June 15th, 2006


An exciting evening at the Casa De No Morales...

So what did I spend my exciting evening doing?

Playing video games, and not just any video games, but some real classics.

After way too long I finally got around to tracking down some stuff on eBay and I am once again able to enjoy my old Atari 2600 games (I ended up buying the actual console with a few games I didn't have) and a real piece of old-school video game geekery, my old Bally Professional Arcade (circa 1978).

Playing with the Atari was (as always) fun and it took me back, but the Bally PA was the real blast from the past. I must have spent a good 2-3 hours going through the old games and thinking back to ye goode olde days. Some of my earliest childhood memories revolve around this thing. I distinctly remember being 3 or 4 and anxiously waiting my turn (not that my turns ever lasted very long back then, but still) and then going back to my seat to watch my siblings and my dad play against each other and against the computer.

Ah, memories. I think I'm going to get all the consoles cleaned up and as restored as possible so I can show them off to my family next time I have them over. I'm actually curious to see the kid's reactions to these old machines after they've grown up the PSPs and XBoxes. Sadly I'm probably showing my age by realizing that I really really enjoy playing the old video games (often times more so than whatever new ultra-realistic 3D game is out this week).

Anyways, it's time for bed. It's been a really long week and the A/C isn't working so after spending long days working in the heat I come home to a sweltering house (at least my office and bedroom have window A/C units that are keeping them comfy).
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