Friday, June 28, 2013

The Cephalopod Coffeehouse: Meeting Two

So this month I actually went out and bought a book from the thrift shop by my work on my lunch.  I ended up with another collaboration, 'The Wrecker' which is written by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. 



I read my first Clive Cussler book (Atlantis Found) on a trip to the cottage when Ace was a baby and he quickly made it to my favourite authors list.  His books are like Lays, you really can't have just one.  He writes the "Dirk Pitt' novels as well as 'The NUMA Files'.  Dirk Pitt is one of my biggest fictional character "crushes" in fact I would go as far as to say if I had to choose just one fictional (book) character to moon over for the rest of my life it would be Dirk Pitt.

Back to this book though, 'The Wrecker' follows a detective from the Van Dorn Detective Agency as he races to find a saboteur on the Southern Pacific Railway before he succeeds in bringing to it's knees.  It is a well written action adventure novel that would make a great movie or at least a mini series.

I think my favorite part was the unique weapon that the antagonist carried, it was a great detail.  Especially when they went into detail about it's weaknesses. 

I definitely think it is an enjoyable book for anyone to read, in fact I have already passed it along to my mom to read. 

 I can't make the linky list come up when I publish (not tech savvy) so, in order to check out what my fellow bloggers have read this month hop over to The Armchair Squid where the list lives.  I highly recommend it, they all read awesome stuff.  (my to read list just keeps getting longer)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Game Night: Cards Against Humanity

On the Friday nights before I work on the Saturday it has become a sort of running tradition for my friend to come over and we would watch a movie or play a game.  Last night my best friend and her boyfriend (who is also a very close friend) joined us and we played Cards Against Humanity.

Now, I have been dying to play Cards Against Humanity since I bought it before Christmas last year, but it has just been sitting on my bookshelf collecting dust because I never had enough people to play.  Imagine my excitement last night when we sat down to play.  (It was pretty through the roof)

I don't have many as we were playing pictures of this, I was going to do live action tweeting of me losing and the smack talk that goes with that.  Like I usually do on game night, but CAH was actually too much fun to spend time doing that. 

There were some hilarious combinations I wish I had gotten shots of for the post but I sadly only came away with one picture.  I was particularly proud of my answer to this one, which was not the winning answer.  Please note that the following picture may be offensive to some people. 
 
 
So the question here is 'What is the next superhero/sidekick duo?  My answer was Science and the 72 virgins which I was very proud of because I had shitty cards.  The other one was the winner.  No, my friends are not all horrible people...maybe. 
 
For our next game night we have it lined to play Zombies which I have never played (never heard of until last night) but I am now excited for.  This time there will be pictures.