I used to love Show and Tell when I was a kid. I remember my excitement and eagerness to show off my prized possession, sure my classmates would think it was the neatest thing ever. (Yes, 'neat' was the popular adjective back then.)
Well.... some things never change, and here I am, all eager and excited to proudly share with you one of my most treasured possessions. Are you ready to be impressed?
"Taa, ta ta Daaaa."
(that's trumpets announcing the arrival of my very cool item).
It's a souvenir blowgun that I bought in Brazil from an Amazonian native who hand-crafted it himself. The shaft is made from bamboo, the face is molded from tree resin, the head is a coconut, the crown is made from shells, and the stones are Amethysts. It's teeth are real teeth from water buffalo (or so he claimed), and the bridge of it's nose is made from Piranha teeth. The darts are like giant toothpicks with spun cotton ends. All I'm missing is the poison to dip them in! And it really works! Look -
Yes, we play Blowgun Darts. It happens like this:
Two Empty Nesters + a bottle of wine + Aerosmith (loud) = a game of Blowgun Darts