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September 24th, 2010
10:16 am

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• finally knows what this music is, after trying to identify it for 25+ years. It's Blancmange! Thanks, technology! http://tinyurl.com/26t7xb7 Fri Sep 24 2010
• is getting to know Milkshake better, now that Shel's cat has become the only cat at Wunderland.Earth. Thu Sep 23 2010
• loved this review of Aquarius at DiceHateMe.com, where it's currently Looney Week (looking fwd to Chrono review!) http://tinyurl.com/2u8fq2b Thu Sep 23 2010
• digs this quote: "underneath all of the references is a very well designed, accessible, portable, and best of all, downright fun game." Wed Sep 22 12:34:09 2010
• really enjoyed Ryan Matsunaga's review of Back to the Future: the Card Game, posted at the 8th Circuit http://tinyurl.com/35kvy7r Wed Sep 22 12:32:10 2010
• is seeking distractions by taking the ladies out to the theatre. We're seeing Chess, a favorite of Alison's I've long been wanting to see... Tue Sep 21 17:55:34 2010
• R.I.P. Little Cat. You were the best pet I've ever lived with. Thanks for 12 wonderful years together... I'm sure gonna miss you... Tue Sep 21 14:27:37 2010
• it won't be much longer. For those of you who've read His Dark Materials: I feel like my daemon is dying. Tue Sep 21 11:21:36 2010
• is so sad... Little Cat is very ill, and has been going downhill all week. No treatments help. She's asleep on my lap, her life ebbing away. Mon Sep 20 00:09:23 2010
• mmmm, cheese fries... Fri Sep 17 23:52:18 2010
• is out of his element, at a dark & noisy bar, sipping diet cola while Kristin dances with friends. But I do have cheese fries on order... Fri Sep 17 23:34:52 2010
• Feel free to turn around despite the fact that the Kommissar is in town. #rockretractions Wed Sep 15 22:47:53 2010
• won seven bucks playing poker this evening! Mon Sep 13 23:25:29 2010
• is off to a great start in poker tourney #1, having doubled up against Greg on the 3rd hand, with pocket Queens vs. Big Slick Mon Sep 13 20:58:55 2010
• tweeted too soon. Little Cat was only gone about ten minutes. Now my leg is falling asleep again! Fri Sep 10 23:52:25 2010
• has finally been released from lap duty by Little Cat. Except for a few short breaks, she spent more than 4 hours on my knee this evening Fri Sep 10 23:25:49 2010
• can't believe Little Cat is still insisting on being on my lap Fri Sep 10 22:31:33 2010
• meanwhile, I now have 12 folders on my iPhone which use up just 1 & 1/2 of my screens! Fri Sep 10 21:00:03 2010
• is STILL being used as a chair by Little Cat. My leg has fallen asleep. Fri Sep 10 20:56:49 2010
• is finally getting my aps organized in folders, with Little Cat still perched on my knee. I love having a new iPhone! (and my sweet kitty) Fri Sep 10 19:41:17 2010
• must always set aside a particularly long time for the Little Cat to spend on my knee when I've been out of town for a week. She missed me. Fri Sep 10 19:08:05 2010
• will not be reading email at all this weekend, due to a massive software migration project being undertaken by our awesome IT department... Fri Sep 10 17:35:47 2010
• and Kristin are safely back in Maryland after an awesome 6-day trip to Southern California. Looking forward to game night with my peeps! Thu Sep 9 18:28:00 2010
• and Kristin had a fabulous time celebrating our 20 years (and counting) at Disneyland, and we are now at LAX, awaiting our airplane home... Thu Sep 9 12:37:04 2010
• and Kristin are at the Blue Bayou Restaurant in Disneyland, celebrating our 20th anniversary at the place we got engaged 21 years ago today! Wed Sep 8 14:29:00 2010
• is having an awesome time hanging out at Venice Beach with his excellent friend Dave Bondi Tue Sep 7 22:26:30 2010
• loves living in the Future. We found this groovy dining spot by typing "googie diner" into google maps & verifying its style via streetview Tue Sep 7 14:14:23 2010
• and Kristin had a swell time hanging out with Bjo & Jon Trimble, and are now enjoying a lovely brunch in a classic Googie-style diner in LA Tue Sep 7 14:07:50 2010
• had a great time playing games against Everybody at Strategicon, and did pretty well, too: 8 wins,17 losses, Sun Sep 5 21:20:37 2010
• just ran another great session of my zany "Muffins" text adventure game, and is now getting ready for Andy vs. Everybody at Strategicon Sun Sep 5 18:46:46 2010
• is getting ready to play in the first ever tournament for Back to the Future: the Card Game, at Strategicon: Gateway. I hope I win! Sat Sep 4 20:18:03 2010
• is playtesting Pirate Fluxx at Strategicon: Gateway -- these scurvy dogs be havin' a great time! Sat Sep 4 13:37:27 2010
• just read 2 more really nice reviews of Back to the Future the Card Game: http://tinyurl.com/27pxxum and http://tinyurl.com/23ohpgv Sat Sep 4 12:26:51 2010
