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busy weekend

Or, I got to be very social at least, even if I didn't feel like I actually accomplished anything. I'd planned to do some catching up yesterday after being so busy but, well, that didn't really happen. Oops.

Friday night I went to see a concert at the local outdoor music venue with my family. We saw The Killdares, a localish celtic rock band with a bagpipe player, a fiddle player, and a lead singer who is also their drummer. They're one of my favorite bands! They play at the State Fair of Texas, which we always go to, and they play this venue at least every few years, so I get to see them in concert fairly often. It's really nice :) Here is the sibling and me, and some not-very-good-quality pics of the band:

Saturday we went to the annual EcoFest event. It's basically vendors from eco and animal rights companies/organizations, food, and activities like planting a flower or whatever. It was fairly interesting the first year, but it's been pretty much the same since then so it's kind of lost its appeal. The best part is the little petting zoo they have set up. It has pigs! I love pigs! Getting to pet the pigglets at least made me happy! :)

After that we stopped at a garage sale and I got some pretty good stuff. Cute dress that actually fits really well (and is unfortunately dry clean only...), a necklace, and a basket that will probably be used for my crafty business.

And then game night with the friends as usual. Though not so usual bc we now have two people regularly ditching out on us instead of just one :/ It caused quite a bit of drama, unfortunately. But we got to play Love Letter and Trivial Pursuit Bet You Know It, both of which I really love, so it was fun for a bit.

Sunday (or, well, all weekend really) was the biannual library book sale. At the end of the sale on Sunday they always let teachers come and take as many books as they want (they actually encourage them to take more no matter how many boxes they have lol) for a small donation. My dad is a teacher, so we always end up with tons of books basically for free. Our goal was no more than six boxes and we ended up with five, so we did pretty well lol I personally ended up with about 65 books (and a set of VHSs)! They have been put away on my already overflowing shelves... Someday I'll stop getting so many books, but that time is obviously not now.



Nice haul :) Sounds like you had a fun time.
I did! :D
That band sounds really interesting. Is their music available anywhere to listen to? I'm curious to check out what they sound like :)

Nice haul, wow, wish I had space for that many books xD;;
You can listen to some of their music (newer stuff it looks like?) here! Their youtube also has a few live videos of some of their more well known songs.

I really really don't have the space XD I'm constantly afraid that the books that are stacked about 3 feet high on top of one of the bookshelves is going to fall on me...
Neat, thanks for the links! :D

8D; I live in a one room flat, so space is always an issue xD;;;;;
Outdoor concerts are great. I've got to see if the Oklahoma State Fair concert venue is outdoors. I didn't get to go last year.
I love pigs too! I used to have a pretty substantial pig collection. I should dig out those boxes.
We play a lot of board games too (as well as DnD). I haven't heard of Love Letter before.
Yes books! Looks like quite a success.
They really are! We're lucky the built such a nice one near us and usually have a good lineup of music. I've gotten stuck in the rain a couple times, but totally worth it :)

Whoo pigs! I've been cutting down on my pig collection, but I still have a ton...

I haven't played DnD in ages since most of my friends aren't quite that geeky and the one who would prob run our game has been ditching lately. Maybe I can get her to play in the spring once she's graduated. Love Letter is really fun! Basically you have cards for different people in the palace and the higher the card, the more likely it is that that person would be able to take your "love letter" to the princess. You're trying to get the highest card by the end of the round, which means your love letter got to the princess, and the first person to four wins since the princess fell in love with them through the letters. It's a pretty simple and quick game but you have to do some strategizing.
Ya, sometimes I get bored b/c the group wants to play DnD for like 4 or 5 hours and I think that's way too long to play a game. So Love Letter sounds super fun! I usually really like quick card games. We just bought Splendor, and it's a fun/simple card game too.
DnD games always seem to go on and on... Which is one of the reasons we don't play much. It's easier to play several different games in that amount of time.

It is fun! Quick card games are a lot of fun, especially since I get easily bored lol The only other one we usually play is Coup. What's Splendor?
Oh I haven't heard of that one either. Splendor is a game about buying jewels of different colors, and then using the jewels to get prestige points by buying "development" cards or royals. First one to get fifteen prestige points wins! It goes pretty fast and the rules are simple, but it's still a strategy game.
Ooh that sounds just like something my group would like :D I think I will check it out.

Coup is a game where you play nobles trying to stage a coup. You get two cards that represent your influence in the court and each of the cards does something different. Basically you go around trying to collect money and assassinate or coup the other players and the last person with a card left wins. It was one of my faves until we got Love Letter lol
Coup sounds awesome! I'm going to have to get that one. Anything with power struggles and strategy, I'm all over it.

And I definitely think splendor is worth it, we've played it a bunch.

Edited at 2015-09-27 06:45 pm (UTC)
well in that case, there's also a companion game for Coup called Resistance you might want to check out too. It's not a card game technically, but basically you play the people trying to overthrow the nobles from Coup. It's a lot more strategy and tbh I'm not very good at it lol
Sounds like a fun weekend! That band sounds neat; I'll need to look them up.
It was! :) They're a pretty interesting band. You can listen to some of their music here if you like!

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