This year my wife and daughter knocked it out of the park with regards to Father’s Day. In addition to a couple of fun cards, I got three zingy presents.
First up was Paul Simon’s new album, Surprise. I’ve listened to it a few times and think it’s cool as can be. Simon can still turn a phrase and paint a visual picture after all these years, and the addition of Brian Eno to the album is certainly sauce for the goose.
Next was a World Poker Tour game for the PS2. We only live twenty minutes from an Indian Casino, but poker is a lot more relaxing when you’re not gambling with next month’s rent money.
And lastly, but certainly not leastly, is Bad Twin, a swell tie-in to the Lost television series. Besides watching soggy reruns or renting the DVDs from the video store, it’s something to hold die-hard fans over until we get some new episodes. I’m only a few chapters in and so far so good. It’s starting out as a pretty snappy detective yarn. I have no idea where it’s headed, but there have already been a handful of references to the series.