Thursday, February 07, 2008

I Went to Fraser's Bed Room And All I Got Was Bitter And a Nasty Little Rash

Actually, all I got was two games of solitaire Einfach Genial, but that's not half as interesting as UK Squeeze's clever line.

I tried to get onto BrettSpielWelt last night for the first time in well over a year, and completely failed due to their server being down. Melissa's Aussie Games Night in Lupus Landing was a bit of a flop since nobody could log on. BSW was working well enough for me to think it might be useful, but not well enough to say ES IS NICHT GUT - GEHEN SIE AUS - SCHNELL SCHNELL. So I tried again this evening because Java applications should not defeat me, and it works. In that incomprehensible way that BSW does. I followed Melissa's instructions to get to Lupus Landing and... what next. Some nice German person offered hilfe, I think, but I said "don't try to sell me that shit I'm just here to play games". I Googled for some help, and it didn't. I clicked on everything I could see and found Fraser's house. I went in... no Fraser. I found Melissa's very nice little house (dude, leave the domestic decoration to her!) and went in... no Melissa. They might be hiding in 7ofAnn's house for all I know... but more likely Fraser is at a RL game group and Melissa is putting the infamous Otto and Biggie to bed.

But eventually I found a house where an Einfach Genial board was set up and was able to play solitaire. At the time, I should have been putting my own kid to bed, but instead he was surfing the web downloading Weird Al songs. But still, I played a couple of games.

I didn't do very well. But at least I can mostly work BSW now. This internet thing might catch on.

"To change the mood a little I've been posing down the pub
On seeing my reflection I'm looking slightly rough
I fancy this, I fancy that, I wanna be so flash
I give a little muscle and I spend a little cash
But all I get is bitter and a nasty little rash
And by the time I'm sober I've forgotten what I've had
And everybody tells me that it's cool to be a cat; it's cool for cats"


Melissa said...

Sorry I missed you.

And, errm, about that rash ...

Fraser said...

I've got a house?

Friendless said...

It turns out it's not a rash, it's flea bites. And I seem to be growing an awful lot of hair today. And I'm hungry... insatiably hungry...

Merric said...

Hmm. I ignore the metagame on bsw, just going to the manager (or /manager) and look at what games are going. :)

Played too much Caylus that way...

Oh, and /hook *username* and /ghook *username* are good for finding people.