Yet Another Collection of Thoughts.
I’ve got a few things on my mind as I sit down to write today’s blog, but none of them are lengthy enough to make for a full entry. So I’m going to do what I normally do in situations like this and make a blog entry of those smaller thoughts. I want to get them off my chest, so I may as well do it all at once in a “collection of thoughts” blog entry. I hope you enjoy.
– U.S. politics has me angrier than I’ve ever been. I hate him so much (you know who I’m talking about) that I can’t see straight. Every attempt at making a political post or eloquent statement results in me just bashing my head against the keyboard and yelling. I am so very tired of this.
– I found a new way to love No Man’s Sky. I’ve sung the praises of this game for years. It’s not for everyone, but it speaks to me. I love discovering new worlds, uncovering lost secrets, and taking pictures of my travels that hopefully tell stories in and of themselves. But yesterday my four-year-old son was watching me play and got really, really excited when he saw spaceships docking at a trading post. He wanted me to go up to each one and examine them, so I turned it into a “side quest.” I must have spent over an hour buying and trading ships until we found ones we liked to add to my collection. If there’s a prouder nerd dad moment than bonding with your son over sci-fi spaceships, I don’t know what it is.
– In my opinion, World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth expansion is a very unpleasant experience if you’re a dedicated Horde player, like me. All of the quests make me feel like a cartoon villain. What originally drew me to WoW, to the Horde, was the chance to play the “fantasy monsters” (orcs, trolls, undead, etc.) without actually being a monster. Battle for Azeroth is making me feel like I’m among monsters in the Horde, and it’s disheartening. Sure, they’ve begun releasing quests to “save the soul of the Horde,” but they’re coming very slowly and I want my game storylines to move faster when I’m paying $15/month to play them.
– I love heavy metal, but I don’t listen to it when my son is awake. I need music during my day, so I pick genres that are both pleasant to his ear and entertaining for mine. I’ve done classical, jazz, classic rock, electronica, and big band. But an unexpected genre we’ve both come to love has been classic R&B, and that’s thanks to a Netflix children’s show called Motown Magic. It’s a charming show that features renditions of classic Motown songs, so of course we listen to the full versions of them once the shows are over. My boy has become particularly fond of the songs Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Skywriter, My Girl, ABC, and Jimmie Mac. This kid’s taste in music is going to rock if this keeps up.
That’s all I’ve got for now! Hope you enjoyed my little collection of thoughts!