It is strange how things sometimes just work out in the end. I haven't taken any time off since late last year, and I could definitely tell I was starting to get a little burnt out. So, many weeks ago I requested this week off because we normally have a pretty large July 4th gathering out at Grose Park every year and it always seems we run out of time to get prepared for it. I didn't particularly have anything planned except for "not working".
My vacation started the night that Bill Gates retired, and my Neon past the 66,666 mile marker the same day. I don't know what that means in the grand scheme of things, but it is interesting, at least to me.
I apparently had been living under a rock because I didn't know that a new Guitar Hero game featuring Aerosmith was coming out this past Sunday, until last Saturday night. After mistakenly mentioning that a new Guitar Hero game was coming out at midnight to my 6 year old (going on 13) daughter, she immediately requested that we both go down to the store at midnight and pick it up. Being the (ir)responsible father, I thought this was a great idea. She's been behaving lately and doing great in school, plus it is summer vacation, so why not.
Keep in mind that there are pictures of me in a stroller, maybe 2 years old, holding up the Aerosmith "Get your wings" LP. So, once I knew that "Rats in the Cellar", "Draw the Line", and "Let the Music do the Talking" were all included in the new game, I had to have a copy. Unlike most people my age, I tend to like the late 70s/early 80s Aerosmith more than the pop-era Aerosmith of anything past "Done with Mirrors".
I know many gamers will slag this release, but my daughters and I are having a blast playing it. I mean, the bass line intro to "Sweet Emotion" was practically made for this game. I still can't beat Joe Perry, yet.