That’s how I’ve been rationalizing it, anyway. Santa brought the kids a wii for Christmas this year. Normally I’m not a videogamer, far from it as a matter of fact, but we got one little game that is quite addictive for a geo-geek like myself. It’s called "Island Flyover" and it comes bundled with the wii Sports Resort disk.
It’s really basic which is probably why I’ve enjoyed it. The only point of the activity as far as I can tell is to fly all around the island and find as many attractions as possible. There’s no violence or competition or unnerving situations, just flying around. I’ve been flying through every bit of odd topography such as over sandy beaches, along cliffsides, buzzing the treetops, through lava tubes and into the caldera of an active volcano.
I’ve been spending way too much time with this after the kids have gone to bed. So much for the projects I had lined up for my web pages over the holidays. Fortunately I can tell I’m already starting to get bored with it so I’ll probably end up putting the game controller down for another couple of decades.