I am going to try and post something here every couple of days at least. I'm not really sure who of my online friends actually uses LJ anymore so please say hi. :)
My birthday was recently back on September 26th. I had Athena that night so I decided to put off my birthday fun until this past Monday since Athena stays with her mom on Sunday and Monday. I went to Red Lobster's all you can eat shrimp and ate all I could eat. *Sigh* I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. Mmmm...shrimp.
Afterward we met up back at my store and we played some games. I really wanted to get some social interaction in since I've been pretty much 100% work or taking caring of Athena since her mom and I split. I miss other adults. We played some Star Wars X-Wing
and I was running some tie fighters. Another guy was playing some tie fighters as well and the only rebel player was a guy playing Luke Skywalker's x-wing. After a small friendly fire incident we decided the glory of the Empire was a better goal and blew Luke out of the sky.
But the real highlight of the gaming portion of my night was Fortune & Glory
from Flying Frog Games. The best way to describe this game is to think of Indiana Jones as a board game. Except don't think of that stupid crystal skull one. Please. Don't. We had 8 players and after much accidental cheating we finally figured out how to play since nobody knew. It was awesome. Some highlights of that game were me getting killed by a Nazi tank filled with gold, one of the players got killed by failing a test to avoid eating a "found sandwich" that was henceforth dubbed the broodwich. The sandwich made multiple appearances and was pretty deadly. One of the dangers to beat was a faulty cargo plane that if you failed your check it would crash. I don't know how the pilot kept getting jobs...he crashed so many planes. I really can't describe accurately how much fun this game is. It pretty much has all the pulp elements you love in a game. The goal is to win gold, usually by searching the globe for artifacts and selling them or raiding the Nazi zeppelin that flys around the board pooping out Nazi soldiers to fight you. If you've got some time to kill and you're a fan of Indiana Jones or good board games check it out.
Today I got back to the grind though. I found out that Athena got her yellow belt taken away after having just earned it on Friday. She refused to participate in class. I talked to her about it and it sucks but she'll get it back. We did come home and Athena and I cooked some eggs so she could try them. I told her I might try and get a couple of chickens but only if she would eat eggs with me. So she has been bugging me non stop just hoping that she will like them because she wants chickens. :) Of course she didn't like eggs and spent an hour trying to convince me we should still get them. We finished up her homework and then she asked me if we could watch Nightmare Before Christmas together. She knows I really like it and I thought that was really cool. She may have been trying to butter me up on the chicken decision. Or maybe because she knew she was in trouble over getting in trouble at karate.
Other than the lack of adult human interaction like is tolerable. How is everybody else doing?