A year or two ago, Peter Holby was home for one of his annual Christmas-time visits and I sat with him, enthralled, while he attempted to make a house of cards. As far as I know, I don’t think I attempted to build one that day (although I have definitely been corrected on many matters that I thought I hadn’t done before).
Anywho, I decided to give it a whirl while I was at lunch with Dante earlier today. He provided the deck, as I couldn’t find any in my house.
He got the hang of it way before I did! My attempts kept collapsing. I had to google some suggestions, and one helpful one was placing the cards with the long side down instead of short side. This helped a lot, and Dante also told me to start adding one at a time in an “S” shape first instead of trying to make a box right away.
Bases like this one made it easier:
Unfortunately, trying to build a delicate house of cards in a public restaurant is not exactly easy. Any time a person walked by or opened the door, the structure would collapse due to the “wind” gusts. This is the farthest that I ended up getting, but I’m really proud of it!!!
Maybe I’ll try again when I’m home one day.
Other notable firsts:
* I had never texted with Amy when she was a mom! Congratulations on the birth of Charlotte Amelia yesterday. I’m so excited to meet her! 🙂
* I had never tried Tofurkey bologna before! Or for that matter, ANY kind of bologna! I never tried “the real stuff” before going veg almost 20 years ago. It was delicious and salty and reminded me of hot dogs! (I think)
* I had never heard a DJ pronounce Rihanna’s name the correct way on the radio before! Everyone says it “Ree-ON-na,” but she actually pronounces it “Ree-ANN-na.” Don’t believe me? Youtube it!
* I had never heard of Ed Hardy before. Dante tells me he’s some kind of fashion designer?