- Had breakfast guests: a beautifully pregnant old friend and our old boss/buddy came at ten and I cooked us all a full English. Everybody who’s into the Gustavian / Georgian era and reads Scandy, read Kristina Ekero Eriksson’s new popular biography of MÃ¤rta Helena Reenstierna, the Lady of Ã rsta! I read it in manuscript, and I loved it.
- Played Lost Cities against my wife who is getting worrisomely good at it, and Puerto Rico and Space Alert against gamer buddies. The latter game is highly unusual. It’s a cooperation game played against the clock, with a twist I’ve never seen before: it includes an audio CD that gives you messages and keeps time in the game while everybody orders their guys around. Then, when the audio track ends, you run the “program” you’ve all co-created, and see if you’ve all beat the game or not. Think Pandemic crossed with Roborally and played against the clock. We were crap, but we had fun!
- Cocktail party, and for the second time, Junior babysat Juniorette. It’s really a new chapter in life when your kids aren’t small anymore!
- My mom cooked us dinner to celebrate her birthday.
And you, Dear Reader? What did you do for fun this weekend?