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Waiting for the Thunderbirds...

No not those Thunderbirds, the real ones, the USAF aerobatic team. It's airshow weekend here in Rhode Island, and the Thunderbirds are supposed to perform, but they don't seem to have shown up yet. Certainly they haven't been practicing as they (or the Blue Angels) normally would prior to a show. Bummer. All we're getting today are the aerobatic biplanes. Don't get me wrong, they're cool and all, but it just isn't the same as having high performance jets thundering around the sky above your office.

(Huh. Some kind of jet just flew over, but it wasn't an F-16. Feh.)

[3:30 p.m. - They've finally started practicing. Woo hoo! Of course it's overcast today, so viewing isn't all that great.]

Last night was Somervillain Game Night, and much fun was had putting together a jigsaw puzzle and playing Munchkin, a very funny card game. Sample conversation from the course of play (paraphrased a bit):
veejane (faced with a level 8 monster that she can't defeat on her own): Okay, I can't beat this monster, except I have a "Cheat" card. If I play that, I automatically defeat the monster.
helvirago: No, it doesn't work that way.
vee: Yes it does. I'm cheating!
hel: No it doesn't. Read the card. You can't just play it on the monster to make it go away. The card only applies to objects that your character could not normally use.
vee: But it says I can cheat...
hel: No, there's an epistemological difference between cheating, and having a card that says "Cheat."
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