Full Circle

I was at the park with the Minime other day, and of course there was someone next to me on a cell phone. He was talking about playing some sort of computer game on line,

"Well it's a fun game, but it's not that much fun killing the same aliens night after night. What real makes it good is voice chatting with other people the whole time."

First of all, "voice chatting" ??? I would be embarrassed to use such a phrase, personally. I always thought "talking" was clear enough. Anyway, what caught my interest was that he just wants to spend time with other people. He went on about it for several minutes.

It used to be, back in the day, people would get together and play Hearts or Cribbage or Bridge or Crokinole or Monopoly, or go bowling, and everyone would talk together and hang out and have fun. Then came the internets tubes and such, and the online gaming. And we crawled into our little holes with our little screens, and here I am, screen speaking at you. But then we came up with live chats during the games, and now "voice chatting". What next?

Pretty soon we'll all be getting together again and playing cards again.

Actually, truth be told, I haven't been blogging as much lately because we got a new board game, Agricola. It's really fun. It's a game where you farm, and the best farmer wins. I love the irony of playing it on a real farm.


  1. When I was a kid, people would go over to other people's houses to play video games!!!

  2. I was at your house once, and your dad said, "What are we all doing sitting here, when we could be playing video games?" So we played video games until my chin wiggled and I couldn't anymore.

  3. Oh, that's right! That's my dad, alright.