So in Boston, Irene was pretty much no where to be seen. I mean sure, there were a couple downed trees and branches flying around but besides that, it was just some heavy rain on Saturday. Well, I went to my parents house on Saturday, to be there if anything bad happened from the storm (really just to do my laundry). Needless to say, things got boring fast. I wasn’t there for an hour before my sister and I cracked open our first of many bottles of wine.
Now the issue was how do we kill time? Our first plan was to play a game of Scrabble. Hurricanes + Drinking + Board games = Success. 100% of the time. However, that got old after I smoked my English teaching sister by about 100 points (pat myself on the back). So now we were back to square one. Both of us really bored – nothing good on TV. What happened next was interesting. Maybe it was the 3rd bottle of wine talking, maybe it was the cabin fever, maybe I just do weird things, but anyhow, I challenged my sister to a Rock Paper Scissors contest.
The stakes were high. Loser had to go stand out in the hurricane and withstand the torrential downpour. First throw, I toss out paper, she goes with scissors. I’m already down 1. Next, I double up and throw paper again. She throws rock. Tied it up, 1-1. Next throw wins. I go for an unorthodox approach and throw out ANOTHER paper and she throws….