Monday, October 6, 2008

Where in the World is Sam? Follow-up to Clue #3

Alternate post title: "Address All Hate Mail to Darrell"

Most of you who took a crack at guessing on the last clue I gave assumed Sam will come from a continent beginning with the letter "S." But we didn't say that. Why would you think that? I mean, just because we ruled out six continents... How silly of you to think the answer would have to be the only continent remaining.

Before I explain, I'd like to get into the spirit of the political season by doing my best impression of a politician. I'm going to pass the blame. It was all Darrell's idea. Darrell's a great guy- God love him- but he's a terrible person. It really is his fault. He thought it would be tricky and clever to throw that clue at you. I was for it, but that was before I was vehemently opposed to it, so how could anyone blame me? I take no personal responsibility in this shameful display of flim-flammery. In fact, I wasn't even there at the time. Let me say that again... Time.

(Unless you caught the SNL parody of the VP debate, you're thinking I had a few too many cocktails for lunch. Go watch it. Too funny.)

If you're one of those really smart geographer-types, you would argue that every place on the planet belongs to one continent or the other. And you would be right, you picky little smarty-pants. But Darrell and me... We're not so much on the smarts or the geography. That's what makes us such capable homeschooling parents.

Here's the deal: The area we've chosen to (hopefully) adopt from is not actually on any of the seven continents. It is in a region associated with one of them, obviously, but not ON one of them.

Here's a bonus hint, just so you won't hate me too badly. We're trying to adopt from an area associated with a continent that begins with the letter A, but another, more specific, name for this region begins with an O. Most people don't use the term with the O- most people use a term beginning with a P. Most people assume that this area with the P belongs to a different continent beginning with an A, but it doesn't. It belongs to one of the other A's.

Now that really was a good hint. Convoluted, but good. Maybe even too good. If you're on your toes, you should be able to pinpoint the region, if not the exact location. I'll even toss you a bonus to the bonus hint... One of the commenters from the last clue was very, very warm. And that's all I'm gonna say about that.


Destination Motherhood said...

I'm going to guess the Philippines?

SueCQ said...

What a WONDERFUL game and I just LOVE the time and energy you're putting into the posts!! I guess Philippines, as well!

Christina said...

Um, yeah, what they said! :)

Rachel said...

Marshall Islands?

We are still looking for a good program to adopt from...and I have thought hard about this one.

E said...

I know, I know, but only because we were going to adopt from this program before we found out I was pregnant. I am soooo jealous, I can't wait to follow your journey.


Anonymous said...

Oh man. You are sure making me nervous. I know where you're adopting from ... And we are as well.


rainbowmom said...

From one homeschool mother/teacher to another...I'm not smart enough to figure that one out! It involved more than two steps in processing, so it got sent back to the "I'll do that later" part of the brain. It's there with a great deal of my daily life!

nicki said...

Ok I about peed my pants, I laughed so hard. Oh my friend, you make a very very good politician, doncha know, even. ;)

Ok I'll have to think on this overnight. I'm far too tired to do anything but bust out laughing all over again just reading your clue.

Lina said...

Philippines would be my guess, but then the area beginning with O doesn't make sense to me. And what other A would the Philippines belong to beside Asia? Then I though Panama, but then the O clue doesn't make sense there either. SO, you got me.