A Urocyon cinereoargenteus Party

And I thought my biology class in college was a waste of time!!

Not having many, if any, white elephants here in Virginia I was forced to change the name of a ‘White Elephant party’ to a ‘Urocyon cinereoargenteus party’. Not only are white elephants few and far between, I couldn’t decide whether to use Gray Fox, Grey Fox or Tree Fox. I didn’t want to confuse anyone, so I chose to use the scientific name, Urocyon cinereoargenteus. (Remember genus and species from biology class?) Anyway, we have plenty of these fox to go around. On Alaska: The Last Frontier last Sunday night, they had a ‘White Rabbit’ gift exchange. They must not have many elephants up there either. Their Christmas gift exchange gave me the idea for this post. If you would like to sponsor such a ‘social event’ or have gotten a gift that you would like to ‘regift’ politely, here are the rules for such a gala event!

  • Each person in attendance brings one Grey Fox  item to the doings. It must be wrapped, boxed or cover by other means to prevent anyone from knowing what it is.
  • You can choose to specify a regift item, a homemade item, a boughten item, put price limits on the cost of the item or use your imagination.
  • Each person draws a number from a container.
  • The person with the lowest number (number 1) chooses an item and opens it.
  • The person with the next lowest number (number 2) can either take the opened item or choose a wrapped item and open that one.
  • This process goes on until each person has either unwrapped a new item or taken an unwrapped item from someone else.
  • If an item is taken from someone, that person immediately chooses a new item to open or takes an item from someone that has already opened it.
  • You can either specify that an opened item can only be taken once or possibly twice. More suspense and fun is put into the game with an item being able to be stolen twice.
  • When all the items have been opened, the person with the lowest number (number 1) can trade their item with anyone else or keep the item they have.

Add some snacks and drinks to the doings and have a good time with lots of laughs.

Keep your fork


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