• has arrived in Los Angeles with Kristin and is excited about being a Guest of Honor at the Strategicon Gateway game convention! Fri Sep 3 16:44:36 2010
• just took a break from travel preparations to play a game of Hearts. I shot the moon, and I won! Now, back to packing for Strategicon... Thu Sep 2 23:37:25 2010
• enjoyed this review of Back to the Future: The Card Game by the Modern Day Pirates: http://tinyurl.com/364ntsp Wed Sep 1 17:23:42 2010
• enjoyed this review of Back to the Future: The Card Game by Joe Fourhman http://tinyurl.com/26luobo Tue Aug 31 20:04:10 2010
• is making a short video overview of Back to the Future: the Card Game, which goes on sale this Friday! Tue Aug 31 15:39:04 2010
• is designing yet another Icehouse game: this time it's a two-classic-stash abstract strategy game using yet another little custom gameboard Sun Aug 29 15:02:54 2010
• just noticed a tiny error in my new BTTF game: in part 2, old Biff says "Today's your lucky day" but I called the card "It's your lucky day" Sun Aug 29 09:06:00 2010
• just read a really nice review of Back to the Future: The Card Game by Chris Newton - http://tinyurl.com/2fe69pv Fri Aug 27 14:54:08 2010
• enjoyed hearing Cody & John describe Andy vs. Everybody & Muffins in the Game On podcast episode (#49) on GenCon http://tinyurl.com/2cc4uqg Wed Aug 25 16:45:52 2010
• is watching a 12-minute interview he did at GenCon about Back to the Future: The Card Game http://boardgamegeek.com/video/2677 Wed Aug 25 14:54:02 2010
• has been at the dentist getting a routine cleaning - that's 5 times in a row without any cavities or other problems! Yay! Wed Aug 25 12:45:14 2010
• just took Kristin to the airport (she's on her way to the ACD Open House in Wisconsin). Since Alison is also away (at camp), I'm all alone! Wed Aug 25 10:23:35 2010
• enjoyed last night's Mad Men but wishes they'd go to the World's Fair. This is supposed to be 1965 in New York City, right? Tue Aug 24 10:18:56 2010
• played 3 games of Hearts this evening and won all 3; shot the moon twice Fri Aug 20 01:28:45 2010
• just sold his vintage Qix arcade machine to a guy named Michael who drove down from Philly to pick it up. Have fun & good luck with it Mike! Thu Aug 19 13:30:10 2010
• got second place in both of the evening's poker tournaments. Total profit: $12. Yay! Tue Aug 17 00:25:22 2010
• is at Greykell's Birthday Party with hordes of old friends, watching a group playtest Pirate Fluxx Sat Aug 14 21:23:12 2010
• is at the thrift stores with Shel and Josh, shopping for small tables
• is listening to the Game On! Podcast episode #63 ("Cold As Ice") - it's about my Icehouse pyramids and the many games you can play with them Wed Aug 11 17:09:18 2010
• really enjoyed this cartoon, called the Flower: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMM_T_PJ0Rs Wed Aug 11 07:09:53 2010
• hasn't gotten sick after returning from a con in a long time, but I definitely picked up a bug at GenCon. Symptoms are minor so far, but ugh Tue Aug 10 14:27:55 2010
• had a great time at #GenCon and even enjoyed hanging out at the airport all afternoon - but I'm very happy to be back on the ground at BWI Mon Aug 9 20:22:13 2010
• is at the Indianapolis airport with a lot of time to kill before my flight home from #GenCon 12:44 PM Aug 9th 2010
• had a lovely breakfast with James Ernest & Jeff Morrow and next we're going over to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art 9:48 AM Aug 9th 2010
• had another great session of Andy vs Everybody (9 wins, 28 losses) and just now finished a session of Muffins with 19 players, at #GenCon 8:52 PM Aug 7th 2010
• is in room 105 at #GenCon playing Looney Labs games. Getting ready for another exciting round of Andy vs. Everybody! Starting at 6! 4:45 PM Aug 7th 2010
• is at #GenCon playing Homeworlds in the Red Dragon Inn with Sam Waller of SlugFest Games & talking shop with James Ernest & others 12:17 AM Aug 7th 2010
• had a great time playing Looney games at Andy vs. Everybody (won 7 lost 22) and is now running a session of Parsely Muffins at #GenCon 7:59 PM Aug 6th 2010
• just waited in a very long line at GenCon so I could meet @wilw; instead of asking for his autograph, I gave him mine (and a Treehouse die) 4:08 PM Aug 6th 2010
• is at #GenCon in a huge room packed with gamers, listening to @wilw tell gamer stories to the enthusiastic crowd 10:29 AM Aug 6th 2010
• and Alison have arrived at #GenCon! 10:02 AM Aug 6th 2010
• and Alison are on the way to #GenCon! We are at the airport, at gate D25, waiting for the airplane-boarding phase to begin... 6:35 AM Aug 6th 2010
• finally updated Wunderland.com again: "Origins, InConJunction, and Dolly Sods" http://www.wunderland.com/WhatsOld/2010/WN.08.05.10.html 3:35 PM Aug 5th 2010

