Monday, May 11, 2009

Red letter day

Karen and I love to play games after the kids go to bed. Usually it's the card game gin, but occasionally it's something else. Typically, I win at gin about 50% of the time, though lately my average has been improving a bit. Karen refuses to play Monopoly with me anymore, since she has never won and we both agreed playing the game wasn't worth the relational cost. I felt the same way about Scrabble, since I got pretty tired of the beat down she kept delivering. Since it was Mother's Day, Karen got to pick the game. So we played a round of gin (which I won!) and then she suggested Scrabble. What can I say? I love my wife, so I got the box down out of the closet, fully expecting to take my usual whacking. Much to everyone's surprise, I not only won, but won by nearly 100 points. Never happened before, probably won't happen again. So I plan to enjoy the thrill of victory for a while before we play again.

4 comments:

Horn herd mom said...

It is soooo on again sometime this week. You did not win by 100 points--it was a lot more like 30 points. And I need an opportunity to play the new word I learned today--torx!

Mandy Horn said...

For about 3 years I refused to play cards with Steve at all after a notorious incident involving a double date and a lot of tears. We can't play Monopoly either...apparently it's just not a good couples game.

The Bullhorn said...

Karen- I'm ready whenever you are. See you tonight?

Mandy-Apparently we Horn men aren't gracious winners at Monopoly? Or either we married women who aren't gracious losers? Ah well, just another area for growth...

Alissa said...

This brings to mind the Seinfeld episode in which Kramer and Newman play Risk and have to stash the board at Jerry's as neutral ground. Hysterical.

Jerry: "Ironic, don't you think? A game of world domination being played by two men who can barely run their own lives." ;)