I want to argue for board games. The modern ones are far from boring and I do believe that they are a great form of entertainment. I have never been into night clubs, staying up awfully late, and drinking. My active lifestyle and preparing for races means that I always choose the feeling of freshness in the morning because I usually have a workout planned. I have no regrets, it’s always a better choice than getting drunk and dancing myself into oblivion. Mind you, I kind of hate the music they play in night clubs anyway. And having a steady routine with proper wake up and going to be times is so much better for health. Board games fit into this kind of life, they end in a good time, leaving enough time for sleeping. When we had people over the previous day, we played board games. I had particularly asked for them to bring some games along. The ones we have at home are rather old. The classics. Scrabble, Alias, Monopoly… They brought games that require some acting. Games where the players need to find out who is the spy among them. Or Dracula. Kind of a role play. Discovered that I might not be great at such games but they do allow me to practice some skills. Some modern board games focus on how good people are at knowing other people. The better you understand your friends, the better your chances at winning. Good for laughs too. And as life has shown, it’s loads of fun without alcohol. Board games are the trigger that makes people open up and discuss things among themselves and reveal new sides.
1. Own and live in a house.
Saturday. Some business at work, some office cleaning, one appointment. Not the most productive day.
2. Write AND publish a book.
Still just a reading day. Still Julie Powell’s Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously. One woman’s journey of self-discovery.
3. Win a Major race.
The plan said 25 km. My body and the weather said 12 km. The motivation was low in the morning and as we had to be in Tallinn at a certain time, the carefully constructed plan fell apart. Will try again the next day.