Mensa RG!

Apr. 4th, 2011 07:47 am
cassildra: Marco from The 4400 with the caption "Nerd ♥" (4400: marco nerd)
I was in Dayton this past weekend for a Mensa RG (Regional Gathering). It was awesome! I played some Double-Deck Go Fish Cancellation Hearts (DDCH), which sounds complicated, but is really easy to pick up once you're playing. I also played True Greed, a dice game created by none other than Queen Mary Lee herself, the Monarch of Region 3.

I also took some time out on Saturday to meet up with [personal profile] meretia! We went to a very good Irish pub, and a creepy little porn store, where we I bought some, ahem, fun things, and then I dragged the poor girl to the RG. I'm very proud of her, actually; she held her own quite well! She was tossing Discworld references and made good points on things, which I never would have done during my first RG. I think I'm going to try to convince her to test in Cinci, if she can afford to! That'd be AWESOME--my first Mensan recruit. :D

Then I went and worked a Hospitality shift, flirted with Mikey the Galley Slave, and watched one of my favorite couples box step to ABBA during the dance. :D

Then I slept! Until the fire alarm went off. And then I was cranky online for a few minutes, and then I went back to sleep.

Sunday morning was mostly uneventful, except that I made the mistake of telling someone that my possible new job (more details later) may be in investment banking... and he proceeded to lecture me on gold, gold shares, and the gold standard for 45 minutes or so. I think my eyes glazed over pretty bad, but I was polite.

And then was the goodbye ceremony and awards! And then, we left, and met up with a fellow Mensan for lunch at Denny's in Cambridge, OH, which was very nice. He actually works not too far from me, so I'm gonna convince him to meet me for lunch some time.

And now, I have to go to work. Sorry if this was rambly--I'm kind of tired from this weekend. I definitely hit the "peopled out" wall around 1 on Sunday, but it was totally worth it. :D


Apr. 3rd, 2011 03:07 am
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (Default)
Theoretical conversation:

"Hey dudes, you know what would be hilarious? If we pulled the fire alarm and woke up the ENTIRE HOTEL FULL OF SLEEPING PEOPLE!"

"hurr hurr yeah"

So the fire alarm goes off, and Bill and I tramp down seven flights of stairs to get to the hotel lobby, only to find that it was a false alarm. We stand around and talk to a few other Mensans before heading back up to the hotel room, where I regale my roommates with the story of [personal profile] meretia and I going to the porn store after a nice Irish lunch at a little pub.

I think going to the porn store was far more amusing than being woken up by a fire alarm at 2:30 am.

I'm going to try and get some more sleep, but first, I had to bitch to you guys.

I'll do a proper write up of meeting [personal profile] meretia after I get home from Dayton.

Wooo, fire alarms are awesome! :/

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