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On this Sunday afternoon, Danaya, Mikaela and myself played a game of Seafarers of9 Catan.  Despite starting out in a boxed-in position, Danaya rallied for the win, absolutely crushing us.  She won with 13 victory points to Mikaela’s 7 points and my (gulp) 5 points.  I forgot to take a picture of the board, but given my score that is just as well.

After we finished, Davison and Brock took over the map; playing their own version, which sort of ended up being something like ‘Fishing Armies of Catan’.  The used pieces from all of the Catan sets, plus a couple of our own additions (our hand carved mountain for the robber to hang out at as the desert seemed rather unpleasant, and some extra stone robber pieces).  I’m not sure who won, but the game was deserted to eat supper and watch a movie (Flushed Away).

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Little Boys of Catan

Recently we purchased Photoshop Touch for our iPads. Here is one of the early fruits of playing around with it, Davison visiting one of his Minecraft worlds. (Minecraft is a game that allows you to build all sorts of things with blocks, among other activities).

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So, a little weird, but something different. You’ll see more of these sometime soon.

While walking around downtown Calgary yesterday, I encountered an outdoor set of escalators (which is sort of weird given the climate), but it was the sign on the escalators that really caught my attention:

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Escalator sign

I didn’t know which one was the down escalator and which was the up one, so I kept right on walking. I mean, what if while going up the down escalator I ran onto someone. That would really be awkward…

Oh, and just to clarify, the acting like stairs bit referred to the escalators not working.

Sunday was my work’s family Christmas party, held at a local bowling alley.  Here are some pictures from same event, with apologies for how clear some of them are not, being sort of low light conditions and being taken on my cellphone.

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Mikaela's turn at 5 pin bowling

I’ve heard that the US is seriously deficient in 5 pin bowling.  We all had fun with it, especially since the gutter guards were up, eliminating the possibility of gutter balls.

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Blurry scoreboard

My apologies on the blurry scoreboard shot, but what it shows is Mikaela winning (scoring a strike in the last frame to surge ahead), Davison coming in second (although he was in the lead for most of the game).

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Brock the mighty bowler

We did some ten pin bowling as well.  Brock had a lane to himself, but had problems getting any amount of speed on those big bowling balls.  At one point, there was seven balls sitting in the gutter, having not quite made it all the way.

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Brock winding down

The food was great and we all enjoyed some yummy gluten free pizza (and took home enough leftovers thereof for supper leftovers).

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Legohead Huber

There were also presents for the kids, handed out by a Santa Claus who had trouble pronouncing names.

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Brock and his haul

And after four busy hours (bowling, pop, pizza, presents) we headed home to unwind. And yes, those of you who looked closely, that top picture of Mikaela bowling is actually 10 pin.