- 1:44 PM - July
- And goddamn, even
this is going to be heavier than I intended it to
be. 2020, amirite?
- So as I raved
about the Quest and the inescapable feeling of "being
somewhere else" I quickly thought of my parents
who I miss. I got my mom a Nintendo Switch so she
could play Animal Crossing with the kids and she ended
up getting her own Quest soon after. I knew my dad was
busy with work (my mom is retired) and I didn't want
to wait until next year...
I bought him an early 70th birthday
- Such a fun feeling
to be able to gift something to someone special and
know they truly appreciate it. And as I touched
on it in the video, "I don't know when I'll see you
again..." is a subtle way to say "I may never see you
again." That's really te reality of life right now.
Now after some heart scares 20 years ago and a focus
on his weight 10 years ago... my dad has become
incredibly healthy and is presently actually lighter
than me. Fucking wonderful, I couldn't be happier for
- ...but life has a
way of surprising you and after a certain age, you
realize every moment with your parents could be the
last moment. And thanks to our incredible leadership,
I can't travel. The only conceivable way my
family could even remotely visit Ohio is renting an
RV. And I'm not sure my kids are ready for that
journey. Though, in a moving house it's pretty fun.
Finding or purchasing one of those is hard as fuck
these days and our HOPE is that by next spring we
can leave our house.
- Our hope.
- So, yeah -
I bought this because if I can never see my
father again, I want to at least spend time with him
in virtual reality. It's different than face-time. We
got him set-up and even though in the golf game it's
just a hat and a putter... it looks like him. It moves
like him. And we really are just hanging out on a golf
course. The excitement of the technology soon vanishes
and you're just standing or sitting there talking
about life... but it feels like my visits to Ohio.
That's the crazy part. The times when my dad and I
would go to Tee Jayes late night and just talk. In VR
it feels just like that. You're not aware of a camera
on you... you're just hanging out. It's
- So happy I'm in a
place where I can do this.
- Happy 70th
Birthday (11/26/20) pops!