Alicia and Brice. Day 24.

“Our competitive sides took over.”

 

Alicia


1. Tell us about today, please!

Today, Brice and I went to a restaurant called "Good Move" in Provo where you can eat and play games. Our first date we talked about how we both enjoy the game Splendor and have brought up playing it numerous times, so we finally did! We played Splendor three times and I lost each time. 

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Then we played Bananagrams, which takes a lot longer with two people and those boards get big! Pro tip: leave enough table room. That was our date!

 

2. What has your family said about you doing TDB lately?

I have only talked to my sister about it recently. She is good about validating me and also helped me pinpoint what I wanted from the rest of the experience.

 

3. Scale from 1-10 how comfortable do you feel with your bae?

I feel like a 6 in comfort around Brice. I feel comfortable, but not comfortable enough to be very vulnerable.

 

4. If you could go back and redo today w your bae (Like in About Time) what would you change?

Uhm...I would have liked to change actually winning a game to see how he does with losing? I dunno. I think we are both just going through the actions of dating each other, as sad as I am to admit that.

 

Brice


1. Tell us about today, please!

Alicia and I went to Good Move Cafe in Provo. It's a place where you can play all sorts of board games and get some food. We got a bunch of games that we wanted to try, but we just ended up playing Splendor and Bananagrams. Splendor is so much fun! We played like 4 games, I think. It turns out that Alicia is low-key competitive. She didn't like that I kept winning Splendor which is why we played so many times. Ha!

2. What has your family said about you doing TDB lately?

Quote from my mom: "Just something to think about, I know this is an experiment and it's supposed to last for 30 days, but there are a lot of weirdos out there who may seem normal on the surface. You don't need a stalker or worse situation on your hands."

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I don't think she really approves of this and is concerned for my safety. I assured her everything is alright and that this is a really valuable learning opportunity for me.

3. Scale from 1-10 how comfortable do you feel with your bae?

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4. If you could go back and redo today w your bae (Like in About Time) what would you change?

We both got really into the games we were playing which didn't allow much time for talking. I'm sure there were things on Alicia's mind that she wanted to talk about, but our competitive sides took over. Splendor was not the time for idle conversation. Something a little more chill probably could have allowed for better conversation. I usually move on from things pretty quickly so I don't think of bringing up past things (like maybe our last relationship coaching session), but things seem different with Alicia since then. I don't know... We'll see how relationship coaching goes tomorrow.

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