I voted yesterday…
Please excuse my hap-hazard appearance [including, but not limited to my uncombed hair]…I was home sick the whole day [except when out voting]. It felt very good to vote. Of course I just alternated filling in Ronald McDonald and Mavis Beacon for each candidate, but at least I exercised my American right as a citizen.
I think it’s only fair to include Mavis Beacon in the vote, to thank her for all her help and support she gave me in learning to type quickly, and efficiently. Although I was only a child at the time, I was the inventor of Mavis Beacon and was featured on the educational game’s packaging.
This is now considered the “special edition” version, because it was discontinued immediately after being released. It was too contraversial. PETA reached out and argued about the genuine Dalmatian fur I was sporting. Of course, my peers in school made my life a living Hell…by hanging misletoe’s everywhere and running around singing “Who Let the Dogs Out”…That, to me, is a living hell.
Anyway, I have a copy of the game’s cover framed in my basement. Guests see it when they come to visit and can’t believe how inspirational I was at such a young age. I loved playing this game in computer class. It was like a race against time…and a race against that big frog-lizard.
Mavis Beacon was my first love. Alex Trebec was my second love. More about that on my next blog. Goodbye.