Okay, so I wasn’t cheating in the game before, although my pacifism was causing Ken some grief. I was however cheating a little with my post, but here is the make-up post to settle that debt.
I ended up winning both games of 7 Wonders we played. This time we had two expansions included, which added a bit of time and complexity to the games we played.
What is annoying about this game is that you start the first turn with a hand of 8 cards (7 in the base game), and you get to play one card of the hand and then the rest of your hand gets passed along to your neighbour. Both games there were hands we wanted to keep completely… so you end up calculating which cards you may get back after they have been around the table, and which cards you have to get rid of so your neighbour cannot play them.
In the first game, I ended up hiding the bricks that Ken and Abbey needed to get into the later stages of building their own wonders, which proved very effective. In the second game I was less devious, but equally effective by picking a simpler strategy… I think they were expecting sneakiness and thereby didn’t notice how quickly I was accumulating simple points.
Today was a hectic day at work, so tonight I do very little. It balances out the world in the most wonderful way.
I narrowly escaped a cycle class at the gym tonight on account of Holly (who is sticking around a little longer) cancelling on me, and then my work-day overflowing into the gym time slot. I am going to have to do something about the latter, because it has happened more than I care for. I think I get enough done during the workday that I don’t need to let it expand to fill available space at the edges.
Anyway, we have agreed to try for Cycle again next week.
Tonight was for dinner. For sausages and vegetables. For the apple-and-pear cider I bought on my way home.
On a side-note, Abbey was very put out by absent items she had put on our shopping list. I was talking to HR at work as they arrived and I glibly said they were to-do items that could wait. I shouldn’t have forgotten them altogether though. Alas, no carrots with dinner.
Chocolate makes everything better though, especially when it has cow-print on the block itself. Isn’t it odd how I can resist a drawer full of chocolate all day at work, and then when I get home I cannot help myself raiding the supplies?
And now, after concluding an episode of Hercule Poirot, there is nothing more for me to do but slowly and incrementally migrate towards bed.
I was completely stuck for something to write about today. Nothing I had done seemed at all interesting and worthy of a post. I was almost resigned to the fact I was going to have to write the dullest post yet.
And then it occurred to me that I listen to my podcasts when I commute. I used to have a longer list of subscriptions in my DoubleTwist on my Android, but I found some although interesting enough were just not worth the time investment.
Currently my subscription-list consists of the following:
The Nerdist: Chris Hardwick’s podcast interviews Nerd icons across the spectrum. Often funny, sometimes rude, always worth listening to
99% Invisible: a very recent addition on design; so far the signs are good for this being a keeper