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Monday, May 16, 2005


When you're having a bad day and you don't know what to think, there's nothing quite like sitting down with friends to play a German boardgame about resource management and city planning. The name of the game is Carcassonne, and the object is to win--einfach, ja? Carcassonne is a game of chance, but requires the player to have some moderate skill as he gradually places "land tiles" on the board to expand the liebestraum of his people, so to speak. Along the way, the player must also be on the lookout for his swindling opponents who seek to encroach on his settlements, steal his women, and slaughter his cows. Okay fine, there is no theft of women or slaughtering of cows, but that would make for a cool expansion set though, ja? Nein? Fine!

Anyways, it's been a while since I've stepped into a real home for dinner. Most of the time I don't mind living alone downtown and going out for food, but every so often it's comforting to have a home-cooked meal--even if it means having to eat gluttenous mock-BBQ pork (it's called that because it's BBQ pork that just sits there and mocks you for having to eat it). Thanks Ames and Tiff for letting me squat in your homes for the afternoon. And thanks Kal for them jokes--I haven't laughed this hard in so long. Oh yeah, and next time we play Carcassonne maybe I'll let you people win :-p You hear that? That is the sound of Humility clutching it's heart, begging for a defribillator:-) Bring your game on!

Your Favorite Jerk


At Tuesday, May 17, 2005 3:19:00 PM, Blogger julia said...


There ain't no competition unless u play with me.

I am the master of that game.
wanna bet???!
Bring it on.

At Tuesday, May 17, 2005 4:30:00 PM, Blogger Reformed Jerk said...

I think she just dissed the whole lot of you Westenders by saying none of you are up to par in Carcassonne compared to her. Y'all gonna take that?

At Tuesday, May 17, 2005 5:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say the competition starts this weekend - Shirley will be home too so i think this will separate the amateurs from the pros... and also the beginner's luck from the true masters. ;) watch your backs y'all hear!?

At Wednesday, May 18, 2005 1:20:00 AM, Blogger tiffany said...

rematch? oh, you're so on! bring it! [this means both you, ju, and any other challengers that come along.]

let's just hope that this time i won't start to laugh hysterically when i start to repeatedly pick up road tiles instead of city end-pieces... i think i really was starting to go nuts there...

At Thursday, May 19, 2005 12:27:00 AM, Anonymous kalam said...

yo - for your information if Ju didn't lie, cheat, and steal so often she wouldn't win!!!! You want the asian crookery to come out - oh - I'll cheat like there's no tomorrow with you Ju!!!! - in the words of my illustrius and super attractive single friend Tiffany (boys - I gots the hook up - if you wanna look her up - lol) - you're so on!! (for some boardgame butchering) - peace out


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