Wait...what's that?! It's actually (nominally) warm!? Nice!

Sunday – 28 March 2010
To quote the late Mr. Rogers: “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…” It’s sunny, practically cloudless and the temperature is in the mid-50s. It’s comfortable enough that I’m wearing my first polo shirt of the season. (Yes, I know “the season” is barely a week old, but that’s not the point.)

Yesterday, after breakfast with Chris, we headed up to Dr. Volt’s Comic Connection to hold this weekend’s tournament.  The scenario that I came up with for this week was “Generals,” based somewhat on Wizkids’ new “Minions” game mechanic. The way it shook out was as follows:

  • Team Build: 300 Points
  • Format: Restricted*
  • Your “General” figure must have a higher point value than the rest of your “lieutenants.”
    • Generals can use Mastermind**, if adjacent to a lieutenant.
    • Lieutenants get a +1 to their attack when within six (6) squares of your general.
  • * – “Restricted” means that only certain sets are allowable to be played
    ** – Mastermind is a power that allows a figure to use another figure as a “human shield,” so to speak.

The tournament went over well, there were a few less people than expected – one of the players was moving and drafted a few of the others to help with the move. No worries. The whole thing went over well. Pictures of the event can be seen here.

After the tournament, I headed home and had dinner with SaraRules before she headed off to work. The next part of the evening was spent surfing channels and the Internet… and working out a few more details about the gaming masterboard I am putting together for Dave and the guys at Dr. Volt’s.  One of the things I watched was Diamonds Are Forever. I discovered something that I didn’t know about one of the actors in the movie: The person who played Willard Whyte was Jimmy Dean… yeah, the same guy you used to see hawking Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage. Who knew?!

After SaraRules got home, we watched Jason and the Argonauts. The movie featured a lot of work by famous special effects artist Ray Harryhausen. It was definitely “a bit” dated, but still a decent watch.

Today, we slept in… and it was good. After a light breakfast, we headed to the gym to get in a bit of a workout:

  • Elliptical – 10 minutes, Random
    • 6 minutes at 5.5 MPH
    • 4 minutes @ 7 MPH
  • Bench Press – 3 sets/8 reps, 205 lbs
  • Pulldowns – 3 sets/10 reps, 100 lbs
  • Flys (dumbbell, bench) – 3 sets/10 reps, 25 lbs
  • Bent-over Rows – 3 sets/10 reps, 25 lbs
  • Leg Extensions – 2 sets/10 reps, 70 lbs
  • Leg Curls – 2 sets/10 reps, 70 lbs

Post-workout weight: 180.5 lbs

This evening, we’re heading up to the in-laws’ for dinner and a movie. Should make for a nice and relatively quiet evening.

Stray Toasters

Off to face the rest of the day!