Mar. 16th, 2017

Cards

Mar. 16th, 2017 04:05 pm
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"I thought you were going to break in your new cards."

Yeah, I was ordering up the old cards and putting them away in their boxes. With Pop leaving for Kay's place, and with all that lawn work behind me, I thought today was going to be that special day to treat myself to using a new set of cards.

However, in the end, I couldn't give up on my decks while they still have a lot of life in them. I mean, I feel like they are only now properly broken in, curved and beaten perfectly to the fit of my hands.

Having said that, though, I am putting away the Bicycle Bridge cards. I was never fond of using both blue-backs and red-backs together for my Spider games, and so I am putting an end to that. I was prepared to open up a couple of the black-decks for that purpose, but now I feel stalled on even that modest plan. Spider requires such a big tableau, and I am thinking it might be better to stick to Bridge cards for that, though, if I do that, it will be those Italian cards. They do not shuffle as well as I would like, but they are still nice cards.

I'm still debating with myself on that issue. I would love to at least open up a couple of new decks, but if I use the standard-size decks for Spider, I will probably need to do something else with the other decks of cards that I like to keep on hand, like maybe use my tray to hold them. I'll see by the end of the day. I won't let this momentous question hang in the air forever.
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Ah, the moon calls, and now Ash goes out, after spending the whole day with me in the house.

"I've been calling, too, and not getting an answer. I thought you said you weren't quitting this."

I'm not. But I'm not forcing it either. I'm just going to go by need. I know it's here for me.

"Oh, but you know that's the method to quit. When you don't make a rigorous program of it - say, to talk things out about every couple of hours - you will soon leave it behind altogether. At least for a while. Until the blurty mood comes back, weeks or months later.

Perhaps. I don't know. I'll just follow the music. Maybe there are seasons to this mood. Maybe I am beginning a dormant winter. I don't know. We'll see.

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