It’s my birthday today.
When I was eight I wanted a Scalextric set – the one with more pieces than I knew what to do with. They were all the rage when I was a kid and most of my friends had at least one box under their bed, collecting dust.
When I was thirteen I wanted a portable cassette player. It had to be a twin tape though, so I could record my own mixes and then walk around with the machine on my shoulder like they did in the movies.
When I was twenty-two I wanted a PlayStation, because most of my friends had one and games had never looked so good. Ever.
But now I’m a few years older, and material possessions don’t really cut it these days. I got all of those things and more. I played with my Scalextric set until I lost most of the track; played my cassettes until the tape got stuck in the wheels and snapped; and well, now we’re onto the PlayStation 4, and games have never looked so good. Ever.
The only things that really matter in this world are hope, health, and happiness.
So yeah, give me some of that please.