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).
I had to go to jury duty yesterday (and will be back there again today) so this posting will be brief.
My friend D sent these photos of her daughter playing Mah Jongg during their family vacation in the Galapagos. Her daughter was only 12 at the time the pictures were taken – she just turned 13 on Wednesday so happy birthday to Helen! – but she is already quite a pro at the game. And, based on these pictures, a lucky player to boot – check out all those Jokers – 7 of them!!! – on this Consecutive Run hand of 55 666 7777 888 99 (they were using the 2013 card on this trip)!
Today was Mah Jongg Wednesday for the OMs but three of the OMs are out of town. So, that left S1, K, and moi. We decided to do things a bit differently today. The three of us went to a really fun summer luncheon at our club and then decided to stay there and play Mah Jongg in one of the club rooms. We invited G to join us and she fit right in! We all had really good luck today and we each had multiple winning hands although we had just as many wall games as we had winning hands.
K always asks the question: Do wall games mean we aren’t very good or do they mean that we are all really good?
I think a wall game means we are all at the same level of game play and are playing very defensively. Let me know your thoughts on this.
The day started out with G miscalling a Mah Jongg. This has happened to all of us at some time in our game history. She was dead but there were still Jokers that could be exchanged.