama. She immerses herself in it, and I am trying to rid myself of it. Plus, she said all of my goals (that I’ve met) = throwing away my life. Just not sure I want to go there. But I do miss her sometimes.

5 Esperanza { 09.10.11 at 9:55 am }

I would call my full sister who was adopted 10 years before I was born and might not even know she’s adopted to look for us. I just want to know what she’s like, I would have to tell her about her origins. If nothing else the three of sisters would be an interesting experiment in nurture versus nature. Mostly I just want to know my other sister-the one who’s didn’t die and the one who I didn’t grow up with.

6 April { 09.10.11 at 10:29 am }

I would like to call the friend I met on mIRC about twelve years ago who took me on his road trip to California. It wasn’t until we were on our way back that I found out why I had to badger him so much to pick me up. He was planning on suicide, but changed his mind when I went. I received a wedding announcement from him almost a year after our trip with a picture of him and his wife, but that’s the last I’ve heard. I hope he’s doing well, and still beating his depression.

7 Kristin { 09.10.11 at 11:03 am }

I’d love to call a childhood friend from when I lived in Hawaii. I haven’t spoken to Nancy since we moved and would love to know what’s going on in her life.

8 Bionic Baby Mama { 09.10.11 at 11:24 am }

I thought immediately of a friend I met on a high school trip to Rome and kept in touch with for years after (possibly because I will always be a little in love with her). At 16, she had red hair and freckles and the widest, most wicked grin I had ever seen. She lives in Paris now, and I can’t even find the piece of paper where I scrawled her number when she called me a few years ago, even if I could justify the expense or figure out if we could do VOIP. She usually doesn’t use internet much. But I remembered that she had emailed me, and in the fog of sleep deprivation, it turns out I hadn’t replied, so I did! Thank you for making me think of it!

9 Elizabeth { 09.10.11 at 2:25 pm }

Wow, this is a tough one. The other comments made me think of two people – a guy I had a very brief romance with ( just out of curiosity), and my grandmother who passed away in 1999. We hbe the same first and last names – Which was a huge reason I kept my maiden name when I got married.

10 frankiesoup { 09.10.11 at 4:08 pm }

I would call a girl I went to school with. We were never really close but I really looked up to her. It was only years on that I found out she’d been bullied horribly – called all manner of names which girls call other girls who are smart, pretty and popular.

When she came out, the few girls who had been her friends made lewd comments and made her feel so terrible, she dropped out of school. I’d love to call her and find out what happened. Though that was a rough patch for her, I know she’ll have done something spectacular with her life. I really want to know what that is 🙂

11 amy { 09.10.11 at 5:20 pm }

This is great…I actually have a copy of the ungame from the 70’s LOL!

I would call my foster sister, Sarah. We lost touch after I left foster care. It has been almost 13 years now since we spoke. I frequently wonder what she is up to.

12 Billy { 09.10.11 at 6:08 pm }

There are a few so I’ll talk about this girl (woman now :-)) I went to school with for a year when I lived abroad at the age of 12. Unfortunatly I lost touch with her. The last few years I’ve been trying to trace her on FB or gernerally on the web but I can’t find her (I know only know her maiden name..). I would love to catch up with her.
Hey, sending this into the air, but does anyone know a Susan Fytche from Poole, England? [or at least that was her name and where she lived when she was a kid…]

13 coffeegrljp { 09.20.11 at 11:14 pm }

My friend from high school who simply disappeared from our social circle. Busy with work, family, whatever, she seemed to stop returning phone calls, emails etc. I didn’t sense that there was any ill-will as much as her sort of flakiness and busy schedule. I’ve since lost touch with her and don’t really know how to get in touch with her. I’d love to catch up.

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