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August 4th, 2010
04:18 pm

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• is hanging out with Shel, playtesting a new Icehouse game I had ideas for 22 days ago, played using a gameboard I thought up 2 years ago Wed Jul 28 21:21:36 2010
• is having a lovely picnic lunch w/ Kristin & Alison by the side of a beautiful stream, during a splendid mini-vacation out in West Virginia Tue Jul 27 14:57:27 2010
• is waiting for food at the Silver Diner with Kristin & Alison, and talking about food that we plan to go shopping for after dinner Sat Jul 24 19:27:56 2010
• heard a battle royale raging between the cats and then could not find Milkshake... but hours later she emerged intact from her hiding place Sat Jul 24 14:21:46 2010
• is testing Pharaoh w/ Kristin & Alison & Josh, trying another new rule intended to solve the 4-player stagnation problem - it seems to work! Fri Jul 23 22:36:15 2010 via
• has been helping his wife Kristin celebrate her birthday all weekend, most recently in the form of a feast of steak & cake. Happy B-day K! Sun Jul 11 23:04:55 2010
• has locked in on plans to attend Gen-Con by purchasing airline tickets! Fri Jul 9 15:57:00 2010
• finds it disturbing that a soldier with the same name as me was killed recently by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. RIP Andrew Looney... Wed Jul 7 23:56:55 2010
• has Biff's Question Song stuck in his head... http://tinyurl.com/z2h46 Wed Jul 7 16:55:47 2010
• is pondering ideas I had today for 2 more totally new Icehouse games, one for 2 Treehouse sets and one for 3, both using custom gameboards. Tue Jul 6 19:34:53 2010
• flew home after being a GoH, saw Toy Story 3, feasted at Plato's Diner, and just now won a 5 person Poker tournement. It's been a good day! Mon Jul 5 22:02:11 2010
• & Kristin are now in the Cleveland airport, awaiting the call to board the airplane that will take us home... Mon Jul 5 10:52:33 2010
• & Kristin are on the way home after having a great time being the Gaming Guests of Honor at #InConJunction. Big thanks to Kat & the Con Com! Mon Jul 5 08:26:35 2010
• is watching explosions in the sky above Indianapolis with Kristin, Sam & Jackie, Bart, and a crowd of other locals. Happy Birthday, America! Sun Jul 4 22:05:43 2010
• had a great session of Andy vs. Everybody at #InConJunction. I won 18 games and lost 28, possibly the best win/lose ratio I've ever had! Sat Jul 3 18:09:26 2010
• & Kristin are the Gaming Guests of Honor at a sci-fi con this weekend in Indianapolis called InConJunction. We're gonna play lots of games! Fri Jul 2 19:40:24 2010
• & Kristin were on the plane for awhile, waiting for departure, but now we're back in the airport again, waiting for a replacement airplane. Fri Jul 2 09:17:13 2010
• finally got around to seeing the film "Frequency" and found it really quite good. Meanwhile, Origins recovery continues as a new trip looms. Thu Jul 1 12:31:28 2010
• is catching up on TV shows and logbook writing while Little Cat makes up for lost laptime... she's been my constant companion this morning Tue Jun 29 10:34:50 2010
• is very glad to be home again, with friends playing poker & a little black cat perched on his knee. #Origins2010 was fantastic! Thanks all! Mon Jun 28 22:44:32 2010
• is starting the long drive home from #Origins2010 after a great convention. Hoping to get back in time for the 2nd tourney at poker night... Mon Jun 28 12:12:30 2010
• is up late playtesting another company's new game (called Lords of Vegas) with other Game Designers in the Big Bar on Two after #Origins2010 Mon Jun 28 01:41:17 2010
• is amazed he was able to squeeze all that gear into the van. It's a good thing I'm a 13th level Luggage Packer! #Origins2010 is now over... Sun Jun 27 21:11:13 2010
• is kind of sad #Origins2010 is over, but is really happy about how well things went this year. Another big success! Now to pack & go home... Sun Jun 27 17:47:14 2010
