Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A little known fact about me. Since it's my birthday week and all. ;)

It's my birthday this weekend, so this week I'm going to celebrate and party! I'm going to reveal several things about myself that you may not know. Since I mostly talk about writing, it will be a little different. ;) And I think I'll give away a copy of Not Your Average Fairy Tale to a lucky commenter as well!

So, to kick things off, I'll start with a secret.

I love video games. I know that's not a big deal to some people, but it is to me. Sometimes I'm ashamed to admit it, but now I'm not. They're fun and addicting. Which is why I can't really play them that often, but when I do my kids love me. :)

It's a huge deal if someone can beat my son at Mario Kart, and to say I can is AWESOME! Ha ha! We love the Wii at our house.

My game system of choice when I was young was Nintendo 64.

Yep. Old school. I played many a game of Mario Party, Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda, etc. Zelda was one of my very favorites. Link. I loved that guy. We have many memories battling enemies together.

Sometimes I miss those days.

Sega was another favorite.

Sonic!! :D

Do you guys have any secrets you're willing to share?

30 comments:

E.J. Wesley said...

I also love video games! Happy birthday! :)

Katie Dodge said...

I love me some Candy Crush. I can't stop playing!!! Hope you have a happy birthday week!!! :D

ilima said...

I remember playing on our Atari system as a kid. River Raid was my favorite. Space Invaders, Pitfall...oh the memories.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Happy Birthday. We're also gamers. I love Harvest Moon, but hubby and I like to play RPGs like StarCraft, Baldur's Gate, Champions of Norath, etc.

Yeah, and my kids grew up thinking everyone's parents played video games. lol

Chantele Sedgwick said...

E.J.: Thank you!!

Katie: I've never played Candy Crush for THAT reason! Ha ha ha!

Ilima: We never had an Atari, but my hubby talks about his all the time. He LOVED River Raid!

Donna: I LOVE Harvest Moon! That was such a fun game!

Michelle Merrill said...

Oh. LOVE video games. Mario Kart and Cruisin' Around the World on Nintendo 64 was my life. After I married, we mastered Mario Kart on the game cube. Now we have the wii and it's all about Just Dance. My hubby LOVES Zelda. I just like to watch that one. I'm not much good at it. But yes, we love video games here too :)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Michelle: I LOVE Just Dance. I have to say I'm pretty good at it. ;) I also love the lego games. They're fun to play with the kids.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Happy birthday early!

I loved Sonic the Hedgehog. It was even better when the second one came out and I would play Tails while my husband played Sonic. My ultimate favorite was Roller Coaster Tycoon. (I'm such a coaster junkie!)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Diane: I LOVED the second Sonic! Tails was my favorite! :D

Jolene Perry said...

I hurt my back really bad just before senior year of high school and played Sonic for HOURS every day... Too funny.
Now, I just like the driving games. I call a MarioKart match next time we get together ;-)

prerna pickett said...

We LOVE Mario Kart or anything Mario at our house as well. it's so much fun, and the kids enjoy it as well, a great way for video games to bring the family together. And my husband and I are always challenging each other to a game of Tennis on the Wii.

The Sisterhood said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you get everything you want today! I'm not a gamer, but hey, everyone has to unwind somehow!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Jolene: You're on! :D

Prerna: My kids love Mario games as well. And I love challenging the hubby to frisbie golf on Wii Sports Resort! I kick his butt. ;)

The Sisterhood: Thank you!! :)

Jessie Humphries said...

My secrets are far more scandalous than a little love for video games. But I have to say in totally surprised!

J. A. Bennett said...

Happy Birthday this week! I love Zelda still! I'm even playing Skyward sword right now (when I can it's taken me almost a year, haha)

Peggy Eddleman said...

I love that! My secret is that I can kick trash at Just Dance 4. Next writing conference, you should join me and Jessie. We do Dance Party in the Restroom in front of the mirror.

Kimberly Krey said...

That's a totally fun fact. I was a huge fan of Nintendo too! It was Dr. Mario and Yoshie's Cookie for me. And Tettris Attack - love that one. My kids love it when I play too, even if I do cream them most of the time - haha. Thanks for sharing - and hope you have a great birthday week!

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Happy Birthday! I used to play video games all the time too, especially Mario. I also liked the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game; I even watched the movie.

Tammy Theriault said...

Old school.videos rock! Gold zelda!! Happy birthday

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Jessie: I do have some scandalous ones ... ;)

Jennie: I haven't played the new Zelda. I'm afraid I'll be super addicted so I haven't tried ... :P

Peggy: I ROCK at Just Dance 4! Bring it, sista! Bring it! :D

Kim: I remember playing Yoshi Story. I never tried the other one... I'm sure my sister has it though! Ha ha. ;)

Neurotic: I LOVE Ninja Turtles! Seriously. That might be another post all together ... :)

Tammy: Thank you!! :D

Jeigh said...

I lose track of time completely when I play Tetris or Dr. Mario. So now I avoid video games altogether! Happy birthday week!

Emily R. King said...

Yay for gamers! I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Play some video games! :)

Julianne Donaldson said...

Hope you have a great birthday!!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Jeigh: Yes. I lose track of time as well. That's why I don't play as often anymore. :)

Emily: Thank you!! :)

Julianne: Thank you!! :D

Kadie Kinney said...

Another gamer!! I think I knew this though, because didn't you say you used to play the Sims? Is that right? It's hard coming out of the gamer closet, but look how not alone we are!

Happy Birthday! I hope someone pre-orders the new XBox for you. ;)

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Happy birthday! I'm excited to learn all these new things about you. I've never liked gaming at all, so it's a foreign world to me. :)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Kaddie: Yes, I think I told you my little secret. ;) And yes, the Sims is awesome!

Michelle: I'm not hard core or anything, but I do like them. :)

Rebecca said...

When I met my husband I knew nothing about gaming. I didn't even know what an XBox was. But since we got married, he's kind of turned me into a closet gamer, but I don't usually tell people that .... :) It is kind of fun and addicting though!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Rebecca: It's way fun! I just can't play often because I get addicted ... :)

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