MissVirginia wrote:Here I thought you guys made me feel old with all your talk of bar hopping, Gossip Girl and video games... but speaking of video games, this week my my son topped all of you in the making-me-feel-old department.
He had to do a history report, and his chosen topic was the history of video games. In addition to such scholarly sources as Wikipedia, he interviewed me as a "real life first personal [sic] historical witness". Witness to what, you may ask? The debut of NES! Yes, I had a first generation console c. 1985-1986. He had a paragraph on how "my mom's power pad" was the precursor to Dance Dance Revolution. If I wind up at Virginia, and if you guys can keep your gaming parties relatively PG, I've got an adolescent who takes all comers...
He has Zelda on the Wii but can't fathom that Link and I were collecting the eight fragments of the Triforce of Wisdom some 20 years ago...
Your son is AWESOME. I'd love to game with him some time.
I started out on the NES years ago too. I do have Duck Hunt and gun!
I actually have every Nintendo console except for the Virtual Boy, but I'm probably leaving most of them at home. I'll get the Cube, 'cause nobody wants it any longer, and maybe one of our N64s (likely the original launch date one that can barely turn on).
This makes me feel soooo much better about coming to law school. I was worried that everybody would be way too normal to talk about this stuff with me.