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Pie for Breakfast

23 November 07

Pie for Breakfast
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was wonderful and full of family and friends. And of course food. That’s kind of a given, right? I took it easy on the food this year because, well, there’s not as much room in my tummy as there usually is – there’s a baby that’s taking up some extra space (and then some). I did hold my own though!

We hosted Thanksgiving at our place – it was just Brian and me, and my sweet sis, Katherine, who has recently moved to town. In spite of our smallish group, we went the whole nine yards with the meal – turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce and several vegetable sides. Of course we have crazy amounts of leftovers, especially turkey (that was a big bird!), but I figure we can freeze most and they’ll come in handy post-baby (or even pre, when I’m feeling huge and not like cooking at all – oh wait, I feel like that most of the time now anyhow…well, you get the idea).

We had a great time – phoned the out-of-town family while meal prep was finishing up, and then gathered around the table with all of our food and five kernels of corn each, which we used throughout the meal to represent things we were each thankful for (not limited to five, but a good starting point!). Afterward we had sweet potato pie and taught Katherine to play Carcassone. By that time it was getting late, and Katherine was feeling under the weather anyhow, so we sent her home to her cat, Turkey (yes, there were a couple of jokes about that name going around yesterday).

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  1. Amy mentioned she commented… perhaps it was moderated? Anyway. You guys play Carcassone? Cool! The secret around here is that were getting it for Christmas to play with the kids. Which version of the rules are you using, 1 or 3?

    We’re big into Settlers of Catan and Cities and Knights of Catan around here. Do you guy play Catan? Or any other Eurogames?

    JohnH    Nov 29, 08:29 AM    #
  2. Hm – no, I haven’t received any comments from Amy on this post. Interesting…
    I didn’t know there were versions of the rules. I guess we just play the Warren way :u) I think you guys will enjoy the game alot. It’s really nice in that it can involve as much or as little deep strategy as the players are able. We haven’t gotten very into any other Eurogames, although I think we would definitely be open to that! :)

    Anna    Nov 29, 10:20 PM    #
  3. I’m really looking forward to Carcassonne—I really like playing games with the kids.

    The 1st version of the rules are what come in the box. For some reason, the German rules, which were revised to balance the game better, never got put into the US edition. Since expansions have all come out since the rules were changed in German, the expansions to Carcassonne become less and less like the scoring in the German edition. The main changes: 2-tile cities score 2 pts per tile like all other cities, and at the end farms are scored a lot differently—once you determine who controls the farm, the controlling player(s) get 3 points per city for each city next to the farm, and then all farmers are removed from the field. Cities can be scored again for the next farm until all farms are scored.

    Not a huge change, but simplifies the farmer scoring a lot!

    JohnH    Nov 30, 08:44 AM    #
  4. Yeah, not sure what happened to my comment? Maybe it disappeared like the pie for breakfast! Actually I think I neglected to enter my email addy. Even now the family is in there playing a game (Mille Bornes, a classic). I don’t play too much, so that other people have a chance to win and all…snort
    We’ll have to have you over for Settlers of Catan. If I can play it, anyone can.

    AmyH    Nov 30, 07:02 PM    #
  5. “Amy obviously neglected to use angled quotes when commenting”, I said. “Perhaps she even air-quoted her comment”. And then, I continued, “Amy doesn’t air quote properly. Hence, her comment didn’t appear.”

    H West    Nov 30, 10:12 PM    #
  6. Hahaha! Ah, Heather, you make me laugh! :u)

    Anna    Dec 1, 05:18 PM    #
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