matt and i play a lot of card games. we brought the cards most places we went in mexico and played while we waited for food, or while we sat and people-watched.
matt’s been playing cards all his life and is an evil genius and wins a lot. i have no memory for the games, and usually have to be reminded of the rules.
i’ve noticed that playing a lot of cards has affected my brain. for instance, i thought ahead of time about all of the different sized mexican bills and when they would be used. if you buy an ice cream on the beach the seller is not going to be able to handle your 100 or 200 peso note. i noticed that i usually had it planned out carefully.