Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The Chronicles of Travis' Vacation, day 3

Today was fun and unexpected. I ended up spending four or five hours with Louise (the coworker's wife mentioned in yesterday's plot synopsis), most of which was just talking. It's been a while since I've gotten to just sit down and have conversations with people that don't involve work, and now it's happened two days in a row.

While she was over at the apartment the Heroes card game arrived, the opening of which occupied my time from when she left and a late dinner. I assembled six balanced decks from my massive stacks of cards. I'm disappointed that out of 720 cards, I didn't get any druids or mages—no heroes that start with nature magic or order magic. Yes, I'm sure you're riveted. Anyway, it looks like it's going to be fun, but I can't tell just yet how much number-crunching is going to be involved. It doesn't look like it will be too bad. If I have time tomorrow, I'm going to play it out for a couple turns to make sure that I get the rules down before I teach it to people, hopefully on Thursday.

I'm going to go to bed a little early tonight because tomorrow has much for me to do. If everything goes as planned, I've got to get a haircut, get the Family Guy movie, schedule the rest of the week, plan my trip to the nature reserve tomorrow, and play a few hours of Warcraft with Marc. Hopefully watching the Family Guy movie comes in somewhere in there too.

Time is flying. I'm having fun, and it's relaxing, but time is ticking. I don't get to do this again for a while. I'm already trying to decide which possible vacation ideas I can "punt" to later weekends... which activities can wait. For example, I had planned on a cleaning day, but I think that's unnecessary; my apartment is already pretty clean with the exception of my shower and bathroom counter, which would use a good scrubbing. But that will only take a couple hours; I don't have any good reason to do that now and not one of the next couple weekends.


Anonymous said...

A couple of hours to clean the bathroom!!!! Now seriously.

Travis said...

Well, that's a conservative estimate. Scrubbing the shower is a time-consuming endeavor, and I have two bathrooms. In reality, it's probably 1-1.5 hours.