Thank Grog It’s Firday!!
I am writing this early, as on the “real Friday” I will be in California, helping to celebrate the 30th Birthday of my daughter Ali, the 59th birthday of my amazing wife Deb, and hopefully, the day after a Thanksgiving that required us to drive through the night to Cali, through loads of remnants of wildfires, freezing rain, over a mountain pass, to a remote house in the woods, that was just 30 miles away from the devastation in Paradise. So…yes…many, many things for which to give thanks!
Of course, Thanksgiving is also a time for reflection…and looking back on how things have changed in our lives, and in TSTO.
This also comes on the heels of what has to be the most convoluted, and greedy Black Friday event ever. An event that is so egregiously transparent in it’s avarice, that it sets a new low bar, even for EA. However, by now…those of you who impulsively bought the silly donut factory for $50, have already done so…and those who listened to us are thankful. But, I digress.
The fact is, when I looked back on the first Black Friday I wrote about back in 2014, I was shocked at how angry I was about the whole thing…in compared to the apathetic, complacent, calm I feel today. What was different? Did the game change? Or did I?
I was a really different person a few years back.
Don’t believe me? Well…read some portions from the Thanksgiving post I wrote back in 2014…and maybe you’ll agree that I have changed…