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Sunday, May 25, 2014




This week was definitely rife with some extreme up and down swings. It’s looking to balance out — finally — here, as the final hours of the weekend tick away. Technically, it’s an extended weekend, so it’s not quite over yet. Tomorrow should shape up to be a fun day, however, so I’m not too worried about anymore drops in mood. Had enough of those for a long while.

Despite being hit with some random bout of bad luck, it’s time to look back at the more Thankful offerings I experienced this week.

  1. I’m Thankful that today was sort of a “free” week at the apartment. They have been doing some work in the entryways of both buildings, so it was pretty illogical to worry about such things as doing the windows, scrubbing the floor (especially since it wasn’t exactly there), and vacuuming. Personally, I thought they should clean up after themselves…
  2. That even though this weekend was kind of a black (or is it red?) mark on my calorie count tracking skills (again?), I managed to get in some good walks. Even by myself, which I dislike very much!
  3. The beautiful week with which to take walks during! Though, it did take a lot longer for it to warm up than they claimed it would.
  4. Once again being able to hit up the coffee shop and get my write on!
  5. I may have missed out on the “Big Score” Thursday morning, which was just the beginning of one fucked up day, I had some great experience previous to this. The highlights which include coming across Craigslist ads for various board games I have been wanting for years. I was close to pulling the trigger on some eBay game bundles, but I’m extremely Thankful I waited.
13 of those games weren't there two weeks ago!
  1. I’m very appreciative of finding games like Ascension. I had played it two or three times, and loved it, but never got around to buying it. This is odd considering I’ve since bought a handful of card/board games to play on Game Nights (which I’ve yet to host…), yet never Ascension. Not only was the core game on sale, but all but two of the expansions.
  2. Then I came across an ad for someone selling those said two newest Ascension expansions! I now own them all, and have just come to find that the next expansion is being released this June... ¡Ay, caramba!
  3. I’m Thankful that each individual selling these games were extremely friendly, helpful, and very patient with any questions I had pertaining to the games I purchased. The first game bundle included many games I’ve never heard of, but looked so epic that I couldn’t pass them up. Most of them have added me via Facebook, and hopefully if ever selling more games, or if I have questions, or anyone sets up a Game Night, we will be able to communicate as such.
  4. This weekend the Ladyfolk and I decided to have dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. It’s weird, but I don’t know why it’s been so long since eating there. Not only that, but we ate there in the middle of one of our walk routes. The walk back wasn’t even that bad afterwards, which was a concern I had. I have a feeling we may take that detour again on a future walk.
  5. I’m Thankful for the red velvet cake the Ladyfolk made this weekend. One we plan to finish off as soon as I wrap this up! Which is totally now!

Feel free to leave your Thankful List in the comments below, if you aren’t participating directly with the blog hop! When was the last time you feel like you were hit with some really bad luck? Have you ever heard of any of those games displayed above? If so, which and what are your opinions of them? Are you Thankful for extended/holiday weekends?


  1. You are set for a long, cozy winter with all those games! Not that I am looking for winter any time soon. We kind of went from winter straight to summer here. What happened to spring, anyway?
    You cannot clean a floor that isn't there. And yes, the construction folk should have cleaned up after themselves. Seems it's part of the job.
    Red Velvet Cake! I love me some Red Velvet Cake! I never make it, because every recipe I have calls for three round cake pans, and I only have two....
    Did you have pho? If not, what do you eat at the Chinese-Vietnamese restaurant? Goat? Gotta watch out for goat on the menu.

    1. Dyanne, just make the cake in two pans, then cut them in half. Make a four layer cake. Of course, if your only excuse is the lack of a pan, I don't think you have what it takes to make a real red velvet anyway. ;)

    2. Eh, yeah... no talk about Winter, okay? Ours just wrapped up too. I think Spring was missed for many this year. Last year was very similar. Snow in May even? Granted it didn't stick around long.

      I agree, but the outfit apparently felt otherwise.

      It was a very good cake, but no round pans. I believe Christine has a post on how to make due with the pan situation!

      I am not sure they have pho, but I've had it before. I've only really seen goat at Indian restaurants. I go to an Indian buffet now and again, which I prefer since I can try out many things at once, and the goat has a warning sign about bones. So that, and the fact the meat is very chewy, leads me to avoid having it.

  2. I have never heard of any of those games! I'm kind of surprised by that. Glad to hear you have a good day off planned. Enjoy!

    1. Yeah I collect the odder spectrum of games I guess. I enjoy classics, but eventually I got into Euro and more modern variants. So far many of them have been fun. I'm anxious to try out many of the new one I bought!

      The day was a lot of fun, thanks!

  3. I must say, the game collection is indeed quite impressive. I have so many to learn! But I am always willing to!

    I thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend together, and we even managed to salvage a disastrous Thursday. Oh man, I forgot to post my fortune cookie quote!

    The perk to finishing the Red Velvet cake is that we can now venture on to the German Chocolate cake!

    1. I was happy you attempted some Boss Monster! I was hoping the 8-bit theme would appeal to you some. We will have to give that one another go when having more time to complete a game.

      I am just trying to removing Thursday from my memory :-) You should share that quote, it was great, giving the circumstances.

      The German chocolate cake is also delicious!


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