First up is the fact that yesterday was seven years since I first signed up at LiveJournal. That's a long time to have a record of anything, although I do have financial records going back further. I've also got five years worth of board-game plays recorded at BGG. I'm sure I've commented before about the vast change in how prolific I am now compared to the first few months but I still wonder how I had the motivation back then to post nearly every day. Posting twice within a month has been uncommon for the past couple of years if not longer.
This month is not quite half over and I've been out of my flat on all but two of the evenings so far, a ratio that is unprecedented for me, especially with SAGA not running at the moment. Tuesday night I went to see Tron: Legacy and the most recent weekend I was at Wainui with a little over 50 of my Church family. Most of those nights have been various Board Gaming sessions, at five different locations (including Wainui). While I may be out again tonight I expect that the rest of the month will be a couple of nights a week, maybe three. Although there are reports indicating I'll be thiefed one night next week.
When I was at the cinema I was stopped by a couple, neither of whom I recognised. When he spoke, asking if I recognised who he was, I remembered them from my time at polytech. The disconnect kept me from talking much, not that I normally talk much anyway. It was good to see them both though, there weren't many others I felt closer to during the time I was there, largely because I spent a lot of time with them thanks to my living situation that first year. The movie itself was good, a lot like the original which is what it should have been in my opinion.
I discovered something odd during my time at the camp in Wainui. For some reason I shoot arrows better left handed than right. After about 5 rounds trying right handed (which is how I should best manage) and managing only once to get close to the bulls-eye, I tried my last three shots with the left-handed bow and two of the three were in the bulls-eye with the other in the next ring out. That was the only time I did any damage to my arm as well, so poorer posture may have been helpful.
I also got the opportunity to play a few games of Carcassonne after one of the youth remembered playing it at Teapot Valley a year earlier and the two of us attracted a small crowd asking about it. There was also a short discussion about Agricola after the couple that knew me way back when got introduced to it by relatives of theirs recently. I don't think I would have wanted to make the step up they did, from Catan to Agricola, but they both seem to enjoy it so it worked for them.