Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Get in line

Word of the day: retro (adjective - informal) Of or designating the style of an earlier time.

I was nine when I got my Nintendo Entertainment System. It was Christmas 1989 and it was the best gift I had ever received. It came with the standard Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt games, but I also got that single greatest video game of all time: Tetris.

I spent hours playing Tetris and quickly learned to not be bothered by the indentations made in my hands by the square controllers. I would like to pretend that my memory is so good I could tell you my high score and it would be some monumental achievement, but alas, that is not so. I do know I was good at it.

I keep thinking that one day I should get myself an old NES and a Tetris game and play like I’ve never played before. My lovely boyfriend has let me borrow his Nintendo DS and I do play Tetris on it, but it’s just not the same.

I had the good fortune to spend this past weekend with the boyfriend at his cottage and any good cottage weekend requires a delicious treat. While s’mores are delightful, I wanted something a little…well, a little more appropriate (read: nerdy) for the two of us. I stumbled upon the idea for Tetris brownies and knew this is what it had to be.

I think mine turned out a lot better.


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