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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Happy 25th!

I have to admit something. It is a deep dark secret that I am often reluctant to share...

My video game skills stopped somewhere in 1989 around the time that Super Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt were still popular. And I wasn't all that great at those, either.

I cut my teeth in on the roller skating rink old school video arcade games like PacMan and Donkey Kong (the original one). I can still remember scrounging for quarters to get one last game in, standing in rented roller skates, trying to avoid those darned ghosts. As Atari gave way to Nintendo, Sega Genesis and XBox, my gaming skills fell by the wayside. I simply never had enough desire or skill to pursue these video games past their elementary stages. I have never even played Wii (gasp!). But I have treated a lot of Wii injuries...

I did find a brief shining moment of video game redemption when a classmate in my honors physics class in high school downloaded Tetris onto my super high tech TI-85 graphics calculator. Yes, I was a big nerd in high school. However, that game of Tetris saved me from falling asleep in class almost every day. Tetris, my not-so-inner dork bids you a fond 'Happy Birthday'!

4 comments:

Tetlow Family said...

You were NOT a nerd in High School

Life with Pog said...

I remember that calculator. Ah, good times.

Maria Egal said...

Uhhh, nerd = doing well in life and becoming a pediatrician. Asian perm and lacking popularity = well, what I am today. LOL.

Annie and Greg said...

What?!?! There was a tetris game for the TI-85?? I thought I hung with all the dorks in high school and no one ever told me about this game.

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