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I haven't been blogging much recently. It's not for lack of things to write about, but due to lack of time. Over the past week or so, I've been unusually gregarious and haven't had my usual allocation of solitude to write in.
What have I been up to? I saw a performance of The Pirates of Penzance with a group of co-workers. Michelle Jasso (playing Mabel) easily steals the show — she can sing! The rest of the cast is more or less what you'd expect from a small-town community theatre, but Michelle is a pro.
My high school performed The Pirates of Penzance about a decade ago, and I remember the performance being much more flamboyant. Frederic was tossed into the air on a tarp by his crew, and even after all this time I remember being impressed with the performance of I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General — it was choreographed, not simply sung, and the student who did it (alas I forget his name) had wanted to play that role for years. He was very serious about it, and the result was excellent.
We've only played Pirate's Cove twice, and had a lot of questions about the rules. (Note to game designers: Playtest with validation engineers. They'll find all the corner cases in the rules.) Reading the forums at the link above, I found answers to two of our questions:
It looks like we'll be playing board games on a regular basis for a while.