well, we did it. not much too soon either. the mystery puzzle has been finished (save for the two missing pieces) and solved. heh. it was great fun. if you've never worked on a puzzle that you don't know what it looks like with at least 3 other people, i highly recommend it. Pictures of it are posted here.
saturday was a bit more chaotic. i really wanted to game, but sheri had a concert that night, and llama had to work during the day. plus eric and cory were out of town. so, no game. alas.
anyway, ginger and i met tony at dice. he was playing a very long game of killer bunnies. while we waited for him, we decided to walk down to quiznos to get some dinner. (she had been saying 'feed the penguin').
this is where i discovered something, for the second time: apparently bacon, lettuce and tomato are no longer an acceptable combination of sandwich items in and of themselves. Allow me to briefly flashback.
I have always been a fan of blt's. I have ordered them at lots of different sandwich places and, until recently, never had the slightest problem. A month or two ago, sheri and i went to subway in erwin. There, i had a conversation with the employee on duty:
me: "hi, i'd like a foot-long blt sub"
guy (a bit rude): "we don't have blt's, only bmt's."
me: "you mean to tell me you, in fact, have bacon, lettuce and tomato, but you can't put them all together on a sandwhich for me? I don't really care how you charge me for it, i just like blts."
...somewhat reluctantly, he relented and made me a rather mediocre blt. having never encountered this before, and fully aware that i was in a sort of back-woods TN town, i figured it was an isolated incident - which it was... ...until last night, when ginger and i went to quiznos.
that encounter went something like this:
me: "yeah, i'd like a regular blt sub"
guy: "well...we don't really have that on the menu..."
me: "well, how about this? make me a 'classic club' and hold the turkey, ham and cheddar."
me: "it's...pretty much the same thing, man"
guy: "oh, ok".
this guy was much nicer than the first guy, but, nevertheless, it seems that sandwich shops no longer acknowledge the existence of my sandwich of choice. LISTEN TO ME! CLAIMING IT DOESN'T EXIST WON'T MAKE THE BACON-LETTUCE-TOMATOY GOODNESS GO AWAY! LONG LIVE THE KING OF ALL SANDWICHES!!!
after that, we came back and played some carcassonne (all your base are belong to meee!!!) and ticket to ride.
today, we had the berea college chamber singers at church this morning - they're really good. Sam's sister Erin is one of the members. It should be noted that results the imfamous Rachel vs. Erin debates are as yet undeclared, but I decided i liked the name 'Erin' better, and, as a matter of fact, she told me she shared that opinion.
in other news, sheri and i just finished watching cinderella and the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. it was an odd combination, but hey... ...so are we?
so long, and thanks for all the fish
The Evilest Penguin says...
Sooo... is now the time when I tell you that George found the missing edge peice of that puzzle yesterday? And I have to add that the Quizno's near Dice makes less-than-tosty sandwiches. Not that my sandwich was bad, it just lacked tostyness.
Never mind, I'm full now. also, what is this BMT that they speak of?
The Evilest Penguin says...
You cant say youre hungry, then edit the post to say you're not hungry anymore! What kind of blog do you think we're running here??
But i wasn't hungry anymore. And since it said, i'm hungry now...and i wasn't hungry now...it was inaccurate.
Just jump over the friggin counter and show them how to make a friggin blt. either that or graduate to the 21st century and ask for a directly smoked pork byproduct with a side of mislabeled red fruit and some rabbit food. That ought to confuse the snot out of then long enough for you to make your own sandwich.