hide

Read Next

Real Escape, and What I Learned From It

Real Escape is a Japanese phenomenon, which is generally enough to get me in the door. Through my Japanese teacher I met one of the creators a few months back, and he described a real life puzzle game that sounded like a ton of fun. I was invited to go to their Doctor Mad event a couple weeks ago.

Going in, I had no idea to expect. I knew that there would be some sort of brain teaser and logic puzzle element to it, but that was all I knew. I want to give away as little as possible, so that you'll get the most out of it if you go, but it's essentially a real life computer game. There are no fancy graphics-- you're basically in a minimally decorated room with some stuff stuck to the walls, but the skills needed and the procedures of the game reminded me of and old-school adventure game like Monkey Island.

Suffice to say, I had a ton of fun. I've always wished that there were more non-drinking based social nighttime activities, and Real Escape definitely fits the bill. It's very entertaining, if you go solo you'll be put into a group that you'll get to know a little bit, and it's good for your brain.

It's also hard. Very hard. I sort of think that I'm a genius of logic puzzles and the like, but my team failed (unless you count me cracking the lock that the answer was in before the game started). In fact, only one of the ten or so teams actually completed the puzzle. And while I'd like to blame my team for our failure, the most interesting part of the experience was being faced with my own deficiencies.

Fitness

On Imported Blog

Recently I've somehow developed into this fitness junkie. Well not junkie-junkie, but it's a pretty major part of my life! It all started when one day I decided to run. I have run every week since and now run around 5 times a week for a total of around 25 - 30 miles per week. It's definitely not the farthest I can run, but it's hard because I'm doing my Mon - Thurs runs before 6 AM because of work.

In addition to running, I have decided to work out and swim for a more balanced exercise schedule. Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursdays are my workout days. My workouts on these days are not from professional advice, so I should probably change that. I started swimming a few weeks ago and do it twice a week, Mondays and Wednesdays. I am still a TERRIBLE swimmer, but definitely improving which is a plus!

Rendering New Theme...