my recent trip to the bay area was fun. amazing fun. i should and could and will write more about all the adventures i had but i will now mainly write about settlers of catan, which i played on sunday with minnie and vim and scott and barbara... and at which i was pretty bad. of course it was my first time to play, but i now have the fever. bad. it was great fun.
i've already been to dragon's lair to see if they had a copy in (they didn't) so i ordered mine (plus the 5- and 6- player expansion pack) online, which you should do too. wait. no. don't do that. wait until i get mine and then join my little settlers of catan board gaming circle and we will rule the world. i already have a few members (ok, people who have expressed an interest) so hurry up and get on board. it is playable over drinks and dinner and tons of fucking fun.
now i am going to watch grandma's boy. next best thing to an evening of reading proust i suppose.
it is bloomsday i suppose. maybe i have been distracted by the world cup but it took me several hours into the day to realize this sacred day... for shame. and double for shame since i earlier lied this week about the odyssey - that i had really read it seriously in connection with ulysses and that it was somehow my favorite piece of greek literature. i guess it is... in theory. but when you're asked about greek gods and greek literature and you honestly have nothing, well, you improvise. and yes, you might make a wee bit of a fool of yourself, but that only shows you were trying.
will we see any african teams in the knock-out rounds? angola held tough against a pretty tame effort from mexico. ricardo was tremendous.
if you are ivan weksler, or if you know ivan weksler, please leave a comment or email me here or at the other address you already know and get in touch. i miss ivan a lot. last i knew he lived in boston so maybe if you ask someone you know who knows or knew people in boston we can find him. or at least get back in touch with him. i'd just like to say hey.
maybe he'll google himself and find this, and if so this of course he can look at the garbage pail kid and know my secret identity.
if you can help, leave a comment or email. thanks.
joe's benefit on saturday = super fun. joe was there, which was awesome. the tartan horde made an unscheduled appearance, to the delight of everyone but most of all myself. will i get into all of the details? um, no... not right now. pictures are worth 1000's of words: