PacMan fans unite! Today is the 30th anniversary of the introduction of PacMan. Google's home page has a mini working PacMan game. Check it out by clicking here. While I played PacMan back in the day, I was more of a Ms. Pac afficiando. When I had knee surgery in 1982 and had to stay laid up in bed for weeks, I spent many hours with the Atari playing Ms. Pac, Frogger and Space Invaders.
So I just found out about Google's home page from DD#2. She came in so excited to tell me about it. Then she watched me play a game and said, "You play PacMan better than me." First time I've ever done better at a video game than my children! I guess it's like falling off a bike. Once you know how, you never forget. The old reflexes are still there.
Happy Birthday PacMan! Thanks for all the fun times and the memories.
P.S. I think the Atari is downstairs in the big TV cabinet in the rec room. Hmmm. Might have to check that out tomorrow. I'm sure I haven't played any of those games in at least 20 years!
Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
I don't like to say that my kitchen is a religious place, but I would say that if I were a voodoo priestess, I would conduct my rituals there. -- Pearl Bailey Ponder well on this point: the pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table. -- Charles Pierre Monselet, French author (1825-1888).
The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. --Sir Thomas More You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it. --Edith Head A dinner chosen according to one's needs, tastes, and moods, well prepared and well served, is a joy to all senses and an impelling incentive to sound sleep, good health, and long life. Therefore, at least once a day, preferably in the quiet cool of the evening, one should throw all care to the winds, relax completely, and dine leisurely and well. --Count Arnaud Cazenave
Welcome to my blog. I love to cook. I love to garden. I collect art deco. And my camera is like Karl Malden's American Express card. I don't leave home without it. Most of my photographs are of food, dishes, our farm & our travels.
In June of 2005 I was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease where the DNA of the bone marrow gets messed up & stops producing blood cells. 18 July 2009 I had a bone marrow transplant. Currently I am still under treatment. I have had some dysplasia show up again in one of my cell lines and have begun a new round of chemotherapy. Mainly I try to focus on the positive.
Blogging lets me keep my family up to date & lets me share recipes, photographs & my love of cooking and dishes. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy posting.