• says Congrats to @TS52 for beating me in the Binary Homeworlds tourney this year. I can't believe I lost! Ouch! Well done sir! #Origins2010 Sun Jun 27 12:29:33 2010
• is defending his title in the Homeworlds tournament, but is not doing at all well... I may actually lose this year! Sun Jun 27 12:02:11 2010
• is delighted to have just received the Origins Award for Best Party Game of 2009 for Are You The Traitor?!! Yay! Thanks, fans! #Origins2010 Sat Jun 26 21:38:09 2010
• has agreed to run a session of his Parsely game called Muffins late tonight in the Lab at #Origins2010 for however big of a crowd shows up Sat Jun 26 21:31:39 2010
• ultimately took 2nd place in Icehouse tourney - Ryan Mcguire was the winner, and he got the Cooler Than Ice award, too. #Origins2010 Sat Jun 26 16:20:15 2010
• did much better in the second half of the Icehouse tourney (including getting a Perfect 30) and just won his first Medallion of #Origins2010 Sat Jun 26 15:58:02 2010
• is 1 of just 5 dedicated players in the 21st Icehouse Tourney, but the competition is intense - so far my ass is getting kicked #Origins2010 Sat Jun 26 13:53:30 2010
• is in the Adults Only "After Dark" area at #Origins2010 with 24 other open-minded gamers, competing for the coveted Stoner Fluxx medallion Fri Jun 25 23:11:08 2010
• is an intovert who needed to sneak away for a few minutes of quality alone time to prepare for the next event: What's Next From Andy Looney? Fri Jun 25 18:49:04 2010
• did much better in today's session of Andy vs Everybody, winning almost a third of all games #origins2010 Fri Jun 25 18:24:02 2010
• lost the RAMbots tourney at #Origins2010 to Craig Forbes, who does real programming for a living (including part-time for Looney Labs) Fri Jun 25 13:00:27 2010
• used to be a programmer but now only does so in sport, as in the RAMbots tournament at #Origins2010. Currently in the finals... Fri Jun 25 12:42:12 2010
• lost in the IceTowers tourney and is now one of 19 people vying to win the coveted Martian Hold'em medallion at #Origins2010 Thu Jun 24 22:16:34 2010
• is doing worse than usual in the first session of Andy vs. Everybody at #Origins2010, but is having a great time of it anyway Thu Jun 24 16:40:57 2010
• lost the Fluxx tourney despite winning the first game. Delighted to see that the winner was a little girl by the name of Evie. #Origins2010 Wed Jun 23 21:38:21 2010
• is one of 22 players vying to win the first medallion in the first Fluxx preliminary tournament at #Origins2010 Wed Jun 23 20:23:51 2010
• is Twittering his 1000th Tweet from the 1st day of the 11th Big Experiment hosted by Looney Labs at #Origins2010 2:55 PM Jun 23rd
• is REALLY pleased with our HUGE new Lab space at #Origins2010... and the daisy path leading to our booth in the exhibit hall is AWESOME! 2:49 PM Jun 23rd
• is in what we call the Sweet Spot, where everything is ready for the big event, and we are just enjoying being fully prepared. #Origins2010 2:38 PM Jun 23rd
• is making hand-written prototype cards featuring new ideas resulting from last night's excellent playtest session of my newest card games 12:26 PM Jun 23rd
• is in Columbus Ohio with the ladies of Looney Labs, getting ready to start Big Experiment #11 at the Origins Game Fair. It's gonna be great! 2:50 PM Jun 22nd
• is getting ready for -- and getting excited about -- the Origin game expo starting on Wednesday in Columbus Ohio. It's gonna be awesome! 10:55 PM Jun 19th
• is at an Italian restaurant w/ about 50 of his in-laws family & friends, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Congrats Marv & Elaine! 5:55 PM Jun 19th
• was in last place for most of Hearts game #3 but pulled out a last minute victory by shooting the moon. 3:20 AM Jun 18th
• is playing Hearts for the third time this evening. Hopefully I'll do better this time than I did in the first two games... 2:24 AM Jun 18th

