Monday, August 09, 2010

Weekend Wrapup

On Friday evening, we played badminton in the backyard until we were chased inside by the dusk-driven swarm of black mosquitoes. We have now used the badminton net a record-setting four times since setting it up in June -- normally it gets used once and then sits dormant in the backyard for the remainder of the summer until I get tired of mowing crop circles around the stakes.

I spent a good chunk of Saturday working, and then played some Starcraft II with Larry, losing game one horribly to a reaper rush, and winning game two against players who didn't know what do to after their initial strategy failed three times. In the evening, we had nine folks and their assorted spawns over for a poker game, during which I went all-in six times and knocked out my wife (not in a physical manner, but dealing with cards, which is what you usually deal in a poker game). I ended up fourth, and Kathy took home the $70 first prize.

Sunday was a quiet, sleep late day, although we made a quick trek to stop by Rebecca's parents' house in the evening. I also solidified my opinion that the Beltway between Tyson's and Braddock Road is now officially a worse stretch of road than the Beltway in Maryland, which was a hard act to top in and of itself. Lanes are now seven inches wide and contain more "no passing" zones than the basement classes at TC Williams High School. In addition, the orange construction barrels on the on-ramps are set up in an optical illusion pattern, not unlike the walls of the first corridor in Labyrinth, and you have to brace yourself for impact before you can discover that there's actually a lane hidden in the pattern.

How was your weekend?

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