I don’t have much to write today. I’m still working on an essay, so I’m using up my sports writing on that. I’m having a gingerbread latte from Dunkin Donuts. It doesn’t really taste like gingerbread, but I couldn’t tell you what it tastes like. It’s still pretty good. When I went to order it, I asked if they had it, and the woman immediately said, “No, not anymore”… until she realized I hadn’t actually asked for the Pumpkin Spice Latte, which is gone til November. Always trying to stay one step of the curve.
I just dropped 492 points on Edgar in Scrabulous.
We have a game in the office. It’s called the “Mega Bloks” game. Mega Bloks is a toy company, and at one point before I worked here, they sent these little Duplo-looking construction worker plastic dudes to us. They have a button that says “Mega Bloks” in their chest, and when you press it, it makes one of three noises: dude either says “Mega Bloks,” laughs or whistles. This led to the most obvious game of all time: predict what Mega Bloks guy will say. It’s a very difficult game, as the odds are exponentially bad at getting more than one. The record is 9, by Matt Lynch, the odds of which are 1 in 19,683. The best I’ve done is 7. I’ve failed many, many times. But the key here is we get dozens of games, nerf guns, videos etc., and the only thing that survives is the Mega Bloks game. It’s the best. In fact, I’m going to play right now.
I say Mega Bloks (I always start with Mega Bloks): Mega Bloks
I whistle: it whistles.
I whistle again: it laughs. And I lose.
It was that quick. I’ll admit, I was going off the board by picking 2 in a row. You have to be bold for that. It rarely happens, and why the 1 in 19,683 is probably not all that accurate. But it does happen. Okay, one more time.
Mega Bloks: Mega Bloks (in truth, I just wait until it says MB and start at one)