Sorry I have been so silent. At the risk of offending parents everywhere, I was unprepared for just how completely an 8 week old kitten would dominate my life. In fact, I found myself trying to lull Penny to sleep so I could have a few minutes to myself or actually clean up a little. It really is exhausting. Luckily, she is really the cutest, friendliest and most affectionate cat I have ever had. Nothing beats coming home from work and finding her purring waiting to shower me with affection.
But, I digress. The real reason for this post is to detail for you the shocking happenings of the first bachelor party I ever attended. A night of debauchery so intense that I will not include any names for fear it might affect attendees professional lives.
Last Sunday, a group of 6 crazy guys started the bachelor party by finding out that the wait at Texas Roadhouse was too long, so we went to Tony Roma's instead. Between all of us, we ordered one margarita. And two deserts.
After that dalliance with Extreme, there was some discussion about what to do next. One person suggested Hooters, but was shot down. The groom finally decided that the party would head back to my place for (and I would ask all small children to stop reading now) a raging game of Junta!
Junta is a game for up to 7 players where each is a powerful family in a Banana Republic. Each family is trying to gain the most influence, and end the game with the most money in their Swiss Bank Account. Along the way, there are coups, massive corruption, deals, double crosses and lots of cursing your fellow players.
The game plays through elections that are controlled by cards you play that give you a certain voting bloc (the church, conservatives, labor, etc..) The more votes you have, the more likely it is that the Presidente (one of the players) will give you more money out of the budget.
It's a great game for a large group (you really want to have at least 5 to play) and if you know each other well, the deals and assassination attempts can be even dirtier. The one knock on the game is that if you get in a bad spot early on, it can be hard to get back into contention, but really this game is more about screwing with everybody else than winning (at least that's what I tell myself…)
So, I played a boardgame at a bachelor party. That either makes me a geek god, or a very sad person. Hmm. False choice.
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