After a Wednesday of heavy-duty eating, I took the Thursday to relax and recuperate. Well, part of Thursday anyway because, by last night, I was back at it again in a different venue but following a very similar agenda: eat, drink, repeat. We celebrated Christmas at my sister-in-law’s along with the rest of the Tam clan (special mention should be made of my brother-in-law Lippman who is a devoted reader of this blog). We were about twenty in all and feasted on everything from the usual (ribs and lasagna) to the unusual (cow’s tongue and lotus root). As Fondy sat down to talk jewelry with the ladies, I grabbed a seat in the living room and killed time playing brick breaker on my blackberry (I truly, truly hate this game) and watching my two eight year old nephews play a James Bond video game. The adorable little rascals shouted “Kill ’em!” and “Shoot him in the face!” as they teamed up to take down the enemy.
“Hey, where are you guys?”I asked, watching their armed onscreen counterparts negotiate a dangerous warehouse setting.
“The bad guy’s hideout,”replied little Anthony.
“Well then you guys are trespassing,”I felt the need to point out. “They have every right to shoot at you.”
They ignored me and kept on playing, running afoul of the nefarious Jaws.
“You know, maybe deep down, Jaws isn’t such a bad guy,”I piped up. “Maybe he was bullied as a child and just needs someone to love him.”
I was roundly ignored. They dispatched of Jaws and moved on.
“Violence begets violence,”I said. “Instead of shooting those ninjas, can’t you just befriend them?”
“No!”snapped Anthony, finally growing tired of my running commentary.
“Really?”I persisted. Then, leaning over for a closer look at his controller: “Are you sure there’s no hug function on that thing?”
He jerked his controller out of reach, turned his back on me and sighed in frustration.
Good times. Good times.
I ended up heading home early to spend some time with mom, start on this blog entry, do a little more work on my short story (I’ve finished mapping out the final four scenes), and continue reading Jeffrey Ford’s The Physiognomy (an incredibly creative and captivating read).
For anyone interested, Brad has informed me that they have cast two more roles for Stargate: Universe. More news as it becomes available.
Today’s entry is dedicated to birthday boy and blog reguar PG-15. Happy Birthday!