NaBloPoMo: With charades, do you prefer to act or guess?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play.

Todays topic is: With charades, do you prefer to act or guess?

I have always considered myself a thespian. No, I didn’t take drama in high school. I played sports like every other red blooded American male should do.

But I was a bit of an actor. I was voted “Class Clown” in 7th Grade at Fred M. Lynn Middle School in Woodbridge, Virginia. Go Hornets! WhooHoo!

I also performed a break dancing routine in the same grade sportin’ a pair of red parachute pants and a sequined glove that my grandmother spent hours making. In the same competion those very red parachute pants split in the butt and I moon-walked off stage.

I honed these break dancing skills in my garage and even gave lessons to the neighborhood snot-noses charging a quarter a lesson. We were dubbed Two Short and the Break Neck Crew. Our own roving band of break dancing manics trolling the streets of an upper-middle class suburb of the Nations Capital.

But this is about charades, isn’t it? I don’t know if I am any good at acting out obscure topics such as the adult version: the movie American Psycho, the TV show Friends, Niagra Falls and the like. I think I might be much better with the little kid version with words like: BeetleJuice, Finding Nemo and maybe even act out Justin Beiber.

I know I will never be invited into the Screen Actors Guid but hey did you see that Tom Selleck is going to be back this Sunday in another Sunday Night Movie as Jesse Stone? That is worth putting the kids to bed early for!


Robert Forto is mushin’ down a dream in the wilds of Alaska. He and is wife are raising two teenagers at Forto’s Fort.




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