[reading: Tom Holt, "Olympiad"]
Attended my first ever LAN party this evening. I've played (and lost) against one or two friends before, but this was the first time that I've played (and lost) against a dozen folk. One of the chaps at work had the idea; he's been borrowing and buying (mostly from eBay) copies of the original Unreal Tournament so that we were all legal, then it kicked off after work (the advantage of an older game like UT is that copies are fairly cheap, and it will run even on modern non-gaming PCs).
Much more fun than trying to play against the lags and cheats of the internet, even if some of the young whippersnappers did rather show me up.