Some weeks are more eventful than others; the past week was one of them.
First of all, so many of you lovely people let me know you were out there reading and I can’t even begin to tell you what that means to me. The whole reason I started writing was to connect with people about games and gaming and how it brings us all together. It’s become so much more than that over the years and, next year, I’m hoping to make a push to the next level.
More on my plans for next year, later. I will also be looking for suggestions and feedback at that time, so if you have anything you’d like to see from me, please feel free to let me know now or when I post about it in the near future.
There’s a group I belong to on Facebook that is centered around a particular gaming publication and the video content they create. I’ve made some amazing friends through that group, some of whom I’ve been lucky enough to meet in reality.
There are many side groups from that main one, and one of them decided to do a Secret Santa this year. There were about 80 of us and it turned out to be an amazing experience for me. I not only got to buy for someone I’d not been friends with previously (we are now!), but I received gifts from my Secret Santa on Friday and it turned out the person who got me is someone I have mad respect for. They got me one of the weirdest things on my Amazon wishlist (I had never made one before so I picked several silly things, all of which I knew I’d enjoy): a clutch handbag in the shape of red lacquered lips. They also bought me the Funko of D.Va from Overwatch. Both of which I loved.
But the best part was that they drew me something personalized and amazing and it’s priceless. I’m going to frame it. I had no idea they were such an amazing artist, and I couldn’t love what they created more than I do.
I feel so terribly fortunate, I can’t even tell you.
A couple hours later, my partner comes home and tells me he picked something up for me at the store. I hadn’t asked him to buy anything, so I had no idea what he was referring to. He handed me a bag and, for some reason, I thought he bought me cookies.
It was way better than cookies.
I looked in the bag and thought to myself, WHOA THAT LOOKS LIKE A SWITCH.
Then I realized: WHOA THAT IS A SWITCH!!
He bought me a Switch and Super Mario Odyssey on his way home from work!!! I couldn’t believe it. I was in total shock. I hadn’t expected to get one for quite some time, and I just kept shaking my head in disbelief. He is always so generous with me, but this one really surprised me.
I mean, how lucky can one day be?!
As soon as the Switch appeared, I went to the store and got a pro controller. I also ordered several accessories on Amazon (like an SD card and a stand), and I’m hoping to take the Switch with me when we go on holiday later this week. I mean, from the moment I saw her, I was aching to meet Dorrie (the lovely purple sea creature above) and boop her snoot.
I’ve also been deep into setting up my new computer which, as usual, is taking longer than I’d like. I need to finish it in the next couple of days, and it’s been moderately frustrating, but it has to be done. In the meantime, I’ve not played any games other than Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and some random events in Destiny 2. I’d like to start Dead Rising 4 this week, as I’m hoping it will put me in the irreverent Christmas mood.
With that I ask, what are you hoping to play this week?
Please be safe out there, friends. And thank you for being here. Truly. Cheers.