Karen and Thomas came over, as did bryree. We introduced Thomas to Katamari Damacy, and played some Taboo, and watched an episode of Cowboy Bebop, and hung out and chatted. And it was all cool and stuff.
When playing Taboo (which is basically the $25k pyramid game -- get your partner to say a word without using certain other words), it's fun to watch the dynamics of different partnerships. (We do the thing where we ignore the supposed rules for scoring and such and just pass around the box of cards with different partners. This improves many games.) When you have two people that think similarly, you get short and snappy but slightly weird clues. ("Mouseketeer place." "Clubhouse.") Whereas couples will often use clues based on shared experience. ("The thing that you said you were going to get before you came home today, but that you forgot. Again." "Milk." "YES.")
Also, today I read a lot of stuff about philosophy on wikipedia because I was discussing religion stuff over on kisken's blog, and that was interesting.