April 28th, 2008

Mano Poderosa

Vindicated

I checked in my email and the date I'd made reservations for the Gat Xino was indeed the 24th. She changed the date in the confirmation letter, and I did not notice it at the time - I'm not in the habit of cross-checking those things.

So I was totally humiliated on Thurdsay night when we arrived and found no room at the inn, but now I'm vindicated and will be asking for a refund of all charges made to my card, both the 68.37 deposit and the 215 euros for our "one night stay" that we never got to have.

These Gat Xino idiots got my vacation off to a start that I only was recovering from on the last day, and I look forward to having my Visa card slam them to the ground.

FYI, this week is the most under-scheduled one I've had in weeks - home tonight, home Wednesday, home Thursday (now mind I won't be sitting around there by myself being all ronery or anything), and I just decided after consultation with J to not go to his show's opening on Tuesday, which means I may be at home and in fact by myself, but whatever - maybe I can get my hair done. Then Friday is Dina Martina and Saturday I'm off to Florida for a week for a conference. Frankly, doing very little this week seems like a good plan.
Game

Need games recommendations

Hello, folks. I am looking to add to my games collections while I am in the US, and I am looking for recommendations for new games to buy. I tend to like resource aquisition games and not care for war/bidding/abstract strategy games. My favorites in the last few years have included Puerto Rico, Carcasonne, Citadels, Alhambra, and Ticket to Ride. I also enjoy silly games, like Zombie Fluxx, Chez Geek, and The Big Idea - games that get people talking but still have a little bit of strategy.

That said ... what games should I bring home with me? They should probably be no more than two years old or I've probably already seen and rejected them. The current list is:

Through the Desert
Darjeeling
Zombie Fluxx

Other ideas? (And nothing with figurines or anything collectible. I want to win based on strategy, not my purchasing power.)