Jess Hutch.

Thursday, July 27, 2006


We went to San Diego this weekend; the primary purpose of the trip was to pay a visit, the secondary purpose was to hang out at the Comic Con. The first part went great, the second part not as well - we didn't buy tickets ahead of time, not knowing for sure which day we'd be able to make it, and arrived to find long, long (long) lines in the hot, hot sun. So we went home. After laying around and pouting for a while, we decided to go to an arcade, since it seemed the sensible, suburban thing to do.

Dude, we had the best time. It was a Dave & Buster's, which is apparently a chain - I'm not sure I'd make it my weekly hangout or anything, but it was an extremely fun way to spend an evening. There was beer! And games! I played a few of the newer, fancier games, including one in which you race a big rig (I ran over a few cars, whoops), but my faves were the older models, including Skeeball and Centipede. Centipede was always my game of choice, and lookit!

high score
Fourth place, baby! Or as I like to think of it, "the highest of the low" (that's quite a bit difference between me and #3, yeah?).

Here are some other photos from our evening out, I thought the bright blurriness captured the giddy atmosphere at the arcade.

A game celebrating the sinking of the Titanic, naturally!

This one had to do with candy. A big pile of candy.

So, if you ever want to go to the Comic Con, but for some reason you can't, head on over to Dave & Buster's. Tell them Jess sent you, they'll surely recognize me from my Centipede score.


At 4:38 AM , LLA said...

You're right, of course - SkeeBall is what it's all about!

Sounds like a fun time, even if it wasn't exactly what you had planned...

At 8:13 AM , Chrissa said...

Oh boy, this brings back very happy memories of tagging along with my cousins to the arcade in 1980s suburban Michigan. An inspired alternative to the ComicCon - I might have to copy you on this.

At 12:03 PM , vegasandvenice said...

Oh sounds like fun! I like D&B but my favorite thing is going there for dinner. They have really good food and the atmosphere makes it feel like you are at an amusement park and oooh amusement parks!

At 5:10 PM , kerbot2000 said...

your post made me happy. also, great photo of the candy. it reminds me of Andreas Gursky's photograph "99 Cent" (one of my faves):

(you gotta see this in person, it's almost 7 feet tall!)

At 8:12 AM , Netter said...

Hubby and I always play skeeball at the arcades when we go down the shore. So much fun!

At 7:06 AM , Jennylane said...

Oh my gad. I was just on your knitting website and I think my heart just literally exploded from cuteness. (I found the link at

KNITTED ROBOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*dies*

At 8:14 PM , Alicia P. said...

Ahhh! Perfect summer fun!

At 11:49 AM , Jeff said...

There isn't enough Dig Dug in my life.


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