Washington D.C.

I went back to Maryland last week to hang out with my parents before the holiday rush. While I was there, I decided to get out to our nation's capital and check out its latest tribute, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial!  He was the man, in case you hadn't heard.  Respect.

After that, we went to the National Arboretum and checked up on the bonsai garden.  I went there as a kid decades ago, so it's wild to see some of the exact same bonsai trees still there.


Scumbag In-N-Out


No MAME for Home!

In my recent move, I brought only two major pieces of furniture with me and sold the rest on Craigslist. One was my brand new couch that still had plenty of mileage left, and the other was my MAME cabinet that was on its last legs and about due for a Craigslist listing. Back when I had a home with room, this machine fit in pretty well. After the move, it just didn't make the best use of my new space. The time had come to let it go. After discussing the dilemma with a co-worker, he forbade me from selling it. His idea? Bring it to Double Fine!

Thanks to Drew for the idea, Tim for the new foster home, and Pat for helping me move it! If it weren't for them, my MAME cabinet would probably have an abusive daddy from Craigslist by now.


Movin' On Up

I totally forgot that I have a blog to update! And I've also been busy with moving. I'm still in San Francisco dodging solicitors and bums, just in a different area! I'm a bit closer to work and much closer to downtown. The building is sweet and we have a concierge named Alfred... which is extra awesome because every time I say his name I feel like Bruce Wayne.

Oh and my view is spectacular!


California Extreme 2011

Did you know there's an entire weekend event dedicated to playing classic arcade and pinball machines, absolutely free? I didn't know either, until two weeks ago! The locals call it "California Extreme 2011," but I chose to call it "Awesome Fest 2011 Fuck Yeah." Pat, Anna and I rolled down to AF2011FY in Santa Clara last weekend to check out some industry history. This year's event was host for hundreds of coin-op and pinball machines from as far back as the 60's. They even had Pong, which was originally released by Atari in, if I remember correctly, 900 B.C. On the newer end of the coin-op spectrum, there was an arcade cabinet version of the latest Mortal Kombat. We straight up played games until our arms were sore and our eyes were red.

Best AF2011FY to date. Thanks Anna!

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