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May 10, 2007

Ticket to ride.

Sunday was another fun filled day with a day trip to a big park with a dear dear friend and her kids. Then to my cousins place for lunch where while Ashu took a nap we played the board game Ticket to Ride. My sis has the US board and my cousin has the Europe board and she and her husband has painstakingly made an Indian Board by themselves too! So we were trying to make train routes from one city to another city and having pure fun! Every time my sis and I meet, she introduces us to a new game and the poor old games are totally forgotten. Ticket to Ride is so addictive that the old games which we used to play like crazy past midnight did nt even come out of their boxes. Every night after Ashu goes to sleep, we take the board out. Got to see what she does if we play with her around. There are so many coins and cards of different colors, I'm sure she ll invent a game of her own and snatch our board away. This reminds me of those days two decades back when my family used to play card games and exclude us kids. I used to create hell and cry my lungs out. Especially after my sister was included in the game and I was still the Uppuku Sappaani. (the third wheel or the spare tyre comes close to this Tamil expression meaning "She does nt make a difference to this game!") I'm happy we are able to do some adult stuff too in spite of having a toddler at home. Probably Hd and I should start playing some board games after Ashu goes to sleep in the nights. Otherwise its just one laptop each and doing our own thing as we have lost interest in watching even TV these days. And to think that I left the previously loved Settlers of Catan board game back in India as I was sure we would nt have any time to play. May be I should buy my own board of Ticket to Ride and take it to Zurich. And what do you know? Our wedding anniversary is just around the corner! Are you hearing Sis? ;)

8 comments:

Priya said...

So cute :-) [have I been saying that too much on your blog? I have? Well, I blame your blog!]

Don't you just hate being uppukku chappani? I used to be UC in every game of cricket/goli/seven-stones that we used to play in the street - why? coz im a girl!! :-( Little me didn't know about discrimination then..

This time when your sis plans a party, act like you dont know but make sure you do know its for you and your HD :-)

Mylapore mami said...

Ippadi solli solliye ella gift-um vaangikkara.. hmmm.. ashu-vukku unga appa-amma terndu thomas train and for you board game from sis-aa?

blog vaaazhga? i guess your sis has already bought your board game and hidden it somewhere.. taedu taedu :)

ensaai!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like so much fun...bin soo long since I played any board game. Hey - I have been wanting to play settlers of Catan - hrd about it - is it worth buying...you need a lot of people to make it fun to play?
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JK said...

hey boo... the way you described about the card game, makes me to give a try for it... u r lukcy to have such a loving sis.

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Me said...

I see a post coming...

The Birthday Gift for "MY" anniversary which I asked "MY SISTER" which "SHE" wanted to buy is already here because I have a big mouth....

The Drag Momma said...

Sounds so wonderful!

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