Michael and Jenn came over for dinner tonight, and after Milly went to bed we played two games of Carcassonne (Amanda beat Jenn by one point in the first one, I won the second) and one of Dominion (in which I murdered everyone else).  Jenn seemed to like Carcassonne but she was a little iffy on Dominion.  I think Michael liked it (he’d already played Carcassonne), but he was a little dispirited in how much money he’d gained relative to the points he’d bought.

Milly loves Jenn, by the way.  As soon as she walked in Milly stopped what she was doing and went over to Jenn, talking to her and giving her stuff the entire night.

The morning started out with a trip to Chick-fil-A.  Amanda and I had signed up for free spicy chicken sandwiches, which we ate for lunch.  I’m not much for spicy foods, so I got some ranch to spread on mine.  As much as I love ranch, that might be the first time I had some with breakfast.  Milly ate some chicken minis and the manager gave her a yellow balloon when we left.

While we were there Amanda asked if I’d ever ridden behind a truck carrying emus, which I had not.  For some reason that question struck me as very funny.  I mean, how many times in one’s life are they asked if they’ve ever been behind a truck carrying emus?  Not many, I’m thinking.

To answer the question, I have never been behind a truck carrying emus, but Amanda has.  She said they’re pulled in trailers like the ones you’ll see pigs or chickens in, but their heads dart in and out of the holes and they look funny.

Anyhoo, back at home I worked for a while then went to a lunch meeting with Eric Boneske, where we discussed a bunch of web-related things.  It was good to hang out with him.  I swear, that guy does so many things; photography, painting, playing guitar, not to mention working and raising kids, and he does it all so well.  He’s about as Renaissance a guy as I’ve ever known.

A good portion of the rest of my day was finishing setting up a client on our social networking service, not to mention some research I did into dropping cable.  I made some pretty good headway on that front and, if I can find a good alternative to a DVR, I think we’ll be ready to go when our special discounted rate with Time Warner runs out.

My eyes both seem to be completely better, though my sleeping schedule is off.  I woke up this morning around 6:00 and tried to get back to sleep, but I couldn’t.  Hopefully that’ll get righted soon.  Then again, maybe I should take the opportunity to be more productive.  Hmm.

Zach Dotsey