P1040574Yesterday I learned I’m pretty bad at life drawing. But it’s okay, because I’ve found my calling: Arcade games.

Tonight Ryan and I hid from the rain in the Chinatown Fair, which is crammed full with games from air hockey to skee ball, street fighter to punching bags.P1040585 P1040588 P1040612

When I watched Before Midnight a couple of weeks ago, the characters said that you should always let a man win if you want him to carry on liking you. Well, that theory went right out the window. Sorry Ryan.

I became horrifyingly competitive – although it was mostly against my own scores to be fair. He did beat me at the mini basketball though!P1040601 P1040600 P1040593

Loser

Loser

The best was Guitar Hero. But I felt really, really strange about the shooting games and refused to spend anymore swipes on them.P1040605

Shocked that I got on the leader board

Shocked that I got on the leader board

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After a couple of hours (which cost us $15), we claimed our prizes. For every game, you win tokens that you can spend on a variety of plastic crap or big, gaudy stuffed animals – if you get enough points. We didn’t, and instead splashed out on vampire teeth, a Hello Kitty eraser,Ā a whistle and some very fetching temporary tattoos. You know, useful stuff.

Ryan might not be happy about it, but at least my ego is restored after Wednesday night.P1040616

Ryan tries to figure out how this one works

Ryan tries to figure out how this one works