Luck Was With Me

Yesterday we had our department holiday party, at the trendy bowling alley Strike. I’m not much of a bowler, but it’s fun to do once in a while. We all had a good time, and a few folks definitely seemed to get better as the afternoon went on.

I still haven’t figured out how to get the ball to roll smoothly down the lane – it sort of skids and slips instead – but I did manage to improve my aim significantly, to the point that at the end of the second game I bowled three strikes in a row, and managed to get a photo of my accomplishment:

Three Strikes and I'm Doing Okay

Yep, Josh still won. Josh has some actual bowling experience in his past, so I was delighted just to be even in the same ballpark as his score.

Tonight I went over to the last Wednesday gaming night of the year at Subrata‘s, where we played Ticket to Ride Märklín and I was fortunate to draw a few coordinated routes and piled up a huge number of bonus points on a fairly short train network and was able to win that game even though I was concerned up to the end that it was going to be extremely close, mainly because my network was so short. But I guess I haven’t played enough of that variant to have a good feel for what position everyone is in late in the game.

I can’t really ask for much better fortune in my game-playing than that. I’m even feeling like I’ve been drafting better at Magic lately – I think the Lorwyn expansion suits the way I think much better than the Time Spiral block did.

Now if only I can figure out how to get better at no limit poker that I’ve been playing with my friends, then I’ll be happy with my gaming across the board…

One thought on “Luck Was With Me”

  1. It looks like you would have bowled to a win had Josh not picked up that split in the 4th frame.

    Ticket to Ride Märklín looks interesting. I’ll have to check it out in my copious free time.

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