We did got to my folks on Saturday for a combination Father's Day Bday celebtration. I brought along Munchkin to play, as sister and her partner had played it just a few weeks before and said it was a lot of fun. I won the first game, nearly ten year old won the second, and had a gleeful time stabbing her aunt in the back (as well as me). But, I can understand the opinions on boardgamegeek that once the novelty wears off, it can be boring, so when I get my shit together it will go off, along with other packages.
I'm still having trouble pan searing my frozen salmon steaks, the big humpy middle part is usually uncooked when I'm done. Friday night I tried again, and ended up eating nearly raw chunks of salmon while watching the DVD set of Victory at Sea with the girls, it was only $9.99 at Wegmans. Nearly five year old was scared of some of the footage in the first two eps, nearly ten year old said it was history, though she no longer falls for the troll "the pictures are in black and white because the world was in black and white then, colors weren't invented until 1944 or so".
Saturday night after the girls finally went to bed was Twelve O'Clock High time, I even skipped Red Green so that I could watch this without staying up too, too late. I was curious about this flick after reading one of the antagonist's in johnny's book rave about it. Indeed, it has many great managerial tips and methods. The board at imdb is a real hoot for this one, people getting upset at how mean Peck's character was (hello, they're in the military and there's a war on!). This would probably never get made today, there's no chicks, or Englishmen, the whole movie takes place in England yet the contribution of the English to the 8th Air Force is totally ignored. Anyhow, a good movie if you want to learn manipulative management tricks, and learn about the burden of command.
Throughout the weekend I read a Bible sized tome, The Submarine, because submarine's have always fascinated me. I went through it quick, and I'm finding that I've read a few of the books in the biblio, so some of it was regurgiated.
And now, it's time for my extremely tedious health update. If you youngun's miss your gaffers and gammers, please feel free to reread this repeatedly.
I still feel very tired, but today the newest symptom is that my knees hurt equally, they're feeling stiff behind the knee. I think I need to do more Yoga, and this may mean my right knee is getting better. I'm still waiting for the Plaquenil to kick in, before leaving me blind.
Mrs. Ha came home in the late afternoon on Sunday, with a bag full of KMart lingerie, I can't wait to see her model them. The kids went away for a while with bird lady across the street for some gardening, we're grateful for that, it made for a good weekend.
It's firefly season, and catching them is trickier than you think. Twilight works best, if it's too light you won't see their flash, too dark and you can't track them when they're not lit up. I think this is the first year nearly five year old has been able to catch some on her own. On my recent nice evenings, our side of the street is full of kids catching them, which makes an early bedtime hard. What's your favorite firefly?
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