Sunday, January 30, 2011

Game(s) Over

Back home from an exhausting but fun weekend.

We met some friends that we know from the Manhattan tournament we play in and got to play 12 rounds of Mah Jongg plus an additional 4 rounds in the Sat. night mini tournament.
(each round is 4 do the math)

There were 31 tables of Mah Jongg (that's 124 players)

And these folks have some fancy sets. Some are special colors like the one that looked like key lime pie:Or how about the fancy set that had the names of the owners grandchildren engraved on the jokers. Rules here. There are 8 jokers in a set. You can't have more than 8 grandkids, and they should come in multiples of 4 or 8. if you have 6...who gets their name on the 2 extra jokers. This can be very complicated. Frankly, I like the ones that say: JOKER.

If you are not sure exactly what the game of Mah Jongg is like....or where it came from take a few minutes and watch this:

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Friday, January 28, 2011

off for the weekend...

I'm off to a Mah Jongg Tournament for the Piscataway, NJ.

64 games from Friday night to Sunday morning, if you join the late night mini tournaments.
Sometimes I can't get enough Mah Jongg.

I'll report back on Sunday night.

Win or lose, it's a fun weekend!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Alive and well in winter

It's been a long hiatus, but here I am, weathering yet another snow storm in the northeast. I've lost track, but think it's the 4th or 5th one....and January isn't over yet.

A good 'soap' day. I've been making soap nonstop for Saipua and keeping our little Creekside business tooling along, too.

This is me, trying to be a better blogger.