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Lucky Guy

This weekend I was reminded again what a lucky guy I am. On Saturday afternoon I came home to find the house filled with many of my friends who came to a surprise party for my 30th birthday. My very sneaky and oh so wonderful girlfriend, Allison, pulled together this surprise, and she even kept it completely quiet until the big day. I was totally surprised, and had absolutely no clue that there was a party being planned.

I would like to thank everyone involved in the planning of the event. Allison for pulling it together, Tara for helping Allison with the preparations and Erik for so vigorously inspecting bicycle seats and other bike accessories to keep me distracted and then delivering me to the party. Also, thank you for the cake Erin and Bart.

I really appreciate that so many people were able to come to the party. It totally made my day and it was so awesome to see so many of my friends. Thanks for coming Neil and Andrea, Steve and Erin, Derek and Michelle, James, Erin and Bart, Tara and Erik, and Ken and Alicia. Also I appreciated the calls from Danielle and the call from the Trouble Triplets. I can’t thank everyone enough for being there for my birthday. The cards, the cake and the company couldn’t have been better. I’m so lucky to have such great people in my life. Thank you.

Game Night April ’04

The inaugural Monthly Game Night took place last evening at our apartment. In attendance were Neil and Andrea, Tara and Erik, their friends Brett and Julie, and Allison’s friends Sue and Joe. We started the evening with pizza from North Attleboro House along with some salads and some fine Sam Adams, Light and Winter Lager. After everyone had their fill of pizza and time to get acquainted we delved into the game of Cranium.

Halfway through reading the directions aloud it was noted that Neil and Erik had expressions like that of dogs contemplating the inner workings of a spin dryer. So the instructions were junked and the game board set up.

If you’ve never played Cranium before, it sounds complicated, but it is, in fact, very simple. There are elements of many other types of games and that is what made it interesting, funny and downright frustrating.

We split into two teams of five because it looked like having four teams (2,2,3,3) would take too long, but the game can move quickly. So the groups were split by seating position. Erik, Neil, Andrea, Sue and Joe were on one team while Tara, Julie, Allison, Brett and I were on the other.

We learned some interesting facts about the abilities of our friends. Erik is a closet sculptor (he made one mean sleeping bag), Neil sings better than he hums (his humming rendition of pretty woman would do Barry Manilow proud.) The game brought out the talents of the group, some could act some could draw, some could spell and some had heads full of facts.

Allison and I agree that the evening was very enjoyable and we are looking forward to the next game night. Thanks to everyone for coming, we really enjoyed your company.