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The gleaners have eaten the froggies [Jun. 13th, 2008|08:09 am]
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And we're off! Jerry and I are flying to San Francisco today for Jess & Colin's wedding, and it promises to be all kinds of awesome.

The pre-wedding festivities tonight involve gaming at Squid Labs, so we are bringing along Unspeakable Words and Wise and Otherwise, because they are both quite portable. There was gaming night at Tom O's on Wednesday, and we decided to play Wise and Otherwise, and it was hysterical. One thing I often forget is how it tends to degenerate as you approach the end of the game.

If you don't know this game, it's sort of like Balderdash, but with pithy old folk sayings. So you're given the first half of the saying and its origin ("There's an old Arabic saying: Three things cannot hide: love, a mountain, and...") and then everyone makes up an ending, hands it in, and votes on which one they think is the real saying. (In this case, the for-real answer, yes really, is "...a man on a camel.") So it's a lot of fun, especially as people start to get silly.

Well, on Wednesday, we were doin' pretty good until we hit the old Madagascan (that's the adjectival form of "Madagascar"-- who knew?) saying: "Don't let your uprightness..." and bryree finished it "...wilt before that which is ugly." Because after everyone got it (which took a minute), everything was dirty. And it meant that nobody voted for "...traumatize the lemurs", which spawned a running theme of "bunch a no-good lemur-hating mutha-f*ckas". And, well, we never play by the rules very strictly in these kinds of games, so in the final round (which was a good five or six rounds after someone had, technically speaking, "won"), from seven players we had a dozen answers.

I'm sooo looking forward to playing again tonight!
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[User Picture]From: k8cre8
2008-06-13 04:11 pm (UTC)
I *almost* went, and that would've been worth it. It's been such a crappy week, and Wednesday was so exhausting, and I just couldn't. Sigh.

Enjoy your trip!
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[User Picture]From: srotu27
2008-06-13 04:24 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm jealous. I love W&O.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2008-06-14 09:24 pm (UTC)
Please give Colin & Jess my best. I am very sorry I couldn't be there for the wedding. :(
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[User Picture]From: bikerbearmark
2008-06-15 12:56 am (UTC)
But, but, but...think of the lemurs! We HAVE to protect the lemurs!
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[User Picture]From: earthling177
2008-06-22 08:32 pm (UTC)
A popular saying in Brazil, attributed to the Arabs, is "There are three things no one can stop: water downhill, fire uphill and women who want to fuck". :-P
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