|My Fabulous Mad Libs Collection|
|First Mad Lib|
Where it all started was at my nine-year-old birthday party. One of my older sisters had surprised
me with this Mad Lib as a birthday present. I had never heard of Mad Libs before, but that day it
started out with one page, then two pages, three pages, and eventually the whole day was spent
playing Mad Libs.
The game is totally different in a good way because it is just a combination of
sentences that don't make sense, but are somehow hilarious because they don't make sense. In case
you don't know what Mad Libs are, I'll explain it how my sister and I play it. One person has the
Mad Libs booklet, so they can call out noun, verb, adjective, etc and write it down, the other
person/people choose a whatever word, depending on what the person with the Mad Libs calls out.
Nobody knows how the story will turn out and that's what makes it entertaining. You can play it by
yourself, but in my opinion it's not as fun, which is why I don't like the modern online version. I need
to play with some else in order for it to be funny.
It's mostly my older sister (the same one that started my collection) and I who play it. We play it
when we go on field trips to pass the time and when the lights go out at my house, which is a normal
thing during monsoon season and during the winter. My sister told me she got the first Mad Lib for
me because of the blackouts, since I had severe nyctophobia when I was younger. This Mad Lib is an
example of a time when the lights went out two winters ago. My sister and I had just finished binge
watching the latest season of Supernatural that came out on DVD, as we do every year, which
explains why this one has words like "demons" and "crosses" in the blanks. I promise we don't
usually fill them out with those words. The words that I mostly use for adjectives are: fluffy and
bushy. The words that I mostly use for nouns are: kittens, corgis, or pillows Sometimes, it will ask
for a part of the body, I usually choose leg, funny bone, or pinky toe. Don't ask me why I choose
these words, I think it's because the stories usually cause with me to end up rolling on the floor if I
use these words. My sister hates it when I continuously use these words and starts hitting me with
the Mad Lib to encourage me to use other words.
|Favorite Baby #1|
|Favorite Baby #2|
Of course, I favor a couple Mad Libs over the rest, what parent doesn't? The Doctor Who one I
got for Christmas my senior year of high school from the same sister, who knew I profusely regretted
not buying the one at the Fort Lewis College bookstore in Durango, Colorado. My sister understands
my regret because we are both obsessed with Doctor Who, so we both try to collect all these Doctor
Who gadgets and accessories. The cat one is also my favorite because on top it says "Meow Libs",
ha ha, get it? "Meow Libs", instead of "Mad Libs". Also, I love cats and kittens, especially Siamese
(as you can see is the cover of this Mad Lib). I bought this one myself at a store called Attic Salt in
the Chandler Mall. It was almost seven dollars, more expensive than the Doctor Who one, but it was
worth it because it adds to my collection.
I will admit that the main reason why I continue to collect Mad Libs isn't because they're totally
awesome, but because it has allowed my sister and I to create this close bond that we don't have with
our other siblings. Plus, our housing location is pretty isolated, we don't have a neighbor for another
mile and most of our friends live in town twenty-five miles away. We basically just have each other
and our parents, but our parents don't really play with us.