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June 16th, 2010
08:53 pm

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• is 10 tweets away from his 1000th tweet. whoops, make that 9 tweets away. 8 PM Jun 16th
• finally did workout #30. Sadly, I should be closer to 50 by now. Really gonna need to step it up in the second half if I'm gonna reach 100. 5 AM Jun 16th
• has been busting his butt on card layout work for the past few days, but is all done! The printer-ready files are ready for final approval! 5:47 PM Jun 15th
• just posted an update to Wunderland.com called "Origins Prep, Looney Techs, Green Paint, and more" http://tinyurl.com/2emu2eg 7:10 PM Jun 10th
• just had his life changed by reading this: "This column will change your life: Are you an Asker or a Guesser?" http://tinyurl.com/29tuzcc 12:21 PM Jun 8th
• has been enjoying Star Trek Phase 2's Blood & Fire episodes, but is very frustrated by my inability to find the very last segment on YouTube 4:43 PM Jun 7th
• is digging the launch the Falcon and other great new technolgies, but bummed about the oil in the gulf. Can our tech ever clean all that up? 12:20 June 5th
• was quite simply blown away by the fan-produced Star Trek movie, set 12 years after Kirk's death, called Of Gods and Men. It's amazing. 4:13 PM Jun 4th
• is very pleased with how things went in the first few playtest games using the first prototype of a little something called Pirate Fluxx... 10:39 PM
• is at Playa Del Fuego, camping with 1000 orange hippies. The naked slip 'n slide just ended - when it gets dark, things will be set on fire. 11:54 AM May 29th
• played a second game of Hearts and this time won handily, even though Rich shot the moon... 10:45 PM May 27th
• just lost a game of Hearts by a mere 3 points, despite shooting the moon (for the first time in ages) 7:48 PM May 27th
• thinks Max Reed put it just right: The Lost Finale Was Incredibly Dumb http://tinyurl.com/236s3eg 11:23 AM May 24th
• enjoyed the 3 alternate endings (shown on the Jimmy Kimmel show) a whole lot more than the actual ending of Lost... 6:56 AM May 24th
• was very disappointed with the ending of Lost. 9:34 PM May 23rd
• is watching the Lost Series Finale with a small group of friends on a very big TV. Hope it lives up to the huge expectations we have for it! 6:35 PM May 23rd
• is over-seeing a focus group test of his cool new card game with a group of 5 teenagers from Baltimore. So far so good! 3:26 PM May 23rd
• has been greatly enjoying the multi-page review of my old videogame Icebreaker at the Stack: http://www.wurb.com/stack/archives/789 12:00 PM May 23rd
• is prepping art for this year's set of Origins prize medallions & sending it off to the company that makes the disks. (I add the ribbons...) 1:52 PM May 21st
• got a kick out of this article from the New York Times: "Marijuana Fuels a New Kitchen Culture" http://tinyurl.com/2ce9v6u 10:15 AM May 21st
• is watching a group of 4 players as they play-test the cool new card game Looney Labs is publishing this fall. They're having a great time! 5:38 PM May 20th
• is delighted that Rep. Mark Souder of Indiana is stepping down from office after having an affair. Good riddance to this drug-war hawk! 2:12 PM May 20th
• finally updated Wunderland.com again: "Back To the Future! / New Hires / Renaming Rabbits / Shel & Shake" http://tinyurl.com/23cofuz 9:42 PM May 18th
• just wrote an official answer to this Fluxx FAQ: "How does The Traitor interact with the Silver Lining rule?" http://tinyurl.com/2baaeqv 11:57 AM May 18th
• has been creating an official Twitter account for LooneyLabs. 7:47 AM May 17th
• thinks @BarackObama should grant a pardon to "Prince of Pot" Marc Emery, a Canadian now serving a 5 year term in a US jail for selling seeds
• is building an extra copy of the prototype of the current version of my newest card game, so we can run 2 playtest sessions at the same time 11:30 PM May 13th
• is playing Hearts. 7:31 PM May 13th
• answered another interview Q, this time about favorite games not invented by me: http://slightlyunstable.org/looney-labs-interview-part-two 6:55 PM May 13th
• Yay! RT @looneykristin has approvals to show everyone this first image from our no longer secret fall release: http://tinyurl.com/2g4bt3f 4:39 PM May 12th
• won third place in the third tourney. Total profits at the poker table tonight: $23 10:48 PM May 10th
• also won second place in tourney #2, and now, even though it's really very late, we've decided to start a third poker tournament... 9:38 PM May 10th
• won second place in the evening's first Texas Hold'em tournament, and is doing well so far in the second tourney 8:26 PM May 10th
• had a great time today at a charter school in Baltimore, talking about (and playing) my games with a classroom full of fifth-graders 6:13 PM May 10th

