Imogen Heap, on the other hand, has been played to death on WBER. For a while, every time I started the car I heard "Hide and Seek" and it's getting boring and grating. Please stop.
Anyhow, the Rochester Rhino's (our local soccer/footie) team just completed their dedicated stadium. An old friend of mine ( we met on rec.music.gdead) was coming to Rochester for the inaugaral game because his brother was the ref. Sunday morning, after his brother got safely on the plane (you know how those soccer/footie hooligans are), we went out to breakfast at the local greasy spoon, before he began his long drive back to Boston (he's a sailboat salesman there).
In another odd coincidence, we drove around the stadium earlier that day, as the local animal services building is a block from there (in the shadow of big yellow) as our new cat has been missing since May 31st. It's a small stadium, and has a way to go before it becomes world class. Specifically it needs a barbed wire enclosed poured concrete pen with no lavatory facilities, for the UKians in the crowd, and a deep punji stake filled trench around the field, for the South Americans. But it's the nicest soccer/footie stadium I've even seen.
In what is most likely not a coincidence, I have many bug bites on my leg. Did I mention we also went to the suburban animal shelter?
Anyhow, Mrs. Ha had expressed interest in listening to the Dead, since we hadn't listened to any in quite some time, so I grabbed my prepacked CD holder and we went off to Buffalo for family meeting while listening to the obligatory Truckin'. Thankfully, the meeting went very well, we're all in agreement as to what must be done, though it's a shame the errant ice floes have mostly melted. We also figured out which weekends Mrs. Ha will be going to Buffalo to care for MIL, so I can schedule Band of Brother's watching and board wargaming, but I have more to say on that later.
So, we next went to my sister's, to pick up nine year old's favorite shoes, which she loves so much she left them there a few weeks ago. Sister and partner told me they just played a real fun game, called Munchkins! I told sister we have to play Space Munchkins together. This was another coincidence that Mrs. Ha did not appreciate until I transformed it into the very special yarn co-ordinate system.
On the way home, Mrs. Ha picked a nice Dicks Pick that started with a real cool Scarlet-Fire. I suppose somewhere in there I felt bad for Vince, but I didn't care much for the Dead after 92.
In other gaming news, I have to restart Battle of Moscow, since I didn't realize you could optionally advance after combat, which speeds up the game considerably. I'm going to print the counters on magnetic "paper" (with my inkjeft, for obvious reasons I won't run a magnetic sheet through $product) so I can play at work, on the side of my file cabinet. I need to find some other counters to add to the sheet before printing, so I don't waste it. I figure Ogre/GEv would take up half a sheet, and then maybe the counters from DemonLord ( I already have some magnet Squad Leader counters, but it might be too much for work). Of course, if anyone wants to suggest a cool wargame that can be freely downloaded and played on a sheet of A4/Letter, please do.
Nine year old is studying the Revolutionary War, aka Those Pesky Colonists are Hard to Beat when the Frogs Interfere War to you UKians. Luckily, I was able to buy a game of my childhood, Skirmish, on ebay, which is a fair simulation of the war, given that it comes from Milton Bradley. I think I shall play it with her. Anyhow, while browsing boardgamegeek, there's quite a bit of controversy over the turning point of the war, with some saying Bunker Hill, some saying Saratoga. What do you think?
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