The Game We All Loved In 7th Grade...
... and Still.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The other day at work, a coworker suggested we play M.A.S.H. with the kiddos we mentor. What the?! Hell, yes. You remember M.A.S.H., right? Mansion, apartment, shack, house. Pick three guys (or gals) to marry, pick three jobs, etc., etc. Of course you remember. It was only the greatest game ever, right? So, we mentioned this game to the kids and they were in. Then they asked the inevitable question, "Where's your phone?" Long silence. Then I explained this wasn't, for once, a game we needed my phone for. "Well, what do we need?" They looked shocked as we pulled out a, wait for it..., piece of paper and pencil.

Oh, my goodness, the fun we had. Playing M.A.S.H. with tween boys? Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and iCarly were always the chosen ladies. Every game.

When I got home that night, curiosity got the best of me and I wanted to see if there was indeed a M.A.S.H. iPhone app. You know there was. I downloaded M.A.S.H. Lite for free and after five simple questions, it generated my (fantastic) future.

"After graduating from NYU, you will marry Adrian Brody (my three picks were Mr. Brody, Scott Speedman and my boyfriend, Jenner). You will settle down in London in your mansion with your 2 children. You will spend your days as a novelist, living happily ever after."

Um, thank you! A few minutes later I splurged on the .99 cents and upgraded to the full version and, boy, I'm glad I did. Read for yourselves.

"You will graduate from Evergreen (the VERY hippie college I actually went to), marry Jenner in an old mansion, spend your honeymoon in Costa Rica, settle down in San Diego, and live in an apartment. You will have 2 children, have a pet rabbit named Ethel, get around in an orange truck and spend your days as a blogger (!!!). Your spouse will be an engineer and you will live happily ever after."

A paid blogger, an orange truck AND a bunny named Ethel? Oh, yeah. (I love Costa Rica and that boyfriend of mine, too.)

So, my fellow iPhone lovers, go and get yourself the M.A.S.H. app as soon as you can. Lite or fully loaded. Guaranteed hours of fun.

Have yourself a fantastic happily-ever-after weekend, but before you go, tell me this... Who would be your three choices for your spouse in M.A.S.H.?

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  1. Omg MASH!! I remember this. Woa I used to do these all the time. hehe. If I had an iphone I would totally get the app. I'd pick David Borenaz, Chris Evans, & Gerard Butler!! =)

  2. Like OMG! I totally can't believe you marry Adrien Brody!! EEE!!! I could just die!

    Oh dear, a little adolescent girl slipped into this comment. Sorry about that, I couldn't hold her back. She's been waiting for MASH to come back into our lives for years now. ;)

    My three picks would be... John Krasinski, Lee Pace, and Sufjan Stevens! {woah, that was hard picking just three}

  3. Ohhhh you have no idea how awesome this is!!! I spent HOURS, literally hours playing MASH. Ohh this post made my day :)

    3 husband choices:

    John Krasinski
    Robert Downey Jr
    (Umm and shhhh... Zac Efron)


  4. Um, I luuuuurved M.A.S.H. And the best part was, we sorta kinda believed the results! Ah, to be young again...

    My top 3:
    1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    2. Ryan Reynolds
    3. Channing Tatum (this last one switches frequently, but I just saw him on Chelsea Lately last night and just about died)

    Happy V-Day baby! Hope you and Jenner have a lovely holiday. :)

  5. I used to play MASH all of the freaking time! My top 3 picks:

    Robert Downey, Jr.
    Matthew Morrison of Glee
    John Cusack

  6. There was MASH and MATCH...

    I can't remember what the C stood for, but it was:
    C something

    This is gonna bug me.

  7. i would have to say:

    george clooney
    shia lebouf
    justin (my real life one)

    however, my third choice would be josh duhamel if i wasn't already married.

  8. i like this post.

    i love so many people its hard to choose, hahaha

  9. here's a flashback:

    marry kelii martin
    drive a dump truck
    work at shamrock charters
    live in seattle (ooh, the big city and yes completely incongruent with your glamourous employment!)

    seriously, can you imagine how many times we've played this together?

  10. i loved this game! when i was in hair school (in '05) we played this so often in our down time, we had a whole notebook dedicated to the game! what great memories. as for my mash husbands: robert pattinson, wade robson, and... and... and.. justin timberlake. haha. good times.

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