Lynn's Comments: Atari and Pong were the two big video games of the day and my son, Aaron, played them endlessly. The beep, bop, zap sounds drove me crazy...but compared to the earth-shattering sound effects of today's offerings, these were musical interludes!
Lynn's Comments: I have done this from time to time, and have had great fun knowing the poor schlub on the other end was helplessly hanging on—hoping to dupe me into buying something. As a wary home-owner, I have created some amazingly annoying one-sided speeches. I just had to be in the right mood.
Lynn's Comments: One morning, my young daughter, Katie, was tallying up all the things around her that were "hers." I was very happy to be one of them!