[personal profile] dmaze

I feel like I should get into having more of a schedule/plan for things, and try to a little more actively do things I want to do. Historically I've had this vague fear of scheduling myself to the point where I can't do spontaneous things, but "spontaneous things" these days seems to be "lounge around playing SimSig Cambridge", which does eventually run out of useful entertainment value. Things that come to mind:

  • I'd like to get more board gaming in. Right now a lot of my game cycles are taken up by bridge, which is okay as far as it goes, but I haven't even played anything as pedestrian as crayon rails in ages (modulo a recent evening of Dominion). But, this requires other people, and I feel like everyone else is already overscheduled.
  • For that matter, I'd like to be a little better at bridge. Playing regularly helps a little bit, but sometimes I feel like I'm missing some little detail in play that everybody else knows (more experienced people in our group talk about "leaving tricks on the table" and this usually isn't at all obvious to me).
  • I'd also kind of like to resurrect the model railroad project in some form. Maybe I don't need to finish the project in the basement per se but instead learn how to do things "correctly". Maybe what I'm after is a club, which would get me a larger layout, more expertise, and possibly people more motivated to build trees than I am. Maybe that's TMRC, except that student groups are for students (AFAICT TMRC is still run by the people who founded the AI Lab, though) and the TMRC evening seems to be Wednesdays (the night [livejournal.com profile] narya is home).
  • I should keep up the gym plot. It's good for me, even if the sequence of get home, sit around for a bit, work out, come home, shower, eat dinner tends to take up the entire evening.

Date: 2009-09-08 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] narya.livejournal.com
It's good for me, even if the sequence of get home, sit around for a bit, work out, come home, shower, eat dinner tends to take up the entire evening.

I think you could get a lot more mileage out of it (haha) if you could get yourself to skip the sitting around for a bit step. Maybe you could cart your gym stuff to work and go straight there?

Date: 2009-09-08 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nuclearpolymer.livejournal.com
I suppose you could go w/ the hybrid spontaneous, where you round up people ahead of time who want to do something fun at a certain time, but leave it up in the air which of 2-3 possible fun plans might occur. (Though that sounds pretty complicated...)

Date: 2009-09-09 01:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kvarko.livejournal.com
I am available for more board gaming :)

Date: 2009-09-09 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredrickegerman.livejournal.com
Yeah, more board gaming is good. Esp. Mon. nights, since Tues is RPG night and Wed is sword night, and [livejournal.com profile] desireearmfeldt has class Mon and Tue this term.

I reboxed Dominion to take up less space on Monday while sitting around ET. The color laser is cardstock-capable! BoardGameGeek is my friend.
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