Halloween Gaming /Movie party wrap-up (and FRAGS reminder)
- While people arrived a bit late Friday because they were waiting for
the trick or treaters (I only had 3 after running out to buy a GIANT
bag of candy), the crowd for the weekend was typical - around 20
people Friday night, 40 on Saturday, and 10 on Sunday.
Attendees: Aaron F, Aaron M, Andy L, Angela, Angela A, Arlene,
Arthur, Ben (Good Ben, but not Evil Ben). Bill K, Brian H, Brian K,
Bruce R, Cheryl, Doug O, Eddie, Elizabeth, Frank, Gary, Helen,
Jennifer, Jerry, Joe D, Joe R, John C, Judy, Karl, Karyn, Kimberly,
Laurie, Lev, Lynda, Marc, Marc M, Mark K, Melissa P, Mike C, Nate,
Pat, Paul C, Paul R, Perkins, Pete, Phil, Rachel, Rob, Sean, Seth,
Sharon, Stephanie, Steve S, Sue, Vitas and me.
Thanks to everyone who brought goodies, especially Sarah for the
decadent chocolate cake (I brought some of it into work and one of my
co-workers nearly pulled a "When Harry Met Sally" moment - he said to
give you a BIG hug for him), Lynda for the Jello brains and heart, and
Judy for the catbox cookies.
Congratulations to Pete for winning the poker tournament (a warm-up to
his Foxwoods win!) and Brian K for coming in second. In another
instance of "it's better to be lucky than good" , Pete knocked me into
third place when his pocket Jacks beat my Pocket Kings when the poker
gods decided to treat him to quads.
Costumes included Death, a Pimp, a slut (at least I don't think that
was a regular dress Cheryl wore). a Pirate, a Zombie, Fred Flintstone,
Miss Scarlet, and various wigs and masks. I wore the laziest costume -
I simply put on the free Toothface mask I got at Newbury Comics). I
wish I could have seen the reaction of the flight attendants, when
Jerry boarded his place dressed in full zombie makeup.
A wide variety of games were played, from old favorites like
"Settlers", "Celebrities", and "Tichu" to recent finds such as "Shadow
Hunters" and "Stone Age". A special thanks to Brian H. for introducing
me to "Dominion". After I learned it Saturday night, I have played
dozens of games over the past week, including staying up to play until
at least 3:30 in the morning on Thursday at FRAGS, Friday at
Christine's, and Saturday at Vitas' (That one was more like 4:30).
The movie highlight was "The Naked Monster" (aka "They Came from
Somewhere Else"), a spoof of 1950's films in the tradition of "Lost
Skeleton of Cadavra". The worst movie of the weekend was "Pony
Trouble", which I managed to get for free when it was delivered to my
office by mistake (it was supposedly sent to a video store that does
not exist). Weirdest film (yes, even more so than "Poultrygeist") was
the animated "Gregory Horror Show". Supposedly this was in internet
series, and it may still be available on-line. If you are an animation
fan with a twisted sense of humor, it's worth checking out.
I'm not going to send out a separate invitation, but I am looking to
get a group together to go to the SUPERMEGAFEST in Framingham on the
22nd. The guest list looks pretty good, and you can check it out here:
If you are interested in joining me, let me know as soon as you can.
Advance tickets are $2 cheaper, and get you in an hour early.
That's it for now. Next party will likely be in February.
And just a quick reminder that FRAGS still meets every Thursday at my
house. We have been getting about 10-12 people each week recently, but
there's plenty of room for more. Like all my events, FRAGS is OPEN to
all UNITY GAMES members