Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I almost forgot! a.k.a. Game Day

In my haste to get a new post up about our trip to Chicago, I completely forgot that I had a whole set of photos I wanted to add to it! I usually take all of my pictures with my digital camera but I've noticed that I don't take as many as I used to. Most of my pictures are done with the convenience of my iPhone now. So when I do take the time to upload pictures from my Canon, there are usually small sets that I've taken from months before. Today, I discovered photos from the day before we took my sister to Chicago. I thought I'd just make a new post, and you can pretend that it came before the last one :]

Game Day!!

I have lived in the same house for about 17 years (I live in my own apartment now, but it's still close to home). The neighbor hood is fantastic. It's one street off the highway, and there are a lot of people here that I've grown up with. Two of which are my best friend Ruthy and her younger brother. When we were all little, we would kind of babysit ourselves. We'd all stay at one house while our parents worked, Ruthy and I being old enough to take care of everyone, and we'd play games all day. This was around the time that Pokemon was huge, but we never played the card game. No, instead we played the most amazing board game Pokemon Master Trainer.

No idea where this game is today. I'm thinking of picking one up on Ebay.

If you dropped this board game in front of me now, I would have no idea how to play it. However, I know it rocked. We made our own Pokemon by mixing and matching different traits, and we played Pokemon Stadium 1 and 2 on the N64. We never battled like you're supposed to, we just played the mini games over and over. The final pieces of our nerdy childhood puzzle were these gems:

Best picture I've ever found on Google.

Every. Single. Day. We at Pokemon Mac & Cheese. We collected all of the little cutout pieces, and we traded them like we were real Pokemon trainers.

As we grew up, we grew out of Pokemon, but we did not grow out of game day. We merely graduated to Mario Kart, Mario Party, Double Dash, things like that. Another fantastic game we played was Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot. It's a card game were you collect bunnies and carrots, and try to kill your opponents bunnies. At the end of the game, who ever has the winning carrot wins. Simple.

Now, the reason for this post. It's been difficult to continue our game days. Ruthy and I are in college, as is her brother, we all live in different places, and my sister still lived at home. However, fate was on our side the day before moving my sister to school. All of us happened to be free for the afternoon. Game Day was on. My boyfriend is just a big of a nerd as we are (which is why I love him) so he joined in on the crazy that day too. First thing was first, acquire lunch time foods from our childhood.

To our disappointment, they do not make Pokemon Mac & Cheese anymore :[  We got the next best thing which was Phineas and Ferb Mac & Cheese.

Four boxes seemed to be enough.
Soooo good.

We got full really fast, but my man knows how to finish a meal.

 When we were done eating, it was on to Killer Bunnies. It's the kind of game that could take 30 minutes or a couple of hours so we needed to get it out of the way before video games.

Now video games!

The day, while a bit short, was a great success. My sister got to see her favorite people before she left, and we all got a good fix of our childhood craziness. I think we'll have to make Game Day mandatory whenever she's back in town. That Mac & Cheese was delish!

Just some silly fun in the hotel the next night. This took a couple tries.


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