August 30th, 2006

Girl gamer

Woo!

So, my office has decided that they're going to do a Games Day sometime in September. Naturally, I weaseled my way onto the planning committee (and by "weaseled", I mean "mentioned that I have my own games that I'm willing to lend to the cause"). We had our first meeting on Monday, and I mentioned some of the games I had in mind (they have to be fairly small, quick games that won't take too long to explain). I mentioned Fluxx and had it vetoed for being "too involved and difficult." Fluxx. Too difficult. Arg.

Here's what I'm thinking so far - let me know if y'all have any other ideas.
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In other news, overtime tonight, so I won't be at Game Night. Leaving early yesterday means I really like the idea of making up some of that time.
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Names

So, my co-worker and I are kinda hanging out, waiting for this beta testing to start (the reason why I'm not at Game Night, but rather still at work), and she suddenly asks me how to spell a name. Not any particular person's name (y'know, "how do you spell Staci in Collections name? I or Y?"), just how to spell a name. I gave it my best shot (it was Corrine, I believe - at least, that's how I spelled it), but I was thinking to myself "How in the bloody hell should I know?"

Names are weird like that. They don't really follow a specific set of rules for spelling - see also the 9 different way of spelling Stephanie - and you can't just tell someone that they're spelling their name wrong. It's THEIR name, after all, and they'll spell it however the hell they (or their parents) want to. It leads to some interesting ideas. See, Eric and I have already decided that if we have kids, we'll probably name them Erica and Steven. But, see, we want to spell their names strangely, like with a silent q or something. Then Eric and nire had this brilliant idea of spelling the kid's name Zqkxw and saying it's pronounced Steven or what have you. Completely screw every teacher the kid has up, and all that. And nire had the brilliant finishing touch of saying that when the kid gets his allowance, we can ask him if he wants to buy a vowel. It's genius, I tell you!


....this is probably why Eric and I won't be having kids. Or, at least, a good part of why. Heh.
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