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Alone Time

I have wonderful friends. I have a busy life. I am even connected to those who are far away via Facebook, cellphones and other technology.

But sometimes, you just gotta be alone…

(This video is by filmmaker Andrea Dorfman and poet/singer/songwriter Tanya Davis)
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The Game of Risk

A picture of our Risk board at the beginning of the game. I'm the gray pieces.

Right now, my friends and I are circled around a table, playing a board game called “Risk.” It’s been a long time since I’ve played this game. It’s a strategy board game. The board is a map of the world (with names like Yokutsk….it’s a little outdated) and you place your army on countries to claim them. You take over other countries in a battle of the dice.  The object is to take over the world… dun dun dun!

Currently my friend Ariel has the continent of Australia (a very good continent to have). I’m playing poorly by spreading out over Europe (currently not doing so well, but it’s early on in the game) and trying to take over the “Land Down Under,”  but oh well. It’s all fun anyway. There is six of us playing the game right now, and we’re being a little bit A.D.D–talking and texting and getting veryyy distracted while we play.

Oh, and this game can last as long as Monopoly. Not kidding. Especially since we can’t get through one person’s turn without discussing something unrelated to the game….

For some risk strategy, click here.

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Catching up with friends

Photo thanks to Dan John. My friends and I explored a local park/walk on Saturday.

It’s spring break, meaning I’m in my hometown for the week, and I am spending the week relaxing and hangin’ with some  friends that I have not seen in a while. This means it’s time for many movies showings, adventures in parks, and trips to Panera, local diners, and to Starbucks.

Last night I went to the good old  local ‘bux with my friend AS.  It was nice seeing her, especially since I haven’t seen her in ages! We talked about things like old high school friends and enemies (and where they are now) post-graduation plans, and what we’ve been up to in this past year(and for both of us–or last year) of college.

I went to the local diner with my friend MM this morning… got a delicious Belgian waffle with blueberries. Even though we also hang out with a large group of friends, MM and I have a tradition of going to the diner one morning every time we’re both home.  Do you have traditions with friends to make sure you keep in touch? What are your favorite places to frequent when meeting a friend?

A heart to heart over coffee always cleanses the soul a little. Photo "la mill" by Karen.

Oh and for video game geeks like me, here is a funny video make by CollegeHumor about two classic video game characters “catching up.” I can’t embed the original video in this post… soo see the video here. And no– I don’t gossip like Peach and Zelda do…but this video is a funny one to watch! :)

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