I'll be the first to admit it: I'm not quite sure what this blog has in store for me just yet. I'm sure it'll find a voice, but for now, I'm not going to think too hard about it. Maybe it's the post-chinese food coma, but I'll delight in it just being whatever it is now and whatever it becomes.
Kind of like a kid, I guess.
I hope I like it.
Jimmy took this picture of me this morning (I was only one cup of coffee in, hence the droopy eyes). "Is this gaudy?" I had asked, because I am not a graphic designer. He gave it his approval, so on we went.
We went to Gallego's, one of our favorite mexican food restaurants in Berkeley. After filling up on burritos, enchiladas, and chile rellenos, and after I got a few of these looks:
... (due to my having to bring my fancy new DSLR to a taqueria, no doubt) we headed back home to play Dominion for the first time.
Dominion is a card game that Jordan's brother sent him for Christmas. It's a strategy game where you essentially want to buy as much "property" (in this case, specifically - estates, duchies and provinces) which equate to victory points depending on their value.
Whoever has the most victory points at the end of the game wins. It's a little bit of luck (random card drawing, etc.) but it really comes down to understanding your goal, and using the cards in your hand to your advantage as much as possible.
It's not particularly a hard game to play, but I have a slightly more difficult time catching onto new board games than those I'm playing with. It took Jordan and Jimmy a couple complete turns to get the hang of it, but by the time I grasped it and was finally at the point where I could develop my approach, it was too late. Lost too many valuable turns!
The game ended with Jordan and Jimmy in the 50 and 60 victory point range, and I think I managed about 22. I'll have much better luck next time, now that I know what I'm doing!
No hard feelings. ;)