How To Make Friends & Influence People

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Turns out Miss Rosie Rollanmove wanted to play Monopoly. She’s the worst. Luckily, Gummy Drops, Lord sadButtons, C3PNO, Fun Bob, and Tabatha Deathstare were all up for a game of Eclipse. Hooray! As soon as Aileen gets back from the store we can break out Space Cadets: Dice Duel. I hope she gets those buns.

This week we’re on holiday! Only an hour from home, but the difference between Cork and West Cork (where we’re staying) is a world apart. Down by the coast, on the Wild Atlantic Way (Copyright Irish Tourist Board) we’re by the beach, and beside Clonakilty, a small town packed with great bars, food, and culture.

So far the weather has prevented us from experiencing a lot of this, but obviously we don’t mind falling back on board games. We got up late today, and after breakfast played X-Wing, walked on the beach, and as I type we’re snacking on local cheese and crackers while some dinner roasts in the oven. If I had a pet pig who could fetch my slippers, I would literally be living the dream right now. Still, life is pretty good.

As we are hiding out in the middle of nowhere, I don’t have much to report in the way of news, but before we left, I was concerned to see Seafall Legacy get a very lukewarm review from Shut Up & Sit Down. I didn’t get a chance to see if there were any other reviews, particularly if any matched this sentiment. Anyone played it or seen other reviews? Is it really not the cardboard messiah I have been expecting?

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Only way to be sure

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Some relationships are different.

Friendships grow stronger over years, and eventually most will find a level and stay there. Others will fade away, growing more distant and out of touch until they are consigned to slowly die on Facebook. And then there are those that are different. Relationships that have survived for so long, and through so much, that even if they fade, their half-life is such that they will never really extinguish. The kind of friendship that doesn’t require maintenance, or regular contact. One that can be picked up after an absence of years as easily as after a few days. I sometimes think these friendships are more easily formed when we are younger. Formed in adolescence, shaped by the unsteady hands of youth and unstable yet steely strong forces of college, there is very little that can weaken them thereafter.


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