Card Games and Board Games

Jan 14, 2014 Author Guy

Back when I was a kid, we played card games every weekend. It was a family thing. There were standard rules for a variety of card games and what we played often depended on how many other kids or grownups were interesting in playing with you. If only two people were going to play, that meant War or Spit or Cribbage and sometimes two handed Pinochle.

If three people wanted to play, that opened up a whole bunch of other games, like Spoons or Canasta. There are three player versions of a lot of games, too, like Rummy.

But the real fun started when we had four people – that’s when we played Hearts or Spades or Euchre or Pinochle or Rummy or Pennies from Heaven…. We also played a game called Red Dog, which was solitaire with others. That’s the only way I can describe. It is a fast paced game where everyone has their own deck of cards but you can play off what other people put in the middle.

Sometimes we wold get out the board games instead of cards. The Monopoly games always went on for hours – those were usually played in the winter when it was too cold to go outside and play. I always like the game Clue, but it was hard to find other family to play with me because I almost always won. LOL

Lego Store Letdown

Sep 14, 2013 Author Guy

Every little boy Iknow loves to play with Legos and I have to admit that I still have a big plastic box of my own Legos from childhood tucked away in the garage. Some day I want to drag them out and spend a day building stuff with a kid who likes to play with Legos. I guess it will be up to my sister to start birthing boys so I can have a kid to play with . LOL

When I was a kid, my Legos were always tied into a gift of some sort. I got Legos for birthdays, for Christmas, and sometimes for getting good grades or doing something that my parents like. I don’t remember ever going to the store and picking out a box of Legos for myself. So, when I was at the mall the other day and saw a brand new Legos store had opened, I made sure to go inside and check it out.

Well, I don’t know what exactly I was expecting from a Legos store, but that was not it. The store had floor to ceiling shelves of Lego sets, but they were the same dozen or so sets. I was hoping to find 100 or more different sets. But that did not happen. I was also hoping to be able to buy any individual piece in the color that I wanted, and some mini-figures, too. But, no. They have a small floor display with bins of loose Legos, but they are only a few standard bricks. Nothing special.

Have to say, I left there disappointed. It was a Lego Store Letdown of huge proportions. I expected a massive inventory of Lego dreamland, and only saw a small store with limited, new stuff they were pushing on this next generation.

Well Fuck Me Running!

Oct 7, 2012 Author Guy

What the fuck happened last night on my street? All the cars that are parked on the street have been splattered with eggs. Some punk motherfuckers had nothing better to do late last night than drive down my street throwing eggs at people’s cars?

This is insane. I should be able to park my car in front of my own damn house and not have to worry about some punk ass kids ruining my car’s paint job with eggs. If I catch those motherfuckers who did it I will have them arrested and will personally go to court to make sure those fuckers go to jail and not some lame ass probation or community service.

Time for Pumpkins

Oct 2, 2012 Author Guy

Something about the chilly nights and the big harvest moon make me want to go buy some pumpkins and put them on the front porch. I don’t even have any kids to entertain with pumpkin carving, but to me the pumpkin is a seasonal symbol that everyone can embrace. You don’t even have to carve it into a scary face. Just putting a pumpkin on the front porch says that you care about your community and that you are celebrating or at least observing the change of seasons.

This weekend I plan on finding some charity or church that is selling fresh pumpkins and buying a couple. I might even buy an extra one and give it to my neighbor across the street. That old fucker never does anything to decorate his house. Maybe he can’t afford it or maybe he doesn’t think it is important. But if I give him a pumpkin for his front porch, then at least I get to look at it and enjoy the sight of the pumpkin and not just his plain, bare porch with ugly concrete steps.

Of course, if he just tosses it in the trash then I will be pissed off. But that is a possibility when you try to do something nice for people who don’t appreciate it.

Cake or Pie?

Sep 27, 2012 Author Guy

If you were going to have a nice dinner with a girl – maybe the first date with her – and you went to a nice restaurant and she wants to order dessert, what would you get? I took it that she wanted to stay at the restaurant a little longer and just keep on talking and getting to know each other while we picked at some dessert and had coffee. So I ordered a slice of pie but she ordered a huge piece of cake called, “Death By chocolate.” Then she only ate about one fourth of the cake and said it was “too rich” for her.

But my pie was good, I didn’t mind that she couldn’t eat all of the cake, but it did kinda bother me that she didn’t take the rest of it home with her. They just cleared the plates away and tossed 3/4 of a good piece of cake into the trash.