Yesterday I basically hopped on the making breakfast bandwagon (shadowdaddy being too clubbed out to do crepes), then went immediately into dinner making - two pans of Pasta Nciata (or however you spell that), a sort of layered, mostly-cheese-free lasagne-like Sicilian dish, one regular (with meat sauce), one vegan. rik, jillzilla (a new flist member!), and lovingboth all made it over within a few minutes of each other, shortly after 1 PM, which left us with a core group of six and, well, a bit of a limited game selection for a six player group (due to some extent to the six person games that were voted unplayable by different group members). We had been expecting four other people (thus the second pan of pasta), but as it turned out, it was just us all day long - no surprise given the craptastic weather yesterday (cold with wind blowing the rain sideways? What kind of summer preview was THAT?).
Games played were Alhambra; a game like Streetcar but with an Oriental look to it (Tsuro? played twice); Citadels (played in the living room so we could better enjoy the natural lighting); and, er, something with marbles and a square board with four movable sections that wechler and rik played after they were both really quickly knocked out of the second round of the second game (I need names here!). At this point we split into two groups, and wechsler, lovingboth and I played Primordial Soup while the other folks played (I think) Zendo. This pretty much got us up to 9 PM and the end of the party, and boy, was I worn out! It was a good night, though, even though we never got around to playing Darjeeling or Samurai (soon, I hope!), but I am really worn out.