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May 8th, 2010
06:22 pm

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• is very pleased about how well things went in this evening's play-testing sessions. All my newest designs are working great & playing sweet! 12:08 AM May 6th
• just watched himself portray Plato in "The History Job," our team's 48 hour film, now on YouTube: http://bit.ly/bBN6wP 10:34 PM May 5th
• is happy to announce that Looney Labs will be publishing "Back to the Future: The Card Game" in September! The contract has been signed! 8:39 AM May 5th
• is up so far in poker tourney #2 after winning second place in tourney #1 9:34 PM May 3rd
• just saw the finished cut of our 48 hour film project, "The History Job," and it came out great! Congrats to Alex and the rest of the team! 10:14 PM May 2nd
• has finished being filmed as Plato for the 48hr film project - really glad they gave up on doing it all in Greek http://twitpic.com/1k32r1 5:34 PM May 1st
• got the script for his role as Plato and OMG! My lines are all in ancient Greek, which of course is all just gibberish to me! Yikes! 12:26 PM May 1st
• is gonna play Plato in friends' 48 hour film project - assignment is Heist Movie or Historical Fiiction; they're doing both + time travel! 11:08 AM May 1st
• was figuring to wait for the 2nd generation (like I did with the iPhone) but now, I'm at the Apple store, as Kristin purchases an iPad! 7:07 PM Apr 30th
• did better as the Hearts game progressed, and ended in second place (with John being the winner) 12:31 AM Apr 30th
• is playing Hearts with John, Rich, and TV Tom. I took a terrible beating in each of the first three rounds & I'm now feeling pretty cranky 11:44 PM Apr 29th
• can't believe he's been talked into playing Talisman again 9:29 PM Apr 29th
• is making fudge and looking forward to tonight's game session 7:52 PM Apr 29th
• had some great playtest sessions today. I'm very pleased with how well my newest Fluxx card idea is working, and everyone loves IceGlotz-21! 10:53 PM Apr 28th
• really enjoyed this article from the Boulder Weekly called "Pot at the Tea Party" http://tinyurl.com/2cngnh3 10:31 PM Apr 26th
• wishes a happy Earth Day to all the Earth-dwellers out there. A game of EcoFluxx sometime today is a great way to mark the occassion! 8:49 AM Apr 22nd
• is writing down the rules to a new Treehouse game I invented this weekend. I think all it needs is a name. For now I call it IceGlotz-21. 9:55 AM Apr 20th
• ...and for those of you who like to start early, it's 4:20 in Amsterdam right now. (Happy 4/20 you lucky Amsterdammers!) 9:20 AM Apr 20th
• wishes a happy 4/20 to all the stoners out there. A game of Stoner Fluxx at 4:20 is a great way to mark the occassion! 9:16 AM Apr 20th
• won 1st place in the 1st tourney, and 2nd place in the 2nd tourney, and before that did some really great playtesting of another new game 10:55 PM Apr 19th
• had a great time playing Looney Labs games at Family Fun Hobbies in NJ on Saturday. Thanks for rolling out the tie-dyed carpet for me Rob! 11:02 AM Apr 19th
• Hey @CymruLlewes, I too would like to know if @wilw has played Zombie Fluxx - or better yet, Martian Fluxx... 8:44 AM Apr 19th
• has arrived at Family Fun Hobbies and is settling in for a day of game-playing with fans of Looney Labs games! 12:35 PM Apr 17th
• is taking a break at the halfway point to gas up, eat a snack, and make some notes about the new game ideas I've been having while driving 10:16 AM Apr 17th
• is preparing to drive up to New Jersey to spend the whole afternoon playing (and play-testing) Looney Labs games at Family Fun Hobbies 7:58 AM Apr 17th
• just posted a new update at Wunderland.com, about GTS, Jessica, and [Classified]: http://www.wunderland.com/WhatsOld/2010/WN.04.16.10.html 8:55 PM Apr 16th
• won first place in tonight's first hold'em tourney - wish I'd done this well on Friday night, when the stakes were 12 times higher 9:32 PM Apr 12th
• is in the midst of a major overhaul of the entire time/space continuum. The new version of reality is going to be sweet! 12:20 PM Apr 10th
• is playing Texas Holdem with 9 other dudes at the Brass Owl Poker Room, and is hoping to get some good cards soon 8:13 PM Apr 9th
• just had a great idea about revising a pesky card in his newest game - the previous version seemed good enough, but this idea really sings! 11:08 AM Apr 6th

