Playing too much, sleeping too little
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So much for not working the rest of the week last week. I got put on storyboard revisions. I really don’t mind because I really want to do storyboards. It’s really fun for me. When I “board” I feel like I’m contributing to the creative process of the show, more so then when I’m doing layout. As a storyboard artist I get to come up with the first pass of what the show will actually look like by fleshing out the script into visual form. I take the first shot at making the gags work and I also get the first pass at coming up with new characters, props, and backgrounds. It’s really creative. Something that is sometimes lacking when I do layout. I’m having a lot of fun this week, Yay! Even though, doing storyboard revisions is just fixing shots that have been slightly changed. It’s still fun.
Got to play board games this week again, woo HOO! My sister-in-law Deborah made us a yummy dinner at her apartment, while the Munchkin ran around and crawled all over me, not letting me eat. We talked for a while and had a good time, then we broke out a board game and started playing it. The game we played was The Settlers of Catan, which my brother had been wanting to play for a long time. It’s a really fun game and if you want an introduction to the new style of “designer” (designer’s name is on the box) board games, this is the game to get. I can’t recommend this game enough. It’s very a interactive game about building settlements and trading resources with the people around the table. Not only that, but it has a modular board which means that the board layout is different every time you play. The game plays in about an hour, maybe more, depending on how long people take to do their turn. Our game lasted about an hour and a half (I think maybe even two) because my brother kept taking so long to decide what to do in his turn. We had a really good time.
I also found out about a “Print and Play” civilizations game. I went to the site and downloaded the rules and the pdf of the cards you need to use to play. I then printed the rules and for the cards I printed them in card stock. Later, I cut the cards out with a paper cutter. I tried it out the next day. I drew a continent, broke it up into eight regions, put mountains in some and forests in others and began to play. It turned out to be a really fun game. It’s amazing. All you need is paper, pencil, rules and the cards, yet, the games is really fun and really deep. I recommend it. Best part of all, IT’S FREE! WOO HOO! If you like “Civ” games and you want to have a portable one, this one is a good one to have.
Since we played the board game this weekend on a Sunday night, we got home around ten thirty. Usually we go to sleep around then because we wake up really early. It wouldn’t have been that big a deal except that my wife still had some work to do for her job the next day. I felt bad that she still needed to work so I stayed up with her in order to keep her company. I didn’t want to be asleep while she stayed awake. We both would have to wake up at four the next morning and I thought it would be unfair. She managed to finish her work at twelve thirty and we went to sleep then.
Four hours of sleep is just not enough. The next day was a nightmare. We were sooo tired all day. I’ve got to remember to make sure my wife has everything done before we do anything from now on. We felt terrible all of Monday. Driving was horrible and work was almost impossible. I’m very surprised I got as much done as I did. In any case, we got home that night and the only thing we wanted to do was go to sleep. We managed to crawl into be at nine o’clock even though I really meant to get into be at eight that night. Sweet, sweet sleep.
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