Today is my girlfriend’s birthday. I bought her a dress and some snacks. She was pleased. We went out for dinner. I ate lasagne and she ate pasta. Woo. Now we are going to watch Louis Theroux roam Johannesburg before tucking into a good movie. A very good day.
Spring. My favourite season. Though isn’t everyone’s favourite season where their birthday lands? I think I’ve got another great reason to love Spring though.
It all starts with Banjo-Kazooie, really. Who could ever look past Click Clock Wood, the last world in what could arguably be the best N64 game behind The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Of all the seasons in Click Clock Wood, Spring was my favourite. Winter was annoying with no leaves to climb with and Summer bees were a headache in a world that was far too yellow. Autumn was nice, collecting worms for the eagle and helping the squirrel harvest acorns. But Spring was awesome: it rained, the bumblebee was usable and life was dandy.
Pretty much none of that will make sense to anyone who didn’t grow up with Banjo-Kazooie and if that person’s you, go dust off the N64 and blow a cartridge – see what you missed out on in your childhood.