8:11 pm, Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

I’m back from the Tri-Cities. On the return trip I listened to a Mitch Hedburg CD and the audiobook version of John Stossel’s Give Me a Break : How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media… I’m only a third of the way into it, but so far it’s been great. Very infotaining. I love Stossel’s unqiue cadence — it really keeps your attention without wearing.

Didn’t do a whole lot while I was in the Columbia Basin… watched some TV with Jones and Beefy, played some Katamari Damacy (hated the controls and the 3D-ness made me nauseous), went to dinner with my parents a couple times (Outback ribeye, yum), read a ton of comics, and did some stuff at the clinic. I can’t believe how good Runaways and Invincible have gotten in the last few trades.

Ran into Derek Watts at Infinite Frontiers while I was buying comics. He invited me to play in his weekly Darksun game (which Dan, the guy who runs the comic shop, also plays in). Despite my disdain for the Dungeons & Dragons system, I’m considering commuting for it a couple times if I can’t find a gaming group here in Fed Way. Derek and I know each other from school… we both attended TCJA around grades 5-8 and we’ve hung out a few times since then.

After I arrived last night, Brett and I went to Arby’s. I have yet to encounter a non-delicious CCB (Chicken Cordon Bleu) at the local franchise. Today Brett fried up some frozen taquitos in olive oil for lunch. Very tasty. Then we played this game he got off eBay, Mille Bornes. It’s a French card game about auto racing. Really fun, somewhat addictive. It’s sort of like a simplified version of Lunch Money.

BTW, did you see last week’s SNL? The one with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Best episode I’ve seen in a long time… every sketch was funny, especially “Intro. to MySpace class.” Oh, and what’s up with everyone having babies on Scrubs?

I’ve got a bunch of old pictures I’ve been meaning to post, so here’s Jones and Paige playing Ninja Burger (from March 23rd).

Jones and Paige playing Ninja Burger

2 Responses to “#685”

  1. Jones:

    Man were you as disapointed with ninja burger as i was?

    btw kudos on the pic, not my best side but a good one.

  2. hjo3:

    Actually, I liked it. The counters were a little inconvenient (cardboard game pieces are a pet peeve for me), but I thought it was fun. Not quite as good as Munchkin, but better than Chez Geek.