Thursday, January 8, 2009

Writer's Workshop

It's Thursday, and that means that Mama Kat has given us a writing assignment. Honestly, I stopped at #1 because I knew what I had to write about!

1.) Describe your latest obsession. See? Easy!

Growing up, there weren't a lot of extra funds, and even if there were, they sure weren't going to be spend on mind wasters like video games. I remember going over to Natalie and Ashley's and playing their Atari. It was the coolest thing ever, and my 2 favorite games were Pitfall and Q Bert, with Pong sliding in at #3. Dustin eventually had a Nintendo, and I remember playing Castlevania there. After I turned 18, somewhere along the line I got my hands on an original NES, but I only had one game. The whole she-bang got shoved in the entertainment center and forgotten about. At one point, Annette picked up a couple of games at a flea market, and I'd play them off and on. About 2 months ago, I took it out again, and whomped on some Super Mario 3. A friend of mine found SMB 2 (the one with the floating princess) in it, and I promptly went about beating that one. Now, here's where I start to have an obession problem.

Back when I visited Msh and her beautiful new baby girl, she mentioned that I could take her PS2, so that the boys would have something to do at my house. I just needed to pick up some hunting/racing games for them. Not a big deal, right? Ha. I borrowed Frogger from Annette, but I didn't get the hang of it. So, my dear other friend mentioned that he had a bunch of games. I asked for "girl" games and he rolled his eyes. He did have, if I was familiar with the story line, Lego Star Wars. Familiar? This is the girl that went as Princess Leia, complete with hair buns, for Halloween in the 1st grade. I love me some Han Solo . . . Anyway, I took it home. And I've played it, nightly, for the past 2 weeks. The sad thing is that it keeps track of how much time you've spent, and I am NOT confessing that on here!

I'm working on getting obsessed about the gym . . . I think it will do me much more good!!!

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Anonymous said...

I heard those lego games were fun!

Dan said...

I'm glad you have an obsession with the Star Wars stuff - I had a professor in grad school who was obsessed with the original Star Wars movie - he would go to the theater and watch the movie 5 times straight, sitting in a different seat each time just to find the absolute best sound. So I don't think you are truly obsessed yet.

Mama Kat said...

I can't wait till my kids get old enough for video games! I know I'll stay up late playing with them!!