Friday, May 08, 2020

Cavalock and The Guilt-Free Lockdown Spluge

A little treat for myself last week! Ordered my favourite gnocchi from Cicheti, that's like a five minute drive away so it arrived nice and hot. Been awhile since we dined there. Did it really take a pandemic to rekindle a food craving? Hah! Missed them forest mushrooms and truffle ricotta, all so deliciously creamy. This is the kinda meals that make a Lockdown bearable although the Baker-at-Home and I are doing alright. We have been splurging a bit on delivery meals these days. You thought you could save some money during a Lockdown but you can't.

So me and the guys, all six of us, we were supposed to head to Indianapolis in the US at the end of July for the gaming convention Gen Con 2020 but for obvious reasons, we had to cancel it. As of today, 8th May, it's still happening. Unfortunately, everything was already paid in advance so right now, we are trying to get back every cent we can. I mean, between the random assaults on Asians in the US and the virus running rampant in the country, it's just crazy to be anywhere near there now or anytime soon. And I haven't even mentioned the possible quarantine periods we have to look forward to there as well as coming back home. Our 4-day convention could very likely become a month-long (mis)adventure!

Out of the six of us going, two of us have been there twice already, the rest haven't, it would had been their first time there. Damn, I had an absolutely wonderful time there, back in 2014 and 2016. But seriously, at the convention we were all packed like sardines, all 70,000 of us. This is the kinda convention where thousands of players sit across each other to play games, pass cards, roll dice, move miniatures, you get the idea. It is definitely not the kinda place you can practise safe-distancing. Oh well, it's really out of our hands.

We are all doing whatever we can cope with the present situation. And with almost another month of Lockdown to go, I got myself a big box of Games Workshop miniatures to build and paint! These are to supplement my existing Gloomspite Gitz army. Costed me just over $200 even though it was on sale. Wish me luck!

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