This evening I joined one of my friends on an adventure, an adventure to the number 8 rated Gamestop in the country. You see there was a new video game (Mass Effect 2) that was to be released at Midnight and my friend was eager to own it. Well, none of our other friends wanted to accompany him to this "Launch Party" and I wasn't really doing anything-so I said yeah I would go. Little did I know what my night would hold for me.
When I arrived it was like returning to a world I had once abandoned. I heard the conversations from the other customers and recognized the general idea of what they talking about, but did not understand the specific details. I remember a time when I was as involved in video games as these people were-so absorbed in the world that I prided myself in every minute piece of knowledge that I could parade in front of my friends.
Honestly, though, it did not instill within me a desire to return to that life; I am not the person I was in high school and even in college. However, I know that if I wanted to, I could easily fall back into that group and become a fanatic once again.
It was a weird night, but an enjoyable one, don't get me wrong. My favorite part was when I was told that if I attempted to take a poster that another customer wanted I would be stabbed and left to die-hilarious...
I am thankful for the great memories I have playing video games.
p.s. The title of this post is a reference to an episode of 'The Office', did you catch it?