back in the day, before i ever even existed,
mother and father were newlyweds and very poor.
like most newlyweds are.
and they had to find their own source of (cheap) entertainment.
which just so happened to be ms. pacman.
in an arcade.
and it only cost 25¢.
according to father, mother could last for hours on just one quarter.
he would often joke that mother was quite a cheap date.
but really, you should see the lady play.
she is very quick.
and could outsmart all the ghosts.
and eat all the fruits.
and still manage to come out alive.
believe me. i've seen her rack up the points.
and so i was once determined to play ms. pacman as good as my mother.
and i practiced a lot.
(only on a computer this time.)
and liked to brag that i was a ms. pacman superstar.
but that is a lie, because mother is the true superstar.
but i am 2nd place superstar ok?
superstar or not, thanks to my parents love story,
i truly love ms. pacman.