Saturday, February 2, 2008

On Marrying a Dame

So, inspired by Melanie's "On becoming an Iverson" and knowingly risking the reader's exposure to just how weird I really am, I share the following:

Since getting married...

1. I have learned to ski - I know that many of our readers don't know this but my skiing prowess is impressive. My skill progression followed something along the lines of these pictures.

Day 1: The "snow plow"


Day 2: "Parallel"


Day 3: Minuscule 250 ft. cliffs while doing back flips...I am awesome!


As you can clearly see from the pictures, my skiing is improving. I may be exaggerating but the jury is still out on that.


2. My inner child has been unleashed - I don't know where or when it happened, but I lost my adult self. I don't know what happened to him. One day he just up and left.

So, since I have lost my adult self, I have no recourse but to allow my inner child free reign on my personality. One word...Scary! To give you a glimpse, I believe that a good representation of my inner child is something like this guy...


I don't know what that means. I can't even whistle!

And they're going to let me be a doctor?


3. I have become a board game fanatic! Melanie introduced me to the wonderful world of foreign-made games with Settlers of Catan. She didn't realize what she had done. I am now a member of the BoardGameGeek community and, although she sometimes rolls her eyes, Melanie has been pulled in as well. We have almost had to contemplate working boardgames into our budget.

My current game collection is composed of the following:

Settlers of Catan
Cities and Knights
Munchkin
Mille Bornes
Killer Bunnies
War of the Ring
The Pillars of the Earth
The Farming Game
Imperial
Citadels
Space Dealer
A Game of Thrones
Alhambra
Bang!
San Juan
Puerto Rico
Goa

Many of these games we have received as gifts and the rest we have purchased. Believe it or not, we actually do play all of them. Next on the wish list: Shogun and Twilight Imperium.


4.

This is a Finger-Jointed Cruiser!


3 comments:

Trulee said...

Bang is the best. Matt and I love it. I'm glad you are fellow gamers.

Melony and Todd said...

Hey Mel, how are you doing? I found your blog off of the bernard's blog. I love the pictures of little Hattie, she is so precious. I am excited to see you guys this summer.

Jenny said...

Wait a second, you guys don't have Seafarers yet??? And you call yourself a board game geek. And what about Ticket to Ride? (Mark hates that game with a passion, but it's apparently a staple for every true Mormon gamer.) Too bad you didn't do something crazy like come to New York for medical school. We could use some fun people to play games with. :)