Commander Keen was one of my fav computer games in the mid-90s.
I recently downloaded it, but it was a huge pain in the butt to get it on my new laptop. Vista doesn’t have an MS-DOS prompt, so I first had to download a DOS emulator in order to play.
It was so worth it though.Filed under nostalgia | Comment (0)
My dad has a powerful jinx. The Mets have lost every game he’s been to over the last 20 years. At Shea, in Philly, in San Francisco…if my dad’s in the stands, the Mets can’t seem to win. The last time my dad saw the Mets win was in 1984 when I was a wee one. I don’t remember much of the game, but I do remember sitting at Shea eating green grapes.
I’ve seen the Mets win once since 1984; it was around 1998 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. I feel almost as anti-Giants as I do anti-Yankees (my anti-Yankees feelings makes me pro-Red Sox…my Mets and Red Sox fandom doesn’t interfere very often so it works out), so it was exciting for me to see the Mets win.
On Tuesday, I went with my parents, cousins, and uncle to see one last game at Shea. I hadn’t been to Shea in over 10 years so I thought it was a nice idea to give it a final farewell.
Until the 9th inning, it looked like my dad’s jinx would be a thing of the past! Unfortunately, it wasn’t so. (It’s too heartbreaking to write out what happened!) Why must the Mets toy with the hearts of its fans?
Anyway, I’m glad to see the Mets have won their games since that heart-wrenching game, but it would have been nice to see them win since it was probably my last opportunity to see them at Shea!
Good-bye, Shea!!! I don’t know how they’re going to change the lyrics to “Meet the Mets” because Citi doesn’t rhyme with Shea.
My dad and I
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My cousins and I
While in NYC and I went to a Dunkin Donuts for some iced tea. I noticed that the calories were posted for everything. When I first heard about that, I thought it sounded like a terrible idea, but actually, upon seeing the calories posted right there in front of my nose, I was intrigued.
First, I learned that a corn muffin at Dunkin Donuts clocks in at over 500 calories. That’s something that I would normally think, “OK, that’s a slightly healthier alternative to a donut!” But now I’ll never think that again. On the other hand, a cruller is only 150 calories!! I’ve always liked crullers, but for some reason when I’m on the go, I’d always reach for a muffin thinking it was the least-bad-for-you option.
My fav, a chocolate glazed, is 340 and my second favorite, chocolate with coconut is 370. Their chocolate chip cookies are a whopping 540 calories!! YIIIIIIIKES.
So, yeah…I think next time I’m at a Dunkie’s I’ll settle for a cruller :-)Filed under food | Comment (0)
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by someone on MySpace telling me about a new social networking site for women who suffer from endometriosis (as well as their spouses/partners). It’s called We Are Endo.
It’s actually a really great site. It’s really much like MySpace, with status updates, groups, blogs, etc. The Boston-area Endometriosis Support Group disbanded so at least now I have a place where I can login and feel like I’m not alone. The blogs are useful too, because you can chronicle pain.
But then, at the same time, because it’s a site for an incurable disease, it can also leave me feeling a little hopeless.Filed under Blogs | Comment (0)
I think my love for Costco has taken a sharp dive today. I went there again today for another inexpensive lunch.
AND SOMEHOW THE GUY WORKING THERE NEW MY NAME.
You don’t need a membership card to use their food counter, so he didn’t know my name that way. And you can only pay using cash at the food counter, so he didn’t read it off a credit card.
He said, “I hope you’re having a great day, Ms. Munroe.”
I stood there dumbfounded and as I walked to fill up my beverage, it suddenly hit me that it was a VERY weird thing to happen. HOW did the Costco guy know my name? I almost thought maybe I was hearing things, but I really wasn’t!!!! Then I looked behind me to see if he was talking to another Ms. Munroe behind me, but the lady behind me didn’t seem to react either!! And I don’t think I know this guy, though it’s not the first time he’s served me at Costco!
ARE YOU READING MY BLOG, COSTCO GUY???
I should have just eaten the tuna!!!!!Filed under food | Comments (2)
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about how I think Costco is the epitome of cool, and I doubt it will be the last.
Yesterday at work I packed tuna for lunch, but as the clock crawled to 12:30, I lost my interest in eating the tuna. I thought about what I could have has a cheap lunch. I then remembered: COSTCO!!!
And so I went to Costco! I had a slice of pizza and a Diet Coke…it was filling and the total came to….$2.71!!!! AND before returning to work, I refilled my Diet Coke and enjoyed sipping it for the rest of the afternoon.
Oh Costco, you warm my frugal heart.Filed under food, shopping | Comment (0)
The octopus was fun and cute and all, but that overall layout was just a little too cluttered. I now have a little birdie on my page! You may have seen that little birdie before, because I sometimes use it as an avatar. I used to be VERY into illustration for a while, and that was one of my favorites. I also made a cute owl and a hippo…but for now, say hello to our new friend, a little blue birdie!!Filed under Blogs | Comment (0)