Monday, March 31, 2008

Lesson Learned

After posting about it twice already, I figure I should at least disclose the events of my Saturday evening Earth Hour. SodaBoy and I lit some candles and played Trivial Pursuit. We didn't end up turning the lights back on until almost 10 pm, because that's how long it took to finish the game, despite our acceleration techniques. When we play with just the two of us, we modify the rules: instead of the standard one question, we allow for two (except for the final question). Since neither of us are sports literate, we use wild card for that category. And we allow the player to choose their own category for the last question.

SodaBoy and I met in 1992. We've played a lot of board games over the years, especially during our undergraduate years. The old Trivial Pursuit edition had all those impossible 50s entertainment questions, and we couldn't exclude sports altogether with fans around--that just wouldn't be fair. So we would often play in teams to make it more balanced. In all those years of solo and team play, I never once beat SodaBoy at Trivial Pursuit, nor a team on which he played. In fact, there is only one person I have ever seen beat him, our college friend J, the exception to many a rule. Until Saturday night, that is. During Earth Hour, sweet victory was mine.

I think the moral of the story is that board games should always be played by candlelight. No, seriously... I'm not just saying that because I won.

9 comments:

coffeypot said...

With the lights out and by candlelight you should have played Strip Trivial Pursuit.

Aliki2006 said...

Sounds like the perfect evening--really. I wish our Earth Hour had been that successful!

jo(e) said...

Congrats on the victory!

Everything is better by candlelight ....

Nadine said...

I am impressed.

Electronic Goose said...

I agree! We used to play board games during blackouts and it was much more fun. Glad to hear your Earth Hour went well.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

How fun is that? We should have done something like that.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Lots of things are better by candlelight! Seriously! YAY!

BlackenedBoy said...

I think it's amazing that you're still friends; I'm in college now and can't imagine the idea of still being connnected sixteen years into the future with the people I know at this juncture of my life.

When I graduate I'll probably move far away.

BerryBird said...

Welcome, BlackenedBoy. Nice to see you here! I should probably disclose that SodaBoy and I are more than just friends, winkwink. I did move away after school, to three different states actually. But I have stayed close with a few good friends from college. In fact, I don't think I've ever made such good friends since. Obviously your experience may be different--I'll have to come visit your blog and find out.