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Geek Nirvana

Yesterday my brother Russell, his friend Shelby, Steven, and I went to what is probably Nirvana for geeks - the Houston Area Arcade Group Expo. Tons of pinball and video games from the seventies and eighties all set on free play.

I played games I hadn't seen in years - Rootbeer Tapper, Pinbot, Getaway II, Zaxxon, Congo Bongo, Mario Brothers, BurgerTime, Addam's Family Pinball, Millipede, Space Invaders, Dragon's Lair, Robotron, Tron, and more. Highlights for me included scoring almost 55,000,000 points on one ball on Getaway II and getting 175,000 points and to level 22 on Galaga.

Funny enough, I also ran into Doug Ball, a friend of mine from high school who was our drum major in band. It was great to get to see him again, though we didn't get much time to talk.

I am so going to each and every one of these expos. We went in the early afternoon, so it wasn't that crowded, but a lot of the games weren't there by the time we left about three hours later.

You know, my forearms are killing me. Guess I should have stretched before playing so many games!

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Oh that sounds like so much fun! :D

.: kim said on April 6, 2003 11:10 PM :: link it :.

always remember to stretch.

BTW that sounded like fun

.: Martie said on April 7, 2003 12:53 AM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at April 6, 2003 10:11 PM to see this post.

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