A month or two ago I went to Just Sports in Warminster to enjoy a Monday Night Football game, they had an incredible drink special ($5 for 3 beers and all you can eat wings), it was incredible. Today I see an article in the Intelligencer discussing how topless dancers there are being protested by their neighbors. My first thought was, was I eating, drinking, and watching a football game without knowing topless dancers were around me? I know I can be oblivious to a lot of things, but I think I would have noticed, but after reading the entire article, it looks like the dancers just started recently. The article also mentioned that they are hiring, they have postings on Craigslist.
I recently purchased Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 2 for Xbox Live. When I went to buy it from a GameStop in Warminster off Street Road, the associate asked me, “Do you know about reserving copies?” I replied, “I understand the concept of reserving copies.” He looked at me like this was an undesirable response, shifted his eyes, and I could tell he was about to go into a long and uncomfortable speech. I thought, save yourself the time Bubba, if you don’t have it, I’ll get it from Target, Walmart, Amazon, 7-11, any other place in the USA that happens to have a copy of this #1 selling video game. He goes into a long reprimand about how I need to reserve games if I know that I want to buy them, if I reserve them it guarantees me a copy when I come in to buy it, I also get a chance for some free stuff that only people who reserve the game get, after about 3 minutes of lecturing, he reluctantly handed me a copy and let me leave the store.
I love the game, but I’m terrible at it. I just don’t get the hours of time to dedicate that I used to. Back in my heyday, I could run into the middle of the map with my guns blazing and take out an entire squad of teenage competitors playing against me online. Now days, I hide in the corner of maps, hiding in shadows, not moving a nerve, waiting for someone equally inept to stumble by me so I can pounce on him. The best players (what I used to be) can kill about 15 to 20 players while only dying once, I now spend the entire round only chalking up one kill while usually getting killed seconds later since my hiding spot is now known by my victim who will respawn immediately after his virtual death.
Jaclyn’s father, a Vietnam Veteran walks by me sometimes as he heads up to bed. He must think his daughter married a real winner, a 31 year old, playing games late into the night in a dark room, with his little electronic character hiding in a dark corner, afraid and waiting. I have all the respect in the world for Veterans, I can’t imagine the guts and courage it takes to put yourself in a situation of war, where everything you do is on a thin tightrope of life, all in the selfless hope of making the world a better place.
Thank you Veterans, sorry for the late note!