Saturday, October 1, 2005

The Chronicles of Travis' Vacation, days 6 and 7

(Thursday and Friday)

Having given up on visiting more picturesque locations for various reasons, I decided to take it easy and hang out at home. I got some sleep, played eight board games on Thursday, went out to lunch with Louise again, and went to Jillian's, a bar and pool hall in Seattle. That was just an hour or so ago. I showed up with three people, and the extremely tall man at the door checked our IDs, and then proclaimed, "well, you're all 21, and there are no... flagrant... violations of the dress code, so I guess you're good to go." He probably had good reason to show very mild concern; we were the worst-dressed people I saw there. I doubt too many people were sober enough to notice.

Yep, that's about it for these chronicles. Those of you who enjoy board games might check out Diamant, designed in part by Bruno Faidutti of Citadels fame. It's great fun. Sadly, it's import-only and not available in English, but the rules are very simple and the cards just have pictures and number on them. It's a press-your-luck diamond hunting adventure, and it's been a little while since I've heard so much groaning and screaming (both from agony and victory) in a game.

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