A new challenger approaches! I’ve been tagged by the fine folks over at Normal Happenings for the Daily Inklings #7 topic – Twenty-Four Seven in which the daily topic is twenty-four talking points you would have in conversation with yourself from seven years ago or teaching yourself something you have learned since then. Of course, a #realgamer like myself is never one to turn down a challenge so let’s do this! I have decided to deviate slightly from listing the main talking points of the hypothetical conversation and my final offering is a rundown of what an interaction of my past and present selves would probably be like….I’m sorry in advance.
2020 Me: <burst through doorway> Dude, we gotta talk….
2013 Me: Who the hell are you? I’m trying to play PS3 here!
2020: Who does it look like? I’m YOU from the year 2020. I’ve come back in time to give you some pearls of advice for a blog post I’m working on.
2013: Wait, what?!? <laughs> a blog site? But you…erm…I…we suck at writing.
2020: Spoiler – you STILL suck at writing, I’m just here to impart some knowledge I’ve gathered along the w-
2013: Yeah, yeah….hang on….I’m trying to save my game quick. Stupid internet…is service any better in seven years?
2020: Meh, it’s about the same…anyways about my advice. You’ve made it this far and have learned a few things that I wish I would have practiced a little earlier in life, the fir-
2013: <interrupting> why didn’t you go back further than seven years then?
2020: …the first advice: Try to keep track of your spending and manage money a little better, you and I…WE both know balancing a bank account isn’t exacly our strength.
2013: <nods> never heard THAT one before but, sure
2020: Just a few minor steps can go a long way in keeping on top of bills and with some better money management you’ll see there’s even MORE money left for buying games $$$
2013: <nods> I can pre-order GTA 5, it looks like it’s going to be awesome…
2020: It’s gonna be huge!
2020: Number 2 – Drink More Water.
2013: <rolls eyes>
2020: Number 3 – Try to eat better. You will find out just how easy it is to lose a significant amount of weight just by cutting out all those bottles of Coke and by not eating out at fast food places all the ti-
2013: I DON’T EAT FAST FOOD ALL THE TIME!
2020: The Wendy’s drive-thru guy knows your name!
2020: Yeah. Number 4 – Make the effort to stay more active during the day. Combine this with eating better is gonna go a LONG way in improving how good you feel during the day
2013: But I…YOU’RE still fat…how did you you travel back in time anyway? Did you show up in a DeLorean?<laughs>
2020: No, it’s actually a CyberTruck
2013: <looking out window> it’s weird looking…
2020: It’s a Tesla, Elon Musk’s company
2013: Who’s that??
2020: That’s right….you haven’t seen him in that Simpsons yet. He launched a car into space and now mostly posts memes on Twitter.
2013: So….he’s like Grumpy Cat?
2013: Can I go back to Borderlands now?
2020: One more thing…don’t do what comes naturally to you and get complacent with things. You’re 27 and have a comfortable online customer service job, but don’t think nothing can happen and screw it up!
2013: pffft….I won’t! They just bought Twitch, how does that work out?
2020: Freaking huge! It’s one of the biggest platforms on the internet; there was over a million people watching the last Game Awards and the Fortnite World Cup.
2013: What’s Fortnite?
2020: …..gotta run!