January 13th, 2014

krazy koati

Slice up the fruitcake

We tried another round of Betrayal at the House on the Hill, and bunny_hugger's mother gave the game another try. I'm not sure that she actually enjoyed it this time, but she did play the game well enough --- certainly at least as well as the rest of us --- and if her character got killed off soon after the end of the exploration phase and the start of the fight-against-the-traitor phase (and there was one, this time; it was bunny_hugger's brother's character), it was at least for a good cause, if you like the traitor winning. Despite a couple of slick moves including a bit where I had to double-check what precisely the movement rules were and we all kind of agreed this was probably what they meant, we guess, the heroes lost and you know how these portals to Hell will just open up.

bunny_hugger's brother made the Tofurkey, glazed incredibly well, producing a host of comments about how he's got some remarkable ability to cook Tofurkey so that it has a nice natural-looking glazed skin. The best the rest of us can do is get it reasonably warm throughout. He insisted he was just cooking it, is all.

We didn't get going for home until about midnight, when we discovered it was snowing. It's been snowing a lot this winter. We thought a little about staying another night, but we had only one more full day before we were supposed to leave town as it was, and wanted to enjoy a little bit more Christmas at home. And the snow didn't seem that bad, even if it had got to be enough to need to brush an inch of snow off my car.

This turned out to be maybe not the best possible decision. The snow seemed light enough to start, but it kept getting more substantial and heavier and on the highway going back home we found just the one passable lane, with the occasional snowplow rumbling along, and wondered whether it was so wise to have passed the last snowplow considering how things were going in this part of the road. Still, we got safely home, and started getting stuff ready for the next day.

Trivia: The CBS Radio Mystery Theater, an hourlong dramatic mystery anthology, produced 195 original episodes and broadcast from 6 January 1973 through 31 December 1982. Source: On The Air: The Encyclopedia Of Old-Time Radio, John Dunning.

Currently Reading: Suited, Jo Anderton. Body-enveloping parasitic suit, extradimensional aliens, man, there's whole swaths of DeviantArt that've been sitting up waiting for this novel.