How times change. I, like every kid, loved Christmas. I mean that was as magical of day as it got for us. Waking up to find all the spoils you could desire, feasts with your family, and just an overall cheerful atmosphere. Times change and this is not a bad thing. My parents are now divorced, I'm poor, older, dealing with personal issues, and just haven't been the the right state of mind for quiet some time. I guess I'm missing the point though. This holiday season isn't supposed to be about whats going wrong with my life, what I want, or my hopes and expectations. No, this is a time would I should be grateful for what I have already. I have an education, a home, friends, a car, pets, family, music, and so much other fantastic aspects that in retrospect its hard for me to imagine why I should ever feel down. Things may not be perfect, but I'm thankful to have these things in my life in the first place.
Random Introspective Thought TimeSo, I've been thinking a lot about life. Particularly the love aspect. I've come to a random conclusion on one of my thought tangents. I wish I was gay. No, not in the fact that I want to date a guy. I'm in a happy relationship with my girlfriend. But I respect the love that goes on in a homosexual relationship. I mean, think about it. To go against tradition, norms, religion....to go against a hateful society and say "Fuck what you think, I know who I love and you can't stop me." That takes courage. I wish all relationships were put the this test as a means to test an individuals strength and commitment. Nowadays heterosexual relationships occur naturally and no one cares, but if someone dates someone of the same gender they face unwanted (and usually negative ) attention.
The Forum ProblemJust wanted to get some input from the community here. I personally feel that the constant creation of new topics dilutes from the social experience. Topics such as "What's in your wallet?" come off to me as blatant attention whoring for karma and comments. The forums are littered with these. I feel like it's an issue of quantity over quality. Yeah, we have hundreds of thousands of topics but none of them really have any meat to them. Is this an actual issue or am I just being cranky?
Just to updateYou know that feeling you got as a kid the night before Christmas? The feeling of anticipation, expectations, and suspense? I still get that every day the podcast comes out in hopes that Geoff will show up....
Last Wii game ever.Just finished Skyward Sword. Time to ship it off to my brother in Hawaii. I must say, it was a long...long...long yet fantastic experience. It's good to know I end my Wii gaming on a high note. Now time for some Mass Effect 2 new characters in prep for ME3. =)