While I was in Richmond this past weekend, I went rummaging around the attic of my childhood home. A few years ago I spent some time organizing the attic and had remembered putting away a box of old video games. I found the box and the old Sega Genesis that I was after was still inside. I fired it up last night and had a blast playing some old games, but I only had 3 to choose from. Luckily, there is a store here in Lynchburg that sells vintage games amongst it’s piles of weird collectables. I found a few favorites on sale and then made out like a bandit when the clerk told me that it was too hard to use the calculator to ring my buy one get one 1/2 off order correctly. Instead he told me he would just give me the second game for free because the manager wasn’t there. Hell yeah! Later when I got home Aimee and I tried to play the new games we had just scored. We popped in Sega’s first ever college football game, featuring speed bursts and 32 collegiate teams. Aimee quickly chose Ohio State, so I went with Nebraska, a powerhouse when the game was made. If you look closely at the picture above, you can see that I’m leading 63 – 0. The thing you can’t see in the picture is that it’s only halftime. Despite being obliterated in her first attempt, Aimee commented on how good the game played for being 15 years old. I may need to take this to Ohio with me to play with my uncle who is pretty much responsible for my gaming habit. I grew up, staying up late during the holidays playing video games with my uncle until we fell asleep on the couch.
For those who haven’t heard, Google Maps has a feature called “Street View,” with which you can view 360 degree images shot from the road. They use a camera mounted to the top of a vehicle and then drive all around. It’s a pretty neat idea and super helpful for adding to directions, especially walking directions for big cities. I knew they had done Richmond a while ago, but I didn’t know that they had made it to Lynchburg yet. You can see Kelly’s Jeep for sale in the parking lot, so I know this picture was taken in the last six months. If you’ve never played with it, check it out. It’s pretty fun to browse the available cities, and if you live in or know someone in a “Street Viewed” city, put the address in. It’s kinda creepy to see your house on a google maps search.
My third time at the rock gym was a charm. It takes a couple times going before you have any strength in your arms sufficient to climb for a few hours. Last night, I felt much better last night than I have the past two weeks and was able to finish all the routes I tried. Aimee and I plan to get a membership so maybe I’ll have time to get past the easiest climbs. For now, I’m having fun and getting some much needed upper body exercise.
I’m leaving now to spend Christmas with family and friends in Richmond. I’ve recently picked up an iPhone and have the ability to blog on the go. I’m going to give it a try over the next few days, so don’t be alarmed when the photo quality drops. The posts also will be much shorter or just a picture without text. This will be just one of many ongoing changes to the blog as I attempt to add content. I may change formats visually, but also in my writing style from time to time. I would like to bring some video to the site. I may also look at some other options for site design. Please update me with your opinions, good, bad, or otherwise and let me know what you’re feeling. Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday.
P.S. – I hope Davy and Kelly have a Merry Christmas.
Saturday night, Winston and the WWE (Worst Wife Ever [not really, just sometimes]) Kelly came over and ate some dinner. I cooked some chicken noodle soup, but Kelly brought her own pizza cause she isn’t the kind of vegetarian that eats chicken. After dinner, Davy and I refreshed our Rummy skills while the girlies scooped the latest online gossip. When they were done, they joined us for a while until the game devolved into a ring spinning contest. I think Davy won the spinning contest, but I know that he whooped us at Rummy. He beat the closest competitor by like 150 points. Big ups to Winny and his sweet card skills.
Girls love guys with sweet skills.