So I was in Austin over the weekend hanging out with some of my gaming buddies from all over the country. Hooooooleeeeeee shit, we had fun. But, that’s really a story for another time.
On the way back to Houston stopped at a Best Buy to use their restroom. You might ask, “Why a Best Buy? Why not a gas station?” Well, because everybody stops at gas stations. So, that means that their bathrooms are about the most disgusting places on the entire planet. Seriously, men’s public restrooms are the fucking worst places on Earth. It’s important to mitigate that situation to the best of your ability. So, I chose this particular Best Buy in Bastrop, TX. It’s typically not very busy, which means the restrooms see minimal use. I’m not terribly picky about these things, honestly. But when the opportunity to walk around and look at electronics presents itself, I’m typically on board.
When I walked into the store, I was immediately greeted with boxes of Skylanders Giants. Holy shit! It’s out! I pre-ordered it back in August and completely forgot about it. I didn’t even know where my receipt was. When I got back to Houston I looked around for a while. I couldn’t find it. It’s only $5, so I wasn’t too broken up about it. I was more angry about the thought of Best Buy just hanging on to my $5 for no good reason. So, I decided I’d go in to see if they had anything on file only to find that the receipt had been sitting in the center console of my truck for the last 2 months. I guess what I’m saying is that I now have a copy of Skylanders Giants.
It also came with a backpack that I totally forgot about. I don’t think I can bring myself to wear it. I’m not typically worried about what others think of me. I mean I’m posting about how excited I am that I just bought a children’s game. I am, however, worried about what I think of myself. I couldn’t be the kind of guy who walks around with a Skylanders backpack.
I am still considering the keychain, however.
I haven’t actually played the game yet. We had planned to capture some video of Loadout tonight, but numerous internet problems kept anybody from being online at the same time with a reliable connection. I guess I felt the need to sit here and hope everybody could get it together rather than traveling to a magical world where my toys become real things that I can manipulate in a digital medium. I guess I make terrible decisions.