Suzie invited Janine and I to a Reddit holiday party in Philly this evening. Â I don’t use Reddit, but I appreciate that it has its own community, norms, and customs so I tried to go with my arms spread wide. Â By that I mean I brought a trifle and a copy of Jungle Speed. Â This trifle version had more layers than my previous one and probably contained fewer calories but more total sugar. Â The glass plus contents weighted about 16 lbs and my hands felt weak after holding it up for more than half a minute or so.
The party itself was fine. Â I missed many of the internet references, didn’t know many people’s names and don’t drink but still the atmosphere was enjoyable and it’s nice to meet new people. Â A few hours into the evening, I brought out a copy of Jungle Speed and part of the room descended into madness. Â One of the things I like about Jungle Speed is that skill compounds. Â If you exit a round slightly sooner than others, you’ll be more rested for the next game making your odds of victory a little bit higher. Â Two new players were the last out in each round and were exhausted after three games. Â The last game went about 45 minutes and ended with one of the players coming over to me and saying “I hate you”.
Glad I could bring people together.