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2005-05-18 RussCon Report
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11 of us played 8 games! Low turnout lately. End of school and summer vacation?
RussD and Pauline have returned from their Greek Odyssey which they enjoyed. RussCon got the postcard shown above. And thanks for the fridge magnet art (from the island Santorini) which is quite pretty! (A bigger photo can be seen here.)
DIY Marathon is an event to encourage all skaters to add some miles to their skating without the pressure of how fast. Come out and enjoy some distance skating at your own pace b/c the only rule is that everyone starts together. Do all 8 1/2 laps or as many as you want. Start, stop, rest, fast, slow; however you go all are welcome. Use this event to test your personal best or just have fun skating with others. Get the idea? Good, now skate.
I am going, as is fool and perhaps William, Jeffles, Chad... anyone interested in carpooling with me and/or fool, let me know... or I'll see you there! (To get to the Veloway, go south down Mopac, down past William Cannon, past Slaughter, next signal is Lacrosse - go left (east) onto Lacrosse, and after a couple blocks you'll see the Veloway parking lot easily.) I doubt I'll actually do 8 laps; I think 4 is the most I've done in one session before.
Furthermore, I have found that the street Norwegian Wood (a block from my house) is a nice smoothly paved reasonably long (somewhat over 0.12 mile according to mapquest) street with almost no cars (and the occasional friendly neighbor), great for doing a little skating exercise. If anyone wants to come to RussCon early to skate it with me and chat before RussCon sometime (I have been doing 10 or 12 laps almost every day lately), let me know.
Spanish: The RussCon Spanish study group of the past couple months was a total bust (only twice did anyone else ever show up, and only one of those involved actual studying/practice), so I'm officially declaring it dead (unless someone seriously wants to start doing it!)
|Boggle||5||RussW 4 Ben 2 Clayton 0 Jeffles -2 KevinY -4|
|KillDog||4||KevinY 3 RussW 1 TimG -2 Clayton -2|
|Oceania||2||Pauline 1 RussD -1|
|Acquire||4||TimG 3 RussW 1 KevinY -1 Clayton -3|
|Bluff||7||KevinY 6 RussD 4 RussW 2 Clayton 0 TimG -2 Pauline -4 Chad -6|
|Barbarossa||4||Jeffles 3 William 1 SarahM -1 Ben -3|
|Exxtra||3||Ben 2 Clayton 0 William -2|
|EinfachGenial||4||Chad 3 RussW 1 KevinY -1 Jeffles -3|
I had another good game of Boggle, yay. It should be noted that Jeffles and Kevin joined midway through so their scores were lower.
Kill Dog got played for the second week in a row and was enjoyed. Best moment = Loot is huge (like $75K) and KevinY, TimG, and I are all aiming at Clayton - who refuses to believe that any of us might actually shoot him! In fact all three of us shot him, so he died in one round. After last week when we played that you could only get one wound per round, we decided to play that each hit wounds you. That turned out to make the game more bloody and fun indeed, as this was the first game someone actually died, and in fact Tim also died, thus leaving Kevin and me as the survivors. (We also decided for rating purposes, all dead people are equally dead, no tie breakers.) I recommend trying this game - it's quick to learn, quick to play, and interesting fun!
A meta-esque food theme.
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