If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
US football coach (1913 - 1970)
It's like Tetris all over again.
Back in the late 80's during a hot sticky summer nights in Daytona Beach, when all the fun tourists had left (Race Week, Bike week, Spring Breakers) and now families filled the hotel rooms, my room mates and I (Bernie and Mary-Ellen) discovered TETRIS
BT (Before Tetris) life was uncomplicated.
All 3 of us worked in different restaurants, during the high season money was good. More than I had ever made before and so much so that my family in another land were convinced I was removing my clothes during working hours to be making that kind of cash. (Which of course I was not, the USA was at that time, the only country that tipped for service and I worked long hours) During the summer months we eased up a little and we would all arrive home at a decent hour. Sometimes TEAM GLUG from the apartment below would rally the troops and jump on skate boards and scoot to the Ocean Deck" (Still the best bar in Daytona Beach) to listen to some reggae, drink out of mason jars, bounce some quarters and even play a little volley ball in the sand. Life was innocent and care-free. I once asked Pam, a founder member of Team Glug, what was her life ambition. She said "to catch air on vert!"
Then one day Bernie introduced TETRIS.
Life changed drastically. We all started playing or watching each other for hours as the different shaped boxes fell from above and needed to be turned and shifted to make a perfect line. The longer you played the faster it got, the more points you scored the more intense it became. We became obsessed. Playing non-stop. Forgetting to eat. Racing home from work to claim the prime seat in front of the TV. (Which was the only TV in the house) Calling in sick so as to keep playing. Playing all night to perfect our scores. Playing during every waking hour. Snapping at each other as we got more proficient and lasted longer per game. It was a nightmare, we were almost catatonic when we had a power cut one night. I shudder when I think of those days.
But here I am now Blogging to increase my preverbal score on AR. Every post I make increases my status (as you know!) I can see the top of the mountain, but where does it stop? If I blog non-stop for 10 days straight, will I be number one in Maryland? Then will I give up on everything and keep blogging till I am ranked number one all time? It is obtainable, but at what price? Everyone tells me that I have a chunky baby, If I forget to feed him once in a while would it really be that bad?
Just kidding Drew!
But more than that and joking aside, I am very much enjoying reading through all the amazing helpful posts that ya'll have written. The community is very warm and fuzzy and I have collected some valuable info on what others are doing in other states. Thanks for sharing, but can you all stop Blogging for a while so I can get to number one quicker!
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