Played with Joel, Jerrod, Christine, and Kel on Friday night. Jerrod won. Been far too long since we’ve seen Joel and Christine, good to get a game in with them :)
Decided to play a game of Catan with Joel, Jerrod, and Kel on Friday night. We had a lot of fun. It’s been awhile since we played a four-player game of this and it took a lot longer than we had anticipated. We all had fun, it just lasted long. Kel and her brothers *love* negotiation games though, always trying to work deals more in their favor (fun to watch… and laugh about), so I’m thinking that had something to do with the play time.
I had pretty good positioning for most of the game, but then noticed that Kel was sitting on a bunch of unused development cards: crap. I tried warning Joel and Jerrod that those cards were probably VPs, but they were more concerned with me already being at 9 VP… In a matter of two turns, Kel was able to steal my “Longest Road”, and play some VP development cards for the win. I guess if it hadn’t been Kel it probably would have been me
Kel’s brother Joel was in town the last week and the two youngest kids wanted to play a game with him last Friday night. When I heard they were going to play this game, I decided to join in (Joel and I can get a little competitive with this game).
We played first to win two games. Joel won the first game, middle kid won the second, and then I won the next two. True to form, the middle kid is one hell of a wildcard. At times she’d openly state that she was going to try to make someone else (me) lose rather than trying to win herself… This backfired hilariously in the last game as she was trying to knock my guys out of the center of the board and instead accidently knocked them right onto the numbers I needed. Youngest also played really well: she is getting much better at the game and there was no pouting that she wasn’t winning.
Always a lot of laughter with this game, we all had a lot of fun.
thought you’d get a kick out of this joel…
there's one of jimi at the link as well...
We got Joel's annual top ten list tonight and thought we'd share with everyone...
Top Ten Albums of 2007
10. Cassadega - Bright Eyes 9. The Big Dirty - Every Time I Die 8. We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank - Modest Mouse 7. s/t - Two Gallants 6. Into the Wild (soundtrack) - Eddie Vedder 5. I'll Sleep When You're Dead - El-P 4. We Sing of only Blood and Love - Dax Riggs 3. Deliver Us - Darkest Hour 2. The Con - Tegan and Sara 1. Magic - Bruce Springsteen
Follow the lights - Ryan Adams; Kala - M.I.A; Is Is ep - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Easy Tiger - Ryan Adams; Zeitgeist - Smashing Pumpkins
Top Ten Movies of 2007
10. The Darjeeling Limited/ Hotel Chevalier 9. Dedication 8. Into the Wild 7. Wristcutters: A Love Story 6. The Lookout 5. Death Proof 4. The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 3. The Ten 2. No Country for Old Men 1. There will be Blood
Superbad; Broken English; Sunshine; Inland Empire; The Orphanage; Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Most obnoxious overrated turd of the year:
But Joel, I liked Juno, why is my opinion wrong?
I'm glad you asked. The movie Juno is a turd of many colors. The first shade of brown is reflected in its screenplay written by a former stripper turned socialite douche bag named Diablo Cody. If the phrases "That's one doodle that can't be undid homeskillet" and "Honest to blog" aren't puke enducing enough, just imagine a fifteen year old saying it. Or imagine all of the awful keychains and clever T-shirts that this dialogue will spawn, that I will no doubt end up having to sell as I waste my grotesque slab of a life away at Urban Outfitters. Another poo shade worth mentioning is that this movie claims to be a true to life comedy, but fails miserably at presenting any believable characters, or any dialogue that would actually be spoken by anyone in high school. If you want believable teenage language, see Superbad.
Juno will often be referred to by critics and also promotes itself as an independent film, it isn't. It is made by Fox Searchlight, FOX Searchlight. Fox Searchlight is to presenting independent film as Fox News is to presenting actual news. And last and most importantly, this movie was written by a former stripper, who will no doubt be nominated for an oscar. Think of all the misguided hope that will give to all of the rest of the worlds strippers. We can't have every girl wearing clear heels and a belly button ring thinking that their dreams will come true, can we?
I left the theater thinking, wow, whomever wrote that movie must think that their audience is pretty stupid. Judging by the standing ovation it got that night, and all of the awards it's up for, it seems they were right.
Doug Stanhope - No Refunds
Questions? Comments? Insults? Complaints?
All are welcome.
Also please excuse all spelling and grammatical errors as I am a complete moron. As you may have noticed there wasn't a top ten for books. I hate you.
So last night while Kellie and I were looking up various names and what their meanings were for our new baby, Kel got a call from her brother Joel. She left the room to answer the call while I continued looking through the umpteen million websites there are about names and their meanings. A few minutes into the call I overhear Kellie say something along the lines of "So you're alright now and it's in a bandage?" I jumped up at this, went into the room she was in and asked if everything was alright. After she assured me everything was fine and that she'd explain everything later, I went back to the names.
If anyone reads this that knows more than I do, please correct me where needed. It sounds like Joel and another guy were putting shelves up at work. Somehow, while they were drilling a shelf that Joel was holding up, an entire dry wall screw along with the drill bit made it's way into the meaty part of Joel's hand. Joel's girlfriend Shannon took a bunch of pictures of the carnage in the emergency room. Kel tried to explain to me some of what happened, but when she started to explain how Joel said he could feel the screw grinding against his bones, I kinda stopped listening... I guess the screw went right between two bones in his hand; lodging itself there pretty good. All I got to say is this Joel: my god you're tough.
Clicking on any of the pics below should bring you to Shannon's flickr page: