Tour down memory lane
While digging through the interwebs for historical PEI photos recently, I cam across this video that looks to be tourism footage from the 1950′s. Or at least the cars and the really oil painting colour scheme lead towards that assumption. Neat to see footage of when there was actually a railroad active, there’s no RV’s in sight, and the shoreline isn’t dotted from Malpeque to Savage Harbour with 300k cottages. In short, my kind of place.
After a day of job hunting, felt up for a bit of a travel down the memory lane, DVD style. So fired in Desperado, that Robert Rodriguez flick back when Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek weren’t the household names that they would become by the beginning of the new millennium. One of the favourite spots in the movie (outside of the sex scene of course :p ) was at the end when they drive off into the sunset, with this tune playing away.
When I talk sports with friends of mine, it’s always interesting to see what their first sports memory is. For some it’s their first hit playing tball. Others, its a football game they watched with their father. For myself though, mine would be unique in that the sport would be curling. It wouldn’t be a tv event, but watching my father and the team that he was a part of for over two decades playing at the local club’s most prestigious bonspiel, the hootenanny. From what I was told years later, based on the description of the it, it was when the old club still existed, which burnt to the ground decades ago, so pretty decent for a kiddo that could probably barely walk ten steps without falling on his face.
One of the things that I do for hobbies is to play a game called Out of the Park baseball. It’s a baseball text simulator, which for those that weren’t around when MUD’s were a big thing, means that it’s completely text based game. No fancy graphics rendering or any other eye candy to be had, heck you could probably play this on the computer that your father uses in the basement that weights more then your dog and looks like it could withstand a nuclear blast. One of the big things about this game is the online communities that spring up, where folks that have the game participate in online leagues, controlling teams that all play for the championship every year, just like the real thing. (more…)