Tuesday, August 5, 2008

what's with cornhole?

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We spent Saturday evening at my coworkers' house for some good ol' summer fun.

Amara spent nearly the entire time in their pool.




And when she wasn't swimming, she was across the bridge (literally) and in their fort in the woods.

Me and Dad2Amara? We were drooling over their beautiful house and phenomenal theatre room. (Yeah, I want one of those in our basement.)

Outside, they had a volleyball net set up along with a ping pong table and a soccer net.

And then I saw it: two odd rectangle wooden pieces that sloped into the grass. Both pieces had a circle cut close to the top.

And several people would scold you if the rectangles were moved "out of place."

I learned it was for cornhole.

I have never played. And honestly, I don't know why there's such an obsession over it.

For heaven's sake, there's even a national cornhole organization.

Why?

Didn't we used to play bean bag toss games in elementary school for field day?

So why now is cornhole so hot?

I don't get it.

Any cornhole fans out there want to help a sistah out?

4 comments :

  1. I just had a discussion about this with a friend the other day ...

    I couldn't think of a game with a worse name than "cornhole"

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  2. I had never heard of it until I moved to Ohio. There was a bar that Brett and I went to with Cornhole outside. Now my agency in Boston has them set up on the creative floor! I have no idea when this became THE game. I'm with you... what the hell?

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  3. hi mom2amara...
    thanks for dropping by before...

    cornhole is a crazy addictive thing for some folks.
    guys played all night at the party we had for the guys leaving few weeks back... i mean..all night......

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  4. Dang, you have rich friends.
    Anyway... Cornhole, yeah, people play it a lot out here! In fact we have a set in our back yard, and so do my parents! Only some people call it "Bags" or "Baggo" instead. I hate it because I Can't do the math involved with scoring it!
    My parents actually bought an abacus to help them keep score. An ABACUS! ISn't that sort of weird?

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