Kicking the Tires

I’m not really sure what I want out of this space yet, but one thing is for certain: I’m looking to do more writing and reflecting this year. So, I’m kicking the tires, logging in just to post something short, to get in the habit, and maybe it’ll become a regular thing. Intentions don’t mean a thing if there isn’t any follow-through.

It’s late, though, so mostly I’m dropping in for the briefest of weekend recaps:

I went to a ’20s flapper themed party on Friday night dressed like a guy from 2020 wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jeans. At said party, I got to play the prototype of a game being developed by a friend of the host’s, and also snuck in a round of Bus, which was already my third time playing it this year. It’s such a great and surprisingly good game, with meaningful decision-space. My three-player plays have all lasted about an hour.

On Saturday, I meandered into Lowertown for a late lunch and late coffee and tinkered with a new programming language after a morning of watching The Good Place finale and playing some video games. Following an afternoon nap, we ordered a pizza and watched Avengers: Age of Ultron.

This morning, I woke up at 5am and couldn’t get back to sleep because I had what I think is a good idea to help me write some more. I’ve had a Pencil for my iPad since I bought it a few summers ago, and never considered that I could use them to write handwritten notes to my friends. I sent a thank you note to a friend for hosting a Gloomhaven gaming session last Tuesday, then colored in an old drawing. I spent more time gaming this morning, before playing around with Garageband on the iPad. This evening, we went to a friend’s house to enjoy snacks and conversation while the rest of the world watched 11 minutes of football wrapped in 3-4 hours of huddles and advertising.

It was a restful weekend.

I expect things to change a bit in the coming weeks and months, as I’m eager to discover some new hobbies and get back into a regular routine of being more of a creator than consumer.

These things take time.