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April 2nd, 2010
02:48 pm

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• has been hosting a dessert feast in honor of Alison's birthday, with 5 desserts I made from scratch: 3 types of cake & fudge & creme brûlée [11 PM April 1st]
• is reminded again - by ink stained fingertips - that Pilot Precise Extra Fine Rolling Ball pens always leak after riding in airline luggage [3:35 PM Mar 29th]
• is glad people are finally using his preferred term for previous decade: the Zeroes: "Back in the mid-zeroes..." http://tinyurl.com/yl4uhak [12:40 PM Mar 29th]
• just gave a surprising answer to a question about how the Flamethrower works: http://bit.ly/cOpMHZ [11:14 AM Mar 29th]
• really enjoyed this review of Are You The Traitor: http://bit.ly/ajSDfk [11:11 AM Mar 29th]
• @selenya Awesome. Clearly you need to bring that deck to some event I'll be at so that I can autograph it too. And then find @AbnormalBrain! [10:01 AM Mar 29th]
• just saw a tweet by @selenya that made me grin: "George Romero just caught us playing Zombie Fluxx!!!!! *FANGIRL SQUEAL*" [8:06 PM Mar 27th]
• has now had a little cat asleep on his knee for more than two hours. (She missed me.) Great episodes of Lost and Survivor this week! [2:09 AM Mar 27th]
• is very happy to be home again after a great trip, with a Little Cat purring on his knee, starting to catch up on mail and TV shows, etc... [12:49 AM Mar 27th]
• is hanging out at Gate B8 in the Chicago Midway airport, waiting to board his connecting flight home... [7:48 PM Mar 26th]
• had a great time at #GTS2010 and is now at the aerodrome, ready to start the long trip home. (My final poker tally was down, but that's ok.) [2:38 PM Mar 26th]
• is psyched by this news from #GTS2010: Martian Fluxx and Are You The Traitor? have both been nominated to receive Origins Awards! Woo-hoo! [11:45 AM Mar 26th]
• washed out of the ACD tourney shortly after James Ernest and is now losing money in a regular poker game to James' left. He says "Hi." [1:01 AM Mar 26th]
• is doing well so far in the ACD Texas Hold'em tournement at Caesar's Palace, and just won a special prize for getting the first Full House [10:43 PM Mar 25th]
• just had a great session in the Poker Room at the Venetian: my profit was $226! (But after adding in my other losses I'm only up $77 so far) [5:19 AM Mar 25th]
• at #GTS2010 we are also attaching purple ribbons to the badges of game retailers who visit the Looney Labs booth, which read "Gone Looney" [3:20 PM Mar 24th]
• is at #GTS2010 in Booth 211, talking to game retailers about Looney Labs games, giving out literature & happy flowers & promo cards & more [3:05 PM Mar 24th]
• is all done getting the Looney Labs booth set up at #GTS2010 [7:03 PM Mar 23rd ]
• is working with Alison on setting up the Looney Labs booth at the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas, while Kristin & Jessica are off at a meeting [1:26 PM Mar 23rd]
• lost a bunch of money twice in short order on the same cards: Ace-King of Hearts. Instead of Big Slick, I call that hand Big Disappointment. [3:25 AM Mar 23rd ]
• is in Las Vegas, playing No Limit Texas Hold'em in the Poker Room at Harrah's Casino, and so far is just holding steady [1:25 AM Mar 23rd]
• is boarding an airplane bound for Las Vegas, on his way to attend the GAMA Trade Show (and to play poker!) [8:48 AM Mar 22nd]
• updated Wunderland: "Toy Fair / Ki'ana & Sadaf / Happy 60th Anniversary Mom & Dad!" http://www.wunderland.com/WhatsOld/2010/WN.03.20.10.html [3:13 PM Mar 20th]
• just did workout #14... definitely need to step it up if I'm gonna suceed at the 100-workouts-a-year goal this year. But summer's coming... [6:39 AM Mar 20th]
• is listening to reports on the state of the company (and preparing to talk about R&D stuff) at the Looney Labs annual stockholders meeting [12:53 PM Mar 17th]
• was the 3rd place winner in poker tourney #1 and the 1st place winner in poker tourney #2. Total profit: $32! [11:41 PM Mar 15th]
• is delighted to hear that Martian Fluxx won Wired.com's Best Analag Game! Yay! http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2010/03/geekdad-awards/ [2:28 PM Mar 15th]
• is working out (#13) & watching the Dinner Impossible guy make a meal for 100 college students using only food he finds in their dorm rooms [5:14 PM Mar 13th]
• is trying to have a productive night even though the heavy winds have knocked out the power to our entire neighborhood... [4:09 AM Mar 13th]
• is enjoying a poem written by his niece Sharon called "Ode to Chocolate Cake," ending with the wonderful phrase "the quiet dignity of cake." [4:18 PM Mar 11th]

