||Video games are fun. I played them
as a kid, then briefly in college. They've come a long way since. The nice
thing about EA Sports
Night is you can create your own boxer-- name, body type, facial features.
I tried to make Lucky Loser, the Ladies' Man from
Belgash, Kazakhstan, grotesque but he came out kind of pretty, all his attributes
maxed to the right except for his nose, which I made narrow (left on the
dial). He is my proudest creation and he's developed a small cult following
here. I wonder how he sleeps in the machine, what shape his 1's and 0's take
when the Xbox is turned off. Pleasant dreams.
|p.s. I feel compelled
to mention that we're doing more than watching TV and playing video games
here in Charelston, SC. Despite the clouds and threat of rain, we went down
to Folly Beach. Waves were breaking,
foam was blowing, and the first
few drops fell as soon as we got in. It really started to pour once we got
back to the car. I felt invigorated, was considering getting laser surgery
on my nearsighted eyes so I could get an aquatics job at some island paradise
when I realized I'd left my glasses behind (who needs 'em?). Ran back to
the beach, found my glasses in the sand, then stood knee-deep in the breakers,
pelted by warm hard rain, arms up exulting as the storm washed the salt off
my body. To be one with the ocean was why I came.
Everything else was just stops on the way.