Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tea House and Happiness

Friday, I found myself in Burlington, Vermont, playing at a wonderful tea house (Dobra). Very quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful tea. Low tables, with pillows to sit on. Good food.


We played. Time stood still. A very weird, annoying, surreal, interesting, and fun game. My soul was nourished just as much as my body from spending time on a slow game in a calming environment.

Never mind the snow storm on the way back. Never mind the crazy traffic. My day was good.

Now I just need to study the taisha again, darn!
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Large Avalanche

Well, finally got some one on KGS to play large avalanche against me.


Till he escaped at move 50. Oh well. At least I got to learn a new variant ^^
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Thursday, February 05, 2009

The Joys of Meditating

After talking to a random bee farmer, I decided that I should try to find the time to meditate before my daily game. It would do my game a lot of good, and I am sure it would do my mind a lot of good too. I was full of wonderful intentions.

Last night, I did meditate before my game. I decided to keep it short, just counted 50 breaths. I made it to 42 when my 4yo came down the stairs, crying that her siblings were mean to her. It didn't sound too serious, so I continued and she did NOT see me sitting on the floor. She ran off to complain to an older sibling instead ^^ One meditation crisis averted.


I had a nice game. I gave 3H to a guest, and was able to catch up territory wise. Felt good about the game till the three littles started fighting, during the endgame and I totally lost my focus. I mean, TOTALLY. As in losing 25 stones in an endgame stupid atari. Oh well, I am sure there is a lesson in there somewhere AND I was feeling good about the first 3/4 of the game. But it was very amusing for sure.

Too much life, not enough chocolate, but at least I am playing Every Single Day. Against all odds, but I am doing it.
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