Cue the Inspiration: First Daily Prompt Post

I’m still slight hungover from the holiday festivities and have failed to catch up on sleep. (Oh, and my client REALLY wanted an 8 am conference call tomorrow… on my vacation.)

So – let’s make this easy and holiday themed.

Daily Prompt: Gimmie

Was there a special gift or toy you wanted as a child but never received? What was it?

Yes. This.

Your eyes do not deceive you. I really wanted a Lego Pirate Ship (also known as the Black Seas Barracuda) for a number of years during my childhood. I want to say it was roughly around $150 (in the late 80s/early 90s), so my parents wouldn’t budge because it was too expensive. It also had a zillion tiny parts. Apparently my brother already had a bunch of Legos that I could build stuff with as well.

Then they tried to appease me by gifting me some “girl Legos.”

I liked my beach cabana just fine (I mean, it had a palm tree and everything), but, I really wanted the pirate ship.

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3 thoughts on “Cue the Inspiration: First Daily Prompt Post

  1. John L says:

    I would have loved an Apple II when I was in high school, but they were around $1300 – which was really big money back in the late 70s. I wasn’t quite greedy enough to really beg for that one.

    When I was in college my dad surprised me with a Timex Sinclair 1000 computer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timex_Sinclair_1000) which he got on sale after the fad died for about $25. I’m pretty sure it was the cheapest, most worthless computer ever made, but the memory makes me smile because I’m sure my dad was tickled that he got me a “working computer” for so cheap. I programmed it to calculate pi to a hundred places and then I packed it away until I eventually tossed it.

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