Saturday, February 20, 2010

Back From Vancouver

Had a great time at the Olympics today (living in Seattle, there really was no excuse not to check it out). Got to see a round of eight in the men's curling (the U.S. pulled out a razor-thin victory over Sweden), and walked around downtown checking out the general chaos, taking photos of the Olympic cauldron, etc. It was a ton of fun, well organized and well run, and a lot less of a headache (regarding parking and driving) than I expected.

Even had a chance to talk with the wife about Star Wars (in context with the RPG). She's not much of a Star Wars fact, over lunch she had me explain the last three films as she didn't remember "how everything turned out." A few choice quotes made me laugh enough to write them down:

[regarding Yoda]:
"I'm not a fan of that little Kermit guy; I don't get why people think he's 'the bee's knees.' He's not very smart...he can't even talk right!"

[regarding the rescue of Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt]:
JB - "So Princess Leia sneaks into Jabba's palace in disguise -- "
M - "Disguised as a prostitute!"
JB - "No, no..."

[regarding Vader as a cyborg]:
JB - "He wasn't nearly as powerful once he had all his limbs cut off."
M - "Well, he could still play baseball."
JB - "What --?"
M - "As a base!" (*laughs*) " that too mean?"

Congrats to all the Olympians, and to B.C. and Canada for being such great hosts of this world class event. Now, back to our usual gaming posts...
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