Your tax dollars at work, rest and play.
Last Wednesday Emma and I went out for dinner (Vietnamese: vegetarian bird’s nest; roast duck and rice) and a movie (Ocean’s 12
), which was nice.
I was sleepy on Thursday morning until Statler and Waldorf tried to veto the audience participation sketch. Their reason was the stage curtain had to be manually operated; even though the curtain isn’t involved in the sketch any more than it is involved in numbering the dressing rooms or selling tickets. They posted their unilateral cancellation notice, worded to imply an audience was no longer required for the show, in the foyer and went to lunch. That was an exciting few hours. Also, the mystery of how the money for the unwritten spring season could be spent already has been solved: it wasn’t spent on the spring season.
Next Week For Sure won a game of volleyball, but it was a close thing. Up eighteen to six after one quarter our opponents came back and we lost the second quarter five to eighteen, so we were one point down at half time. Then we rallied in the third quarter (a new tactic for us) scoring eighteen to seven and managed to hold on in the last quarter to win by forty-eight to forty-five. Simon played for the first time, and Emma and Fiona each had a three point run on their service. Go team! Also, Katie came along to cheer, she will be back next week to play netball.
on Friday saw Trudi catch up after missing last week’s game courtesy of an early start on the second leg of The Great Race
and clever use of the extra time to set a trap for those who followed. James and I tried to maintain our lead but with Jeremy and Little Simon repeatedly moving their characters into range of Trudi’s mind controllers it was just a bloody shambles.
On Saturday I ran my Dungeons and Dragons
game with veterans Dave, Gavin and James and new bloods Drew, Emma and Katie. It took all morning to generate the new players’ characters and assemble the party, possibly because they all had negative modifiers on their charisma (possibly not). Anyway, they made it to the code puzzle shortly after six which was a good place to stop because now everyone has three weeks to decode it.
Emma, Katie and I spent most of Sunday at my mum’s. Jon cancelled the Sunday game so I could stay all day and it rained a little so no gardening was done, which was nice. Sunday night watching Lost
slid in to Monday watching Firefly
(I had a flex day) and on Monday night we played Ticket to Ride
instead of Dave’s Dungeons and Dragons
game. What an extra splendid long weekend that was.
Emma and I saw Kinsey
yesterday evening. Now I am at work but I want to go to sleep.