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Easter Sunday

We went to my parents’ house for the traditional Easter brunch, which is usually the most delicious meal of the year. Usually, because this year we were all vegetarians! That didn’t stop Mom from making bacon, ham, AND sausage, despite saying she’d only make the ham.

I got to play cribbage with Dad, only losing two out of three. One game I was one point away from being skunked. Then Louis and we played some Boggle. Love me some Boggle.

The thing is, Amara and I were the only guests to show up! So there was only us, Louis, and my parents. Unheard of. Oh wait! Phyllis and Jay and their grandson stopped by for half an hour. They left after Jay lost twice, one being a skunk.

Went home, played some Boggle on the roof (70 degree day!), played Dominion with Jessica and Jin, and watched them eat Chinese food. We visited Amara’s parents at night. They’re funny people. I noticed while listening to them speak Khmer that I actually missed hearing it.

It was a full day.

Convince Louis, The Game

Vince is visiting for a week, so I invited him and Louis over for dinner. Jess came over as well. We got to play Pandemic, and against all odds (and mismanaging the setup) we beat hard mode with four players! The board was covered in dice by the end, but we squeaked by, if only just barely.

Then came the Resistance games. MVP: Louis. For flubbing the first game as spy, being my spy teammate in the second game and winning, and then being convinced me and Jess were Resistance members in the third game, when we were in actuality the spies. In case you were wondering, that was three wins for me! Booya.

In the five player game, you have to have two missions of two players each. In separate games, I went head to head with Resistance members as a spy, and twice I failed the mission. So they were 100% sure I was spy. You would think it would be over for me, but I yelled louder than anyone else, and successfully convinced the rest of the group that they were the spy. Can’t believe that worked. Poor Jess and Amara.

Then we played Bang!, the western hidden role game. Vince the Sheriff managed to blow himself up with the dynamite that he played, dieing first and securing an easy win for the outlaws. Thems the breaks I guess.

That night, I dreamt that we were still playing Resistance. It was a very unfulfilling sleep.