Saturday, May 06, 2006



I love card games and puzzles, and tonight I learned to play cribbage. What a hoot! Fun times with good girlfriends! A much-needed night out. Looking forward to a good night's rest... See you Sunday...

12 comments:

turboslut said...

Glad to hear you had a good night. An evening with the girls is long overdue for me.

Leazwell said...

Yes, fun game! My board belonged to an uncle and dates back to the late 1940s.

nongirlfriend said...

I won't be here, I'll be in Maui. But I will be checking in to see how you liked the new Lush store. I didn't end up going...

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I want to learn how to play Spades.

Dick said...

I think I'm gonna go bowling with the girls at the office tonight.

phlegmfatale said...

turboslut - I think frivolous time out with girlfriends is something I've neglected to do enough of, lately. There's something restorative about hanging around and being obnoxious with fellow bawdy women. I was sort of the plug-in team-filler player, since two of the women's husbands were sitting in back drinking beer,and the women were an odd number. They are all related and they have a neat family. I hope they think of me when they need another warm body to sit at the table.

leazwell - wow, I love the idea of the game board being a family heirloom thingie - it's so cool! LOVED the game too, and I look forward to playing again. One of my friends said her mom and dad play a game of cribbage every morning.

nongirlfriend - you'll be in Maui? Oh, my heart breaks for you! I hope you have a safe and lovely trip! I'll give the Lush report as soon as I've been there.

lightning bug's butt - Spades is a great game - I LOVE it. I could play that every day. And Pitch. And Hearts. Good stuff. You should go into MSN games and learn. They have beginner tables and stuff. Yahoo, too, I think.

dick - I'm sure that'll be a treat. Bowling is way underrated. You'll be the pet male of the group, no doubt.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I grew up playing cribbage but haven't played for years. We used to use matchsticks because we lost all the counters.
And I am overdue for a girls' night as well.

phlegmfatale said...

barbara - it's such a cool game - matchsticks - that's cute! I'm going to see if I can play it at yahoo or msn or something - I want to be better at it.

Anonymous said...

I play this with my Grandfather. It's a family tradition. It makes him feel really good because he actually is much better at adding up the points than I. (I sweat at the thought of math at any kind.) Invariably,we always play when I am tired or stuffed with a turkey dinner or something. My grandmother over my shoulder to help says "... is your points. Do you know why? Show me how you get that?" I say just tell me the gd points I dont want to learn, math is beneath me.
This sounds like a post of it's own. It's pretty fun other than the math.

phlegmfatale said...

jacquie - wow - that's a great family tradition. Wow - they kept grilling me on my points Friday, and kept making me count mine out aloud. Yeah, the math kept me on my toes. It's got to be good for your mental processes to have to constantly pay attention to that. Good stuff.

Alex said...

cribbage is an awesome game. Mom taught us kids how to play when I was about 5. (she was unemployed at the time and got tired of playing go fish or old maid!)
basically crib was a big help in my learning how to count.

phlegmfatale said...

It's such a cool game! It was so funny to me at 40 to have other adults around the table making me count out loud. It made me feel a little retarded, actually, cause I kept messing up, but otherwise I played very well