tasty nom nom an exception to the daily meal

18Dec/120

A break from cooking

Hi J -

I am sure you know what I like to eat, when celebrating an occasion, seeking comfort, or would eat all the time (consequences, what consequences) - crispy fried food. And, of course, my go-to -- Chinese food.

I traded cooking effort for hours of screen time to find a new-to-us restaurant. We agree on Spicy Talk. What an odd name for a Szeschuan restaurant. Also, turns out G had hand shaved noodle chow mein take out from them. I will ask G to pick up take out from them in the future, and probably not just chow mein.

mosaicb6fe65a8a592261d65c9b6680d16ee59b352604aclockwise, starting at the top left:
"chicken nuggets", ma po tofu, Szeschuan fish, hot and sour soup
not pictured were salt and pepper shrimp, a beef fish, and eggroll

I was guilty of ordering too much food.  Plus, I am almost certain it is against some ancient code of conduct if I do not order variety of meats - fish, shrimp, chicken, beef, then soup and an appetizer. The guideline I usually follow is # of dishes = # of people, add soup, add appetizer... I was very hungry when we arrived and failed to exercise any self control.

Overall, the food was tasty  - good spicy level, salty (meant to eat with lots of rice), and greasy (just a little too much, but not too terrible for occasional indulgence). So sad they did not have mustard for N for the eggrolls. I think he may boycott them for that reason.

After dinner, we went to your place to unwind, play games, and eat Jeni's ice cream!

We started with Nuclear War (BGG link), the game that goes with Weapon of Mass Destruction,which we tried over a year ago.

Untitledsetting up my moves

Untitledwith deterrent 

Funny that when I search online for game rules, I got a FEMA document on page one of the result.

Nuclear War is a fast game, once someone gets bored with propaganda and starts the war. The game feels like a twisted dark humor, art making a statement on real life. The title and premise, like Pandemic, fills me with promises, but leaves me wanting more. It has potential, but I think game play / mechanic may be too straightforward, winning seems to be mostly luck of card draw, with a little bluff.

What do you think?

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