Tomorrow is turkey day. I’ll probably be taking the long holiday weekend to myself to catch up on some school work, enjoy time with family, and get a side of gaming in. I most likely will not be posting or reading any forums once I leave the office today. So before all of that happens, I want to take a moment to give thanks.
I’m thankful to everyone that comes here and reads. You guys truly are a great bunch, and I’m continually surprised that people keep coming back. The discussions I’ve had for the past year here has been great, and the community even greater. Without the support of fellow gamers, I think our shared hobby would be a far more hollow and empty experience, existentialy speaking.
I’m thankful for the development studios. Mythic, Cryptic, SOE, Runic, Icarus Studios, Bioware, and yes, even Blizzard. You guys create the games that I play, have played, or will play. Without the work of you guys and your many, many employees, I wouldn’t have the entertainment outlet I do, and this blog would never have been around. I know you do it for money and profit, but the result is the same, I get games to enjoy.
I’m thankful for being blessed enough to be able to afford computers, video games, graphic cards, and time to partake in this hobby. Manny of us forget sometimes that these games are a luxury, something that we are lucky to be able to partake in. In this time of thanks-giving, I want to try to recognize that there are many things in life that could have happened to keep me from having the freedom to enjoy myself as I desire.
I’m thankful for my wife, future daughter, and family in general. Without real-life interactions and connections, I would be a different person, and far less happy because of it. Also, without the understanding of a good wife, I would not get to play nearly as much as I do.
So, Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers, and to everyone else, I hope you have a wonderful week.