Dice Hate Me

yuriko/ March 15, 2019/ Games, Hobby/ 0 comments

In a previous post, I spoke about how games have changed since your grandparents were your age.  I may be dating myself, here, but I remember growing up with Monopoly, Clue, and Battleship.  These are still popular games today, and yet, people don’t turn to them as the first choice of entertainment?  Why, I asked myself, would mainstream board games

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Create Awesome

yuriko/ March 13, 2019/ Nonprofit, Volunteer/ 0 comments

I borrowed the catchphrase from Roberto Blake. He’s a YouTube creator, whom I stumbled upon the other day while I was looking for some free graphic design tutorial sessions on YouTube. I was very impressed with his video because he had a certain presence that imbued confidence and knowledge. This led me to one of his podcasts, which I am

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Sticker Shock and the Indie Board Game

yuriko/ March 4, 2019/ Games, Hobby/ 2 comments

When you hear the phrase board game, what image springs to mind? Long before I had learned of indie games, I pictured Monopoly, Clue, Sorry!, and Risk… But also Checkers(where my brother always won – I suspected he cheated), Battleship, and Scrabble. And why wouldn’t you think about those games? They’ve been around for decades! They are considered classic board

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Facing My Own Mortality Like a Boss

yuriko/ February 28, 2019/ Health/ 0 comments

When you’re a little kid, even 30 years of age seems like a lifetime away. You experiment with anything and everything, unless your parents were very paranoid protective (like mine were). You jumped off the highest peaks and weren’t afraid of getting hurt. Your bumps and bruises were battle scars that you proudly displayed. But at that age, your body

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It’s Only A Game

yuriko/ February 20, 2019/ Games, Hobby/ 1 comments

I can be very competitive. It’s true. I think it’s part of being human. Some people can do it better than others. And when I say that, I mean good sportsmanship. But, I can totally understand a person if he or she isn’t a good sport. Nobody wants to lose. Nobody likes to lose.  Society – the whole world as

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Volunteering Isn’t Just About Helping Others

yuriko/ February 19, 2019/ CERT, Volunteer/ 0 comments

You can say that volunteering is considered altruistic. After all, most volunteers spend their own time to help others. And that, in itself, should be enough. But there are many benefits from volunteering. I read a post from Volunteer Scotland that listed many benefits from volunteering. One of the most immediate benefits is making a difference. By helping out at

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Hobbies R Us

yuriko/ February 19, 2019/ Cross-stitch, Fangirl, Game of Thrones, Hobby/ 0 comments

I have a lot of interests. You would think that I would have a billion boards on Pinterest, but I don’t. I have a small handful. And it’s not because I dont see a lot of things on Pinterest. I do. Unfortunately, all Pinterest does for me is create more ideas and upset me when I can’t do these things

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A New Beginning

yuriko/ February 19, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

This must be version 4.0… Or 5.0 now. I’ve lost track. I am not ashamed to admit that I have a very short attention span when it comes to holding a blog. Usually, my blogs are about me and my relatively boring life. And after a while, I would scrap my blog after a series of reflections, arriving at the

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