Well it’s almost the end of May now, which means I’ve had a few weeks of no school, and do you know what? I bet you do… I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! To be honest though, I haven’t actually done all that much. Last night I took Markie out for dinner at The Melting Pot (the same place we went to on Valentine’s Day) and it was pretty awesome, we were there for just about 3 hours eating 4 courses of fondue!
Just look at their hair!! Looks like something out of "Saved By the Bell"
Other than that, we really haven’t been out anywhere or done anything, except play some extremely 90s and American board games, which was awesome!! Although I wouldn’t normally admit this, we played a game called Dream Phone, which as you can see from the picture below, is so 90s it hurts!And the size of the phone… wow. I mean, the newer version (apparently there is one!) has a smaller phone, but we had the original. The game itself was epic, you would have to ring up “boys” to get clues regarding who “had a crush” on you. The pictures of the boys were like something out of a 90s line-up.
I mean, look at Bob the Rapist... He looks at least 20!
Again, look at that hair... and the cream-coloured plastic!
We also played another board game that night, by the name of Mall Madness; another 90s American game. This had a little more longevity to it, because we had to go around the Mall into certain “stores” and buy stuff with our fake money, the first one to the parking lot after filling their game card with purchases won the game. I’m going to be honest, these games were a lot of fun, mostly because of the cheesiness of them both. They made Markie reminisce about the past, playing them with her sister (and brother too!) which was nice.
Another night we played a short game of Life, which I’d never played before (I don’t think it’s common back home, but I could be wrong…) To be exact, it was the Simpsons Edition of the game.
The Game of Life - I always wanted to be a Simpson!
First of all you choose whether to get a job straight away or an education (which opens up more job opportunities) and then you go around the board, getting married, buying a house, having kids… all that jazz, and then end up at either Burns’ Mansion or the Retirement Centre. It’s a pretty good game and can be longer if more people play and less 10s are rolled!! It’s been a bit rainy recently, so chances are we’ll play a few other different games over the next few days…
I’ll probably update once more before we leave for Texas, maybe twice, depending on whether or not I do much!! So until next time…