Beginning where I may…
This is difficult, where does one begin? With birth? Even though I was there, I don’t remember it, probably a little too young. My memory starts shortly after that, but that’s for another time…
I’ll begin by saying this whole web logging (weB LOGging) is new to me. The idea that I write about myself is strange because I don’t think I’m important, I think I’m like everyone else. But I know that is wrong. Like everyone else, I am important. Without you, without me, what everyone does means little. It may mean something to them, but without other’s acknowledgment it means little if anything.
I truly believe that all the good and bad we do to each other is all that really matters.
And that’s where I’ll begin.
In the short time getting this website up I’ve had people help me. Not only people I’ve known, but strangers. Not that they are strange, far from it, just people who are like me that I’m just getting to know. I feel lucky or blessed or whatever words one might use for these feelings. It is a good feeling. I hope everyone has this feeling sometime in their life.
And when you do, the most important thing is to remember that feeling for two reasons. The first is that you may forget that you are important. You are here, you exist, that fact alone makes you important. The second is that you have an effect on others. Your words and actions carry weight to those around you whether you know them or not. Try to be good. It makes it better for everyone.
That wasn’t much of a pitch for my game Barca. But the reason you can play Barca online is because of my brother-in-law, John Alvarado. He’s a golden (good old) friend of mine and a fan of Barca. And if you are lucky enough, he is one of the best people you could ever befriend.
If you like playing Barca online then you might think of purchasing a real game of Barca. And there’s my sales pitch for now…
Archives of December, 2011
A letter arrives…
It’s not often that I’m surprised by anything, having the ability of seeing what is approaching long before it arrives, but today I was. A letter arrived from my good old friend, Giraffe who lives in California. I wasn’t surprised that he sent me a letter; I was surprised at what he had to tell me.
Giraffe wrote of the beautiful beaches, pleasant weather and delicious trees. He still insists that the California weather makes the apricot trees taste the best. While that may be so, I still prefer acacia trees no matter where they grow.
But then Giraffe had something new and exciting to tell. He met two friendly humans, Abdul and Wajia, at a really cool store called Game Master who were happy to show him this exciting new game. Giraffe wrote of a game where all the pieces stay on the board and where all the animals get to play until the game is over. And he wrote it’s so easy to learn that it took only a minute. This sounded familiar.
And it should, it was Barca – The Watering Hole Game my friends and I play all the time! Was I surprised! You can get Barca as a game! I thought you had to gather a group of mice, lions and elephants together in order to play. Believe me that’s not easy; the mice keep scaring the elephants and the lions are constantly being chased off by the running elephants. Barca the board game is much easier to play. It’s even a travel version so you can easily take it along and play with friends. The secret is out of the savanna, so everybody can enjoy Barca now!
I’m going to stick my neck out and say you’ll become a fan of Barca like my good old friend Giraffe and I. So if you’re in southern California, go check out Barca at the Game Master in The Shops at Mission Viejo and in the Laguna Hills Mall. Abdul and Wajia will be happy to assist.
Here’s to hoping my good old friend Giraffe sends me a Barca game for the holidays… (hint)
Posted in The Lowdown on December 5th, 2011
|Dude, this game rocks!
-Andrew Ferrell, Chatsworth Ca USA
|I love it because it’s a fun cross between chess and rock, paper, scissors. It’s a rare combination of easy to learn and challenging.
-Leslie Stranahan, Austin Tx USA
|This game is awesome! I think Barca is a backwards acronym for Andrew Caldwell’s Really Awesome Boardgame!
-Shawn the Skydiver, Perris Ca USA
|After I started playing Barca I became one with the universe, made more money, and everyone wants and wants to be me. Get Barca Now!
-Marketing, Everywhere World
Posted in Good Words on December 3rd, 2011
It was one of those perfect summer days on the savanna. The sun’s soft rays flickered through the tree while I grazed on the sweet leaves. A gentle breeze in air brought to my attention that other animals where near by. Pausing my snack, I raised my head even higher to look around. Upon viewing my surroundings, I came to see a watering hole in the distance with some activity. But the animals by the watering hole where behaving differently than I had ever seen before. Fascinated, I kept watching.
They where running around the watering holes jumping in and out. At first only the lions and elephants could be seen, and after giving it more attention, I also saw mice. How strange, what were the mice, lions and elephants doing? My curiosity got the better of me and I headed down to find out.
I strode up to one of the elephants, as I’ve always found them to be the most polite, and asked what was going on. She replied they where playing a game they made up. In one minute the elephant explained to me of this game where nobody stops playing until everyone stops playing. She told me that playing this is better because nobody has to sit out and watch the others play. It was so simple and yet engaging. As I asked the elephant the name of this new game, a mouse jumped into the air exclaiming “Barca!” as he cannonballed into the watering hole (it was really more of a golf ball than a cannonball).
That was my introduction to Barca and I’ve been a fan ever since. And I think you’ll be a fan too when you get to know how to play. So with my natural abilities of looking around I’m going to report where to get Barca, where to play Barca and any Barca related events. I’m calling my report the Lowdown.
Welcome to the Lowdown, where you’ll get the latest Barca news!
Posted in The Lowdown on December 2nd, 2011
Sing through me, Muse, the man of many fortunes, driven to wander…
Barca is a fun board game that people enjoy playing.
Andrew Caldwell is the person who created the game Barca.
People who like Barca or Andrew Caldwell may like the other.
That was dry, guess I’ll write more like I talk instead.
The purpose of this website? To sell the game Barca by informing people of all things Barca. It seems people are more likely to support a product when they know the person behind it, hence this web log. To tell of this journey, still in progress, of bringing Barca to market.
Didn’t know all that was in store for me, but then do any of us? So while this tale is still unfolding, you can get to know who I am and maybe you’ll say;
“This Drew guy is okay, I’m going to get Barca!”
“I know somebody who would like Barca as a gift!”
“You should check out this game Barca!”
While writing this web log, I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about Barca and of life. Though I would suggest the former as I have better knowledge of that. And if so inclined, you might learn some things about doing this yourself.
Barca probably won’t change your life, but I will tell you how it has changed mine.
Beginning where I may…