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Thursday, September 8, 2011

video game geekery at it's finest

I found a little gem at my mom's house a month or so ago....I knew it was there but never really thought much about it until AFG, my sister and I were playing Rockband on the Wii and there it was...an original Super Nintendo... just staring me in the face, begging me to take it home.

I took Super Mario World (Yoshi), Super Mario All-Stars (contains EVERY SINGLE Mario Bros. game from the original Nintendo system), Donkey Kong Country, and the Lion King games all home with me.

Let me tell you...it has been a constant source of entertainment for AFG and I for the past month.  Not to brag but I am pretty damn good at Mario Bros.  I also remember all the secrets and where all the warp whistles are hidden.  I kid you not, my memory rules and I kick some serious booty.

I didn't have a Nintendo growing up and was OBSESSED with it every time I'd go to friends houses.  My grandparents finally caved and bought one for my sister and I and "themselves too" so we could play Mario Bros. and Donley Kong and they could play Vegas games.

My room...yes I am 29 years old and no I don't live in my parents basement. 

Get yourself a glass of wine/a beer and some home made pizza and you've got yourself a nice little Saturday night!  Only if you have company...please do not sit home alone on a Saturday drinking and playing video games solo...that's just sad.

Perhaps it was my childhood obsession with video games but my BFF and I were absolutely nuts over a 1986 film starring Fred Savage called "The Wizard" which was all about video games.

At the end of this movie, Super Mario Bros. 3 is introduced.  SO freaking amazing.  AFG and I watched it the other night and it has changed his life.  Go watch it.

It just so happens that this movie is connected with so many different things going on right now.

A) AFG and I just became re-obsessed with Super Mario Bros.
B) There is a part in the movie where they stop at the Dinosaurs (a tourist attraction off the fwy near Palm Springs) and I just made AFG stop at them so we could see them on our way back from a mini desert vaycay

C) I just got back from aforementioned BFF's bachelorette party where we discussed our first crush (at about 7 yrs old) on bad boy Lucas Barton from the movie.

BFF also told me that there's a movie theatre in Austin (she hails from the great state of TX) that plays old movies with celebrity guests and that they recently played "The Wizard" with Fred Savage as the guest!  Yet another reason I want to move back to TX...add it to the list.

Linzo says: a raccoon tail is always better than fire balls and a tanuki suit is always better than a raccoon tail.  Don't know what a tanuki suit is?  I'm ashamed...go google it.

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