Sunday, July 31, 2011

1987 Rules with RBI Baseball

Back in the 4th grade (1987), Nintendo came out with one of the greatest games ever invented...RBI Baseball. My brother, friends and I used to play for hours and hours. We knew every lineup of every team...who to substitute for, and all the intricate details of the quirks of the game. There were many 100 degree summer days where we had games played and tournaments held.
Even in college my roommates and I kept a win/loss tally of games played. I think we did the math once to figure out how many hours we played that all, it was about 2 weeks worth.

Last night, we reunited with several other friends and had a RBI tournament again. This time, some of our kids actually played (that was really weird). We had 17 in the bracket and it took over 7 hours on 2 game systems. One room had a large flat screen TV and the other was a 100+ inch projector screen with surround sound. It was a sweet set-up for some 8 bit graphics.

I finished in 2nd place to my old roommate, Jeremy. It was fitting that he and I would be in the final series. We played a best of 3 series and he beat me two of the three by one run each game. It was a blast. Below is my trophy...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Camping with 6 kids

Well, let's not get too ahead of ourselves...camping is a loose term. We actually roughed it in a 2 story lake house with plasma TVs, fully stocked kitchen, 2 grills, a hot tub, and a media room. To the kids, we were camping because we were at a lake. Don't get me wrong, I love tent camping but with little kids, in 100 degree weather, I'll take cabin camping any day. In all, there were 19 of us and we had a blast. We swam in the lake for several hours (I floated on some noodles), hiked a mountain (small hill), and relaxed. The kids played with their cousins and had a blast. Here are some pics...





Friday, July 15, 2011

Way overdue

I finally remembered my password and log in stuff so I could post. I know that my one reader has been dying to find out what's up.

Well, being a father of 6 in the summer is fun and hard at the same time. You can imagine that our house is a little crowded with everyone inside most of the time. It's still over 100 degrees every day so the kids can't stay out for too long.

Not a lot has changed in my world...I'm shaving my head even shorter now than before so that's good.

We are headed out for a family camping (in a luxurious cabin...not roughing it) next week. I'm sure I'll have some interesting stories when we get back. Peace.