Another week, another blog. So I guess I lied last week when I said there would be a podcast. Circumstances beyond the control of myself and David led to it being pushed back to this week. Since these particular uncontrollable circumstances were good, I am contractually obligated to not be a curmudgeon about them. Actually, I’m quite happy about them, but more about that later. Saturday we had a Board Game Day at the house. I was quite reserved in my optimism about turn out and in all honesty about fun.
We followed this up with the Bat-shite insanity of Cards Against Humanity (Infinite *’s out of 5!).
I then got the opportunity to play ‘Mwahahahaha!’ (*** ½ out of 5), which is a game I’ve been eyeing up for some time.
We then turned the lights down low, busted out the LED candles and played a few hours of Werewolves Of Millers Hollow (Infinite *’s out of 5!).
I adore this game. It’s a social game and you NEED at least 8 people and a story teller to get it going, but the more players the better the experience it becomes. We played about 6 games and each one got a little bit better and more intriguing than the one before it. The game consists of randomly drawling lots to see who is the werewolf or werewolves and who the villagers are. Every ‘night’ one villager is killed and every day the villagers vote on who they think is the Wolf amongst them and lynch him or her until either the wolf(s) are dead or everyone in the village is. I said it was fun not uplifting. I especially loved having David’s new lady paramour Jen, and her 11 year old daughter win as the two werewolves! That was really funny, slightly creepy in a cool way, and maybe the highlight of that night’s games.
Which brings me to David’s love life; I think he was pretty nervous having us meet Jen. You could sort of tell as he was a bit reserved and really stayed pretty much at her side. I have to say though he has nothing to worry about. He has stumbled into someone just about perfect for him. She’s easy on the eyes, smart, witty, funny, and very personable. They sort of vibe together in a cute way that made me feel like our little Davey is “alls growed up”. I was a bit worried about the fact that she has a daughter and that for the vast amount of time I’ve known Dave he’s been pretty anti-kid, however I was blown away. Haley is eleven or so and she’s a girl so that’s like trying to figure out a rubix cube in the dark blindfolded, although she’s very smart, engaging, and played games with all of adults in a relatively mature way considering most of the people in the room weren’t that mature themselves. Dave and Haley seemed to like one another, have a good time together, and he has this sort of glow when he’s around them. It’s a good glow. It’s the kind people get when they get their lives back on track and are truly happy. He seems TRULY happy to be with Jen and to be in Haley’s life and that is amazing for all of them. I look forward to getting to know them as they and Dave move forward.
I have finished a few books lately. First up was the Dragonlance anthology ‘Relics & Omens’ (** ½ out of 5).
I finished Piers Anthony’s ‘Sos The Rope’ (**** ½ out of 5).
Well it was another week so we were blessed with another Shattered Star miniatures preview! First up is the Iron Golem.
Auggies when I can get them cheap. Overall I have not been disappointed by anything other than the high prices these singles are fetching online. I don’t want to buy random boosters, but if I have to pay $2.50 to $4.00 for a Common and more for Uncommons then I may not have much of a choice. I’m not sure the reason for the crazy prices, but it’s a damn shame because I WANT to give them my money, just not all of it.
How ‘bout we wrap this bad boy up with some…
- Holy crap the Vikings and Chiefs won this weekend in upsets. On a side note the team of El Iron Fisto and the Koala are 1 & 2 in Fantasy Football, this makes me sad.
- We are testing out our pizzas for Driveway Pizza War tonight. I feel good about my choices I just hope that it works.
- Hey, if you dig miniatures and have some disposable cash go to Dungeon Crawler Miniatures Kickstarter.
- I have Cassandra hooked on Torchlight I, I am hooked on Torchlight II. We may never spend time together without that game on ever again.
- Maybe we’ll get the Podcast done tomorrow night; I certainly hope so because I have lots to spout off at the mouth about…
I think that’s all I got.
“Ah caught you smiling at me, That's the way it should be,
Like a leaf is to a tree, so fine.
Ah all the good times we had, I sang love songs so glad
Always smiling, never sad, so fine.
As we walk down the country lanes, I'll be singing a song,
Hear me calling your name.
Hear the wind within the trees, Telling Mother Nature 'bout you and me.
Well if the sun shines so bright, Or on our way it's darkest night
The road we choose is always right, so fine.
Ah can your love be so strong When so many loves go wrong
Will our love go on and on...
My, my la de la come on now it ain't too far,
Tell your friends all around the world,
Ain't no companion like a blue eyed merle.
Come on now well let me tell you,
What you're missing, missing, 'round them brick walls.
So of one thing I am sure, It's a friendship so pure,
Angels singing all around my door, so fine.
Yeah, ain't but one thing to do Spend my natural life with you,
You're the finest dog I knew, so fine.
When you're old and your eyes are dim, There ain't no old Shep gonna happen again,
We'll still go walking down country lanes, I'll sing the same old songs,
Hear me call your name.”