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Hope you all have been having a good holiday season and have a even better 2016! My holiday has been quiet and enjoyable with lots of time to relax, read, and spending time with my parents and John. Last night John and I went out to dinner to a restaurant we hadn't tried before called Evoo in the courtyard. It's a Mediterranean place specializing in pizza and pasta and we had a very yummy meal. Arancini, gnocchi and tiramisu...so yummy. After dinner we went to [livejournal.com profile] strangegoddess's new place for a New Years Eve party which was a laugh, Tons of fireworks and a great game of cards against humanity. My only complaint is that I didn't get a decent picture of me and John together but oh well, what can you? I mean, short of getting a selfie stick....which would probably just lead to me smacking myself in the head accidentally lol. One of my new years resolutions is to try and get more pictures of me and John together because it's kind of sad how few pictures we have with two of us in the same shot. I have a bunch of pictures of him, he has a ton of me but I can count on one hand how many nice pictures we have with both of us.

Anyway, enough about new year. The rest of the holiday break has been good and one fun thing we did was check out a new game cafe that opened up in St. John's. I know that game cafes are pretty widespread these days but Mochanopoly is the first one in our province. It was great to get the chance to try out a few board games like Exploding kittens and Boss Monster, along with revisiting the much loved Battleship. Exploding kittens was fun, Boss Monster was a little complicated since neither John nor I had ever played it so we gave up after a bit but I was intrigued so I might keep an eye out for it if it goes on sale.

Now I'm off to read, comment and catch up on all the posts since Christmas!

Date: 2016-01-01 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twissie.livejournal.com
Happy New Year! Cute gif! :)

I have a bunch of pictures of him, he has a ton of me but I can count on one hand how many nice pictures we have with both of us.

Hahaha! I can relate to this so much. It also doesn't help that my better half is a hobby photographer, so I feel like I don't need to take any pictures. He's always around with a billion cameras snap, snap, snapping away.

Game cafes! :O This is actually new to me, I'd love to have a cafe to go to where I could play board games with friends!

Date: 2016-01-01 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thenerdygirl.livejournal.com
Thanks & happy new year to you too!

Haha, I just assumed it was a regular thing because it's so common on my facebook friends feed. It is pretty nice and they have a great variety of games.

Date: 2016-01-01 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twissie.livejournal.com
Norway is often slow to jump onto hip trends, but I'm really happy to hear that this is a thing elsewhere! Are you allowed to bring your own games as well? Will the cafe throw you out if your games last for 5+ hours? XDDD;

Date: 2016-01-01 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thenerdygirl.livejournal.com
I don't think you can bring your own games but I could be wrong about that. I think as long as you keep paying you can stay as long as they're open but you do have to pay 2.50 a hour if you're using the games.

Date: 2016-01-01 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twissie.livejournal.com
Wow, that's interesting! I wasn't expecting them to charge by the hour for using the games, but I guess that really means they're serious about the board gaming aspect of the business. Cool! Not sure it would work on Norwegians xD;;;

Date: 2016-01-01 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zhelana.livejournal.com
I got exploding kittens for hanukkah! It was fun!

Date: 2016-01-01 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thenerdygirl.livejournal.com
I did enjoy it but I think we needed to read the rules/how to play more carefully lol.

Date: 2016-01-01 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zhelana.livejournal.com
lol maybe! It's pretty simple though.

Date: 2016-01-01 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thenerdygirl.livejournal.com
Haha maybe that was the problem. It seemed so easy we thought we had missed something in the rules & were playing it incorrectly.

Date: 2016-01-01 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zhelana.livejournal.com
No it's basically Russian Roulette with cards. lol. Simple.

Date: 2016-01-01 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thenerdygirl.livejournal.com
That's exactly what John compared it to! He'll be delighted he was right lol.

Date: 2016-01-01 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zhelana.livejournal.com
lol yeah :)

Date: 2016-01-01 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] viciousladybug.livejournal.com
Wow, I had to look up game cafe because I never heard of that. It doesn't seem to be available here in West Michigan. Too bad. I'll have to keep an eye on that. I'd love to try out board games like that. I heard Exploding Kittens is fun. Happy New Year!

Date: 2016-01-01 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thenerdygirl.livejournal.com
Haha, it must not be as common as my facebook friends had me thinking. I really enjoyed it and it was fun just to try a few different games. It is fun although I think we needed to read the rules/how to play guide a bit more carefully. Happy New Years to you too!

Date: 2016-01-01 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyssa027.livejournal.com
Exploding kittens is one of our favorite games :)

Date: 2016-01-01 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thenerdygirl.livejournal.com
It's pretty popular, a lot of people here and at the party last night really like it. I would give it another play with a larger group for sure.

Date: 2016-01-01 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tralfamadore.livejournal.com
Happy New Year! Glad you've been having such a good holiday.

I'm jealous to hear about all these gaming caf├ęs that seem to be gaining traction lately. I totally think my little town could support once since we've got several local colleges, but so far no one's made an attempt to open one up. I'd be the first one in line if they ever did, though. There are about a million games that I'd love to try out, but don't want to have to commit to buying them.

Date: 2016-01-01 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thenerdygirl.livejournal.com
Happy New Year to you too and thanks!

Hopefully you'll get such a cafe in your area. I really like the idea of being able to try out the games too.

Date: 2016-01-02 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] incandescent.livejournal.com

Happy New Year!

Date: 2016-01-02 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thenerdygirl.livejournal.com
Happy New Year to you too!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Date: 2016-01-02 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twodottedlines.livejournal.com
Okay, that New Year gif is adorable. Well done :D

RE: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Date: 2016-01-02 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thenerdygirl.livejournal.com
Happy new year to you too! Thanks :D

Date: 2016-01-02 05:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] place-to-hide.livejournal.com
Happy new Year!

Date: 2016-01-02 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thenerdygirl.livejournal.com
Happy New Year to you too!

Date: 2016-01-03 05:52 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-01-02 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavenderfieldss.livejournal.com
Happy new year!! :)

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