Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Play



While browsing through recent beach photos I found these gems. I forgot about these old arcade game photos I took during a stroll on the boardwalk. The first photo is of a video game that no longer worked. Seems like a suiting metaphor for becoming adults...we play as children and then unplug from this mindset as we grow up. Most of the time I still feel like a crazy adolescent...I mean...really am I an adult? Naa...not yet. Here's a reminder to play today!

Oh...finally (sort of) figured out TypePad and got a guest post up over at M&Co. Just a little introduction about my love for vintage finds...hope to get more posts up this week.

Play play play!

34 comments:

Victoria said...

Beautiful shots!
And I definitely do not feel like a grown-up. I keep wondering when it will hit me, but so far, I still feel like a kid!

naphtali said...

These pictures are beautiful! Truly.

JanelleGrace said...

I love those photos.

Jessie Cacciola said...

thanks for your lovely comment.

first legos, now arcade games. boy, you're bringing me back today. xo

Jude said...

Great job on these pics!

Are you grinning from ear to ear yet?! ☺

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Diana - I linked one of your photos this morning, thanks. :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooooh... love old video game CENTIPEDES... I think I might have to buy an old used Centipedes Machine for game room remodel... thanks for giving me that idea! hmmmm

Fiesta Lady said...

Loving it, Diana.

design for mankind. said...

Oh I love this.

and congrats, you lucky thing! I love M&Co. :)

Arielle said...

skee ball was my life! I love boardwalk arcade games

Arielle said...

skee ball was my life! I love boardwalk arcade games

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I definitely don't feel like an adult....I pay bills, I go to work, but....I'm just not there yet!

picciolo said...

great photos, and I love the lego repairs on your previous post
: )

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love those old skee ball games! Great shots!

jess gonacha said...

SKEE BALL!!!!!! Man, I used to love that as a kid. Thanks for the reminder to play today-- it's felt all about work so far!!! And yes, to answer your question on my blog, I feel sort-of like an energizer bunny sometimes. I think it's because I'm rather obsessive and bit of a work-a-holic. :) I'd be happy to share my design process with you, too! Maybe I'll do a post about it....

Joanna Goddard said...

these are so colorful and gorgeous! thank you.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Diana, thanks for popping by my blog the designer in question's talent really lies in his creating textiles. i really hope he continues to move in that direction.

Read you guest post, quite lovely, really loved the wallpaper pattern in the last pic.

Jan said...

So cute Pleasie. I love that word play. It was taught by my grandmother. Those photos are priceless. Thanks for the reminder for us to enjoy each day as best we can.

Julia said...

This makes me grin from ear to ear! just got back from a full afternoon of put put! Perfect play time :)

quaint handmade said...

i loved skee ball - thanks for the reminder! heading over to m & co now!

Sandra Ree said...

That's the thing about having kids, YOU get to be a kid all over again yourself! Congrats on the guest post!

porter hovey said...

Oh my! This just wants me to be at the beach . . . takin' a walk down the board walk . . . flirting with cute boys . . . and of course beating them playing these arcade games. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!!

Savvy Gal said...

love skee balls, get me all excited when i can accidentally throw a wooden ball to the center ring. : )

Mrs.French said...

I love these photos! ski ball is a favorite of mine, so that shot holds a special spot in my heart! Oh and I am all over the legos below...I think B's would look wonderful on our retaining wall!

daisy janie said...

Will be at the beach skee balling my heart out!!!!!!!!! Love that!!

Hey Harriet said...

Great photos! I spent many hours as a youngster playing arcade games. Thanks for the fun memories! I still have a thing for old skool style pin ball machines. If ever I see one I just HAVE to play :)

mary said...

You know what I love at the arcade? Those bowling ball games. And the air hockey.

Great post at M&CO!

The Lil Bee said...

Um, these are completely awesome, Diana!!

a little bird said...

um... I have an arcade right down the street that looks exactly like that - you don't live in California, do you? ?

M.Kate said...

Hiya there :D

Firstly, that lego post was a blast!! Soooo coool! Now I havent see this game arcade for ages, cant even remember when I saw one. My responsibilities makes me an adult but in my heart I am a kid..an old one. Hey, sorry about those chemicals fumes and borring job, but yay!!! due to the boring job, we got loads of goodies everyday. It's hard work but someone'e gotta do it hahahaha...you're a GEM !!

Camille said...

I love the photos and they bring back some memories! I miss going down the shore. And, skeet ball...I loved that game. I'd hand up the photo in a heartbeat. I like the colors.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oooo...you've inspired me to take a skee ball pic. Good one!!

mandco said...

Thank you sooo much for guest blogging over at my blog!!! You're just the sweetest! LOVED your post! :-)If you find time to do more I'll be overly excited, as you did a GREAT job on the first one! :-) After finding a computer at my friends house I seem unable to not drop by my favorite blogs, and reading all the fabulous posts I've missed the last week ;-) Addicted?! Not me ;-)!! Or at least it could be worse things to be addicted to ;-) Your last post on Jenny Brillhart is great! Great art! Good luck with your new teeths ;-)!

Anonymous said...

Those skiball games were in funland arcade. I spend an entire summer in that place. I was a manager and actually slept in the little apartment upstairs sometimes. I enjoyed my time there.

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