Monday, August 17, 2009

Dorky Night Weigh In

Occasional L&TM5K commenter gl. had a very brisk birthday party last week -- 36 minutes -- at which Honorable Vice Dork Emeritus Fingerstothebone was kind enough to slip me this item. I show it here because I believe that she was not really giving it to me alone so much as to the entire L&TM5K community. Alone, we are nothing; together, we are Dork.



Hey, speaking of birthdays and dorkiness, check it out! I got a European-style boardgame for my birthday!


I've never played it, but I've seen other people playing it, and it's so... mappy. And pretty.


I bring this up because it's a 3-4 person game, and there are only two of Mrs.5000 & me, unless you count Caliban, and frankly he stinks at strategy games. So, any of you City of Rose people feel like throwing down?


Monday Night Weigh-In!

Fitness-Type Activities Engaged in this week: Eleven days ago, I did something that always gives me much joy: I created a spreadsheet. In this case, it is a spreadsheet of exercise. And, I think it's working: I've entered a value for distance run or biked for 10 of the last 11 days.

Diet-Type Activities: There were lots of celebrations over the last few weeks, but in general I think I've been doing a reasonable job of eating relatively sensibly.

Tomatoes: Mrs.5000's garden tomatoes have been ripening!


Now, of course I was curious to find out whether every tomato person on the planet was right, and garden-fresh tomatoes are just that much better! And you know, despite my bluster, it certainly seemed likely that such common knowledge would turn out to be correct. Verdict? Well... I will allow that the intensely flavorful garden tomatoes seem not to be, as I had feared, much worse than the store-bought variety.
Only a little worse.
I'M TRYING!!!

Weight: 206.2 lbs, which is -2.2 lbs from two weeks ago. But, I think I might be a little dehydrated.

12 comments:

Rebel said...

Is Settlers of Catan European? I didn't know that. I will absolutely play with you guys when I get back to the states, I don't totally remember the rules, but I remember it being very interactive.

And I remember my roommate throwing a hissy fit and getting mad at me when I won by building the longest road. So I ammend my offer to play with you - I will absolutely play with you guys provided no one throws a hissy fit should I happen to win. =)

Rebel said...

PS - I would like Caliban on my team. ;)

Cartophiliac said...

I've got wood for sheep.

d said...

a couple years ago i had a thanksgiving dinner at my house and two people came who were friends of friends and they brought this game. and proceeded to argue and gritch at each other and everyone else while playing. i concluded that this game is not good for building interpersonal relationships.

i hope you fare better with it.

DrSchnell said...

Settlers of Catan is great - I'll play it if I happen to be up your direction!

Aviatrix said...

Yeah if you don't like the flavour of store bought tomatoes, I can't really see the flavour of vine-ripened ones working out for you. What do you not like? The slight fuzziness of the taste? The acidity?

Kadonkadonk said...

The Settlers of Catan looks sort of like Carcassonne, which I love. Let me know if it's any fun!

gl. said...

i think shu-ju could have brought a "dork out" button for everyone there and they all would have appreciated it -- lest you think you were the only dork at the party. ;)

fingerstothebone said...

Oops, I should've at least brought one for the b-day star at least! And now I don't even remember where I got it, it was SO long ago. (It had been clanging around in my bag for months.)

The Calico Cat said...

The next time I am in town, we can play Settlers, I've lost everytime I've played...

mhwitt said...

I don't think your Microsoft Paint proclivities make you crazy, but your dislike for tomatoes makes me think you ought to be shipped off to the loony bin.

Jenners said...

Wow! What an awesome birthday present!

(Up to you to figure out if I'm sarcastic or not.)

(But whatever makes you happy.)