At seven I drag myself or of bed and head to the living room for DVR catch up. Before starting my morning I make a pot of coffee. While it brews I watch the newest episode of Comic book men. It’s a really good episode. They have a wookie call competition with Mr. Peter Mayhew as the judge. It also helps to fuel my desire to take my pilgrimage as soon as possible.
When the episode wraps up I go grab myself a cup of coffee and then check out the new ep of Drunk History. I honestly couldn’t tell you what the episode was about past Vegas. While it was on I was checking out my social media accounts.
At eight thirty I head out for work. Before Clayton gets there I hit DG for a Monster and Pepsi. He gets there pretty close to on time today and I go straight into getting the truck situated. While I’m getting the day started I get a text from my mom. Turns out there has been another death in the family. My second cousin Ryan passed away early in the morning from heart complications.
I text Charles to see if he could come in early enough for me to have lunch with my Nana before she heads off to Gastonia and go back to work. From there in turns out to be a pretty busy day. From the time we open until Charles shows up at two it’s nonstop, which is actually nice for a day like today. I didn’t know Ryan super well, but it’s still upsetting to hear he passed away so young.
Not long after I leave I find out the fam has already had lunch, so I head Mayfair. I wander through Barnes & Noble for a while contemplating getting another Gundam Bear and I make plans to meet up with my Nana somewhere after she gets done with a massage. I get myself a butter beer latté and sit down go write some journal entries and listen to TESD 156.
While I’m still sitting at a table writing I get a call from Nana. She’s on her way to pick up her car. We make plans to meet in Mayfair and I grab the blue and yellow Petitgguy models (the only two they have left) on my way out. I go back to my car to wait for her and continue my writing.
When she gets closer Nana calls again to see if I want to go to Longhorn. It sounds delicious so I say yes and walk over. During dinner we talk about a lot of things that’ve been going on recently and what happened to Ryan.
After dinner I hag over to Clay’s and get there just before they head out to eat. I opt to stay behind to wait for Sean while they get food. I start off by watching Futurama and putting together one of the models, but shortly after Sean shows up I remember Jessica Jones came out today. I flip over to that and make it through about half an episode before Calie, Clay, Chris and Kyle get back.
We start game night with Zombiecide. This is a game I’ve been super stoked to play, but it ended up being much longer than expected and Alicia, David and Alicia’s coworker arrive before we get done. It’s pretty obvious that we won’t be done any time soon, so we call it quits for some games that are more fit for larger groups.
The first one is far more active then something I’m interested in. It involves bouncing rubber eggs, rolling dice and running around the table. Instead I decide to sit this one out and put together my other little bear-bot.
The next game is about splitting into two teams and having each team captain try and have their team figure out as the most cards through word clues. It’s to much thinking, over thinking and just plain weird thinking. After one round I’m done with that game.
Instead I read the second issue of I Hate Fairyland. Goddamn can Skottie Young write the perfect story for me. I’m going to hate to see this series end and would actually love to see more fucked up adventures in Fairyland after Gertrude finishes her quest. Maybe something with another character or Gert herself in her early stages of the quest. No matter what though, this is a comic series I can’t recommend enough. If it comes out on a trade or hardbound edition after wrapping up I’ll be getting it that way as well.
Our next game was drawing based. One person will take a card and describe the picture on it in as much detail as they can and the others will try and draw as close to what they decide as possible until the timer runs out. At that point the person with the card pouts the red “decoder” sheet over the other side of the card and reads the details that needed to be drawn. This game can be very difficult, but really fun too.
Next up we try something Alicia’s coworker (I think his name is Nate,but I’m not one hundred percent on that and I feel bad for i) suggests. You each take a piece of paper and fold it into as many sections as people that are participating. In the top section you start drawing the top part of the head and extended the lines just far enough into the next section that the next person has something to go on and fold the rest back over and pass it on. By the time it gets back to you the results are very bizarre and can cause a lot of laughter.
The last game of the night is about being part of the mafia. The first player can take up to five diamonds from the box and pass it around. Each player after than can take a roll of diamonds. You have mobsters that win if the boss wins, drivers that win if the person to the right wins, cops that win if the boss thinks they stole diamonds, urchins that win if the thieves win and the thieves that win if they don’t get caught. We play quite a few rounds of this before everyone slowly begins to disperse. I’m on the road home at midnight.