Mah Jongg is not just a game. It has become a part of my life that allows me to entertain my Mah Jongg-playing friends, cook great meals to serve to them and test my mental skills during our game play (which, hopefully, is often).
Do you remember the fabulous One Dot that our very artistic friend Kat had created in the sand? Well, get ready because she is back with another sandy Mah Jongg tile and this one is nothing short of AH-MAH-ZING!!
This lovely One Bam was the model for the sand sculpture – read on to see the real thing…
Yesterday I hosted our game and it seems that it had been such a long time since everyone was chez moi. We started out the day by opening a lovely hostess gift of a bottle of wine from G so I knew right away that this would be a great day! Lunch was yummy especially since heirloom tomatoes are so delicious right now. We had an heirloom tomato tart along with a salad of arugula, watermelon, and parmesan. This tart was not only delicious but also really beautiful.
Read on for more about our lunch and for some of the hands we played. As always, the recipes will be published tomorrow. Continue reading →
I’ve received a couple of messages from Georgelle in Naples, Florida, and she would like your opinions – please send them to me. Here’s the situation:
I discarded a North, called it a Soap, which is what I meant it to be when I discarded. That was because I simply wasn’t paying attention and picked up the wrong tile. I had a North and a Soap sitting on my rack together. I actually picked up a North and threw it calling it a Soap. One of my opponents saw the North, said that’s not a Soap. The gals said I had to discard the North — even though I called it a Soap. Thus the lady Mah Jongg’d with the North tile — which I didn’t intend to throw, but did it stupidly.
I paid for myself and the other two players. Was that necessary?
Thanks from our whole group — most of whom have been playing for twenty or thirty years. Me — only about four years, but never did such a stupid thing. Just was talking and not paying attention.
Our good friend – and wonderful Mah Jongg teacher in the Bay Area – played in a Mah Jongg game yesterday in the middle of the exhibit, Project Mah Jongg, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. That would be exciting news in and of itself but there is much more…Toby’s mother, Reva, was celebrating her 98th birthday yesterday and was part of the game at the museum. Here is the write-up from our friend Gail and a picture of this wonderful – and wonderfully exciting – event:
Toby Salk‘s mother Reva, whose 98th birthday is today, just won the first game we played in the very center of the exhibit PROJECT MAH JONGG! She’s like a celebrity at the moment. I feel like we ARE the exhibit – almost everyone was milling around watching us play during the game instead of looking at the exhibit.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO REVA…AND MANY, MANY MORE! JUST ONE MORE PIECE OF PROOF THAT MAH JONGG PLAYERS HAVE LONGER – AND HAPPIER – LIVES!!!