Dinner with Residents

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On Friday, April 21st, I went with some residents to get some dinner. On the way to get dinner, we discussed healthy choices of where to go. It was decided that Jimmy John’s is healthier than most other options. It was a fun time, but we discovered that there isn’t seating big enough for 5 or more people at Jimmy John’s restaurants.

Hacksaw Ridge!

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It was great getting members of the wing together to watch the movie, Hacksaw Ridge, on March 4th. It is a true story about Pfc. Desmond T. Doss and the Battle of Okinawa. Pfc. Doss refused to bear arms on the battlefield during WWII on religious grounds. He saved 75 men in the Battle of Okinawa without firing a shot. It was a great way to learn history of WWII.

Drunk Mario Kart

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Teresa Miller, who does an alcohol awareness course on campus, talked about the effects of alcohol before we took part in the Mario Kart games on March 14th. Thanks for stopping by and taking in a little information about how alcohol affects people. It was great seeing so many people join. I hope you learned something and had a great time.

Mau with Residents

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On Sunday,  February 26th, I played a card game called Mau with some of my residents to build intellectual strength. I would love to play again sometime soon. 

The game is played with a regular deck of playing cards. The players are dealt each a hand of cards (usually 5). The rest are placed face down as the drawing stack. At the beginning of the game the topmost card is revealed, then the players each get a turn to play cards.

One can play a card if it corresponds to the suit or value of the open card. E.g. on a 10 of spades, only other spades can be played or other 10s. If a player is not able to, they draw one card from the stack. If he can play this card, he may do so, otherwise he keeps the drawn card and passes his turn. If the drawing stack is empty, the playing stack (except for the topmost card) is shuffled and turned over to serve as new drawing stack.

However, there are a large quantity of unusual, and confusing rules. One may not speak of the rules, and the rules vary from group to group, and even within groups. A chairman (sometimes called the “Mau Master”) is usually elected before the first round, and generally whoever has won the previous round, is elected the new chairman. The chairman may edit the rules however he or she sees fit, but they still have to follow their own rules.