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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Monopoly Night

Monopoly Night
Originally uploaded by killy.
Last night we could have gone out. The Katzenbach Texas Office (there are three offices: Houston, NYC (head office), and Chicago) was having their annual meeting complete with Hotel conference room, dinner after the event and an 'after event' planned for late into the evening. They had split up the staff into groups; my group was scheduled to eat at the Grotto at 6 p.m.

Of course, this would have meant driving the kids to Sugarland so my mother could watch them driving back, going out, driving to get them and driving back again.

So we decided instead to celebrate mama's new job with dinner at Chili's and chocolate crunch ice cream bars and monopoly for dessert. While Candyland, Toot and Otto, and Chutes and Ladders are enjoyable for Adolfo, Monopoly has to be his all time favorite game (for now). He counts every dice roll, he buys everything he lands on, and he exclaims "yes!" everytime mama hands him a new property.

Naturally, the rules are skewed a little bit, but the spirit of the game is intact. We start out with no money. Instead we get $10 when we pass Free Parking and the regular $200 when we pass go. Also, all the zero's are cut off of the cost of properties - so Boardwalk only costs $40. Houses are placed onto the property as soon as you buy it - so it's easy to determine if it is owned or not. Rent is simplified too - $3 if you own it and $10 if you have a hotel on it, which costs you a measly $10 per property (they aren't very nice hotels).

Adolfo had a great time as he came out on top this time. "$20's go on top!" he yells as he stacks up his money.


  • So I clicked on the link for Carol's new job, and there was a picture of some blonde lady in the top left corner, and I imagined it was Carol's picture there, instead.

    She's gonna take the place over, I have a feeling, just watch!

    By Blogger Amber Freda's, at 11:16 AM  

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