In between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur there is still time for Mah Jongg…and yesterday was my turn to host the OMs at our Wednesday game. We started out with a summery lunch – even though it is now October – since the weather has been warm and sticky. First we had Chilled Cucumber Soup with Shrimp followed by Pic’s Fresh Crab Salad with Lime Juice and three yummy cheeses – D’Affinois, Piave, and Humboldt Fog (as always, recipes will follow tomorrow – all are easy and delicious and from recipes by Ina Garten/Barefoot Contessa).
We then moved over to the Mah Jongg table and I have to thank The MahJ EZ for this great Mah Jongg table cover:
The first Mahj of the day belonged to K with a WINDS – DRAGONS hand of NNNN EW SSSS 2014:
Then S1 declared Mah Jongg with a 13579 hand of 555 7777 777 9999:
I was having a hard time trying to figure out why I wasn’t getting a winning hand and then I got lucky – or so I thought – as I declared Mah Jongg with a beautiful SEVEN HANDS combination of FFFF 3333 44 7777.
Unfortunately for me, there is no such hand on this year’s card…I was playing with a 2013 card! Can you believe this?!! Well, at least we all got a really good laugh out of this and I quickly retrieved my 2014 card (and of course, I was dead for the rest of this game)!
I made up for lost time (or, should I say, wrong card game play!) in the next game with a winning WINDS – DRAGONS hand of NNNN EEEE WWWW SS.
Now it was D’s turn to declare Mah Jongg with a 369 hand of 333 666 6666 9999:
S1 had another winning hand with a repeat of the 13579 hand of 555 7777 777 9999:
My turn again with a winning 13579 hand of FFFF 1111 33 5555 (which I almost didn’t win because I wasn’t paying attention when the 5 Dot was discarded – lucky for me in my next turn I picked up the last 5 Dot):
Last hand of the day was won by K with a reprise of this 2014 hand of NNNN EW SSSS 2014 which had been her winning hand during the first game of the day:
This was a really fun day and one in which I learned a big lesson – always make sure you are playing with the current card!