Rediscovering childhood

My husband pulled a box out of the cupboard the other day, revealing a pile of CDs that I didn’t know we still had. He was planning to rip his old music onto an older computer. (Our laptops don’t have CD drives — part of why I had forgotten about the CDs in the first place!)

I started rummaging around in the box and discovered a relic of my childhood: Myst. To my delight, I also found Riven, Myst III, and Myst IV. If you don’t hear from me in a while, you’ll know where I’ve gone …

Two Dots

What is it about this game? I started playing Dots (the original game) about 2.5 years ago. I was in Santa Fe, a week after being hired, meeting all my new coworkers in person for the first time. Dots was all the rage.

It was fun, but after a while it became repetitive. I pulled it out every once in a while, when I was bored, but mostly I stopped playing it. And then: Two Dots. This game has levels and introduces new challenges, and I can’t help but play it. I might take breaks now and then, but there’s something so compelling that keeps bringing me back … I’m actually too ashamed to admit what level I’m on now. All I’ll say is that it’s great!