Sunday, February 25, 2018

Bally Show Time Bingo: 4 in Red scores 96

I was playing Show Time while waiting for my buddy to drop by.
I Scored 4 in Red. Sweet!

Ashtray full of Nickels.
Doing it in style
Playing bingo in the daytime

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Reflections triggered by my 35th birthday

Yesterday, I passed the 35th mile marker of my life.

As I eat the leftover birthday cake. I reflect on the state of my life as it is.

None of my pinball friends remembered to send me a birthday email or even a text message. This is the sad state of my social life.

However I have no anger or animosity towards my friends. I can only blame myself for not being present enough in their lives.

Upon further reflection, I realise my pinball collecting is unsustainable. My place is packed with games. I'm out of space.

2017 was a fantastic year for acquiring machines, but now, my place is packed. Splitting at the seams.

I have to decide what kind of collector I want to be:

A bingo machine preservationist

A collector of Jerry K. Kelley art

Or a curator of an awesome electromechanical pinball collection.

I do not have the space to be all three . It's really hard to decide. I tried to have some sort of decisional process to determine what to keep:

Is is a EM multiball game?
Is it Jerry Kelley art?
Does it have a lift-up top glass Frame? (Bally games made between 1967 and early 1974)
Is it super rare?
Does it give me butterflies when I play it?

But this decisional process only points towards unloading 2 games out of my collection? And it doesn't even cover the bingo machines.

I have some serious thinking in front of me. Grr

Saturday, February 3, 2018

View from the Kitchen table

My life/home is a pinball mess!
This is what I see sitting at my kitchen table eating my meal.
Pinball lifestyle

Thursday, January 25, 2018