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[Jan. 10th, 2014|12:25 am]
Beemer
Yay, games night at Chris's tonight! Lost a game of King of Tokyo and a game of Forbidden Desert, but had a good time nonetheless.

Not a whole lot else since last I posted.

We had our Seekrit S'tan party last Saturday, so the holiday season is now officially over. I made the cocoa-roasted cauliflower, and some parmesan-crusted zucchini, and a big batch of chocolate mousse. My kitchen became very uncooperative while I was making the mousse, and I broke one of my mixing bowls, which made me irked. But the party was great, and as always it was nice to see the people in that crowd that we don't see very often.

Work's been pretty quiet, and we haven't gotten much of the super-cold hitting the rest of the country.

Had some shenanigans with the smoke alarm last night, which started chirping in the middle of the night. (Because these kinds of things can never start in the afternoon; it always has to be at the most inconvenient time.) It's wired, not battery-powered, so after unsuccessfully trying to fix it by blowing the dust out and by hitting the test button, at two in the morning we got to figure out which breaker to shut off to disconnect the bloody thing.

AND THEN! Just as I was falling back asleep, the chirping started again! And I discovered that it wasn't the wired smoke detector at all, but a battery-powered one hiding behind a nearby houseplant that was complaining that its batteries were dead.

So today I worked from home.
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From: tirinian
2014-01-10 02:41 pm (UTC)
I've found Forbidden Desert to be pretty hard. I hear it's not as hard with smaller numbers of players.
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[User Picture]From: dendren
2014-01-10 03:56 pm (UTC)
hahaha... I hate that. When one of our detectors is going out it's so annoying just because you have to stand and really listen to figure out which one it is to change the batteries. That chirping is annoying!!!
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[User Picture]From: rlegters
2014-01-10 04:17 pm (UTC)
Our wired smoke alarm also has a backup battery, and it chirps when that gets low. It also talks, so at 2 in the morning, it's really disorienting to hear 'BEEP BEEP' mumble, mumble, mumble'.
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