Monday, June 11, 2012

JaxGame: Playing Pretend

Happy Monday!!
Did you all have a nice weekend?

Let's play a Jax game and each tell a story.

I spent my Saturday at the Belmont Race Track with my family.
It was a fun day filled with lots food, gambling, and laughs.
...and by gambling I mean losing all my money...

We splurged on the tickets and were seated near the elite, high rollers.
I spent the day eavesdropping on their rich talk conversations and admiring their fancy clothes.
They bet by the 100s and sipped on fancy cocktails.
We bet singles and ate egg plant parm heros that my grandmother snuck in her purse.
It was like watching Real Housewives of the Belmont Stakes!

That's when my family started making higher bets, hid the heros, and fluffed up our outfits.
We started engaging in ridiculous talk about ridiculous problems.

"Grandmother, the Chanel dress that I wanted was already purchased from that boutique!!"
"I hope that Alfred remembers to pick us up on time.  That driver is unpredictable!"
"I have to take my tea cup Chihuahua, Jewels, to get her nails done.  They're a disgrace!"

We even started doing the rich person laugh, flicking our hair, and made up a summer home in the Hamptons.
When it was time to leave it was hard to get out of character, but that just made us laugh more.

While it was fun to pretend for a day, acting all prestigious seems exhausting.
Then again, the real money might make it a little less tiresome...

Did you ever pretend to be someone else for a day?

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  1. Hahaha. Funny, my post is kinda related to this too. To tell the truth the teens and riches sometimes give us more entertainment . My uncle used to be gambling addict big time and betting on races one of his favorites

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    1. Oh gosh...can't wait to read what you wrote about this ;) lol

      Races are so easy to get addicted to!!! They are so fun to sit and watch. The atmosphere is different than most places I go too!

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  2. I don't think I've carried it off for a whole day - but I pretend all the time :-)

    People here are always so curious and it's much too boring to answer their questions seriously. My favourite was when I told a salesman that I was from China.

    Also, the way things work here: foreigner = wealthy... so I'm always perceived as being loaded. It makes playing the game easier because I don't actually have to project anything ;-)

    So, did you dress up at all for the races? I would love to go and be fancy ;-)

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    1. LOL You told them that you were from China! hahaha Did the salesman believe you?

      I did dress up! I worse a skirt with a lose fitting blouse and cowboy boots. Then it got too hot to rock the boots, so I slipped on my flip flops. Hopefully the rich folk didn't notice that classless act ;) lol

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    2. Haha... he said, "No Madam, I do not think you're from China. Chinese people are having different noses." Lol... I kid you not!

      Your outfit sounds cute! The one thing about being wealthy is that you can do whatever you want and it's still considered stylish... as long as you maintain the attitude all is well ;-) So no issue about the boots, I'm sure.

      By the way, Michael stopped by my blog last night and said that he was recording the podcast within the hour :)

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    3. LMAO The nose? That's what he though about was the nose??? lol

      Yesss, I can't wait to hear to podcast!!!!!!!

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  3. hahaha funny!
    yes!! I spent fun time last weekend!

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    1. I'm glad that you had a fun weekend :) Do anything special?

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  4. omg this is so funny!!! hahaha i don't think i can even pretend to do it!!!!! hahahaha... glad to know you had great weekend :)

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    1. lol why can't you pretend? I'm sure that you could ;) hahahaha

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  5. I'm not much of an actor. I just go to the grocery store as an ordinary robot-astronaut-king-football player.

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    1. hahahaha well, that takes serious skill to act out! You make my "rich people" character seem like nothing ;)

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  6. That is so funny that your Grandmother snuck heros in her purse!!! She sounds cool!!! Yes, I used to pretend to like a bunch of pretentious snobs. Now if I don't like someone, they know it.

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    1. Oh, Nanny always comes prepared with enough food to feed an army. I mean, you never know when you'll want an eggplant parm hero ;)

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  7. I've just returned from celebrating queen's jubilee at her private party in Balmoral castle, so I really don't know what you common subjects (and feline slaves when it comes to certain cats) are talking about this Monday :PPP

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    1. Hmph!!! LOL Looks like someone is pretending right now ;) Not saying that you aren't a class act, Dez, because we all know tha tyou are :D

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  8. Sometimes I like to pretend I'm a foreigner. You know, use a terrible accent, ask inappropriate questions, and then just pretend like I'm confused. Because it's totally acceptable if you're foreign.

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    1. LMAO Oh, how I would leave to see that. Which accent is your specialty?

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  9. Oh, that is a funny story! I do hope Albert picked you up on time. :)

    Don't think I've ever done that, but it would be quite hilarious. It is so entertaining to people-watch!

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    1. LOL Albert did not even show? Can you believe that!? We had to take a bus to a parking lot that was about 15 minutes away from the track. Ridiculous! lol

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  10. hahaha I hope Jewels never runs into the cat, he might decide to have a snack.

    Oh you mean how I went to Vegas, won a ton of dough and blew it all on a visit to see the aliens. Too much?

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    1. LMAO Don't tell Reggie and Pip about Jewels. I mean, my little pooches are "Sirs" after all and might get insulted! lol

      Yes, I think that's a bit much. You want to be believeable!!! hahahaha Although, that would explain your probing fear...

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  11. I never think that Jax but I think is funny I can image you perfectly:))

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    1. LOL Imagine me? Oh my!! That is a little embarassing ;) hahahahaha

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    2. Dont worry only nice things I know you enjoy life and this is the best!:)

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  12. I'm trying to think of who'd I'd like to pretend to be for a day. Rich would be hard to do as they seem to have a "regular person" radar that goes off when I get near them. I could try to be British, but they have a "mick alert" that goes off whenever I even fly over the country. I could try to be Canadian for a day and I think I could manage that quite easily. I'll just say eh and smile a lot.

