last night, doug and i went to what must have been our 5th christmas party/dinner.
it was at steve and connie's place and the usual high school gang were there. the scene wasn't all that different…
great food… a lot of kids running around… a couple of babies crawling/toddling about… beer… wine… christmas decor… secret santa present exchange for the kids… good friends and great conversations…
but one thing… no, one entity, was new. it seemed harmless enough, at first. the black beauty was the last to arrive, being carried in ssq's right hand. at first, i thought it was just a child's toy, but not too long after, i was told that it was for guitar hero III.
i watched a couple of my friends, 'the experts', play. they asked me if i wanted to give it a try. to be honest, i foolishly thought it wasn't going to be all that great as they claimed it to be.
and yet… it only took one song… just one song that lead me down, spiraling, towards the dark depths of a dangerous love affair. after that, my hands started to itch after being away from it for too long. the withdrawal effects came on fast and feverishly and only subdued when i found it back in my arms again.
oh… had i had a chance i would have taken it away with me, where we could be locked together for hours on our own. even now, as i type, i feel the crave to feel the rhythmic beat… my body feels lost without cradling it against my torso.
i'm pretty sure my husband was jealous last night. 🙂
anyway – this is definitely another one for my wish list!