I’m going to just go ahead and throw it out there. I am going to do things I have never done before. Here are my goals for 2022:
Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – I am to the 4th dungeon, as I have been for months. I will finish it come hell or high water.
At least one of: CronoTrigger or Earthbound – I have been putting this off for bloody ever.
Psychonauts 2 – there’s really no reason not to. It isn’t THAT long of a game, but it’s an issue of sitting down to do it.
Bioshock- I have bought this game (well, set of games) 3 times now. Once on the Xbox 360, but then I got the Xbox One and installed it. Then I got the collection set digitally when I got my Series X (launch day) and I bought it on Switch when it was on a big sale at GameStop. I will play through at least 1 and 2 this year. Infinite if I have time and energy.
Finish Fallout 4 maybe. I realized after watching a Triple Jump video on YouTube (games for people with too much time on their hands) the game came out in 2015. I borrowed my brother’s PS4 and played some ungodly number of hours before I got my Xbox One. I think I have like 50 hours into the game but last time I played I could not remember what I was doing/ where I was going for the life of me.
Ren & Stimpy: Space Madness. I bought this game boy game in 1996? I will get past the 2nd level this year.
I will leave this open for future additions. Starting small.
We got around 8” total of snow since Sunday in the wee hours. Just missed a white Christmas by a few hours. It’s still cold and icy. Everyone be safe out there. The weather is insane these days.
Ok. So I complained about it a lot. There’s some good Christmas stuff too.
Die Hard- even before it was trendy. I remember watching it with my dad. It’s festive, it’s fun, it’s a classic.
Love Actually- yes, it’s considered to be pop fluff but nearly everything in the movie is perfect.
Simpsons Christmas Special- much like Charlie Brown the underdog comes through.
Scrooged- the best telling of A Christmas Carol.
Muppets Christmas Carol- almost as good as Scrooged.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas- the original.
Best music :
12 days of Christmas- tie between the muppets/ John Denver and Straight No Chaser.
Dominic the Donkey- Lou Monte.
Pentatonix Christmas albums.
so there. I’m a huge grinch, but I said something nice about it.
I am grinchy. I make no bones about that, and I even “celebrated” December 1st by changing my MS Teams picture to the Grinch. It was hard to find a picture in which he wasn’t looking happy. I don’t need to remind myself about how terrible the 2018 version of The Grinch was either, but that comes to mind.
So here’s the worst Christmas songs:
Paul McCartney: Wonderful Christmastime. This used to be my least favorite song. Not just Christmas, but everything. The worst Beatle. The worst of his terrible writing.
NewSong: Christmas Shoes. I know everyone hates on Christmas Shoes and there’s a good reason for that. It’s garbage. Pure and simple emotional manipulation.
Traditional: Twelve Days of Christmas (with exceptions for versions featuring Straight No Chaser and The Muppets.) We get it. You have a bird fetish. Gross. Who is going to clean up after this?
I was going to put Mariah Carey’s version of All I Want for Christmas on here, but I have to admit she has some undeniable talent as a performer even if she cannot hit high notes anymore. We all say you lipsync on New Years Eve a few years ago Mariah.
The WORST OF THE BUNCH: Taylor Swift: Christmas Tree Farm. This would be ok if it were written and performed by a 7 year old. I hate Kanye West but I can cut him some slack for interrupting this song full of “these lyrics are dumb, but they need to rhyme” schlock. I would rather listen to any other song because at least they put in the effort. I put in more effort to write papers when I had screwed around playing games or whatever and started writing it the night before. GAH. Just no. I would rather watch the 2018 The Grinch than hear this again. There is just no excuse for this.
I guarantee I will have heard all of these in the next 4 hours.
♪I get up! And nothin’ ever gets me down…♪
Stupid computer. Alexa! Play CLASSIC ROCK…
♪She’s a good girl. Loves her mama…♪
UGH. ALEXA! PLAY C-L-A-S-S-I-C R-O-C-K…
♪She’s got a smile that seems to me…♪
How does this thing not understand what classic rock is? ♪Where do we go now?♪ It keeps playing contemporary hit…. ♪Where do we go?♪ oh no…. you don’t think…
No, it MUST be Alexa. I can’t possibly be that old.
I wish I had the level of energy that my kids have & take for granted every day. Whether it is running laps instead of learning at Cub Scouts or throwing down like a world star video upon winning at candy land.
Just a moment ago, it became obvious to me that the children are being affected by the political bickering that they are exposed to on the news daily. For the last week, my 5 year old has been complaining that the only thing on TV is the “President Numbers Show” and that there was no possible way that Spongebob would be on since the President Numbers were on EVERY CHANNEL (he’s dramatic).
I knew they were affected slightly because the little one asks questions like, “Why is Donald Trump’s face orange but the rest of him isn’t?” Good question child, good question. Anyway… this morning I was sitting at my desk “working” and he was in the office because he does his distance-learning kindergarten in here… He asked a very important, informed question…
“Dad, do you know how a dog could be the president?” I paused, thought about the order of succession and wondered if it would require a King Ralph level situation. “Well dude, I don’t really think that a…” and then he told me, “Only if it’s in Animal world where everyone is an Animal.” So relieved that he gets that concept.
My 8 year old, sitting at the table, screwing around instead of doing his (distance-learning) Language Arts to the chagrin of his mother and likely his teacher: “Can I have some Kool-Aid?”
Me: “No. Kool-Aid is for closers.”
Him: Stares at me blankly.
Me: “It’s from a movie (and a play, but he has no concept of theater) called Glengarry Glenn Ross. “
Him: “Is that the same movie, ‘Stop looking at me sawaaaaan.’ is from?”
Me: “No. Not at all.”
Looks like the mask is on the other foot.
Wear a mask and keep distance, you epic bunch of tools.