Oooh, last night was dinner and game night at a couple of friends of ours.
Fairly impromptu in its planing, it was just the four of us. A simple meal of chicken and veggies. It was really only supposed to be an early evening of dinner and conversation.
After dinner they asked if we wanted to play cards - and to be honest, that is a lost art. I don't know any card games. None. I think at one time I knew Hearts or War. All I know now is Solitaire. And as Karen Carpenter sings, "it's the only game in town." Forget Poker or Bridge.
So we decided on Scrabble. And as you can see - it is a deluxe, wood-grained Scrabble set, at that. Fancy-schmancy. One that rotates!!! We just have the normal/standard version at our house. We're not the fancy-schmancy gays.
Oh, and I won with a score of 136. That's like my bowling score. But hey - a win is a win. I'll take it. Not that I'm competitive or anything. As you can see - I didn't have any big big words, though I did make 'dogeared' out of someone else's 'dog'.
I really have no idea how high one normally scores in Scrabble. And I don't know how anyone else did. David never mentioned the score of
Dinner and games are just fine, but we just love spending time with David and James. We talk work, politics, entertainment and yes, a little gossip.
It is so our turn to have them over - and I think we'll do it in the next few weeks. We just started subscribing to Cook's Illustrated. I'm sure I can find something to conjure up for a decent dinner.
Song by: the Alan Parsons Project
Love Cook's Illustrated and Mr. Kimball. Do not love Scrabble.
We used to get Cook's Illustrated but now instead get their sister magazine, Cook's Country. But beware; while both magazines have great recipes, you MUST follow them to the letter (Scrabble reference) and they have a habit of saying, "In this pan do this, and then in this pan, do this, then in this bowl do this and then in these 9 separate bowls, do this.." Next thing you know, you have a delicious meal and a big giant pile of dirty cookware.
I think it's because you live out east somewhere. We midwesterners play a LOT of cards.
I wish I had friends to play cards WITH tho...
Looks like you had a goodnight. Congrats.
wow - nice scrabble set! mine is a travel set: small box with indents to hold the letters.
confidential to mangina: I would so play cards with you if I lived in MSP.
JONQUIL is a very good word for Scrabble.
Memorize the three-letter words, like "QAT." They'll save your game. I'll take you on.
Some of us try to break 300... just fyi...
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