Gee... Iíve been working so many hours that I totally spaced out on a 4th of July start to the Summer party. But we just had to have one! So, I just did it!
In the invitation I sent out, I said that the condition to attend was to wear real Summer Tourist garb, and sunglasses are mandatory. And because we're in the middle of a heat wave, I just sent out for Kendall Pond Pizza.
Just a few of us, but - I'm sad to admint this - Sherrie once again kicked out asses pretty good. She was so hot I could have saved the pizza delivery and just cooked one up on her side of the board. She beat me an 8 pointer throwing 3 double 4's in six throws of the dice when I had her locked out and down.
And then, Rick suffered the most stunning defeat of the evening in a 16 point game that had started at 8 after three consecutive throws for first roll were the same die and we flip the cube if that happens. He's going to need therapy, I just know it...
I was so mystified by the whole thing that I only managed to squeeze off a couple of pictures. That's how bad it was. Maybe next time... But, as I wrote Sherrie the next day:
"Ok, so Rick and I have petitioned the Ayatollah to issue a backgammon fatwa on you, girl. You've used up all the doubles a human ought to get so NEXT time, it's all over, baby, but the weeping and nashing of teeth... Oh, yeah... Bring a body bag in the trunk with you next time we do this... I've got toe tags right here..."
Ya... the night just went downhill from the first throw of the dice. I should have just gone in the kitchen and pretended to cook or something for all the good I did thrashing around at the board. But I did have a couple of magical moments but it took full screaming standing throws to make them happen.