November 28, 2005

It's Always Better On Holiday

Lee and Tabitha

So much better on holiday. Oh well, back to work.

Here's a repeat photo of Lee from his NYC days because I'm too busy to scan in anything this evening. This weekend, I helped him pack up his belongings for the move to Chicago, the latest stop on his odyssey around America.

In addition to helping Lee pack, getting together with friends from out of town, and eating absurd amounts of food with my family, I also retrieved my still functioning Atari 7600 from my parent's house this weekend. Once I'm done with my final exam tomorrow night, I'm totally going to hook that thing up and get down with some 8-bit action. The console still has the Crystal Castles cartridge loaded, and I have cartridges for Centipede, Pitfall I and II, Galaga, Joust, Donkey Kong, Combat, Phoenix, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and some other odds and ends. The most obscure game is probably Tunnel Runner, which no one I know seems to remember other than my brother and I. I can only describe it as first-person Pac-Man where your primary means of tracking the location of the ghosts (actually the bad guys look like Pac-Man) is an ominous, clunky digital score that gets louder as they close in on you in the maze.

This morning, I heard that George Best has died. If you are like me, you had a medley of Wedding Present songs playing in your head all day long because of this news. Too bad I missed the reunited Wedding Present's show in D.C. earlier this year due to a last minute business trip to Denver. Maybe next time, if there is one. In any case:
The Wedding Present -- Anyone Can Make A Mistake

Posted by Drew at November 28, 2005 06:26 PM