After the Please Touch Museum, we went back to Rachel, Phil, and Asher's place. Ruth's main question:
"They have toys there?"
Phil - who is a great guy I'd only ever had a chance to chat with for a few minutes at Dreamation before - was working from home, but was quite magnanimous about Ruth wanting to bring him coffee and cake. Only he had to blow on the cake, because it was hot.
There was no napping, but about 6 my friends Amy and Leo showed up with their rug rats and we all bundled off to a diner for dinner. Ruth ordered a hamburger and french fries, by which she means french fries. Alex and Buggy, Leo/Amy's little ones, climbed all over the seats and generally had a rambunctious good time, and I took Ruth to walk around the diner, where she insisted on sitting on every bar stool at the counter.
Despite all the excitement and the late night, Ruth and Asher were troopers about getting to bed. Then we nerds all sat down for a rousing game of Puerto Rico, with Alex and Buggy tearing around and then settling down to crash on Leo's lap and the couch. I'm sure Puerto Rico is a fun game, but since we only started at 9:30 and it takes about 11 hours to play through, I'm pretty sure it's about agriculture and shipbuilding in Peurto Rico and then there's a red room and your Mom is there and you killed her but really your Mom is your first grade teacher and there are all these fish floating through the air only I can't make out what they're saying.
When I woke up, it was snowing.
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