Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Edamame and Catan

I tell you what, I truly enjoy edamame (soybeans). I think the only reason I feel this is blog-worthy is that I am eating lunch, and my lunch has some soybeans in it. Regardless, here is the deal... they look like lima beans, but they are so completely different from lima beans. I am repulsed by lima beans... I think it is all in the texture. Lima beans are mushy... soybeans are crisp.

So there you have it... a basic pro/con on the lima bean vs. the soybean.

In other news, the game referred to by Jeanine spoke of in her comment on my last post is called Settlers of Catan. I have only played twice (well, I played a knock-off version once and the original once). Regardless, the game is all about strategy. Your goal is to settle the Island of Catan. To do this, you must trade with other would-be settlers to build your settlments. I am not very good at the game. A dear friend of mine was trying to encourage me by saying that it probably takes a few time to get the hang of it. She, however, grasped it the first time. I just can't read the board like everyone else. Now there is a huge element of luck in the game. You role dice... and much of the game is based on probability. But probability does not always go the way it should.

So, Jeanine... you will have to just play the game to understand it. The rules take about an hour to explain... but it is worth it once you know what you are doing.

I just finished my lunch, and I want more edamame. I am addicted...

9 comments:

Jen said...

LOVE Settlers... the key is getting a good port! :)

Ulovebeth said...

Mr. Richards,
I love edamame, too. I have trouble saying it, but no trouble eating it. Of course, the first time I ate it, I put the whole pod in my mouth. And chewed.
But I am sorry you don't love lima beans. They are quite delicious. Perhaps I will be the sole member of the Lima Bean Lovers Society. (LBLS)
Signed,
Mrs. Richards

knelson said...
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Hardy "Todd Lover" Strain said...

I think I'm gay and want to come out of the closet. How do you feel about that?

Todd Richards said...

Good of you to be so open about things, Hardy... I have to admit, I never would have guessed it in a million years. But I guess it always is the ones you least expect.

dovie said...

Todd...I'm with you on the edamame love.

Oh, and I tagged you. Don't hate.

Jen said...

Hey! Blog copycat! :)

I actually copied it from my mom... I love this look!

chet said...

I played this catan game several years ago. I got this whole, "it will take a while for you to get the hang of it" crap along with the, "you won't do good at all and you probably won't enjoy it until you play a few more times." Well, I dominated out of the gate and it ticked off the folks that were touting it so much. I haven't played since nor do I intend on playing it again. I think I hurt the pride of the dude that introduced it to me.

That is the end of my catan story.

Todd Richards said...

Chet... you are my hero. Will you disciple me?