01855: Silly Weekend Fun

The weekend is drawing to a close and as always it feels like the days have gone by far too fast. But when you life on the call center life with our backwards schedules, the weekends never feel quite as long no matter what you do. But at least it has been a great one.

Today in particular has been a very full day of eating. We had originally mapped out a double date at Genji-M, but their silly P100 sushi and rolls promo got in the way of things. Since they weren't offering the same sashimi buffet that we had taken advantage of last time, we ended up changing venues entirely and enjoyed some excellent Japanese food over at Nemoto. And while we didn't get the buffet we had envisioned, we had certainly gotten more than our fill of good food.

But we didn't end things there - we made our way over to the Icebergs branch over at Harbour Square for some rather massive desserts. After much debate and consideration, we ended up ordering both a Godzilla and a King Kong to share together for a total of 12 scoops of ice cream (plus toppings) spread across 4 different people. Needless to say, it was a pretty indulgent dessert indeed.

But yesterday was a lot of fun, too. We had another game night at a friend's place and she prepared this rather yummy chicken tinola paella that sorta blew my mind. It's quite the brilliant concept for a dish and we enjoyed it a lot. Well, that and the sinfully good salted dulce de leche stuffed, brown butter chocolate chip jumbo cookies that she had also prepared. Chewy, sweet and salty all at the same time. - those were some really good cookies indeed.

After the meal and some obligatory pet time, we started off with my second attempt to run the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG. This time I ran the pre-generated adventure Cat's Eye, which seemed most appropriate given the love of cats I shared with the owner. It made for a nice little test adventure and a good first exposure to the game system for them. And at the same time, I think I'm getting better at running these stories and giving direction, although there are finer points I'm still working on.

Running the crafted adventures is really just a first step in this entire process. With greater familiarity I'll be able to design proper stories of my own with unique sets of NPCs and all that fun stuff. At least that's how the theory goes. But most importantly, we're all still having fun.

On a side note, I haven't been back to O Bar since LGBT Pride due to scheduling constraints. I miss going, but then it's hard to juggle things since Tobie needs to be at work early Monday morning. That inevitably becomes a bit of a barrier to late night enjoyment on Sundays, which is really our one full day of the weekend together.But hey, we make the most of what we have.

All in all, it has been a rather fun weekend.