I Know I'm Getting Old
This year's gift from Magenic was pretty sweet, but I didn't need it. The last three years they've had some really nice holiday gifts and I've kept them all, but this year I already had what they gave me, so I went to exchange it for some things Liz and I really needed, like a vacuum cleaner (a Dyson) to replace our crappy one and a color printer with scanner (HP) to replace our really old (10 years and going) B&W printer. You know you're getting old when you're excited about getting a vacuum cleaner.
I also discovered I'm getting old tonight when I could no longer stand the dumb shits on Halo 2. Earlier this evening I played PRG2 with some people, and I had a much better time than I did listening to people who having nothing better to do than to trash-talk. And then I realized, "hey, why put up with this crap? It doesn't matter if I win or lose, why listen to kids who have no balls and hide behind a controller?" So, I'm putting away Halo 2. Thanks, Bungie, great game, but the maturity factor in multiplayer is lower than low and my time is better spent doing other things. 
 It's no wonder that more people are playing with their headsets off in multiplayer. Who needs to hear that unintelligent commentary, especially when it's repeated over, and over...and over again?
* Posted at 12.19.2004 12:58:26 AM CST | Link *