Domino shark

This kid I know is shark at the "I don't know/Nothing" game.  Here's how the game works.  I ask a question.  If you say "I don't know" or "Nothing," I grab a domino from the box.  If you answer honestly, you get a domino.  Then it's your turn to ask a question.  If I say "I don't know" or "Nothing," you get a domino.  If I answer honestly, I get a domino.  Person with the most dominoes wins. Intricate, complex, chess-like.  Now you know why I needed a master's degree for this gig.

When I read about this game, I thought, "No kid is going to fall for this.  It's boring as heck."  But then, one day, with ten minutes left in a session and conversation grinding to a halt, I thought of it and decided to give it a try.  And the kid I tried it with thought it was the bomb.  Mainly because she came up with questions like, "When were you embarrassed this week?" and "Tell me about a time when you were jealous this week?"

So I was faced with the dilemma of either saying "I don't know" or "Nothing," and letting her win--or talking about some stuff I don't even much like to admit to myself.   The truth is, I do get embarrassed.  I do get jealous.  I had to tell her about that stuff or she'd get all the dominoes.

So in defense of my dominoes, I have to confess:  I am anxious right this very minute.  I am anxious for all the usual reasons when I try something new:  it's new; I might not do it perfectly; somebody might not like it; it might just fizzle out; yadda yadda yadda.  And technology, which I avoid as much as possible, is intricately involved here.  I've been a mess all day over this thing.

As I finished that last paragraph, my husband just asked me how it was going over here on my first blog entry.  You know what I said, right?  "I don't know."  Dang it.  Another domino shark.

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