Tonight I went to the gallery with the two Chris’ for a showing of Billboard and a talk with Chris & slides. It was very good and I learned a few new things about Chris’ paintings. After that we went to Denny’s. I looked through the menu for several minutes and everything that was decent was over 8 bucks – and considering I’d filled up on crackers, cheese & grapes at the art gallery I just wasn’t prepared to go that far. So I asked for 2 eggs over-medium with 2 pieces of sourdough toast and those cubed potatoes known to some as home fries but known to Denny’s as country-fried potatoes. That was exactly what I wanted. And to my surprise and delight, that is exactly what I got, and it on the bill it appeared as a “2 egg breakfast” for $4.99. I expected guff from the waitress, I expected something would go wrong with the order, I expected it would be $10 or more because it was a custom deal. I didn’t get what I expected. Beautiful. Even better since Chris picked up the tab.
I got James a copy of “Careers” – a classic 70’s boardgame that I played when I was a kid. I especially remember the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker. That’s cool and I want to play it. My destiny is in James’ hands. In other exciting board game news I have a copy of Senet that Stewie put on the auction table. I was playing Senet online for a while and went to the trouble of asking Darcy at Drexoll’s if they stock it and how much. It was too expensive for me to justify, as much as I’d love to cough up a few dozen bills to support Drexoll’s, but now I have a copy. Only trouble is it’s only a two player game.
Senet – a board game from ancient Egypt
Board games were very common in ancient Egypt and people from all levels of society played them. Many game boards from ancient Egypt have been found by archaeologists. However, the rules explaining how to play these games have not survived. By studying game boards and other evidence, experts have made some educated guesses about how these games were played.