Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
posted at 11/29/2011 6:39 AM EST
I can finally sit in front of a computer again to type!
I had meant to do this sooner but misfortune hit on Saturday. I survived Thanksgiving but not the weekend as on Saturday I pulled a lumber muscle in my back and it has completely taken me out of commission until now. Still hurts like nobody's business but I can move around again. Figure I'll be back to full speed and motion by next weekend (it is feeling better compared to Saturday, however).
Thanksgiving came and went, surprisingly, quietly.
At my mother's place, my brother and I, once again, gave a first hand demonstration of how we got out of doing all the chores for the adults once the food hit the table (we were done with out plates when everyone else wasn't even 1/4 of the way through).
Back at my place, the pain this year was someone (not at my place. They were across the street) took my parking spot, although I have to say I fully expected this as I was not going to be home to defend it.
The troublemaker did talk to me but instead of insulting me she tried to give me financial advice and was telling me I was an idiot for dumping the Dunkin' Donut's shares I had (I dumped those over two months ago, and they're still worth less than what I paid for them initially). Never mind that I'm the one who works for a bank and understands how the market works.
We had a discussion on finances and when she finally figured out that I was willing to watch the market on a daily basis to buy/sell she had no argument to argue with.
No punches thrown, however, so all is good. After some help cleaning up I was finally able to get to the area of the house where the bedrooms are (was blocked by the table when I entered the house).
One surprising turn of events, though. I didn't control the remote until a while after I arrived. When I arrived, the kids had Nickleodeon on, and they were watching one of those completely clueless kids shows. At 1pm, it wasn't me, but one of my sister-in-laws who said:
Enough of this ****
and turned on the game. I was so happy I could cry.
And once again, I gave a first hand demonstration of how fast I can eat a plate of food, for I came in just as they were hitting the 3/4 point of their meals and I was done before any of them.
As far as the pulled muscle goes, that happened after the festivities, but even this is not all bad. I had heard rumblings of a new time-based MMO based on The Godfather, and I found it (www.kabam.com).
Warning to potential players, this one is not set up for noobs. Play it when you've gotten sick of Evony as you'll need to master supreme resource control or you'll run out fast and be stuck waiting and waiting and waiting to build.