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By georgeha (Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 08:26:14 AM EST) Risk, heat, snow, I hate unrecreateable problems (all tags)
I turned on our heat, and it's not even Thanksgiving.

Plus health insurance kickbacks, socializing, Risk and less.

Poll closed due to snow.

A good weekend. Saturday the local health insurance company sponsored free admission to a Halloween Celebration at the Farmer's Market opposite my parent's street. Mrs. Ha's office was invited, and we agreed to meet her friend and family there, and later head over to their house for dinner (they live in the same suburb I went to high school in). Back in the day it was a little shack, and I'd cut across the empty fields to get a friend's apartment to play Traveller (sometimes on a snow day my other friends would pick me up on their unreliable snow mobile), now it's much more developed. We ate our free doughnut, let the kids play, saw the goats and got our free pumpkins before leaving, quite the value for the $12,000 they got from me. We also ran into a few people we knew, a pediatrician from eight year old's class, a nursing practitioner we met through old friends, and the doctor Mrs. Ha works with.

Off to her friends' house, even after a long detour to find white zinfandel we got there before they did. Eight year old and their son (around eight) got along on great, just like before, thirteen year old and their twelve year old didn't interact too much, aside from kicking a soccer ball back and forth. They even like different music, with the girl liking rock, such as BLink 182, Green Day, Paramore, and thirteen year old liking Disney.

Sunday my parents were out of town at a reunion, so we stuck around the house, in between vacuuming and shopping, I was able to brew up a batch of stout, even though ale season is pretty much done. I had the fixin's, and I need the beer.

No books finished, so I present Anathem wiki. I still dig the book, though I'm considering the Millenials nearly a deux ex machina.

One of the most exciting things in my life was going to a different blood lab, the one my wife goes to. I normally use one near work, it's small, crowded, and the magazines suck (a wine one, and a crappy parenting pulp). I checked out the one my wife goes to, near her work, between Westfall and the canal. I was the second one in line, read a bit of Smithsonian, and was soon called back for draining.

Another exciting news would be my sister getting married on March 13th, in Phoenix, at a Ren fest. We don't understand the date and location, and it's likely we won't be attending since the girls would have to miss school and it would cost a lot. The whole thing is odd.

Thirteen year old and I have been playing a lot of Risk. We played one night, we used a scenario with two neutral colors, and territories assigned by dealing out the deck. She ended up with South America after a few turns, I ended up with Australia. She made the mistake of trying to take Europe without protecting her flanks (she took it, but left two armies in the Ukraine while I had about eight in the middle east) and not pressing on Siam (she had 24 armies in China and India to my 12). We called it a draw right after I got all of Asia.

Work, dang busy, still wrestling with a sporadically unable to recreate problem, in addition to all my other crap. We have a team building exercise this afternoon, so I have a short day, except for a conference call at 4:00 about the sporadic productivity killing problem at the customer down south that I am still unable to recreate. So, a short quick diary.

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I am weak | 12 comments (12 topical, 0 hidden)
white zin ? by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 10:21:57 AM EST
the horror!

re: risk.. I've been playing with a MSFT Surface computer (gave demos yesterday at a convention).. Several folks remarked how cool it'd be to play risk on.. I'd consider coding risk and/or operation, but the lawyers would eat my alive..

there are risk-a-likes by garlic (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 11:28:27 AM EST

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I know, I have to find a shareware one by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 03:50:38 PM EST

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Lux Delux by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 09:23:53 AM EST
What a coincidence by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 09:25:46 AM EST
thirteen year old stayed home sick with a sore throat.

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I love that game by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 09:36:58 AM EST
The player-made maps can be very good, too.  It also has the option to turn off the use of cards, which I love.  Using cards makes the game too "swingy", IMHO.

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At least it wasn't Boone's Farm by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 01:23:17 PM EST

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games for kids that age by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 10:55:06 AM EST
ticket to ride is good; maybe thurn and taxis; if she likes risk she might be up for a&a; if it's more than just hte two of you, acquire might be good.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
We have the first 2 by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 02:43:03 PM EST
actually three, if you want to count TTR and TTR Europe as two diferent games.

It's rare that it's more than just the two us playing though, as she hasn't shown much interest in hostorical games.

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A marriage at a Ren fest? by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 04:08:05 PM EST
Say no more.

A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
My Name is Earl

I officiated at her commitment ceremony by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #7 Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 04:10:46 PM EST
since I paid $10 to be a mail order minister in the 80's. It was Fairy Tale Themed, I dressed as a wizard. My sister was Goldilocks or something, her partner dressed up as a Faun.

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I also am weak by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 06:57:50 PM EST
it's too cold for mid October

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