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March 11th, 2010
05:21 pm

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• has been having a great meeting with Kristin, plotting and scheming about various future plans and secret projects [7:00 PM March 10th]
• is watching TV while binding copies of presentations to be given to the stockholders at the upcoming Looney Labs Annual Shareholders Meeting [8:25 AM Mar 5th]
• lost the first game of Hearts but won the second (shot the moon twice) and is now starting game #3 [8:22 PM Mar 4th]
• finally did workout #12 (first one since hurting my toe, which has healed a lot) while watching Back To The Future for the 12 millionth time [9:10 AM Mar 4th]
• had a lot of fun hanging out with @joshnumbersbad and playtesting my secret new card game and Secret Project PH-10 both of which went great [7:40 PM Mar 3rd]
• had a rip-roaring good playtest of his newest secret game design with @joshnumbersbad and @shelbytwest and is now playing poker [5:47 PM Mar 1st]
• just jammed the big toe on his left foot really badly -- it hurts like crazy! Ouch! [9:28 AM Feb 26th]
• just read a nice review of Martian Fluxx written by @MattMorganMDP posted at TheModernDayPirates.com Check it out: http://bit.ly/czwQ3F [3:46 PM Feb 23rd]
• was the first to wash out of the first tournament and is falling asleep waiting for the first tourney to end so the next one can begin... [7:30 PM Feb 22nd]
• just finished Workout #11 while listening to himself being interviewed about Are You The Traitor? on the Pirates Vs. Ninjas podcast [11:25 AM Feb 22nd]
• is thinking, "Cool, it's 2:22 on 2/22!" [11:23 AM Feb 22nd]
• thought Avatar was ok (and it certainly looked AMAZING). It was like Lawrence of Arabia meets Star Wars with a touch of Aquaman stirred in [5:46 PM Feb 21st]
• is finally seeing this Avatar movie everyone's been talking about [1:15 PM Feb 21st]
• is feeling a lot better about the thing that was really bugging him on Friday. [6:24 AM Feb 21st]
• is unpacking boxes, moving stuff around, and otherwise restoring order to areas of chaos created by last fall's flooding of the basement [9:59 AM Feb 20th]

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December 5th, 2009
04:20 am

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Things I Did Yesterday

  • 10:57 is happy to report that the new edition of Chrononauts - and the new Gore Years expansion pack - are both going on sale in game stores today

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December 4th, 2009
04:20 am

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Things I Did Yesterday

  • 00:46 just played two games of Hearts. Shot the Moon and won easily in the first game; Shot the Moon and still lost horribly in the second game.

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December 3rd, 2009
04:20 am

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Things I Did Yesterday

  • 00:12 is playing five 3HOUSE games at once with Shel: Binary Homeworlds, Zark City, WW5, and two unpublished games. Beatles music fills the air.

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December 2nd, 2009
04:20 am

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Things I Did Yesterday

  • 15:38 is pleased to report that his iPhone's secondary aps all work again after finally resyncing with the master computer at Wunderland.Earth

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