Thursday, September 18, 2008
Leon Russell 'Stop All That Jazz'
I’ve been sleeping with my windows open since the overnight temps have become tolerable. Not only does the night air makes me feel like I’m sleeping better, but I feel it necessary to share my snoring with the neighbors.
I was awakened this morning by the just as aurally abusive garbage truck. I swear to you… My groggy mind thought I was waking up in 1975! I could hear the brakes squawking as the truck came to a stop. I could also hear Van McCoy & The Soul City Orchestra’s “The Hustle” blaring through the cool air of the morning. Then I could hear the diesel engine roar as the garbage truck hustled to the next stop.
I reached for my glasses and looked for my cell phone just to make sure that I was still residing in the present tense.
Shewww! What a relief! My cell phone was proof that I didn’t end up in what is known on all those Star Trek’s as a “spatial anomaly”.
I don’t think I could deal with all those bad clothes, hairstyles, and feather duster mustaches all over again. Now I’m waiting for the mail carrier to make a delivery with some Human League wafting towards my ear holes. The 80’s were a little better… The ladies had lots of big hair with shoulder pads to match. I can handle that alllll over again. :)
--I hooked my Zune MP3 player up to the old PC yesterday to delete a few things and add some others. When Gretchen II fired up, a little box appeared on the screen telling me I could update that beeotch. Little did I know how delicious of an update it would be…
They gave me two games to play on my Zune!
I got a Texas Hold ‘Em game along with something called Hexic.
Since I know how to play poker… I decided to see what Hexic was all about.
As usual, I read the instructions and didn’t quite grasp the concept. So I decided to fire it up anyway and take it on a test run. At first, I didn’t like it. But after 2 hours when the Zune battery had had enough… I was hooked!
If you don’t know what it is… Feel free to play it for free here.
All I can explain now during my newly addictive state is that you have to get a group of the same color hexes lined up so they will disappear and give you points.
I haven’t been like this since Tetris. I haven’t spent hours with a video game since I first got SIM City 2000 for my old Playstation. Hell… I’m fighting to urge to play it right now!
I had dinner with a friend last night and as soon as I got back home… I went right for the recharged Zune. I played that joker until it couldn’t take it once again. But this time I finished my game off with the AC adapter.
Screw it! I’ve written over 500 words… I’m going to play some Hexic, baby!