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.