Sparkler Showdown

I think this one kind of explains itself with the title.

And then of course I need to offer a heads up that as I’m scheduling these I’m in my super busy time at work and home so that’s why scheduling new posts has dropped off so much.

-FF

Sparkler in the Dark

I’m not really sure why these pictures were flagged with a creation date of late August, but that explains why I was so short on 4th of July pictures I guess.

So as the first day of winter approaches rapidly I guess we can look back on summer fondly, starting with Little Miss and a sparkler, lighting up the night.

-FF

Just… One… More… Turn… (Happy Birthday Civ!)

Welp, thanks for making me feel old…I started playing Civ from Civ II with a demo.

Sometimes seeing how fast I could “beat” the demo (by discovering gunpowder) and sometimes seeing how long I could avoid beating it (by avoiding gunpowder at all costs). Alpha Centauri, a spin-off game, saw a full play-through the night TJ was born because Redflare was in the hospital in a shared room so I couldn’t stay over and be with them.

Too excited to sleep, I spent the whole night from turn 1 to victory playing that game, waiting until visiting hours were available so I could go see them again. Through the years, Civilization games are my default go-to when I’m pinned down holding a sleeping baby. From TJ and Little Miss to Fireball and Potato.

I believe I held Superman while playing Civ IV, for example with Newbie likely sleeping with Civ V and Thunderer while playing “Beyond Earth” (another spin-off).

Hard to believe the game now celebrates its 30th anniversary.

So off we go now, for just… one… more… turn…

-FF