I learned this new poker thing

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Moonbear
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Physics_wiz said:
It was a joke Moonbear! They do have some pretty nice restaurants around here. I think I've been to one of those "real" http://www.theglasshousegrille.com/]restaurants[/PLAIN] [Broken] only once in my entire life :biggrin:. It was a school sponsored thing too. Other than that, the best I've been to was the $6 chinese buffet next to walmart.

BTW, where'd you go in WV? I live in Morgantown

Uh oh! Now I'm going to have to walk around wearing my mask and cape to hide my secret identity! :rofl: Yep, that's the name of the restaurant (though I didn't see it until I quoted you...wrong tags on it), it was very good! I was looking through the list of local restaurants today trying to remember places I've been while visiting. Glasshouse Grille was this recent trip. Of course since I've almost always stayed at the Hampton Inn while visiting (I've visited MANY times over the past several years), I've eaten at the Applebees many times (to the point where I'm sick of it), there's also a decent Chinese place on Van Voorhis, and right up where Van Voorhis and 705 intersect, there's a tiny little mall with a decent family-run Italian restaurant (very small, slow service, but good and plentiful food).

I've also been to Pargo's, but I don't recall the food...I think that was at the end of one of those really long experiments where I don't remember anything other than having a pint of beer and being dropped off at the hotel to sleep until check-out time and then hitting the road for home.

West Virginia Brewing Company is the brewpub I was trying to recall the name of (as if it was a really difficult name to remember). And I have also been to La Casa for Mexican. Good food there too, but I seem to recall they didn't have a bar, or maybe it was a very limited beer and wine selection, and that was a big gripe of the group I was with. :rofl:

Now I know not to post any more pictures of the place I'll be living (don't worry, it's far away from the student housing :cool:).
 
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Moonbear said:
I found out what bowls is! :rofl: http://www.tradgames.org.uk/games/Bowls.htm

At least it's not shuffleboard, I guess. :rofl: I'm trying to figure out where in WV the land would be flat enough to play a game like that. I think I'd be betting on whether the balls would stay on the playing field. :rofl:
Obviously they play Crown Green Bowl in West Virginia.

That's a fun game at picnics (except the sets you buy at Walmart, Gart Sports, etc are called Bocce Sets, in spite of the fact that Bocci is a completely different game). It would be an excellent betting game. Not only for the winner of the game, but the side bets on each shot - "Off the tree, over the root, around the sprinkler head, nothing but Jack"; "Off the back of Jack's head, off the windshield of Jack's car, down the steps, over the foot bridge, under the bush, and nothing but Jack." :rofl:
 
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BobG said:
Obviously they play Crown Green Bowl in West Virginia.

That's a fun game at picnics (except the sets you buy at Walmart, Gart Sports, etc are called Bocce Sets, in spite of the fact that Bocci is a completely different game). It would be an excellent betting game. Not only for the winner of the game, but the side bets on each shot - "Off the tree, over the root, around the sprinkler head, nothing but Jack"; "Off the back of Jack's head, off the windshield of Jack's car, down the steps, over the foot bridge, under the bush, and nothing but Jack." :rofl:

:rofl: That sounds like the "ultimate" croquet games we used to play! It was sort of like croquet combined with miniature golf. We'd have obstacles, and ramps to play around. Of course it's the sort of game you play when you have one old professor who shows up to a party with a croquet set expecting this will be a popular pasttime, and the younger crowd finally agrees to play after consuming plenty of beer first (or was it the spiked cider?), but regular croquet is rather boring, so voila! you get ultimate croquet. :biggrin:

I'm now envisioning some interesting entertainment out on the farm during late night experiments, and all legal too! :rofl:
 

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