Due to the above, I was pretty anti-social today. When I get like this I can only react to what I'm given and usually give it back with change. Happy-good stuff will cheer me up just fine and last for a while, neutral situations will keep me indifferent to the world which probably makes me seem like a jerk to the casual observer, and negative stuff... well, I'd just rather not get into that. It's unpleasant. For the first few hours at work today it took a lot of effort to remain indifferent and the only thing I was able to find interest in was my Teach Yourself Go book which is now much easier to follow thanks to the first meet of Go Club yesterday.
In my living room on the floor near the couch are two boxes. One is long and narrow and the other is squat and heavy. They are the spoils of my first ever games of Go. I'd heard about it a long time ago and seen it here and there in books and movies, most recently A Beautiful Mind and I'd long thought it something like Othello or perhaps a more complex version of Connect Four (stop laughing,) but It's much more complex yet beautiful in its simplicity. There are only five basic rules, a 19x19 board and 180 stones each of black and white. Before my first game I'd read the basics so I had a good grasp of the rules and spent my first (and only) three games of the day with the fellow who had come there to teach. He was friendly and a great help. We had a good turnout so hopefully this can be a monthly get-together like we do for mah jongg.
As usual I had more to say throughout the day but lost it once I got here. Anyway, I'm looking forward to St. Patrick's day, if only for the green.
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