My weekly check in of where I’m at.
Body and Mind
I had forgotten that whenever I start to get back into a routine of regular exercise, the fourth week is the one where I suddenly become hungry all the time. This week kicked up to five days of running, but they’re all still light days, so I haven’t had any excuses not to do them. I haven’t been as good about tending to my (as Judd refers to it ) “sleep hygiene” and by Wednesday I was getting a little bleary-eyed. Last night was better, though, and it confirmed that if I want to be at my best, I need to get eight hours of sleep a majority of the nights of the week.
Friends and Family
Between last Saturday’s tabletop game in Los Angeles and the Wednesday night debrief we hosted, I saw a ton of Dying Kingdoms’ folks this week. Now we’re up in Santa Clara for the West Coast Meeplefest, an annual gathering of sixty or so boardgamers we’ve been attending for about five years now. Most of the people here we see only once a year, and it’s good to be back.
Last weekend’s Dying Kingdoms game was a ton of fun, and I’m now very excited for the court game on Memorial Day Weekend. With the short work week, I ended up focusing on that more than my own projects, but I did get the fiction recording I’d been working on send of to the podcast editor. (I’ll let you know what it was when it airs.) Now I need to start digging in and preparing for the the Houses of the Blooded game I’m helping run at the convention at the end of the month. And next week my long-form improv team starts back up, now that Talia’s back from her honeymoon.
Things I’ve read:
* On Tackling Misconceptions
* The Limits of Control
* The Two Taxi Problem
* The Secret of Malcolm Gladwell’s Success
* Tips on How To Be More Creative by John Cleese
* 10 Charts About Sex
* Letter From a Birmingham Jail
* Why Women Still Can’t Have It All
* News Flash: No One Can Have It All
The soundtrack of the week: Not much.
This week was all about staying the course, rather than trying to make big breakthroughs. Kevin was in town this week, and having him practice TDD with Ryan and Carol seemed to have turned out well. We’re taking August off from the book club (because they’ll be out for most of it), so I think we’ll do Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory’s Agile Testing in September. Time to get reading.
Meeplefest today, tomorrow, and Sunday, with a trip to The Trappist on Saturday and meals with other Bay Area friends sprinkled in as well.
That’s my week and weekend. Yours?