We spent Memorial Day with friends at my grandparents’ ranch (my grandfather is a Flying Tiger from WWII) where I grew up. It was this fateful day that I found out that they have changed my favorite game! A group of us had decided to play badminton and Lacy was feeling confident as my partner […]
Monthly Archives: May 2008
I earned a new nickname over the weekend. On Sunday, a friend of mine organized a “Guys’ Day”, which he does a few times a year, where we get together and just play some four-person games on his XBox 360, drink Henry Weinhard sodas, and grill some formerly alive animals. Halo 3 was up this […]
EIEIO and the Shintekimon bonuses were still kicking our butts when we arrived at the next location, a giant book in front of a library. A librarian leaving the building let us know that the library had just closed, for which we thanked her. It took us a second to realize that the mural in […]
Okay, the heat wave’s over, my laptop is no longer resetting every five minutes, and Natalie’s asleep… (I should note that since my last Shinteki post, the results have been posted and my theory that not going back to the van to use the computer to aid in solving Teamwork cost us was correct: Our […]
It’s been more like a desert here, instead of the normal temperate Mediterranean climate…
What amazingly funny timing! It’s probably the preferably place for pontificating on puzzles though. http://www.puzzlehunters.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=18 It’s a damn cool idea and about time.
The picture gallery from my first Shinteki event, Decathlon 4, are up for viewing and since I’ve been working on setting up a forum, I added a thread in case anyone wants to vote for their favorite puzzle or discuss anything that isn’t covered by the after-party talks or by blogging. Guests can post so […]
Participating in puzzle hunts and Games isn’t a cheap activity, even if saving 83 cents a day for the next six months will allow me to pay my share of the upcoming Game. Unfortunately, being a stay-at-home dad doesn’t pay very well and being a single-career family in the Bay Area doesn’t readily lend itself […]
Apparently, the difference between “letter less” and “letterless” is four phone calls.
Pacificare recording: I need to ask you a few questions to determine which account to pull up. Is this regarding yourself or a family member? Me: Family member. Pacificare recording: I’m sorry. Please answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’.