Tonight’s the night: the fifth meeting of the fourth season of the incomparable Lansing Pinball League! Aaron is going to be running things again this time, as Matt is traveling during his Spring Break. As for me, well, the saying among professors is that Spring Break is neither in spring nor a break. In my case it is definitely not a break from pinball; instead it’s an opportunity to play pinball when I’m not utterly wrung out from a long day at work.
Aaron’s stewardship of the league in Matt’s absence last week was received with mixed reviews. Some were relieved by the paucity of hugs, others were unsettled by his unorthodox methods (such as rotating through games counterclockwise). Rumors that his broken nose was caused by a scuffle over the slam tilt rule are unfounded; I have it on good authority that it resulted from losing a fight with a sidewalk. Like any pinball player, he had the good sense to protect his hands from injury by taking the fall with his face.
We will also be down a Mike, specifically Mike S., who went early to PAPA with Todd. This should bring our Mike levels back within recommended allowances.
The games for today will (probably) be as follows:
- Monster Bash
- Tales of the Arabian Nights (warning: last I knew, skill shots were not working)
- Junk Yard
- Please not The Simpsons Pinball Party, anything but that
Attack from Mars is the contingency game, used if more than 16 people play, but that doesn’t look likely.
See you all at 7 p.m.!