Filipiniana Restaurant Lunch buffet was pretty good. The mongo, the kalderata, and the Filipino menudo - nothing like Mexican, were good. In many ways like home-style Mexican food made from the lowest priced cuts of bony meat. Some interesting spices, a fair number of dishes with jalapenos, there was a marinated soy used in one dish. Deserts were brown sugared banana and an odd warm rice pudding with taro and papaya and sugar rice flour balls in it.
A Scanner Darkly was OK, funny and sad but too short. To me it seemed like a graphic novel adaptation of the novel. Pat didn't like the ending.
I still need to see Clerks 2.
Went to another game night at Paul and Amy's. I learned I should not play Risk 2210 with him. We two get into a struggle for control of Australia and the people who have been sitting on South America and Africa and piling up nuclear weapons win. Is almost a five hour game with four slow people. I ended up with 6 points - I think Paul with 13, the two others had around 50. I was doing much better on the Moon, except that it is too easy to invade and there are a lot of rocket strike cards that can be used against it. A fun game anyway as Paul and I were repeatedly victimized by wild attacks, one I pulled on Paul, and I retaliated with odd strategies based on cards. Asia was nearly wiped out early with a Mother of all Bombs. I went from Australia to the Balkans to bust Europe and when attacked played a space base, and three hidden reinforcement cards on it. Someone came over and asked how things were going after about three hours and I explained we were only on the third turn. @#$%#$! Good thing it ends in five.
What does Iceland GRC stand for?Some terrific SF books read recently I'll post about soon. I went to the library and so of course I don't return them on time. I find it better to just buy the books on sale at the library for 50 cents, cheaper too.
"Iceland GRC" is an abbreviation for Iceland Genetic Research Center.