I'm not a nostalgic-type person. I don't sit around waxing poetic about "the good old days" and wishing I could go back in time to relive moments in my life. Sure it's fun to reminisce, but I don't choose to live in the past.
But there are things I remember as being fun that I think might be fun again, so sometimes I bring the past to the present. For instance, ShrinkyDinks. When I was a kid, I loved ShrinkyDinks. Nothing made me happier than to take pieces of frosted plastic, color them in with colored pencils, cut them out, and bake them in the oven until they shrink down to useless pieces of hard plastic.
So when I saw that ShrinkyDinks are still around AND available for inkjet printers, I just had to buy some. Fun!
First you print something out at 50% lightness on ShrinkyDink plastic...
Then you bake it and it shrinks down (after some mildly entertaining acrobatics)...
Yeah, not quite as fun as I remember.
Things so rarely are.
But you have to consider that stuff like home computers, video games, and the World Wide Web didn't exist back when my ShrinkyDink infatuation was underway. Turns out it's not that ShrinkyDinks were ever that great... it's just that there was nothing better to do back then.
Like create Mii characters on my Wii! For those who asked, here's what "MiiLizabeth HurWii" looks like...
Given the limited options for Mii creation, I think she turned out pretty good.
Bleh. I have to work all weekend. Considering I woke up with a migraine the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, this does not promise to be a fun day. Still, it's better than waking up with a migraine the size of a Hummer (the giant H2 model... not the wimpier H3) because those are the days I just want to stick my head in the Whirling Blades of Death and be done with it.
Who knows, by the end of the day I just might anyway.