Thanks to the Meta Game there was more food than average... Yum! Thanks Zack for bringing a huge pot of tasty vegetarian lentil/bean soup (and I've been enjoying the leftovers...!) JimG brought a tasty cheese pizza. William brought almond chocolate cake. MarkH brought cookies, and MarkY brought raisins and funky Asian black sesame seed crackers.
The Willow Band was fun. Not as polished or gelled as Clandestine, and the fiddle seemed to need more volume. Clandestine fans might be amused that EJ was the talkative charismatic one of this new trio. And the cute girl played fiddle while the weathered middle aged guy played guitar: cognitive dissonance. Anyway, I enjoyed it. Seeing the final performances of Clandestine, it somehow seemed pleasing to also see the first performances of EJ's new band. Whendy didn't enjoy it as much as I did.
Let me know if you are interested in RussCon gaming on Wednesday December 25; I am deciding whether or not there will be RussCon As Usual on Christmas, and could probably be easily talked into it if there is interest.
|Cathedral||2||RussW 1 Dudley -1|
|Tichu||2||( MarkH Steve ) 1 ( Ben Zack ) -1|
|PuertoRico||5||Daniel 4 JP 2 Dudley 0 Meng -2 RussW -4|
|AufHellerUndPfennig||3||William 2 JimG 0 Whendy -2|
|WhatsThatOnMyHead||4||Zack 2 Ben 2 MarkH -1 MarkY -3|
|CarcassonneHunters||4||RussD 3 Clayton 1 Fina -1 Allen -3|
|TooManyCooks||3||JP 2 Meng 0 Daniel -2|
|Tichu||2||( JimG Marty ) 1 ( Whendy William ) -1|
|StephensonsRocket||3||Steve 2 RussW 0 Dudley -2|
|Tichu||2||( Ben Zack ) 1 ( MarkH MarkY ) -1|
|Cribbage||2||William 1 MarkY -1|
|CarcassonneHunters||4||Whendy 3 Clayton 1 JP -1 Daniel -3|
|Bluff||6||RussW 5 MarkY 3 Daniel 1 Zack -1 William -3 JP -5|
A few weeks without Puerto Rico practice, and I lose all my mad skillz. That new-fangled Carcassonne Hunters & Gatherers has been distracting me! So I played Puerto Rico (badly) and other good old games like Cathedral and Stephensons Rocket and Bluff.
Beethoven, Symphonies Nos. 5 & 8
Genesis, Wind & Wuthering
EJ Jones, The Willow
No Doubt, Tragic Kingdom
Wild Palms, original music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Everyone who looked easily detected that all these CDs have pictures of a tree on them!