Brief entry, here we go.
Started doing full-body workouts with some guys from the Men’s Group. Shawn, who organizes it, is studying to be a personal trainer, and he uses all non-traditional equipment. You’d be surprised how hard a workout you can do with large tires, a sledgehammer, string, and a garden hose. It’s remarkable and incredibly tiring. And great. I’m transitioning to running about an hour twice a week, and then doing this workout twice a week as well. It’s so different. I’m used to the endurance. I’m used to having t push myself to not walk. But these workouts are all about a short bursts of intense working. Very different. But it’s fun to find new ways to push myself. Loving it.
Those Germans, they know their board-games. And I’ve said it before, but “Carcassonne” is maybe the greatest game of all time. BJ introduced it to me, and I got it for my family (it took over “Settlers of Catan” as the most-played game in our household, not an easy feat). They got it for me for my birthday, and now Tyler, Josh and I play regularly. We even got Tyler’s wife, Jen, to play, and though he was sure she would dislike it, “Carcassonne” had other things to say and won her soul. Yes, her soul. “Carcassonne” requires much of you… but it gives even more. And do you know what it is it gives? That’s right, it gives you “Carcassonne.”
I should explain (briefly). Tyler, Josh and I are all writers– writers who kindof dig on absurdist humor. And when you combine that with 2am board-game playing, things get ridiculous. And I’m okay with that. I’m telling you, everyone thinks I’m crazy when I tell them how good this game is. And everyone gets addicted. It’s just the way it is. Get yourself four people, get some Chinese food, and let “Carcassonne” take over your life, too.
This entry is ridiculous, but the game is way fun. Enjoy!