Games · Reflection

For Love Of Crossword Puzzles (Or Anything Can Be A Competition If You Try Hard Enough)

One unintended benefit of my decision to subscribe to a real newspaper is that I now have easy access to a crossword puzzle. I LOVE crossword puzzles. I used to buy compilations of them at bookstores. My favorite anthology was probably an assortment of all the best Monday puzzles from the New York Times. For those of…… Continue reading For Love Of Crossword Puzzles (Or Anything Can Be A Competition If You Try Hard Enough)

Games · Social Hobbies

The Dos And Don’ts Of Playing Board Games (Or How To Know When You’ve Gone Off The Deep End)

The following is a list of Do’s and Don’ts for aspiring board game hobbyists. All items have been assessed through trial and error. Ignore at your own caution. Do play games with your partner. Now that we have a shared hobby, Adam and I actually spend our evenings in each other’s company, rather than watching…… Continue reading The Dos And Don’ts Of Playing Board Games (Or How To Know When You’ve Gone Off The Deep End)

Games · Social Hobbies

Harry Potter Could Ruin Your Relationship (Or How My Cat Figured Out Life Faster Than I Did)

So I’m giving board games a try. (Not that I haven’t played board games before. I just meant trying them as an actual hobby. Geez – don’t be so judgey!) I’ve always enjoyed board games, although I’ve always primarily stuck to the classics – Monopoly, Sorry, Scrabble, etc. A friend recently introduced me to Ticket…… Continue reading Harry Potter Could Ruin Your Relationship (Or How My Cat Figured Out Life Faster Than I Did)