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Sleeping in, Hunger Games

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Aaahhhh. Sleeping in this morning as late as I wanted was awesome.

Then a long fairly lazy day with family {plus my step-son’s friend, who spent the weekend.} Tonight we watched The Hunger Games, which the kids had all seen, but I had not. (But I read the books first!)

BTW, it’s about 1:45 a.m. and it’s still 81 degrees in the house. Would have been a good night to sleep outside again.

Nerding it up instead of gawking it up: A Settlers of Catan weekend

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While others in Bend this weekend were running into and posing with Jack Black or Beck, or seeing The Shins, Tenacious D, and/or Beck in concert, my decidedly uncool (and broke) family were nerding it up playing Settlers of Catan. We even warmed up to the new game by watching Wil Wheaton play it first.

Awkward or boring? Family game night…

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Hmm. As you know, I’m a fan of Awkward Family Photos, but I wonder if this is any fun to play? What happens when you get tired of the photos—drag out your own family’s photo albums?

It couldn’t be any worse than the game I picked out for the family last month: Wits and Wagers. It looked good, had a “Mensa” award on it, had all these 4 star reviews on Amazon.com… and we’re very unimpressed. We tried it once, and nobody has wanted to play it again. We seriously thought about re-gifting it in one of the white elephant exchanges over Christmas, but I wanted to wait and give it one more chance, since we paid good money for it, dammit!

Tonight we played Life on the Kindle Fire by passing one of the Fires around. It was a fun alternative to the same old board game. It’s hard to find family games that will work for 11-year-olds, a 15-year-old, and two {somewhat cynical} adults.