You know how drinking too much beer can make it … difficult … to perform in bed?
This is a long weekend for us. The coffee will return on Tuesday.
It strikes me that a new theme has appeared at parties lately: The Musical Game.
Perhaps this isn’t all that new a theme — I will admit that I have always been out of date when it comes to video games. I had an Intellivision when it was cool to have an Atari. By the time I had a Nintendo, the Super-Nintendo was already available. And I continued to use the Nintendo well into the 90s. Since then, I have not had a gaming system until last year (though I do sometimes play NHL 2006 on my laptop) — moving in with Karen has granted me a PlayStation 2. While it’s still an old model, at least they still make games for it.
So, yesterday Karen had people over — Singstar was played. Friday, Mark’s birthday — Guitar Hero and Singstar. Christmas — Singstar. Nicole’s birthday — Singstar. Laura’s dinner party — Singstar. In fact, the only recent party without a musical game in it was my own housewarming & birthday — which were before Singstar had been bought.
Now, I have always been one for games, so it’s not so surprising that I’ve surrounded myself with people who also like to play games. And I have long been at the stage in my life that, if a party is below a certain size, it is more likely to degenerate into games than debauchery. All though we do try to make the games debaucherous — dirty-word Scrabble, and the like. But this is new. It happens without regard to party size.
A strange phenomenon. I don’t know what to make of it, really. I’ll just enjoy it while it lasts.