Friday, July 25, 2008

My day and a message.

I was planning on writing a post today...answering a one of the questions I was asked on July 20 or 21, but the day has gotten away from me. Today was a family day. We decided to just spend some time together as a family doing something fun. That fun thing was playing the game Settlers of Catan. Has anyone ever played this game? I'm telling you...it was fun. Well kind of. I have played the game two other times, both with a group of ladies. That was fun. Today our family game wasn't quite the same. Anna Grace decided very quickly that the game was boring, and Hannah Montana was on TV which was definitely more fun to her. So our game of 6 players turned into a game of 5 quite quickly. The boys, and I'm including Brian in that phrase, took forever to take their turns. Contemplating. Thinking. Strategizing. Driving me insane. I guess it paid off though because Brian won the game. Erica kept looking at the TV between her turns so she wasn't getting anywhere. I don't know how long it took to actually finish the game, but it was over 2 hours. Well over 2 hours. We did have fun though, and everyone was glad we played.

But that isn't the reason for writing this post. I know he is a little concerned that I am going to mention him in a blog post every time he makes his presence known, but I'm not. Adam Levowitz, I'm talking about you and to you. This time I had to mention you again, because I don't know how many of my readers are going to click back on the post, Blast from the past!, where you left your comment. It's been a few days so they might have moved on. And you need to be heard. So readers go ahead and click back. See what Adam has to say in my comment section. And Adam...I promise this is the last time I will flaunt your name all over my blog. Unless of course you want me to get a message out. Because I seem to be pretty good at that. OH...and LiteralDan didn't go to Bleyl, but I'll let him tell you that. And Adam...just to show you how this blogging stuff works I'll let you in on a little secret. Out of all of the people who commented on that blog post, you and Charlie Girl are the only ones I have ever met in real life. The rest of that crazy crew...we're just stranger/friends. This blogging thing opens up a whole new world. Welcome!


Sra said...

Allow me to introduce you to a beautiful word: Frengers. It means somewhere between strangers and friends. It's the first album title from an amazing Danish band called Mew. Anyway, there are lots of Frengers out here in the blogosphere.

I have played Settlers of Catan, and I enjoyed it, but I don't remember much about it. Other fun games in the same vein are St. Petersburg and ... damn, the name is escaping me... nevermind.

Your Pal Pinki said...

We used to get together every Friday afternoon at the book store and play Settlers or Lord of the Rings. The games belonged to a friend and just recently, we bought our own Settlers game. So much fun.

Brittany said...

Well that Tina Schwettman is in for a surprise if she ever googles her name:)

Anonymous said...

I feel like I'm missing out on something - I've played a lot of games but I've never heard of Settlers of Catan! I love playing games but I don't often have anyone to play with. If several of our family are together we usually play something - cards at dad's and board games at mom's. We usually get a new game to play at Christmas each year. This year I bought something really different - The Singing Bee - which will be either more or less fun because none of us can sing.

Jennifer S said...

Sounds like a fun game. My son would out-strategize me, I'm sure of that.

LiteralDan said...

I like the word Frengers-- I'm going to try to use in it conversation now if the concept comes up.

I left a followup comment to let Adam down easy-- alas, as you say, I was not lucky enough to go to Bleyl. I'm just a shallow joker. I'll hang my head in shame now.

Momo Fali said...

That's so cool!! How wonderful that he found you.

Anonymous said...

I say blogpals.

I don't even know what Bleyl is but I find myself wishing I'd gone.

Natalie said...

ack! i'm behind on commenting back to folks! ok...here goes!

sra - i've heard the word frengers before, but i thought i would use stranger/friends so that adam would understand better.

i'll have to look up those other games!

pinki - i think we may be investing in a settlers game when we get back to the states!

brittany - you aren't kidding!

missnightowl - i had never heard of it either until we played it at a friend's house about a month ago. it was so fun! and there is no way i would play a game where i had to sing. because i can't, and i don't want to make people listen to me! i can't even imagine!

jennifer h - well my boys did for sure!

literaldan - i like it too! if i hear from adam i'll let you know!

momo fali - i was glad he emailed. made my day!

citizen of the world - blogpals works! and bleyl is just the name of the junior high adam and i went to. while it was fun it i am pretty sure you didn't miss much. typical junior high!

Heather said...

I love this. It's true, the world is so small now that everyone is connected via the Internet.

One person from my highschool found me on facebook two weeks ago and now I've been reunited with about 22 people from back in the day. It's been a wild ride. A fun, wild ride.

Natalie said...

wishful - i know! it is fun. i don't mind reconnecting with old friends at all. i was a pretty good kid so i don't think anyone would be out to get me or anything!