Mar 062017

Hello Top Men and Top Women! Not a lot to blog about this week, so let’s get right to it.

As all of you Topsters know, I’m a bit of a wrestling fan. But did you know that there is a local wrestling scene in my hometown? Well I did, but for some reason I hadn’t attended a show since sometime in 1999 or 2000 when a friend of mine was wrestling on the card. After one or two shows I stopped going. It wasn’t that the shows were bad, I don’t know, I just didn’t go. Well that changed this past weekend when I went to my first local show in 16+ years and I have to say it was a fun time. The venue is actually worse than back in the day, but the matches were entertaining so that’s a win. I will definitely have to go back.

Going from the local indie wrestling scene to the big time, last night was WWE Fastlane which was…a disappointment. At least my guy Cesaro made the card but it was a throwaway last-minute match that did him no favors. The worst thing was they took the belt off of Kevin Owens who has been the singular best thing on Raw, to put it on Goldberg, so they can add even more hype to the already-way-too-overhyped-doesn’t-have-a-chance-to-deliver match between him and Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania in four weeks. Well darn.

Between wrestling shows, I spent Sunday afternoon at Les Dés Truqués and had myself a nice time chatting about board games (go figure) and got to play a couple while I was at it. One was a pirate-themed dice game with nifty plastic gold coins and the other was Atlantis, a nicely done game about fleeing the sinking island. I enjoyed both. Incidentally, for those curious, the games I couldn’t remember last week were King’s Forge and Ugo!. We discussed the idea of setting up some campaign games (like Mice and Mystics or TMNT) for Sunday afternoons so I might just get an opportunity to play through those yet.

That’s all for this week. Have a good seven and we’ll do this all again next Monday. Carja V.

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