|Image from PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies|
Let's get one thing straight: I have a lot to be thankful for.
This means that, by singling out one thing, I am in no way diminishing my appreciation of the other things.
Well, actually, I am.
This is not the point you're looking for.
I can go about my post.
At any rate, I want to single out a cheesy computer game and a half-way decent book as two of the things to call out for this particular posting. I'd talk about all the stuff in the past year that I'm grateful for, but I'm saving that for New Years.
The game is Plants vs. Zombies which is entertaining because its silly nature and catchy music hearken back to the good ole days of yore when video games were video games, men were men, women were women, and sheep were very nervous indeed.
The book, Surface Details by Iain M. Banks, is something of a mixed blessing because it addresses a realm that I had thought of writing about; specifically virtual worlds. But Mr. Banks got there first. And did it with a lot more skill than I can muster. But it's a good read all the same and I highly recommend it, though you really have to like Iain's (do you mind if I call you Iain?) style to enjoy it.
Now excuse me, I just unlocked the cabbage throwing part of PVZ...