Friday, December 11, 2009

Games People Play


I love the Bottle Tree. It's a photographer's dream, what with the vintage album covers on the tables, old TV shows playing on the big screen, and its hilarious and very electic decor. Today's photo is a prime example. Anyone care to challenge me to a rousing game of Hungry, Hungry Hippos???

22 comments:

Tash said...

that sure brings back fun memories! no more H, H Hippo for me until grandkids arrive - I'm counting on in 10 years.

Tash said...

PS - the photo is lovely, evoking exactly the place you describe, marvellous shadow work.

Bibi said...

I used to be good at Hungry Hippos. I'm game! Good photo, and I like your new banner, too.

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup les ombres sur les photographies

Lori Skoog said...

Our family is into the game SEQUENCE. Even our grandkids can participate. There are so many good ones out there, old and new. Did you get the snow???(judging from your header shot).

brattcat said...

Love that magical light, V.

B SQUARED said...

I understand hippos can be very disagreeable when they are hungry.

steviewren said...

I've never been to the bottle tree. It looks like the sort of place you'd like to spend the afternoon.

Daryl said...

First .. I had to sit here and gaze long and hard at the new header photo .. awesome V... and the shadows on this game post .. if you dare to whine today I will give you such a smack!

altadenahiker said...

No, but I vaguely remember Stratego.

Virginia said...
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Virginia said...

Hiker,
Well I'm sure not going to take on this crowd in Scrabble! :)

Olivier,
Merci, moi aussi. Les ombres est trés belle au le Bottle Tree! ( I'm sure mon francais est trés mal!!! )

Daryl,
Actually the header shot is a big fat overexposed little number that actually worked! HA

Steviewren,
And if you are a vegand by any chance, their menu will make you very happy as well!

Bibi,
you're on!

B2, Yes I've heard that too!

Tash and Bratt,
The shadows that afternoon were amazing. I have one more left I've not shown you. I'm headed back next Friday to meet friends and will see what else i can find.

Lori,
I've seen that game and wondered. Maybe I'll buy it to have here for the kiddos when they come.

Erin Stephenson said...

Virginia,
Such a pleasure to meet you last night at Pam's! I'm glad I can now move from the "blog stalker" category to "acquaintance". :) Merry Christmas - hope our paths cross again soon!

Erin (with the Comm. Foundation)

Virginia said...

Erin,
Blog stalkers are always welcome but it's great to meet my readers in person!! Thank you for following my blog and leaving a comment today. I hope we can find a way for me to help the Community Foundation in the future!
V

TheChieftess said...

Hungry, Hungry Hippos??? I'm speechless!!! I'm so out of the loop!!! Now, mention Candy Land, Parchesi, Scrabble, Clue, Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit and I'm there!!!!

Ken Mac said...

Yea, you got it V!

Jacob said...

Hungry, Hungry Hippos? Never heard of it. Must have been before my time! Heh. Heh!

I've heard of Scrabble and Checkers, though.

Rob said...

What, no 8 track players? I'd love to play you a match at hungry hungry hippos. Shall we play for vino? Looser buys the bottle to share.

Cloudia said...

What a rich photo!



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Rambling Round said...

Great subject and lighting!

marley said...

Sounds like a great place. Love the photo!

Gunn White said...

This is a SUPERB shot!