Thursday, February 11, 2010

fun things I've been doing recently

1. I got a great new game called Ticket to Ride. Originally Jonathan and I were going to spend a day by going to the big KMart at Astor Place, buying a board game, and playing it all afternoon, but then Jonathan didn't feel well, so it became an online game-ordering competition. We each ordered a game secretly and the best one wins. (with one extra condition that if we happened to order the same game we would immediately elope.) I forget what we bet, which is a shame.

After doing some research in Amazon's customer reviews, I made an excellent selection:

It's a simple-but-complicated game where you build railroads across America. 2-5 players, lasts 30 min-an hour (perfect!) It's almost as fun as chess!! Jonathan ordered Mousetrap. HAHAHAHAHAHA.

2. Bikram (hot) Yoga
I'm really bad at it, but it makes me feel strange and heavenly and fit and I like sweating more than I realized.

3. I'm taking drawing lessons from Jonathan. Yesterday I drew a container of salt, a bowl, and an axe!

4. I'm going to Arizona for 5 days after Amateur Team East to visit my friend Jean and do a teacher training workshop for 9 Queens.


Anonymous said...

The place to order board games online is Funagain Games.

Gurdonark said...
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Gurdonark said...

Ticket to Ride looks fun. I agree with you--1/2 hour to 1 hour is just right.

I like to draw pictures with Logo.
I like to make the turtle do all that work, and it satisfies some high school urge to make string-art.
If you'd like to give it a try, you can download a free version of UCB Logo for whatever platform you use
this site.

Then, as when computers were new, it's just tell the turtle to go FD x units and then turn rt y units (with the repeat command to save time) and before you know it, you're doing great images and fun geometry.

True, it's not the same as drawing one's own bowl or axe, but it's a delight in its own way.

Anonymous said...

I like Ticket to Ride, bought it for my brother's kids and we can all play...

Unknown said...

9 Queens is very excited about your visit Elizabeth. Maybe we can do some yoga too?

Anonymous said...

#5 Jonathan

Braden Bournival said...

I started doing yoga too, it's da bomb.

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Elizabeth Vicary said...

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