I joined Twitter about a year and a half ago, and since then I’ve met many great people from all over the world. We chat about love, life, TV, food….you name it. I’ve made some great connections and had a lot of laughs!
Recently, I was having a discussion with a friend from Australia. She had mentioned that she was selling her Commodore, and that it would be hard to see it go. When I read this, I thought “Ahh, I know how she feels. I remember using Commodores in elementary school [20 years ago!], and if I had kept mine, I’d be attached to it too.” I didn’t think for a second that it was odd to miss a computer so much!
Well, it seems that I missed the post where she linked to a picture similar to this one:
A day or so later,I saw a follow-up Tweet of hers that said something to the effect of “I sold it; it was really hard to see it roll out of the driveway.” I sent out a reply saying “I know how you feel; my Coleco is still in my basement and I’d hate to give it up.” Which was true, as while the Commodore was my first school computer, the Coleco was the first personal computer I ever used.
Another Twitter friend kindly sent me a Direct Message cluing me into the fact that the other person was, in fact, talking about a car, and not a computer. He brought up a good point: “Didn’t the fact that she mention that it rolled out of the driveway clue you in?” Ummm, no, it didn’t; I completely missed that point! (Anyone reading this who knows me well also knows that, while far from stupid, I can sometimes miss the obvious! ;))
All was well in the end. My Twitter friend and I commiserated on the pain of letting go of inanimate objects that meant a lot to us, and I gave a few people a few laughs. Heck, I hadn’t thought about the Coleco in years, and the discussion sure brought back some good memories!
RIP, Coleco…I had fun playing the Smurf and Richard Scarry games on your TV-remote-like controller!
A couple screen shots/pics from my favorite games…boy, does this ever bring back memories!