I miss having a working VCR to playback the VHS cassettes I have got. The tapes have memories of a lifetime —– my (late) husband, my children, and me. There are videos of marriages within the family, newborns, parties, and outings. If someone could magically procure a working VCR for me I will be one happy soul.
I am holding onto my Nintendo, and Wii. At the moment they are safe back home, although my grandkids want them. Up till now Nintendo has barely survived from getting damaged, and broken into pieces, when they tumbled it to the floor while playing.
IB (grandson) has his eye on my Wii. Will it be selfish on my part if I hold onto my Wii? Please bear in mind IB has five different game consoles lying in the den, and innumerable games to play with. His PC, and laptop has all his favorite games on them, and he still wants my Wii?
Daily Prompt: Play Time
Do you play in your daily life? What says “play time” to you?
I B playing Minecraft.
When I was too busy I would find time to play games on Nintendo, Wii or on my PC. It used to be between 4 to 5 pm. At that time my husband would go for playing golf. This time was my fun time.
Now when I have all the time in the world I have lost my zest for playing any games. Occasionally I play Blitz or Unblock Me.
When my children were home we used to enjoy playing Chess, Scrabble and Snakes and ladders. We would play Chess for hours. My daughter would checkmate me. That would spur me into another round. I would think maybe this time I might win. There was no such luck. We would go another round but I could never beat her at Chess.
This year in January I visited my daughter. Her elder daughter M1 was home. Both of them played Chess. My daughter was the loser every time. After losing she would challenge M1 to another round. Lady Luck didn’t smile on her. My daughter would renew her efforts to win. It reminded me of myself.
Play is a necessity. It relieves boredom, stress and depression.
Daily Prompt: Can’t Get Enough
Have you ever been addicted to anything, or worried that you were? Have you ever spent too much time and effort on something that was a distraction from your real goals?
I was addicted to Nintendo. I got it as a gift from my daughter. I can’t describe the wonder and elation I felt while playing it. Mario was my favorite character. I couldn’t get enough of it. Every minute stolen from attending to my husband and household chores was devoted to playing games. I would deprive myself of sleep to get to a new level of a game. I would tire myself endlessly in fighting dragons in Mario games, python in Jungle Boy, as Aladdin fighting in various levels and running from Zombies and Mummies in one game, it’s name I have forgotten.
Here is a glimpse of it.
Super Mario World 1990-91
My husband was of old school and thoughts. Being twelve years my senior he couldn’t fathom my childlike addiction to game playing. To him I was a CRACKPOT. He thought that I should sit sedately on a sofa, if I have nothing to do. I should CONTEMPLATE the universe or think deep thoughts or God knows any such thing. To sit idly is not my nature. I have to do something. It jarred on him me being different from him. I was as different from him as Chalk and Cheese. He must have been appalled at marrying me but in the end he did tell me, that he will be waiting for me at the Pearly Gates.
When my son bought me a DSI and Wii as gifts, I was in seventh heaven. The Wii took my game playing to another dimension. With a DSI I could enjoy my games while sitting in bed or traveling.
Strangely I have stopped playing games. During my husband’s year and a half fight with cancer I looked after him. I was alone. To get away mentally from the depressing atmosphere in the hospital, I did play with the sound off. Now I can’t touch my DSI as it brings on bad memories.
Maybe some day I may start playing again and enjoy doing so.
Here are links to new games on Wii U.
Super Mario 3D World Game Play Trailer
This is a confession of a person I know. She loves to play games on her iPad. Blitz seems to be her favorite nowadays. The other ones she likes, beside Blitz are, Angry Birds, Temple Run and Snoopy Coaster. She loves to do Jigsaw Puzzles. She has downloaded so many of them.
In the days gone by, she loved Nintendo. Her daughter brought it as a gift for her elder brother. The brother was incensed at her. At that time he was doing his job as an Electrical Engineer. “Are you out of your mind?” He asked Nola (his sister) sarcastically. Poor Nola was embarrassed, and thats’ when the person I know said she will try it. At the beginning, she was afraid of falling off in the virtual world and combatting dragons. Gradually she became a pro at it, when she did find time to play.
Eventually, she got all the games for her Nintendo. She loved being Mario, Jungle Boy, Aladdin, Batman and The Lion King. She dodged Zombies heroically, literally having her heart in her mouth, when she was playing it. DonkeyKong was one of her favorites too.
Her son bought for her a DSI. Now she could carry her games. She loved getting Wii as a present. It added a new dimension to her world. Her grand kids thought of her as a ‘cool’ grandma. They were delighted that she could play with them.
I am feeling terribly embarrassed, but the person I talked about, is Me.