Despite the route being the same in morning and evening, I always feel that the ride back takes much more time. I think that this is because Divya and I always engage in some very thought-provoking discussion on the way home, which causes me to slow down in order to better contemplate our conversations. I believe I have a better understanding of both the world around me and myself after these afternoon bike rides, which is something that I am very grateful for. But, alas, we arrive at University Tower and our conversation must wait to be continued the following day.
It generally takes me a half of an hour or so for me to get the energy to get up and go out and do something after I get home from work. I relax with an episode on Netflix before I head to the gym. The gym is a good opportunity for me to clear my head; either through lifting weights or playing squash I can exhaust myself enough so that I can concentrate on whatever I do for the rest of the night without being too jittery.
Once I, again, arrive at the Golden Toaster (University Towers), I sit down and think on the plethora of options before me that I can use to occupy my time before I go to bed. Tonight the group has settled on a game of Settlers of Catan. Now I could probably go on to write a whole blog about this game; this challenging, addicting, torturous game. But I’m going to stop myself short and just say that it is a lot of fun and an excellent way to build a healthy group dynamic. A large part of the game is resource management so the most skilled players are the ones who make the most out of the cards they’ve been given. Resource distribution will come up in conversations about Detroit as well so I think of the city whenever I am playing Catan. After we’ve finished, I begin to start winding down for the night. I will read for a half an hour or so before moving on to write about what I’ve done during the day.