Weekend Fun

  • Had brunch and a walk in the sunshine with wife and sans kids, a rare pleasure. Strange to think that in just a few years’ time they won’t need us much anymore. I guess it’s one tiny step at a time, setting us down gently. Anyway, it’s only 15 years to the first grand-child if Junior repeats my life schedule.

  • Played Drakar och Demoner, Drakborgen/Dungeonquest and a card game with Jr and his buddy. The latter game has a naughty name that involves bodily discipline of a rambunctious simian who is disrupting the recycling trade.

And you, Dear Reader?

Comments

  1. #1 Bob Carlson
    March 15, 2010

    “Anyway, it’s only 15 years to the first grand-child if Junior repeats my life schedule.”

    Um, shouldn’t you be hoping that your son might do better than you in increasing generation time?

  2. #2 Martin R
    March 15, 2010

    If my motivation on that issue was 100% determined by consideration of global overpopulation, then I wouldn’t be wishing for any grand-children at all, right?

  3. #3 Hans Persson
    March 15, 2010

    We played a number of games of Dominion.

  4. #4 Melliferax
    March 15, 2010

    I was elected to the board of the Swedish Humanist Youth Association, watched Melodifestivalen, and had a five hour choir rehearsal that left me feeling like I had been inflating balloons for at least half as long. All in all, a fun weekend.

  5. #5 Thinker
    March 15, 2010

    The focal point of this weekend was a very good friend’s 50th birthday party on Saturday. It was great fun, starting with drinks, then a very tasty dinner interspersed with a few good “roasting” speeches and lots of singing (in the Swedish tradition of singing drinking songs), followed by dancing until early morning.

    As you can imagine, Sunday was a day of rest and recuperation, including a walk in the glorious sunshine!

    Oh, and the teddy bear, which just got back from Japan, has been handed over and will now go to Angola…

  6. #6 Bob Carlson
    March 15, 2010

    “If my motivation on that issue was 100% determined by consideration of global overpopulation, then I wouldn’t be wishing for any grand-children at all, right?”

    The issue is what is wise and yet realistic. I think that at least a modest increase in generation time might be wise and realistic, but that wishing for no grandchildren wouldn’t be realistic even if it were wise.

  7. #7 Akhôrahil
    March 15, 2010

    We played two games of Race for the Galaxy and two of Agricola. In one of the latter, I managed to set up an absolute killer combo of Grocer and Schnappsmaker, meaning that my family subsisted almost entirely on schnapps. This, apparently, is a Good Thing (57 pts!).

  8. #8 Martin R
    March 15, 2010

    Haha, Akhorahil, you rule! All I can boast about is falling into a bottomless pit in Dungeonquest. Apparently these shafts pass through the underground level of the castle into the planet’s murky depths.

  9. #9 Martin R
    March 15, 2010

    The issue is what is wise and yet realistic.

    Were talking about two different things here, Bob. You are discussing public policy. I offered some thoughts about the grand-children I may personally have one day.

  10. #10 cicely
    March 15, 2010

    The game-world got a reprieve this week.

    My brother and his wife stopped by on Saturday, on his way home from a bagpiping gig. We all went out to lunch, and then sat around the house chatting. Riotous excitement! :D

  11. #11 Jonathan Jarrett
    March 16, 2010

    I got taken out for dinner with a number of academics, several of whom were my friends, in a famously medieval city full of cobbles and hills on Sunday evening. Admittedly this was because we were all being interviewed the next day for a post I didn’t get—but the dinner was still fun!

  12. #12 Martin R
    March 17, 2010

    Oh well, let’s see it from the bright side: the next time you apply for a job, one of those competitors won’t be on the roster as they already have a job. (-;

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