After a great morning with Johni and Curt (pictures will be posted tomorrow), I headed to S1’s apartment for Mah Jongg Wednesday with the OMs. S1 had planned a delicious lunch – pizza from Farinella…only the best pizza in the city…and a wonderful arugula salad. YUM!
And then we got down to the business of Mah Jongg! We all had a really successful day – multiple Mah Jongg’s for each of us. Here are some of the hands:
S1 had the first Mahj with this LIKE NUMBERS hand of FFFF 1111 11 1111.
Then it was J’s turn with this beautiful 2468 hand of 2222 44 6666 88 88.
For the next game I had Mah Jongg again with the same 2468 concealed hand, just with a different suit – this time it was Dots: FF 222 444 666 888.
J’s turn to Mahj again, this time with a 2468 hand of 22 44 444 666 8888.
Then I declared Mahj again with this fun CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS hand of FFFF 1111 2222 DD. Aren’t these bone and bamboo tiles absolutely gorgeous?!
For the next hand I went for a WINDS – DRAGONS combination that I don’t remember ever having played before – NN 11 SSS 111 1111. I was so proud of myself as I declared Mah Jongg and then realized that I had been playing a concealed hand; I had picked up a discarded 5 Crak and put up the exposure earlier on in the game. Here is my beautiful – but very dead – hand:
I think it was Susan from the MahJongg Drs. who had told me to highlight those concealed hands on the card – guess what I am doing tonight?!
So, I was dead and the game went on with J declaring Mah Jongg with the same CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS hand that I had won with earlier: FFFF 1111 2222 DD.
One last hand before we had to end the day – J won this hand with a really great CONSECUTIVE RUN concealed hand and she played it correctly – unlike the way I messed up earlier by forgetting that the hand was concealed! 111 22 333 DDD DDD.
Another wonderful Mah Jongg Wednesday with the OMs – a great time was had by all!