Just for fun !
Sometimes we all just like to have some fun!
So what do I do just for fun? Well, you've seen my some of my more intense hobbies, like the computers, cars, and photography. To relax I'm more of a find a big chair or couch and indulge in a favorite pasttime.
Back when I was probably ten years old, my parents bought the family an Intellivision video game system. The Intellivision was an 8-bit system that was the direct competition to the old Atari 2600 VCS. It was with that console I was hooked on video games.
I've since moved on to computer games, as they were more versatile. I could type a paper for school then after it was printed, I could play games. Eventually, I got bored with that and moved back to the video consoles. The first console that I personally bought was a Nintendo GameCube. I bought it because it was the most reasonably priced system at the time (and it still is). I've acquired a decent collection of games for it, and even got the GameBoyAdvance player, that allows me to play GBA games on the GameCube.
I'm also a GameBoy fan. I've got two "GameBoys", a NES-style Game Boy Advance SP and a Famicom-style Game Boy Micro. The SP was the first Nintendo I ever had, and lucky for me, it plays the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color games too, so I was able to get a few of the original games that I really enjoyed playing. The Micro was a gift and let me tell that thing is the most underrated portable out there. It's so small and portable that you can literally take it anywhere. It's smaller than my cellphone. :) You can see my Game Boy game collection at these links: GB | GBC | GBA.
After that, my brother really got into collecting video game consoles. One system that he had that really impressed me was the Sega Dreamcast. It impressed me so that I ended up getting him to help to find a nice used Dreamcast for a reasonable price. I've got a few games and I occasionally dig it out and try my hand at a few of the games.
Curious to the game titles I own? I've collected all of my games up and assembled them on the vgrebirth.org website. On of the nice features of the site is that they provide a nice page for their users to share their collection with friends. So, you'll find my page on the site. Take a look and let me know if you have any questions about my game collection.
I've always enjoyed innovative ways of game playing. The Nintendo DS is one such handheld game system. The DS has two screens, stacked one on top of the other, the lower screen is a touch screen, and the system recognizes voice command via a microphone. All of this, along with WiFi (wireless Ethernet) and the classic Nintendo library of games, made this system a prime choice for a gadget/gizmo guy like myself.
So, I got the DS as a gift and things have never been the same since. As of this writing, I have over 24 games (now 36!!) for the DS. I'm constantly trying out new titles, especially when I can find them for less than $20.
Ever since I was about twelve years old, I've long held a fascination with flight. The freedom of flight, along with the raw speed, makes it something that I truly enjoy to learn more about. The area of aviation that I'm particularly intrigued with is aeronautical research and aircraft that push the boundaries of technology. One of my particular favorites has long been the airplanes created by Lockheed's Skunk Works division, like the SR-71 Blackbird, U-2/TR-1, and the F-117.
Other airplanes that I'd admire are the B-70 Valkyrie, the X-29, the X-15, X-1, Concorde/Tu-144, and the MiG-25/-31. As
they release more and more information on these once highly classified airplanes, it clearly shows that these
airplanes were really far ahead of it's time. Even today, it can do things that no other aircraft can. I've had
the opportunity to actually witness the SR-71 take off, do some fly-bys, and then sprint home. It was
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