My Gaming History: Game Boy

Previously on My Gaming History‚Ķ ColecoVisionAtari 2600Nintendo Entertainment System In 1989, Nintendo released the incredibly successful handheld gaming console, the Game Boy. My memories regarding the Game Boy are not as strong as my previous gaming systems. I'm not sure why that is... but I'll piece this together as best I can. I mean, I … Continue reading My Gaming History: Game Boy

My Gaming History: Nintendo Entertainment System

Previously on My Gaming History... ColecoVisionAtari 2600 I don't remember when I actually received my Nintendo Entertainment System for Christmas. I mean, I know I got one for Christmas, I just don't remember what year it was. I'm pretty sure it was somewhere between the releases of Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. … Continue reading My Gaming History: Nintendo Entertainment System

My Gaming History: Atari 2600

Last time I did one of these posts was the first time I did one of these posts. And it was all about the ColecoVision. It was a handy little device that you hooked into your television set that allowed you to play the arcade hit Donkey Kong right in your own living room. This … Continue reading My Gaming History: Atari 2600

My Gaming History: ColecoVision

I've been thinking about this a little lately. I've made claims on here that I'm not much of a gamer and I still feel like that's true. At least, I think it's true today. But I also look back at my life and am fairly certain that I have not been without a home console … Continue reading My Gaming History: ColecoVision

Star Search

Are you a kid that grew up in the '80s? Then there's a very good chance you know what I'm talking about when I say these two words... Star Search. Long before American Idol or America's Got Talent, there was Star Search. Like your televised talent competitions of today, it featured a variety of talented … Continue reading Star Search

Impact

How would you describe nostalgia? I don't necessarily mean the things that stir up nostalgic feelings within you. I don't mean the sights or sounds, the tastes or smells... I mean the feeling itself. Here's how real nostalgia makes me feel... It's like this deep ache. It's not painful, but it's like something has gone … Continue reading Impact

Remember the Animator?

Did anyone else have one of these as a kid? I kind of feel like I was the only one... It was made by Ohio Art, the same company that produced the Etch A Sketch. You've gotta know what that is, right? The drawing toy that made it impossible to draw a circle. Anyway, this … Continue reading Remember the Animator?

Your Next American Idol Is…

Not me. You demanded it, so here it is. Okay, demand is a strong word. Requested is more appropriate. And really, it wasn't everyone. It was just Paul and Shaz. But since they're two of my oldest blogging friends, when they say jump, I say how high. I mentioned in my 30 Questions post over … Continue reading Your Next American Idol Is…

Morning Announcements – A Prequel

A few days ago I shared a post about experiencing the morning announcements in a school where I recently worked. And it got me thinking about the morning announcements that we heard each morning in high school. During my freshman year at Patrick Henry, there was this guy who did the announcements every day. He … Continue reading Morning Announcements – A Prequel

Movie Nights

Back in my Bluefield College days, specifically during my sophomore year, my roommates and I played host to a weekly movie night. Typically, these would happen sometime on Wednesday evenings, after the Baptist Student Union's weekly Bible study/worship time that we called GAP (Growth And Praise). Looking back, I'm not sure how these movie nights … Continue reading Movie Nights