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    1. Welcome back Anne!! We missed you!!!!

      What's a mick alert? You're always teaching me new words!!!

      Canadian for a day? The cat would like that, but I'm not sure that Dez would approve. lol

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  13. I've never pretended to be someone else. I probably should, as being ole Jimmy Fungus does not seem to be working out to well. *sigh*

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    1. We think that Jimmy Fungus is spectacular!!! :)

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  14. I am so jealous that you got to go - it sounds like such a fun way to spend the weekend and it's such a scene isn't it?

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    1. It was so fun Rooth! Maybe next time you can plan your NY trip around the Belmont Stakes :) Yes, it's a very nice scene.

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  15. Sometimes it's fun to pretend, but now, I feel that it's just best to be myself!

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    1. It's fun to pretend, but I still love being me!

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  16. What's super funny is I know some wealthy people, and they do NOT act like that at all. People who are comfortable in their skin and have nothing to prove aren't all shee shee pretentious. I prefer those rich folks. :)

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    1. Yes, I would prefer those rich folk too!!

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  17. hahah so funny! I love that your Grandma snuck it in her purse, hahah, brilliant. What a way to have fun.

    I dont really pretend to be other people but I will probably do it in Vegas for fun. haha.

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    1. LOL You never know when you'll need an emergency eggplant parm sandwich! That's why we love my nanny ;) lol

      Ohh, it will be fun in Vegas!!

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  18. I feel like I would have so much fun hanging out with you and playing characters! I enjoy doing that every once in a while for sure :)

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    1. LOL Yes, we would have a blast!! I'm so good at playing pretend! lol How about British???

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  19. So much fun!! My uncle worked there for the longest time and I never went there once LOL I'm so glad you had fun, Jax =)

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    1. You've never gone to Belmont? Girl, you got to go just to say you've been!! lol

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  20. I have a pretending problem. For the past several years I have been pretending to be a broke ass redneck who works too hard for little money! I think I have taken on this role too seriously! I can't stop pretending to be poor!

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    1. A pretending problem? LOL So what did pretending to be poor red neck save you from? Hopefully some serious cash!! ;)

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  21. LOL can't have the dog's nails disgracing the family. That sounds like a fun time, I love the horse races. I can't remember pretending to be someone else for a day but I'm sure I have more than once.

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    1. Of course not. Now, if I actually had that dog I would actually consider getting her manicures. Just sayin ;) lol

      Horse races are so fun!

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  22. I pretend I'm a writer every time I publish a blog....Sadly it's fooling no one....

    Other than that I've always found reality much more intriguing than make believe... the old case of “You couldn’t make it if you tried”seem to occur 9 times out of 10 in the BlackLOG household

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    1. LOL Wait, you're not a writer??? Mission accomplished :)

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  23. ahahahahhaha xD How did the people around you react?

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    1. They didn't seem to notice. Apparently even pretending to be rich didn't give us enough status to be graced with an acknowledgement. Hmph...

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  24. I act like I am someone different everyday...except when I am at Cosco. Then I act slow so that they are afraid to chase me away from the free samples.

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    1. LMAO If I were running a contest, you would certainly win best comment ;) Oh, that's pretty funny!!

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  25. My friend and I like to say random weird lines when we're in a public bathroom, when ppl are walking in. We get the strangest looks.

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    1. Of course when you're in a public bathroom ;) LOL Classic!

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  26. Ha that's great! I don't usually pretend myself, but I like to make up stories about who other people might be when I'm people watching.

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    1. LOL Ohh, that sounds like so much fun! Girl, I'm going to try it!

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  27. lol that is the cutest!! i love it - especially since your grandmother enjoyed in it too! i totally pretended i was british one night while out in manhattan with my girlfriends! i pulled it off real good considering almost every guy i met bought me a drink and welcomed me to the usa! lmao it was hilarious!!

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    1. That is great!!! LMAO I'm going to go to Manhattan this weekend in search for scones and english breakfast tea ;)

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  28. Haha that is awesome and your family sounds like so much fun.

    I stole it from Swingers, but I like to embarrass my friends when I am at their house and they order pizza. When they open the door to get the food and pay the guy, I like to yell "Is he cute? If he is cute, invite him in!" just to embarrass my friend.

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    1. Thanks, Youngman! They are a blast :)

      hahahaha Really??? I'm going to do that to my best friend. He'll die. lol

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  29. LOL!
    I only play a couple of bingo games every now and then. Only for free.
    Only rarely do I put in money, and that's why I make a whole lot more!

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  30. I often pretend to be a comedian

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    1. Do you get people to laugh? I'm sure you do! Then it's all good ;)

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  31. I'd take an eggplant parm hero over something fancy smancy any day. On a sidenote: I miss delis!

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  32. This is really silly! When my sister and I were really young we used to put towels on our heads and pretend that it was our hair. We would sway our heads from side-to-side and swing the towels around, just like you would if you were flicking your hair. Sad! :-)

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  33. haha i´m sure your family is pretty awesome! must´ve been fun for all of you to get on the same boat and play around for a bit. :D
    i don´t think i have pretended to be someone else for a long time. But there´s something I´ve done a few times and it was super effective.
    For some reason, i never wear rings on my hands... they just bother me and i end up taking them off. BUT there´s this one ring that was my mom´s that i can wear... and it goes on my ring finger. Soooo, sometimes when i would go out with my friends a guy would come and start trying to pick me up haha and that´s when i´d flash my lil rock and say "sorry dude, but i´m happily married, go dance with someone else! :D". it was a fantastic way of being left alone.

    XO Jannine
    http://fashionistarg.blogspot.com

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  34. Wish you had left up money instead of behind.

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