May 4, 2012 by Kat Richter
In just a few hours, The Wedding Date and I will be on our way to Maryland. It’s our first weekend away since we went to Boston back in January and considering how my schedule this time of year makes me want to kill myself (or at the very least quit everything in which I’m involved) I. CAN’T. WAIT.
We’re going to my folks’ place on the Eastern shore and we’ll be joined by another couple—friends of mine—for an entire weekend of (wait for it…) GAMING.
And hot tubbing.
But mainly gaming.
I’m not really sure when I turned into a gamer.
I suspect, however, that it all began when I agreed to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the movie theater. Watching Star Wars. In 3D.
And although Star Wars isn’t strictly related to gaming, it’s a slippery slope.
Granted, then term “gamer” should probably be reserved for an individual who knows how to play more than one game (which I don’t), or who has done something other than lose at the one game she’s learned to play but I see no need to get hung up on semantics.
Especially because I nowadays I can hold my own in a discussion of Game of Thrones. In fact, when I stumbled across the following t-shirt last week, I actually got it:
During last weekend’s college reunion, I met an old friend for dinner and found myself engaged in a rather lengthy debate regarding the alleged handsomeness of Jamie Lannister (who everyone knows is a total pansy) vs. the undeniable sexiness of Khal Drogo (‘nuf said).
I have yet to start Season Two (so no spoilers!) but I’m engrossed thanks to The Wedding Date (and his indefatigable determination for me to finish the entire first season prior to our gaming weekend… lest I fail to fully appreciate the back stories).
So wish me luck. I’ll be learning Settlers of Catan, House on Haunted Hill and Game of Thrones the Game (not to be confused with Game of Thrones the HBO series, or Game of Thrones the book). I’d blame The Wedding Date for turning me into a nerd but he says he’s “expanding my horizons” (and let’s face it: I’ve always been a bit of a nerd, just not a nerd of this sort).
- The Game of Thrones Made Out of Legos (kineda.com)
- A Preview Of A Game Of A Game Of Thrones (rockpapershotgun.com)
- The Power of the Bikini vs. The Power of the Board Game (fieldworkinstilettos.com)