Monday, July 25, 2005


Ever used one of the vacuum cleaners at a car-wash? Probably... Do you recall the sorry shit that gets sucked up from your floor, change holder and in the cracks of the seats. Now multiply by about 250 and add a bunch of muddy, tar-water with a hint of gasoline. I got to play in that today. I took the girls to the car-wash and sucked up a piece from my spiffy lock-picking set as it lay on the floor in the back of my Honda. Arrrrggggghhhhh! The crud in that vacuum repository was FOUL. It stank like the Beer-pissed-on-floor from a senior prom bathroom ball.

To top it off, I never did find the missing tool I was looking for. But ahhh, the memories.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Puerto Rico

Kyro gets honors for arriving at my house first last night. Irish arrived second, followed by Rainswept and finally Handwing. Since he brought the game, we'll say we saved the best for last.

Peurto Rico was our weapon of choice. This one, not this one. (what a crappy website. I think someone should offer their services...) Apparently, as we have noticed before, it is also available for online play. Rainy and I tied in our efforts to bludgeon the rest of the fervent settlers.

I think I made no less than 6 Bodums of Dark Sumatra-- a house record I'm sure. My regrets go out to Kyro's missus (does she have a handle?), who was forgotten when we broke after midnight and did not receive her strawberry pie.
If you hurry by this morning, you could snag one of the six remaining pieces...

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Too much of a good thing?

At the risk of seeming obsessed I thought I should include a few of the pictures from my show. It consumed a huge amount of my time and it requires some documentation and a bit of a denoument.

It has been said that I was lucky enough to have had the best costume in the show. I can't say as I disagree. It was a real pleasure to wear all of it, especially the sword (which was quite real). I don't miss the huge hoop earing, however. My ear was in terrible pain by the end of the run. I'm happy to say that it has now mostly recovered.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

New Beginnings

What a great event at my place last night. QTs have essentially been off-line during my tenure as Pirate King, but last night was a great way to reboot the tradition.

In attendance: Mik, Brad, Geof, James and (much later) Vin

You can't go wrong starting out with some fresh brew followed by a surprise game of 4-player TROG.

<-------- We saw this quite a few times, I believe :)

What a blast that was. Geof observed that Enter Sandman should have been playing in the background. It was a great taste of 1991.

Moving upstairs we tried out Jim's board-game Blokus (which you can play free online). It is a terrific little game. Easy to learn, fast to play, and simple to throw insults during play -- OK, that's any game!