So, my parents didn't move in with us. (see Ant & the Grasshopper) Instead, they put their belongings in storage and rented a furnished townhouse. It's only for a month, they say, while they decide what to do with their lives.
One good thing about my parent's upheaval is that all of their "memories," the belongings they didn't want to put into storage, are at our house. This means countless hours of looking through old letters to Santa, photo albums and other familial memorabilia.
Tonight's browsing highlight:
Do you remember Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing? If not, think cutting-edge typing tutor for your personal computer. My dad worked at the Software Toolworks (later known as Mindscape, now The Learning Company), the company that created Mavis Beacon.
There were certain perks associated with being the general counsel's daughter. One is having your 'tweens historically documented alongside a marketing icon.
I think I was eleven in this photo. It was taken right before my family moved to Northern California. No, I'm not the sickeningly cute blonde at the bottom page. Try the awkward "isn't she a little too old for this picture" brunette in the middle.
I know, being on the cover of a software catalog is pretty cool. And I'm sure I would have been the envy of all my friends if only the catalog came out near the time of the photo shoot. Instead, it came out in 1994, when I was sixteen years old.
This was my brush with fame.
At least I got to keep the outfit.