May 28, 2002
It was a good Memorial Day! Six or so people over, we grilled meat and veggie kabobs, buffalo burgers, Mo made a great "lemonade cake" and rum punch, played frisbee, Trivial Pursuit, Worms, Powerstone 2, Sega Soccer Slam, Quake III...wheee! And we managed to squeak in all the outside stuff between thunderstorms.
Hmm, I bought a genuine wham-o frisbee, brought out for this event, and it came with instructions. I'm not sure about the "CATCHING" section though... "Catches can be made with either hand. Squeeze hard just before the disc hits your hand." That doesn't sound like a recipe for a successful catch.
Link of the Moment
Ranjit and I were talking about some gamebutton ideas (including a gamebutton writing contest I'd like to setup) and he thought I should set up merit badges for good scores, on the honor system. It reminded me of the Activision clubs they had, where you could get patches if you sent in a photo with a high score. I found a cool webpage gallery of them at atariage.com. I should load up the old games and see which ones of these I could proudly (and rightfully) display on my webpage...I think I made the "Sky Jinks" club, I was pretty good at that little speedy game.
Quote of the Moment
There is no TRUTH. There is no REALITY. There is no CONSISTENCY. There are no ABSOLUTE STATEMENTS. I'm very probably wrong.
--TWENTY PAST MIDNIGHT