As we talked about our win/loss ratios, I mentioned a game she hadn't heard of -- Windjammers. My record in games varied depending on what it was. MK, I won about 60% of the time. Street Fighter II, I would say was more like 30%. But Windjammers, I was Hell on wheels. Somehow, I just grooved to the game, the controls, I knew exactly what to do. I know I lost a few, but they weren't many. I would venture to say that I could count my losses on both hands, and quite possibly on only one.
Like I said, she had never heard of Windjammers, so I tried describing the game. Then I realized I didn't have to -- Kylie, my IBM S10 netbook I always carry with me, has a movie file of the game in action on her. So I fired up Kylie and started it so she could see what the game was like. She said it looked interesting.
I got my food and sat down to read as I ate, and a thought struck me. I just happened to have on my laptop footage of a video game I used to play and just showed it off on the spur of the moment.
...I try to hang with the homies, but I'm just too white and nerdy....