Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Memory Day: Snapshots
My dad recently converted several tattered troves of negatives into scanned images, instantly adding hundreds of never-before-seen shots as potential Memory Day fodder. Here is the first, taking in December 1992.
We're playing Super Tennis on the Super NES, a game that I won consistently after learning a single unbeatable serve and repeating it over and over (This will also let you win in NFL Blitz 2000 with a Hail Mary).
On the table we're sitting upon is the one real plant in the entire house, an African violet, a big bowl of guppies, and one of those geode rocks with crystals formed inside of it.
On the floor near the TV is the Super Mario Strategy Guide that came as a bonus with my subscription to Nintendo Power, an expensive advertising brochure disguised as a magazine.
The electronic keyoard has passed through many hands, and currently resides in the home of Anna's parents.
You can just make out an exercise bike in the next room. It got about as much use as the recumbent bike in my living room does today. I used to pedal as fast as I could before jumping onto a single pedal -- since I weighed about 4 pounds, the bike would easily move me up and down.
Sheen vs. Gaddafi
Pizza owner used mice against the competition
Camera prettifies subject, even adds makeup
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