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Whee! Thud! Ow! [Jan. 31st, 2007|11:59 am]
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It's been a busy few days since the last post on Friday.

Saturday: Unity Games XII, a day long board gaming convention mere minutes from my abode. How could I not go? Got there around 9:45am, finished up around midnight. Took a decent lunch break and a long dinner break. Played six games during the day, all different, and three of them were games I'd never played before. That's what I really like about Unity Games events, the chance to try new things. At least one game made it to my wantlist. Also got to discover an excellent sczechaun restaurant near me. One of my dinner companions had it recommended to him by a Chinese labmate, and it was an excellent recommendation.

Sunday: A-cappellabowl! My group, None Of The Above, as well as Slapdash Graduate, In The Moment, Lowell Gentleman Songsters, Firedrill!, and Boston Jazz Voices entertained about 150 for a little over two hours. It was a long concert, but all the different groups and the varied styles kept it interesting. It was a benefit for the Framingham Civic League, and we pulled in about $1500 for them, after all expenses were taken care of. It was a good venue, but they weren't well prepared for us, so I don't know if we'll be using it again. Lots of good feedback, and it was nice to hang out with the other groups a bit. Didn't sell any of the water bottles, but we didn't really advertise them. Next time.

Monday: Back to work. Did my taxes! Yay refund!

Tuesday: Finally got to play squash again after an almost 2 month hiatus due to holidays and various other things. During the first game I twisted my ankle and fell. Didn't feel any pain at the time, just the normal little twinge I would expect, played a few more games. Stiffened and swelled up on the drive home, so I was laid up all evening with an ice pack and a bandage wrap, thoughtfully applied by someone with more sense than I.

Today: Swelling is down, but it's not a good idea to put weight on the ankle, so I'm laid up in bed right now. Got up for some chow, and the foot is doing better. Fingers crossed.

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[User Picture]From: tamargrl
2007-02-01 03:00 am (UTC)
What games? Not getting the chance to try out new stuff, since we seem to be the ones introducing our friends to games still. le sigh.

Hope the ankle gets better fast.
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2007-02-01 02:31 pm (UTC)
Let's see, I played Thurn and Taxis, Crokinole, Die Saulen der Erde (Pillars of the Earth), Antike, Quiddler, and Stephenson's Rocket. Thurn and Taxis and Pillars of the Earth are only in German at the moment, but English editions are forthcoming, and translation of the rules are available. Both were new to me, as were Quiddler and Stephenson's Rocket. I only got in one game of Crokinole, but it is one of those games I could probably play for hours. I liked Thurn and Pillars enough to want to pick them up in a few months when the English editions are out, and Quiddler I'll try to pick up in a trade somewhere, but Rocket I'll have to play at least once more before I get enough of a feel for it to decide.
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