Monday, July 13, 2009

1, 2, 3 WAR!

My internet was zapped by lightning at home. At least I think that is why it isn't working. Our TV was apparently zapped too, because it won't even turn on anymore. So I can't share the pictures yet of Kyle's all-star games, or Beth swimming with a frog, or Matt and Jack splitting wood, or Todd breaking rocks for a drain pipe, or the butterfly that was flirting with Beth the other day. Instead, I will just tell you about the fastest game of War ever held.

Last night the kids were in bed, and we couldn't watch movies due to the TV's failure to power up. So Jack and I broke out the two new decks of cards we picked up this weekend to play with friends. We haven't played cards with just the two of us in forever, and it was fun. We started out playing rummy. We are pretty evenly matched in that game. (Jack won't play spelling or trivia games with just me. I trump him everytime.) Then we were talking about games we played with our siblings growing up, and I mentioned that Jesse and I played War a lot. We decided that sounded like a fun game to play, and since it takes a while to play it we would enjoy the time as we just chatted about things in general. (It is so nice sometimes to just have the chance to sit and gab with your spouse about nothing in particular and everything under the sun.)

Since we were using both decks and the jokers, you would think that game would have gone on forever. However, after the hands were dealt and we began to play, it was clear that I somehow ended up with 3 of the 4 jokers, and nearly all the high cards. Our game of War was over in 15 minutes. I have never had that game go by that quickly! So we refer to last night's game as "Swift Annihilation," and will probably be returning to Rummy tonight.

However, neither of us have played Canasta in forever, and we miss having Spades nights with friends, so very soon we want to have a card-playing night. Who wants to join us?

1 comment:

Becky said...

Sounds like a lot of fun to me! I love those moments where simple things allow Brad and I the chance to just talk and enjoy each other's company.

Blessings even in the midst of inconveniences - gotta love that!

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