Saturday, February 02, 2008
so i pretty much always want to play board games (except for trivial pursuit), and it takes a lot of effort for me to refrain from forcing board game playing upon my friends. (i think board game playing is the one area in my life where i allow myself to be ridiculously competitive, loud, foolish and silly.) pictionary is one of my favorites.
so last night two friends came over and joined me and my housemate heather for dinner. the conversation at the table was so enjoyable, that i decided i would for once not try to force a board game on my friends. but, i soon learned that heather is also a bit of a pictionary freak, and SHE suggested playing a game, completely without my prompting. heather and i teamed against j & c, who i must say, were more tipsy than heather and i were. i'll give them that. they do have the advantage though of having been together for eight+ years (which may cancel out the tipsy factor). heather and i slaughtered. it was very satisfying. despite my being able to draw things pretty realistically/accurately in normal life, in pictionary, i draw like CRAP, because pictionary is not about drawing well. heather however, not only is good at conveying the word, she also scribbles with style (example above). i dig how wide that burger is. and look at that doctor's headgear. so simple and so round.
heather mentioned this morning how we need to lure more people over for pictionary playing. now that's what i like to hear. that's the spirit!
Posted by Kerstin Svendsen at 12:55 PM