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Jun 2010

When Zilch is Good

When Zilch is Good

Zilch,  the fun-to-say synonym for "nothing," is usually something we look to avoid. "How many fish did you catch today, Phil?" "Zilch." Or..... "How many offers on your EBay post for that 1972 Carpenter's album?" "Well, zilch." Unless your MO is deep serenity and oneness with the world, when the only subject you want to occupy your thoughts with is that of nothing, zilch is not the most popular of concepts. But I feel a little differently about zilch. Because my early years ...

Mar 2010

That last post I made hinted at the old yarn that laughter is the best medicine, evidenced by boisterous laughing that resulted from a couple games of Apples to Apples we played on Saturday night. Just a few days later came this article in the Wall Street Journal focused on ways to "outsmart Alzheimer's," one tactic of which includes playing games. Games to the rescue yet again! And further proof that good fun is good for you. One of ...

Mar 2010

It's funny that it took this long. But for a variety of reasons, it wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that my husband and I played in our first poker tournament. We go to Vegas pretty frequently and have been invited to join in poker tournaments down there now and then, but have always found the prospect just too intimidating. After all, we never even play casually at home (for whatever reason our game-playing crowd doesn't include many poker players....). Sitting ...

Dec 2009

Scrabble Anniversary

This is what wasting time roaming around the Web will get you. The occasional “I can’t believe it!!” gem. I don’t recall how I originally ended up on the Laughing Squid web site, but one circuitous journey eventually found me on this link, a commercial project done by some creative folks at a company called Pes – all in celebration of Scrabble’s 60th anniversary a year or two ago. I never tire of a good clip of stop-motion ...