May 6, 2008

Game Day

Filed under: games — origamifreak @ 12:21 am
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On Saturday Noel brought over two new games he just got: Cleopatra and Colosseum.

We warmed up with a couple games of Blokus (I was red, Noel was blue)

Then moved on to Ticket to Ride: Switzerland

At this point the battery in the toy camera died and I discovered that I’d left the spare (and charger) at work. So we switched to using the SLR on the tripod with the cable release, taking one frame every time we either put down a tile or a meeple. Frames were stitched together using Photolapse, which was amazingly fast and easy (and how can you beat free?)

Then we played a couple games of Carcassonne:

When we started it was pretty sunny, but by the time we finished a rainstorm had moved in and begun spitting. In hindsight I wish I’d used the UV filter instead of the polarizer, because the exposure is kind-of dark.

We snacked on tinapa paste on toasted homemade sourdough (this combination was unbelievably good) while waiting for the ribs to BBQ. Which were also good, but not quite smacking up against this side of gourmet, the way the happy accident of tinapa and sourdough did.

Then we took naps on living room chairs, aided by purring cats, started a Bundt cake, and played Cleopatra while munching on it.

After Noel left I finished making some sourdough dough and stuck it in the fridge to wait until I’d bake a loaf on Monday evening.

A very pleasant way to spend a Saturday, if I say so, myself!



  1. We’ve got to get more players for Cleopatra. Next time, I want someone to actually get fed to the crocodiles!

    Comment by Terminus Est — May 6, 2008 @ 3:39 pm | Reply

  2. Yeah, we need at least three anyway, so we can play Settlers, and Colosseum!

    Comment by origamifreak — May 6, 2008 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

  3. And where did you find tinapa paste? Or did you make it from store bought smoked fish?

    Can’t watch the pics. But I want to try to feed someone to crocodiles myself sometime. Or lions.

    Comment by Deborah — May 7, 2008 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

  4. Noel got the tinapa in a care package, apparently. The jar says “Milkfish Pate.”

    It’s very tasty stuff!

    I’m sure we can arrange a Crocodile Feeding, given how anxious the Crocodile Owner is to try it! I don’t know about Memorial Monday because Cornellians don’t get the day off, but likely the next Game Day in Ithaca?

    (this is the cue for Crocodile Yap’s comments)

    Comment by origamifreak — May 7, 2008 @ 9:33 pm | Reply

  5. I’ll bring the crocodiles wherever you please.

    Comment by Terminus Est — May 16, 2008 @ 12:36 pm | Reply

  6. […] @ 2:07 am Noel has been anxious to feed someone to the crocodiles in a new game he recently got. Last game day there were only two of us, and under those conditions the crocs go […]

    Pingback by Memorial Game Day « Manifolds — May 28, 2008 @ 2:15 am | Reply

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