I hope you weren’t expecting some kind of crazy story where a big animal jumped out at us in a cabin and we all got scared. We haven’t actually visited them yet, but we’re having dinner with them tonight. Their names are Todd and Mary, and my parents have known them for pretty much my whole life. They used to work together in insurance, so that probably helped. When I was much younger, like 5 or 6, I used to go over and play games with their nephew McKy (pronounced MUH-KYE). He introduced me to one of my favorite vintage games ever, which is Star Wars: Battlefront 2. It was new then, but now it’s considered to be a relic.
One of the greatest, if not the greatest, PlayStation 2 games of all time. We’d also go into their backyard and play with his lightsabers sometimes. When I look back on it, I’m actually kind of surprised that I wasn’t super shy around him. I was insanely shy when I was a little kid, to the point where I would just hide behind my parents’ legs. They probably just ended up leaving me behind, which would likely have upset me. On the plus side, someone can only cry for so long. McKy moved to Vegas to live with his dad, so I haven’t seen him for a while. It’s been over 10 years, I think. Last I heard, he was making a ton of money by selling short term rental permits with lots of success.We haven’t really hung out with them since I moved back, so after we go to see the new Blade Runner then we’re going to their house for dinner
. I think I already mentioned that. In other news, the new Blade Runner is supposed to be really good. I keep seeing all these reviews about how it’s one of the greatest sequels of all time, but I keep thinking it’s a reboot. Who releases a sequel 30 years later? I actually have the director’s cut of the original, so I’m going to watch it in the near future. Just seems kinda interesting to me to watch the original after seeing the modern day imagining of it. The trailers already got me super hyped up, too.