It has been a few months since my last post. If anybody is still reading, don`t worry, I am not dead. I am just a father.
My son is now 10 months old and the old saying about your children becoming your only hobby because they kill all your other hobbies is basically true. I don`t think I have played any video games since he was born (save testing some that I sold, but basically that just involves me putting the cart in to see if the game loads and no more).
To be honest, I haven`t missed them much - playing with the little guy and watching him grow day by day is by far the funnest thing I have ever done. Suddenly I find myself finding it hard to imagine having a hobby that wouldn`t include him.So now my hobby is reading Thomas the Tank Engine books to a little guy who can`t speak yet but absolutely LOVES it when I make a toot-toot sound for Thomas. Hard to beat that.
Blogging is, along with video games, one of those hobbies that has had to take a back seat as a result, hence the lack of posts here. At the moment he is sleeping so I have a few minutes before I pass out from exhaustion to compose this post (ever tried spending a day carrying a 10kg bag of potatoes around? Give it a try and you`ll understand). I`m not sure how often I will be able to post though, mainly because I haven`t got much to write about. Its incredibly difficult to generate content for a video game blog when you aren`t playing video games. I am not declaring the blog closed though, I have too strong an attachment to it to do that. When my son gets old enough to play I might start back into video games again. I hope he`ll like the Famicom classics because thats what we`ll be playing. And maybe that will generate some interesting material for posts.
In the interim I will try to find some time to devote to posts whenever I have a minute. I do at least get the chance to stop at game shops on the way home from work once every month or two. I don`t buy stuff much anymore, nothing like the glory days in Fukuoka 4 or 5 years ago, but I still like to look. When I find something interesting, I`ll try to let you know on here!