I hate video games. All video games. Well, except for Pac-Man, Asteroids, Pong and Tetris. But I haven't played any of those in more than thirty years, so they kinda don't count.
The ones I dislike are the kinds that swallow time. The interactive, first-person-shooter, go on an adventure like Indiana Jones through an ancient tomb, become a soldier without actually going to war, drive rice burners through the streets of L.A. types. They're all-consuming and when one is playing them, the walls could crumble down around them and they'd just step over the rubble and continue into the next room looking for the zombies or soldiers or whatever the hell they're shooting at.
Yesterday Ed's phone rang but he was busy and didn't answer it. Then my phone rang - same number - so I answered it. It was our accountant.
She said she had just tried to call Ed but it went to voicemail. I said, "Oh, I know. He's right here but he was in the middle of something important and couldn't reach the phone in time. Let me put him on the line." He was sitting literally two feet from me.
The important thing he was in the middle of?
Playing a fucking video game.
That's right, people. I covered for my 15-year-old-in-a-39-year-old-body boyfriend.
I know, I rock.
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2013: Stadium Seating
2012: Where Ed Was Found Roaming The Aisles
2011: If You Happen To Have A Few Hundred Million Lying Around, Have I Got A Deal For You
2010: Another Day At The Port
2009: Buggin’ Out
2008: Hangin’ Out With Ray Stoker Jr.
2007: Sunset On The Move
2006: Happy Easter
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!