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Thoughts After A San Juan Layover

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I recently went to the Virgin Islands and had about two hours to kill at 6 AM at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 


So, of course, I chose to eat breakfast at the Margaritaville. Jimmy needs more of my money. I had French Toast and a Rum & Diet. Don't judge, I was on vacation. The seats at the bar could not have been more uncomfortable so I decided to meander to the gate after a slight detour.



They had a temporary exhibit up about JFK's involvement with Puerto Rico and pictures from his and Jackie's visit to the island back in the early 1960s. There were some great pictures and trivia tidbits in the exhibit and it was well worth the brief time it took to scope it out. 


I then took off towards the gate, I came across a second JB property. Surprisingly, I did not stop in. I think the Landshark sign scared me.


As I headed down the long, lonely hallway to where Seaborne flew, I came across yet another JB bar although it was closed. This airport i…

Board Game Tuesday

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Remember before video games there were these games that you could play anywhere, even outside and without electricity? Yeah, practically prehistoric, I know. 
I have many fond memories of long battles trying to conquer the world in Risk, becoming the Monopoly tycoon, coming out of Life with the most dough (because that determines success in actual life, no?), trying to capture the flag in Stratego and, of course, gleefully sinking Battleships.
Those were the days, indeed. Kids these days don't know what they're missing. And, they should stay off of my lawn.
A few of my colleagues still play board games with their friends and families and one of them suggested a weekly session of play at work. We call it Board Game Tuesday and everyone brings their lunch to eat while we take over a conference room and try to become the ultimate winner.
It was decided to play each game for a month so that the newbies could pick up some tricks of the trade and advance their skills. That was a go…