Before this table was moved to the middle of the living room, it served as a place to eat. It was pleasant. When the table became a hub for organizing cards, I started eating on the couch. I used that coffee table back there as my area to set dishes and drinks.
Soon I lost that spot to an aggressive invasion of cards. So now I eat by my computer, but I am suspicious of a large amount of cards amassing on the floor next to the computer desk as well.
From this aerial view you can see this looks like a staging area of some sort.
And here you can see that in fact many cards have begun to flank the desk. On the far right there are already two boxes positioned against the left leg. They may think they appear innocent and friendly, but I am now aware of how these bloodless victories begin.
I thought I'd make a New Year's resolution to negotiate peace and restore order, however I soon realized I am outnumbered and really have no leverage against the cards at this point. So, I vowed to get another table.
In a sense, this is my way of bringing about Living Room Peace. It's not World Peace, sure, but I'm just one man. We have to pick our battles in life.