We’re headed up to Dallas today for tri-monthly trek to visit boardgame friends.
I’m glad we still see them so often and they live so close so we can play “hardcore” games with people we like. It’s a big commitment to start playing a massive 8+ hour game with a group of people, only to find out in to hour 2 you really can’t stand how the guy across from you takes 20 minutes to do his turn.
I try not to let on early to people in casual conversation that sometimes we play games that you MUST start at 9am or it’ll go until 4am. They tend to look at you funny. But how is it different from binge watching Downton Abbey on a Saturday or tailgating at a football game? Those things take all day, and cost way more money. But you still get the funny looks and comments, “you just sit and play all day?”, yep and get a little drunk of course.
We’re planning on playing/bringing:
Realm of Wonder
Civilization (always an option for this group)
John will be done with school this semester, cool and scary! He’s hoping to get a local internship and get his foot in the door doing something in RTF. We’ll see what happens!
I’m taking a stats class on campus, to get me used to taking classes again. The general consensus is that I need to get my masters in something to move up in the world, so we’ll see how that goes.
I’ve re-dedicated myself to getting fiction writing done. Although I’m not the best at keeping up with my non-fiction duties, I’m not liking the voice I’ve developed as a critic. I’d much rather spend my time focusing on creating then tearing others down or pointing out the mistakes of others. I need to keep hunting for things I love instead of focusing on the negative.