Today (Monday) I received a package from On Military Matters. In it were four new hobby books (well, new to me).
There were two Osprey Men-at-Arms volumes for Colonial gaming:
- # 411 -- Warrior Peoples of East Africa 1840-1900 by Chris Peers
- # 453 -- Armies of the East India Company 1750-1850 by Stuart Reid
- The Annexation of Chiraz
- The Wargamers' Annual -- Volume 1
Well, yes . . . but I'm trying to finish preparations for my Gunfights in Grizzlyville game for our upcoming local convention . . . and the Olympics are taking place right across the Strait of Georgia (channel between Vancouver Island and mainland BC) from us.
So how do I allocate my time? I want to do it all, of course . . . but that isn't possible . . . at least not all at once.
Also my wife was a professional figure skater (seven years touring with Ice Capades), and we both very much enjoy watching all of the Olympic skating . . . and here in Canada we get to see every single moment of every competitor's routines . . . not just the leaders or highlights, but the whole competition.
So tonight we watched all twenty pairs' long programs. And we still have the Men, Ice Dancing and the Ladies coming up,
What am I to do?
I will enjoy all of it eventually, but I'm still a little kid at heart (I ignore the fact that I'm in my 60s) and I want to do it all right NOW . . . and I can't.
And, oh yeah, my copy of Black Powder is due to arrive here next week.