Today the whole family is piling into the car and driving up to Pontiac, Illinois to see my folks. I'm hoping my sister will be there to so we can finally get a chance to try SpaceWarp44 or maybe play another game of Carcassonne.
My dad saw my old gaming buddy Gopher yesterday. This comes as no big surprise since Gopher sells my dad all the seed for his farm. (It may sound odd to some that a kid his son grew up with is now doing business with him, but that's life in rural America.) Anyway, I kinda cringed when the whole thing was brought up on the phone yesterday. Mom and dad are aware of the fact that Goph, Dave, and I have had some problems recently but I have no idea what dad might say to Goph about it. I'd still love to get together with the two of them, but I'm not going to be the one to orchestrate it. I've been burned twice in a row now.