Last night during a heated game of Jenga, my friend became frustrated with her prospects for success on her turn. So she copped out and removed a piece from the top row, only to place it back on top. If you've ever played Jenga, you know how lame this is, not to mention illegal. Here's the kicker: while cheating she also managed to knock over the entire stack.
This moment was perhaps topped by her move in the subsequent game. Again frustrated and pessimistic, she took a swipe at the stack to bring the game to an abrupt close. Apparently a flash of extreme regression. But this time, only the upper third of the stack fell. A failure relative to her previous debacle. Ouch.
In Drinking Jenga fashion, the party of 10 or so had written tasks on the blocks with pens. There were the usual drinking moves (chicks/dicks take a drink, "waterfall") and naughty moves (kissing, spanking, "eye for an eye," and the occasional lap dance) but my favorites were "solve a Rubik's Cube," "demonstrate bowhunting skills," and "chug a pitcher of sangria." (Fortunately for Abby, we had a pitcher of sangria handy, and even more fortunately, it was nearly empty.)
Quote of the night: Fed up with our trash talking, Abby--a compact but tough-as-nails rugby player--threatened us with, "I'll kick your all ass!" Instant classic.