Game Connection, Waffle House

When I first visited Raleigh, for Stick’s brother’s wedding, I found slow southern chattiness surprising, but I’m really enjoying it right now. I’m so proud of my Chinese skills but really I’ve just mastered the simplest essentials, I can’t really hold a conversation with anyone with Beijing. Fortunately, everyone in Raleigh wants to chat.

We spend my first day back in the US going to Waffle House, where we got a tasty Southern breakfast, and talked for a while with the waitress. I know Waffle House isn’t exactly a representative sample, but after a year of being a chubby foreigner, it’s strange to be the skinny girl.

New D&D rulebooks came out while we were in China, so of course we had to get those. We went to a new games store called The Game Connection near Stick’s parents’ house. It was definitely a family games store, the shoppers we saw were moms looking for birthday gifts, not goth boys buying Whitewolf. A lot of card games and miniatures, and the owner really seemed to enjoy explaining different games to the moms.

A good first day back.

Edit: I noticed it’s actually called The Game Connection, and not The Games Connection as I previously said.

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0 Responses to Game Connection, Waffle House

  1. Bill Austin says:

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  2. Hugo says:

    Welcome back Meggie! we miss you! so see you soon!
    Hugo

  3. Katie Rabbit says:

    welcome back Meg! We send big hugs to you and Stick! MISS YOU BOTH!

  4. Meg says:

    Thank you!!!

    Katie — I will be in a NJ in a few days ๐Ÿ™‚ hope to see you and the husband very soon!

    Hugo Boss — Stick and I are looking at Denver job listings right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Katie Rabbit says:

    Hooray!!! We can’t wait to see you ๐Ÿ˜€ Just call us and we’ll make time! I’m not working during the week and Tryon has friday’s off.

  6. liz says:

    hey, so i was a very negligent blogger while in china, but i have been keeping up with yours. i am very sorry you and stick had to come back to the us. i got back a little while ago myself, and i felt like i can totally relate to this post about getting back to the us. and also, congrats on all the mentions of your blog!

  7. Meg says:

    Hi Liz! I guess you can relate to the reverse culture shock! How did your classes end up?

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