Game On

The Problem: It’s Friday and we want to celebrate the fact that we survived another week of teenaged melodrama, but there is not a lot of money in the bank.

The Solution: game night.

I love games and I really love winning them. So this Friday, why not invite our closest friends over to be dominated by my mad gaming skills? We placed Girl Scout cookies on the table, made some chicken tamale casserole and put on our game faces.

After a rousing game of Apples to Apples (sadly not won by myself but by the wonderfully witty Brendan Payne) we ripped open Scrabble. Thanks to too much Words with Friends on my iPhone and Heath’s genius idea of playing “famine” in the last round to earn us 60-some-odd points, team Helsey proved victorious, edging out Lisa and Eric 128 to 129.

Sure there were no exotic new restaurants, bacon infused vodka or bands with names like Pitchfork Puppy, but sometimes a game night can be a refreshingly traditional way to spend an evening with friends in Austin.


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