Adding to the Noise

Lately I’ve started flossing. I’m not sure why, exactly. But I’ve heard that flossing is good for you, and it only takes a minute each night. Maybe you should start flossing to? And while you’re at it, stop smoking. It smells bad, you get ugly finger nails and teeth and kissing you is like licking an ashtray. It’s not just something people say, it’s the truth. It’s really, really terrible. And what about not drinking that bottle of Coke? Drink a cup of water instead. Don’t go to McDonalds, invite your friends to your home and make them dinner. Don’t drive your car to work, use public transportation, or even better, ride a bike or walk the walk.

Any more advice for successful living?

Today I got my hands on Halo 2. No, I didn’t buy it, I downloaded it instead. Consider it payback since I had to look for Def Jam Fight For NY for ages in the stores - before I went ahead and downloaded that game, too. I think I’ll have the same policy for Xbox games that I have for albums. First, I download and listen to it a few times. If it’s any good, I buy the CD. It’s a great way to do shopping, it prevents me from buying terrible albums, and I’ve got a steady flow of great music and good albums coming my way. Yesterday, for instance, I bought three Switchfoot CDs - good music, let’s buy it.

Playing Halo 2 for a while, I couldn’t help thinking; “what’s all the fuzz about?”. Seriously, playing the campaign isn’t that much fun at all. The soundtrack is good, and the sound effects are OK, but the graphics are really inferior to The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay and it’s really lacking atmosphere. OK, so I’ve only played for half an hour or so, but I can’t say that I’m that impressed so far. I guess Halo 2’s real potential is multiplayer mode, but I’m not likely to play any multiplayer games anytime soon.

Download first, check it out, then, if you enjoy it, buy it - the developers, writers, musicians, whatever, deserves the credit and the money for the effort they put into entertaining you and possibly making your day just a little better than it would have been without their hard work. Great, eh?


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