Big Rowan Ackison (greensh) wrote,
Big Rowan Ackison

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My Day Off

I took off from work today. I really meant to get up early(er), but I managed to sleep until 10:30. Getting caught up on my sleep? Not a bad thing!

The day turned out pretty magical. Some things happened that should bear incredible fruit in the future. Even the not-so-good stuff echoed loud and clear in the "warning warning" category. Here are some highlights from my day:

I got the book "The Human Zoo" by Desmond Morris. This guy also authored the famous book "The Naked Ape". I was blown away by what I read. One sentence leaped out at me. In the chapter "Tribes and Super-Tribes, Desmond says "As a species we are not biologically equipped to cope with a mass of strangers masquerading as members of our tribe". Oh my gosh... this so resonated with a very pressing issue I am wrestling with. I'm really looking forward to the remaining chapters.

I also went by a thrift store and found an Atari Flashback. This small game console has games ported from the Atari 2600 and Atari 7800. It is AMAZING how far game consoles have come. Playing the games on this device reminded me why Video Arcades were so big during the 1980s. The games at home were a far cry from the arcade machines. This has changed. Now game consoles and computers can match the games in the arcades. It is eerie to think there are younger people who don't know how the video arcades were a factor in people's entertainment live. The referenced wikipedia article indicates that golden age of arcades lasted from 1982 to 1986. Now I feel old(er)!

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