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"SFS heavy you are cleared for approach on vector alpha."

Posted on 2006.07.09 at 19:50
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Dreamed my son and I watched an Imperial Tie Bomber make it's approach to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. It was pretty cool, obscured slightly by the trees in our backyard. It was an unusually quiet craft.

Today, when I put little girl down, she decided she wanted to read me a book! So she picked up 'The Three Muskateers' Illustrated Edition she keeps in her bed, opened a page, and began: "Princess Leia wanted to go on the boat, but she couldn't because the boat was only for boys. But that was okay, because she has wings and could fly."

Played Star Wars Episode I Monopoly Saturday with galinda822 since she ended up working all night Friday night, and something like 12-hours on Saturday and we missed movie night. So galinda asks if we play any 'house rules' on Monopoly. Not being one to vary much from the norm, I reply in the negative, and she mentions the Free Parking 'pot.' As we've heard of this before we decided to give it a go. Wouldn't know galinda was the only one to get the pot the entirety of the first game? Furthermore, she also suggested that if you land directly on 'Go' you get double the $200 you usually get. I pooh-poohed that idea, and my wife was initially upset until...you guessed it, galinda once again rolled a perfect 'Go.' every. single. time!
Coincidence? I think not! We stayed up WAY too late (0300) and I was shocked my wife suggested a second game (after woefully losing the first) to come back and win the second game. It was tons of fun.

Watched the 'Psyche' pilot this evening, and it was one of the better pilot episodes I've seen. Oh, and Carla - I'm burning it to DVD for you since you forgot to Tivo it!

Alert all commands. Calculate every possible destination along their last known trajectory.

Comments:


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-07-10 14:51 (UTC) (Link)
while insightful to how you spent part of your weekend, there is information lacking, like a govnerment attempting to cover its tracks.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-07-10 18:56 (UTC) (Link)
Just make some shit up. I'll sign off on it.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-07-10 18:59 (UTC) (Link)
are you sure about that?
galinda822 at 2006-07-10 15:50 (UTC) (Link)
The whole "Free Parking" and landing on "Go" thing was part of my wicked plan to win the game! It was all rigged!!!!! hehe
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-07-10 16:25 (UTC) (Link)
Magic dice?
galinda822 at 2006-07-10 18:11 (UTC) (Link)
Obviously! I was so stealth about it that you didn't even notice! Of course, that could have been because of the El Presidente!!!!!!
wardlejew
wardlejew at 2006-07-10 18:34 (UTC) (Link)
I'm waiting for the rest of the 'The Three Muskateers'. That was starting to sound like a good book.

Intersting, you mention nightly book readings the same day I mention it in my blog.

Hmmm SW dreams, SW games, and SW characters in your daughter's story... hope your wife is a Star Wars fan.
I have SW stratego, Epic Duels and "Special Edition Monopoly". Epic Duels is fun but I wish my boys were old enough to play with me. I guess I invested in the future.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-07-10 18:43 (UTC) (Link)
You know, the only thing I think my wife dislikes is my insistance to play the scores from all six films while we're playing Star Wars Monopoly. Especially since I have the first three in 2-disc remastered sets. That's a lot of music.

I too, found it odd that our entries were so similar!

I'll be sure to post Chapter Two of The Three Muskateers when I hear more...
Renegade
leonardii at 2006-07-11 01:26 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I would like to hear the next chapter. That was just precious!
Renegade
leonardii at 2006-07-11 01:24 (UTC) (Link)
I always play Monopoly with the "Free Parking" rule. But I forget how the pot grows... is it revenue that the players pay the bank for fees other than property?

Never heard of the "Go" rule, but I think I might start using it!

ehowton
ehowton at 2006-07-11 01:51 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, tax and such. There's many 'house rules.' My father used to never use $1's as they slowed the game down - he just rounded up or down. We played with one couple who required you circled the board once before buying property. Some play that you cannot collect rent while in jail. The list goes on.

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