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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.

 

Let the Games Begin!

We got sucked into Nan's last weekend and bought four, count 'em four! new games. Well, one of them is the Traders & Barbarians expansion for Settlers, so maybe that sorta kinda doesn't count.... At any rate, I never can resist a game, and the MO was in an acquisitive mood as well, so we came home with the aforementioned Settlers expansion, Infernal Contraption, Toledo and To Court the King. We played Infernal Contraption that night, roping TxB into the let's-figure-out-the-rules-for-a-new-game scenario. The MO and I both liked that one a lot.

Anyhow, the point is that we took a good look at our game stack, and realized that it's getting pretty sizable. Enough so that when we get hooked on a new game (hello Quickword), it's easy to forget about great games that we already own. So we decided to set up a play-every-game-we-own tourney. I made a list and came up with 63 titles! Ten through 69 is easy to randomize with a d6 and a d10 so the first 60 games on the list are numbered and we'll slot the remainders into the used numbers as we roll them. We agreed to play at least one game per week, so this experiment should go on for about, oh, ONE YEAR....

Official game night is Wednesday, but we snuck in an extra one tonight. Behold the first result of the Willard Grand Tourney:

lost cities

Woohoo! You know the MO is not going to let this early lead go unanswered for long. Feel free to place your bets here ;-)

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