The soundtrack, continued

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Well. I kinda went bananas with the game streaming. Todays input has consisted of: Sonic 2Turrican II, James Pond, Monthy Python’s Flying Circus and at the moment I’m watching an eight and a half hour playthrough of Final Fantasy VII.

Monthy Python’s Flying Circus was by the way one of the first games I ever played. My face when dad plugged in a keyboard in our tv, connected a joystick, put in a floppy disc and out came this:

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And Turrican II! One of the best soundtracks ever. I mean, listen from 2.40 and on:

 

Todays soundtrack

Mario

As I’ve told you before I have a very hard time being creative in a completely silent environment. I usually listen to my Spotify playlists but today I’ve worked to only game music.

It started with Siglemic beating Super Mario 64 in record time.

Then I immediately remembered all the other games I used to play when I was a kid and so far I’ve had speed runs of Aladdin, Wonder Boy in Monster Land and Castlevania SOTN on the other screen while working.

It’s super pleasant as long as you resist the urge to stop working and go dust off your old consoles and wallow in nostalgia.

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Egg master

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This weekend was also a roadtrip weekend but before we left for the great unknown I arranged an egg hunt in the back yard for all the guys in the house. I seem to be a great egg hider (or a person with a bad short term memory) since there’s still at least one egg out in the yard.

The roadtrip took us to lanscapes that sent True Detective chills down our spines but it was still oh so beautiful.

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My favorite stories

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I love all kinds of stories but my favorite ones are the ones about how people met for the first time. How people met their significant other, their best friend or their tennis partner. Small moments that changes the life more or less of those people from there on. The best part? Everyone has a story like that to share.

So let’s have a theme week on Leave a story!

Give me your best how I met my best friend/partner/lover/cat story and I’ll draw you my best pictures!

A little something about me

Apparently “good internet presence” requires some kind of presentation + contact info so I’ve been putting together an about page for My Corner Shops.

These things always makes me confused. “Describe yourself in a few sentences” sends me into an existential crisis in just a couple of seconds and I soon find myself in a corner in fetal position sobbing “who AM I!?”.

Well, it took me a couple of months but here’s my “few sentences”.

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So beautiful but still so treacherous

We’ve really gotten into the hiking thing so we went to Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve in Los Altos. It was absolutely breathtaking but I was kinda nervous ’cause I’d read that there could be coyotes, rattlesnakes, tarantulas and mountain lions in the woods. Most of my nervousness was based on the fact that I saw this little gif yesterday:

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What one drop of snake poison does to a small amount of blood.

So naturally we bid all nearby hikers on quite a show when one of us accidentally stepped on an actual snake. We leapt like screaming gazelles.

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