Apples to apples and board games Oh my

Saturday, March 8, 2008
Oh my, how my Friday nights have evolved since college. I played a board game last night. A board game. I feel old when I type that. I feel like that is something married people with 2.5 kids do when they finally get the kids to sleep and the adults get their "time" to mingle together. For god's sake, we had a freaking game night.

Now don't me wrong. I used to love board games as a kid. Remember Ask Zandar and DreamPhone? I loved those both. Oh, the sleepover memories of staying up all night and playing light as a feather.

Anyway, there were no kids, just three dogs, wine and six people getting very heated over Apples to Apples. (Bangkok wins every time, no matter what.) While we were playing it, I kept remembering what Friday nights used to consist of in college with my friends. We were normally recovering from Thursday, drinking low key or watching porn and drinking wine together. (I know, it's very intellectually stimulating video content but for some reason that's what did every once in awhile on a Friday. One of us, not me, would steal it from the boys next door. Picture bad porn though. We found it hilarious -- think circa 1997.)

Needless to say, we've all come a long way from our previous Friday night activities. Our night began with contemplating where to eat at because of the weather situation we have in Cleveland right now. The six of us went to a nearby restaurant, like fools I might add, then went over to have a game night because most bars were closing and we really couldn't drive that well.

One of the girls and I vowed to go back to our going out routine tonight, but since we are still experiencing a blizzard, we decided against fighting the white stuff and stay in. There's always next weekend Michelle.


coffeygirlb said...

I must say, i do miss going out and all that jazz, every now and then...but honestly, domesticity is SO much better and healthier and in the end, to me, much more fulfilling:) Game night ain't so bad. But at 25, i would have probably agreed with you!

-A said...

I've heard that Apples to Apples is a really fun game, actually. And if it helps, while snowed in on Saturday, board games and nintendo Wii kept me and my neighbor busy...when all else fails, blame it on the snow!

Allison M. said...

Apples to Apples was very fun but I would've loved to play Guitar Hero! I love that game -- it's amazing and I'm terrible at it.