What I’m Contemplating

What I’m Playing

I had a great long weekend of gaming with Greg (and father-in-law David).

  • San Juan – Played in a bar while watching the Army / Fordham football game. Always up for this.
  • Jet Set – First time playing this game by a local designer. Good, light fun; close to Ticket to Ride in complexity.
  • Viticulture – Probably my favorite Euro game of the past 5 years. Taught this to David and he seemed to enjoy it.
  • Band of Brothers: Screaming Eagles – David and I played this a year ago so it is officially an annual tradition.
  • Custom Heroes – First play for me, wacky climbing card game where the cards morph throughout the game.
  • Innovation – Two plays over the weekend. I like playing just the basic set.
  • Isle of Trains – New game for me, didn’t like it much at the start but got better. You are building a train and completing delivery contracts.

What I’m Reading

What I’m Listening To

  • Astral Weeks – I’m not sure why I wanted to listen to this again, but it has recently become my “focus music” for doing work. Van Morrison is my James Joyce, and I can even claim to get through the entire album.
  • Mr. Misunderstood – I don’t know why I wanted to listen to this country album, but I did and liked it. And a double reference to Jeff Tweedy in the title track!

How I’m Optimizing