Weekend Fun


  • Had friends over to play some Abalone, Hell Rail and Balderdash. 11-y-o Junior often joins our board-game sessions these days.
  • Bought ski boots for Junior and went skiing with him and the Rundkvist ladies.
  • Watched Where the Wild Things Are. Nice visuals, but the movie unexpectedly turned out mainly to explore the complicated personal relationships between a group of monsters. They all behave like a cross between small children and old junkies and are pretty annoying.
  • Celebrated Chinese New Year's Eve at an unassuming suburban restaurant that made my wife nostalgic through its genuine tacky first-wave Chinese restaurant in Sweden décor. Happy new Year of the Wooden Tiger!
  • Went skating with Juniorette & her tiny buddy who takes hockey classes and skates like a demon. I type this upon returning from the ice rink.
  • For Sunday night, I was invited to a friend's place to try my hand at Dominion for the first time.

And you, Dear Reader? What did you do for fun this past weekend?


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