Not sure if I'm up for joining the association, but it made me smile to think that there is a National Nertz Association, and I thought...nertz is a fabulous game! It should have it's own association...
In fact, I have several "life moments" connected with this game. Here they are in no particular order:
- My parents were actually a part of a Nertz party group and for one year on Friday nights they would go to someone's house and play nertz for hours. We would go and play with other people's kids, but were often drawn into the adult's room by the rambunctious cries of "NERTZ!"
- My family got quite good at this game, and the first time that I brought Josh home to meet the fam we decided to introduce him to our little game. Well, my sisters and I beat him badly...for quite a while. If you know Josh, he is a very fun-loving guy, but under the surface he is also VERY competitive. He finally lost his cool after several humiliating rounds and actually threw all of the cards off of the table while yelling, "I hate this game!" Just picture withe me the shock on my sisters' faces...we all laugh about it now...but that is the power of nertz!
- Then of course this year on the ski trip we had some rousing games...but the most memorable moment was when Al & Nathan were fighting over who put their card down first. They were both intense and adament that their 3 of clubs was the rightful owner of the coveted spot. It was a tense moment...I think Al won.
So, I've decided that I will pass along info on the National Nertz Association, and I've also decided that I want at least one good nertz game with my family over the holidays! With that...I'm out for the night~!http://national-nertz-association.blogspot.com/