then remember when trivial pursuit came along and frelled that all up?
yeah, our games got moved to the basement on top of the piano, forgotten.
well bookshelf games are all the rage again, so if you are just sick to death of using kitchen utensils and plastic soldiers to play your favorite board game that you found at a thrift store in '92 and made do with, now is the time to pick them up. most are still in the $10 range as well.
someone collected all the computer versions of the old games that general mills put out in their cereals a couple of years ago, stored them all in a nice case, and then threw the lot out. S brought them to me. i just played my first game of "life" since i was 13. yeah, and i won. i made all the choices i didn't make in life. heh. no just the college one. the winning and the rest was dumb luck. which was cool. i don't remember how much i ended up with but i was never in debt after the second roll payed off the school debt, and i didn't have a bunch of kids. i was a travel agent. heh. i had enough to get insurance and stock on the number "4", so i was happy.
tripper used to come over and play board games with me after i got out of the hospital last time. for hours on rainy days we would sit and giggle and play star wars versions of trivial pursuit and monopoly. that was the time i knew my sister best.
the time i thought i knew, and may well have, my brother best is when we did x together and went to the forum shops and ran around. right as it was kicking in we had a really intense conversation i can only remember parts of, but i remember feeling i was seeing the real him. and later experiences kind of leaned toward me being right. now i'm pretty sure that part of him is completely dead. but i got to know it.
like if tripper and i are physically apart for the rest of our lives, we will still have that time.
board games are cool. =}