A nice present fell from the sky. I got to spend the day listening to researchers and designers talk about the future of video games. It was an interesting and fun day. There was such passion and energy, it was just exciting to be around these people as they talked about the thing that they love doing.
... and ... years ago, when I was supposed to be earning a degreee in computer science, I was writing a computer game which, in game design circles, is still mentioned as influential. Which means that I had people coming up to me and asking if I was The Michael Toy.
It felt like i was the long lost family member being welcomed back. I was so bowled over that people still remember that game. What a nice gift, to know that you did something that people loved. I wish I could thank the people who thanked me, I am still smiling.
Today was a good day.