Thursday, March 3, 2011

Late again

Well I had hopes of writing something before I took a little vacation but alas....didn't happen.  So while I'm fighting a battle with jet lag I thought I'd drop a few lines.  Hmmmm, what's new in my geek world....well I did nearly finish my Ork fleet for Uncharted Seas though I still have to snap some shots of them.  All the destroyer and cruisers are done, all I have to do is finish up the battleship and life will be good.

I saw that Fantasy Flight is coming out with another expansion for Arkham Horror.  That'll make 4 board expansions now.  I'm not sure if my group will try and put all the boards together.  We tried with the first two expansion and it was just killer.  Having to get people to the other boards just trying to stop all the bad things for popping off....uggh, plus I don't know if anyone has a table big enough to put the whole damn thing one..the original hardly has enough room on a 4x6 table.  Miskatonic Horror, can't wait to try it out though. It's supposed to have new injuries and extra cards for some of the expansions and new investigators.  It'll be a blast no matter what.

Now to Rome.  We used my friend's companion passes that works for United.  So basically we got to fly in the cushy international business class.  Not too shabby, especially when it's an overnight and you can turn your seat into a bed and have unlimited drinks.  We did have to wait a bit to check into our hotel so we decided to do some walking around.  Our first stop put us at the Pantheon, which I like but I wasn't overwhelmed by it.  The age of the thing is more awe inspiring than the building itself is, in my opinion.  I still think it's a thing that needs to be seen if you have not seen it yet. After that we took a little walk to this gelato place my friend Amanda sent me too.  Giolitti's.   I'm not such the aficionado that I can discern the difference between bad gelato and good, but I know this stuff has to be good, cause the couple of times I've tried gelato, it seemed that all I was eating was ice cream.  This stuff, not so.  I recommend this place if you do go to Rome.  After that it was close to the time where we could check in to our hotel so we walked by the Trevi Fountain on our way back.  Now this time impressed me.  The sculptures themselves and the integration into the building.  It was just amazing.  Can't say enough about it.

On the agenda today?  Probably the Coloseum and places surrounding.....