you don't just forget stuff like that
i really don't know why i forgot it. i mean i forgot it entirely for over a year. i mean it wasn't just a random thing that didn't matter. that family vacation... it was the summer after 10th grade, also known as the last part of my life i actually enjoyed. the last summer i didn't spend inside all day numbing my brain with games while it was too smoky to go outside. that part i always remembered. but why. why did i forget the trip. early in the summer we went on a vacation, and i was still a mental mess because 10th grade was; hard. man the first day after school after i realized i had failed a class i had the worst panic attack man. anyway i was slightly better then i had been a few weeks before as i was no longer an anxious mess because school had ended, so my main source of panic and stress was (temporarily) gone. but during that time i had started to get a taste of the depression and despairing apathy that would end up consuming the wide eyed optimistic kid i used to be. now
highschool is hell they say but then they also say that your 20's you don't know how life works and by 30 you are supposed to be married and have a child born and by 40 you are old so when does life get easier? or are the stories i've heard false and things DO get better after highschool? i swear if life gets any harder i may as well enter the gates of hell now to cut out the middle man and save time
This is the first "Motherboard" Electronic art I made. It sat in a SYS OPs office on the wall behind the desk, and was a classy piece of work -- back then! It is a LOT bigger than it appears, since the 286's and 386's back then could have huge motherboards. It is powered by a 100 Volt wall adapter putting out about 5 Volts Dc to run the electronics hidden behind the board. A number of batteries on the back of the unit save the various settings, since back then, many devices had volatile memory! It has an Electronic VOICE clock, an Electronic Executive sound/voice/light output Decision maker, an Electronic MEMO MAKER, and other devices, all controlled by turning / touching, moving the capacitors and electronics on the front. Again, you had to "KNOW" what electronic component did "what" for "what" device! With flashing lights and other visual additions, it was a real conversation piece... the SYS OP ( here in Ottawa ) got an International job, running hundreds of computer centers located around the world, all co-ordinated from a central office, and had to FLY to the new headquarters - thus, I got the electronic Motherboard Art back! It still works, although the original power adapter is missing. i can replace that anytime...
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