WARNING: May Induce Flashbacks to Vid-Idiot Adolescent Days!

NES console (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I grew up playing the original Nintendo Entertainment System, if I remember correctly it debuted the year I turned 6. When I was allowed to play I would keep playing until my thumbs ached and blistered or I feel asleep sitting up with a controller in my hand. Back then we didn’t have the luxury of saving our game and picking it up where we left off later… So I learned to play video games marathon style, pausing only for bathroom breaks and to eat quicker than I ever did under any other circumstances.

Image via CrunchBase

Needless to say, The NES contributed greatly to my geek tendencies as a child. Now that I am a fully developed geek, I look back on those days and think “Wow kid, if your impressed with these graphics just wait a few more years and you’ll be blown away!”

Super Mario Bros 3 (Photo credit: Plat)

Super Mario World 3 totally sucked me in, I couldn’t put that controller down until I had beat the game. It’s funny because about 8 years ago I played that game again after many years gap. I beat it in an hour or two when it used to take me all day… It was like riding a bicycle, it just came back to me naturally. It was as if I had been playing NES all along, muscle memory is a crazy thing!

Christmas tree (Photo credit: peminumkopi)

I remember when we got that system. At the time it was the epitome of RAD gaming technology! Atari was demoted and Nintendo was the new, must have, symbol of “cool”! My sister and I had a big box under the Christmas tree addressed to both of us. Another identical box was addressed to my step sisters, Andrea and Susan. Of course we speculated about what it could be, we had begged and begged Santa to get us the Nintendo but we weren’t positive that he was going to come through for us. My sister had peeked into some of the packages under the tree (she was sneaky!) but hadn’t seen anything that indicated the NES was patiently waiting for us under that tree.

Mario and Luigi costumes
(Photo credit: Sarabbit)

So when the time finally came to open that big box, my sister and I tore into that package with the zeal of toddlers! My sister, upon seeing that the box did, in fact, contain a NES, went overboard with excitement. She jumped up, She hooted, She hollered, She screamed, She may have even cried all while pumping her fists in the air! It happened so fast, in her celebration haze, my sister punched my step father in the chin causing him to bite his tongue, Oops! Way to bite the hand that feeds, Rachel! That was definitely a memorable way of saying thank you.

I wish I still had my NES, even if it didn’t work… I would hang it on the wall as a tribute to my youth!

But this is so much better! NES up-cycled into an electric guitar!!! Awesome!!!

I am a re-purposing fool, who believes in giving credit where it’s deserved. Therefore, here is a virtual pat on the back going out to GetLoFi for creating this super sweet 80’s relic guitar!!! I give it a big fat thumbs up; This guitar combines my nostalgic childhood memories with my lifelong love for music!

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Hi, I'm Stacy! I'm an Über Geek! Also a Mom, Artist, Craftsman, Writer, Fixer of all Things Broken, Caregiver! Professionally I am also a Notary, Certified Notary Signing Agent, Mortgage Banker (Licensed Loan Originator), Certified QuickBooks Bookkeeper, Small Business Consultant and Small Business Owner! Some call me "Malibu Ninja", "The Spiller", "Spacey", "Angel" or "Turbo"; Around family I answer to "Stace", "Ra-Stacy", "Susie", "Sue-Stacy" or "Hey You" but in all reality my name is Stacy Price (like The Price is Right). I list out a bunch of titles or labels (above) in a feeble attempt to describe myself but, I am much more than those labels.. First and foremost, I'm a Mom to Jamison, an amazingly intelligent 7 year old who astounds me every day with his wit, charm and outlandish smarts. He is in 2nd grade this year and is growing too quickly for my taste! I am human, I live on earth, I have a complex and often scattered mind with far too many thoughts running, jumping and screaming at the same time (ADHD, OCD or maybe some other acronym??)! I have lived an interesting life so far, learned many skills and even more lessons, mostly the hard way. I have earned my stripes and all my battle scars, I wear them proudly. I have plenty of good stories to tell and I undoubtedly will acquire many more in the colorful years ahead. People either hate me or they love me, not many fall in between. I am like the tazmanian devil, hard to handle! I am opinionated, expressive, artistic, loud and proud! Each day I will be bold, sometimes offensive but I will always be myself and my freak flag will be flying high until the day I die! Bragging rights I worked with a whole department full of Rocket Scientists (LITERALLY) and held my own intellectually (learned quite a bit too!) at the University of Washington Aeronautical & Astronautical Department of Engineering! I was told I could never have children (due to health problems) although it was risky and a huge challenge I survived having my son who is the most wonderful gift anyone could ask for!

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