Why don’t things look more technologically enhanced?

Happy New Year! I’ve been out of town until last week, and then I was busy with friends, family, and general holiday rumpus. Overall a fun holiday. Spent it with my cousins up north, we engaged in various snowsports – skiing, snowboarding, tubing, cross-country, snow-shoeing. Good times. I started trying to learn more tricks again, at risk to my own well-being of course. I managed to pull off a single twistie, and hopefully I can at least get a double next time I go:

(until I get home and put this on youtube, unfortunately this is all we can get)
http://www.facebook.com/v/10100342677183993

After bailing a good number of 360s I gave up, though I did make it to about 330. But I am resolved to land 1 by the end of the season. Which brings me to the next topic.

New Year’s Resolutions. Some sort of tradition that people follow wherein they make lofty goals for themselves, only to not achieve them and be disappointed by the end of the year. It’s time for me to also engage in such an activity. So here is my resolution for the year 2011:

1. Write two blog posts per week. That’s a 100% increase people!
2. Lose some of my belly chub. I am fat.
3. Finish a ton of my backlogged games.
4. Find a job and gtfo of my parents’
5. Get into a PhD program and gtfo of my parents’

I guess 4 and 5 are kind of the same, but I thought the list would look more impressive if it was longer. I’m already falling behind on #1 though. Which means I’ll post again! probably on Friday. I’m endeavoring to stick to a Tuesday/Thursday schedule. And also if I feel clever enough, badger Alex to work on a comic strip. Maybe badger Chris and Will to help with good ideas too.

There is always a lot of negative video game stories, but there are the rare good ones. Among the negative though, some of them are ridiculous. Like this one about local news scaring parents with Kinect sex games. Really media? You are running out of stories that you have to stoop to rumor-mongering. Entertaining? yes. Fictional? also yes. Well not completely fictional, but this game isn’t going to get released on XBox any time soon, and if your family owns internet and a computer, I’m sure your child has access to far worse. Either way, it also shouldn’t be “scary” for parents because you should probably monitor your younglings playing games anyways. Of course you don’t have to stay in the room the entirety of the playtime, but at least know what they’re playing. Parental control comes in human form as well, not just a fancy access code on your machines.

But let’s end the post on a cute, cavity-inducing note.

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