Growing Up
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White listening to 90’s Alternative, I got to thinking about my teen years. Growing up in the 90’s had to of been the best decade to experience life. Technology was advancing, video games were fun to play regardless of graphics, and the music. This was the greatest period of music to have existed. Ever.

I bought my first computer in 1999. It was a crappy Compaq Presario desktop, but damn did I learn a lot from it. Played games, worked with software I had no idea how to use and, most of all, just had fun. This year was also the year to plan for the disastorous Y2K. I remember being on my computer a few minutes past midnight. There was a sigh of relief.

I met some new friends that I was able to enjoy the same passion I had. *Nerd Alert* We had several LAN parties throughout the years. For those that don’t know what a LAN party is, you get a group of people together in one location, connect all your computers, and play games. Lots of games, all night. Pizza and soda were required. That does remind me about a time I almost burned down a friends house. Apparently plastic trays are NOT good to put in the oven for pizza…Whoops.

Anyway, I promise my pizza cooking skills were perfected quickly. I do have to say though, the best times growing up were spent with my sister. Countless weekends of video games, movies, good food, country roads, and chocolate milk. Couldn’t have asked for a better sister!

Go put on your favorite video game from when you were in your teens, have a good laugh!

Jon Benditz

I like cheese, bacon, Paleo, yes I know cheese isn’t Paleo. I like cars, games, movies and music. I have a podcast called Hide Over There Podcast, it’s pretty cool. Oh yea, I like bacon.

Jon Benditz

I like cheese, bacon, Paleo, yes I know cheese isn't Paleo. I like cars, games, movies and music. I have a podcast called Hide Over There Podcast, it's pretty cool. Oh yea, I like bacon.

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