The Fourth. My brother-in-law, Mike, came up over the weekend of the fourth. We had Stacy over for a barbecue…I took Ray (by myself, those lazy bastards) to see the fireworks.

Oooh…Ahh…

Unfortunately, she got bored with the fireworks about five minutes from the finale, and started flirting with a big puppy-dog instead. Fell asleep on the way home, no surprise there…

The fifth Mike and I went up to Denver to the Nobilis game at Doyce’s: I hadn’t known, but Doyce and Mike had known each other before Doyce and Lee had met. Weird thought. It was kind of funny talking to Mike about the game afterwards. He’s never played in a diceless RPG before, so he had sunk so far into the analytical that when I asked what he thought about the people, he said, “Oh, fine,” and discussed Nobilis and other possible games based off religion all the way back from Denver. Lee ended up missing the game (apart from a phone-in session) due to some right bastard quitting abruptly and the departing Lead pulling a don’t-give-a-shit.

And on Sunday, mostly we just hung out.