Wednesday, January 2, 2013


I can't stand playing video games, but I rather enjoy watching people play them.  OK, actually there was a brief period around the turn of the century when I was addicted to Tetris to the point of seeing those wacky tiles falling every time I closed my eyes.  I've worked through that since then and it's no longer and issue.  Whew!  Anyway, all sorts of video games get played in my house.  The mild-ish sports ones, the build your own scenes/characters ones, and the horrifyingly delightfully violent ones as well.

When I was a teenager I'd go with friends to the video arcades.  I had little or no tolerance for playing the games offered up for stacks of quarters, but even then I rather enjoyed watching others play.  I totally remember the look of my boyfriend's hind quarters as he twitched uncontrollably, swayed back and forth, and had words with the machine as he played pinball.  Sigh...

Well, right this second I'm watching Dave and my little guy play some FIFA soccer game.  And, ya know what?  They're sitting versions of that boyfriend of mine.  Twitching, swaying back and forth, urging a ball/player (or whatever) to go a particular direction, and howling exasperation and celebration alike.

Yeah, I don't get it, but it sure is entertaining to watch.

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