So I thought the Briefing went really well. I had a lot of fun anyway. I sat about halfway up the amphitheatre; I had Xbox.com comrades Treit and True and Editer to my right and Michael from Propaganda Online and Nicholas from Evil Avatar to my left. Most kickass moment: the Halo short film. I thought it was frickin spectacular. Most embarrassing moment: I clapped and woohoo’d loudly when JB brought out the big button controller for Scene It, but everyone else was silent. Runner-up embarrassing moment: I forgot for a moment that I was not at an Xbox pep rally and laughed derisively and made the Nelson noise. (I mean the noise Nelson on the Simpsons makes; not the Major Nelson "let’s be clear" noise) when Peter Moore showed us kicking Sony’s ass. I also made some too-loud Beavis-esque comment when the Infinity Ward guys promised to go deep and hard. heh heh heh.
Yuckiest moment: a disgusting beetle that looked like a ball landed on my shoulder. Someone later informed me it was a June Bug. Uncool. Note to insect life in the Santa Monica area: NO TOUCHY!
Back at the Viceroy Maj and I bullshitted our way into the VIP party out by the pool. Observation: The VIPs don’t do anything but talk business. Snore. However, by chatting with the very cute bartender, I learned that Jack Daniels is not bourbon. Bourbon is only bourbon if it’s made in Bourbon County. JD is, in fact, "Tennessee Whiskey" So Cutie McBartender gave me Knob Creek bourbon instead. And me, smooth operator that I am, say: "heh heh. Knob."
Here’s a pic of me and cute Greek boy Gotmian, who interviewed me on his website www.myxbox.gr a few months ago. I look a little psycho–it was a long day.