In the past, I found a glitch that made a bunch of my posts difficult to find and my reaction was HUMPH! I was not pleased. For those of you who are new to my blog, I should explain that I rerun old posts on Wednesdays. That way the ones that were buried where no one saw them will be revived. What better day to have Humph! Day than Wednesday. I hope you have a great hump day, as well…
Pikachu I See You!
The summer before last I started to play Pokémon Go. For those of you who aren’t gamers, Pokèmon is one of the most beloved video games of all times and the characters are called Pokèmon which is Japanse for pocket monster. Ok, I know it was the “game of the moment” and I was one of those lemmings falling off the cliff. I really shouldn’t malign lemmings here. After all, I was once reminded by husband Bill that I might want to move. aside. I was standing in a parking lot and just then realized that there was a very patient driver waiting for me to get out of the way. Lemmings rejoice! I have joined your ranks! In my defense, there was a really rare Pokémon there and I wasn’t the only one in that parking lot trying to get it. I was just the only one holding up traffic.
When I met up with my cousins that summer I found out that Maggie was also playing. We had a very fun competition to see who leveled up fastest and who got the more interesting Pokèmon. Our other cousins were quite amused by our rather childish pursuits, but then we were probably each in our second or third childhood. We had reached a rather high level in that department, too. I was rather amused when I was in that parking lot holding up traffic that a guy who might have been 20 was very impressed that someone my age was playing. I think his exact words were, “and I thought I was too old to play this game!”
After Maggie left to head south for the winter we still kept up on each other’s progress. She was ahead of me by a level or two and I knew I had some catching up to do, but I lived in the sticks and she lived in the city. Her chances of finding Pokèmon were much higher than mine. I was doomed to be second-place…or was I?
One lovely fall day Bill and I couldn’t find a parking place near one of our favorite stores. We had to park around the corner and there he was…the ultimate Pokémon coup! Pikachu, one of the coolest Pokèmon of all, in the flesh! I had to have a pic taken with him just to prove to Maggie that it didn’t matter what level I was on in the game. I caught the coolest Pokèman of all in real life!