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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


New Games

I got money back from the dentist the other day (insurance paid more than they expected--wow!) and I figure that's basically found money, so I made a trip to Nan's and ended up with War & Sheep and The Settlers of Catan Card Game. Mark isn't in the mood for a game this evening, so I've had to settle for reading the rules and looking at the cards, but both games look like fun. I've also found favorable reviews here & there, including at The Games Journal, which I've just added to my favorites list.

I think a game group sounds divine.... Our friends are very tolerant and are generally willing to play games after dinner, but it's never the main focus of the evening. Also, we're usually somewhat tipsy by then, so we tend to lean towards the familiar and easier games. I'm really not knocking this--Ivanhoe, Quiddler and Battle Cattle are SUPER games and I love playing them. I just know we have some great stuff that would be even better with more people (Galaxy comes to mind right away). I'll just have to be patient. After all, someday we'll have kids, and they're a captive audience :-)

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