13 May 1982

Thur May XIII

Lisa went to the zoo. Played Ulcers and actually won, so the ‘jinx’ is broken.

The biggest question going through my mind is just how many times we must’ve played Ulcers for me to think that I was jinxed. I clearly wasn’t that concerned about it, because it isn’t mentioned anywhere else in the diary, but I would say that you have to lose a lot at any board game to start to feel that fate was against you.

It really does emphasise just how little there was for us to do of an evening, though. With only two television channels, the choice was pretty much reading or playing games so far as I was concerned. Mum and Dad of course always had things to do, whilst Lisa and Kevin went to bed pretty soon after we finished dinner in the evening. Homework was supposed to be done when we came in from school, so that left me with whole evenings to fill. Shame the internet wasn’t around then, really.


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