It's funny how perspective changes: When I was a kid, I would happily drop ten bucks on a video game... and this was back in 1980's dollars. I actually remember buying a copy of the Popeye game for ColecoVision and dropping about $35 or so... again, in 1980's dollars. I think the game only had two levels and, like all games back in the day, you just kept playing the same levels over and over.
Then in the early 90's, I got the gaming bug again (after being out of it for a few years) and bought a Nintendo Entertainment System. There was a store in Tulsa that sold used cartridges and the cheapest you could get a game for was ten bucks. That was for a copy of.... say, Duck Hunt. Even that awful NES version of X-Men cost you $15 if it cost you a dime.
Fast forward to where I am now: The PS3. I have now reached the point where if a game is more than 8 bucks on ebay (including shipping), I tend to turn my nose up at it. 8 dollars.... including shipping... is my cutoff. For games that are of a caliber I could only dream about as an adolescent.
I bring this up because I'm feeling very guilty for buying the "Game of the Year" version of Borderlands 2. But I don't have access to the main game because I let my Playstation Plus subscription expire and I want all the cool goodies. Still... I spent $14.51 and I feel like I owe Beloved an apology. She'll be totally cool about it, but I feel so naughty.
Anyway... back to Boy Meets Girl #8:
Do I ask myself a lot of questions? You betcha! Do I answer them? Every time? Should I be tested for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Probably so!
Just let me say this about Rick:
Rick's got game.
Meanwhile, Ruth and Carl...
... are not in for a long marriage.
Hey! It's time for some Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm!):
Now, Stella, wait... Did you guys not do the deed? Because if not, that guy owes me a partial refund.
Okay, I'm sorry about that last bit. That set-up took me down a very unfortunate road.
See you Monday!