Last night Bob called me on the way home and asked if I wanted to drive to Columbia to see Ashley, who has been under the weather lately. She wanted to have dinner at Gumby's, a local pizza joint. She discovered that for $10 she could have an order of cheese sticks with ranch sauce delivered to her room. She is on their "short list" which is a list of repeat consumers!

Any way, I have been hearing a lot about Gumby's so I was excited to go. It is decorated with paintings of the cute cartoon character of the same name. Self service on soda and arcade games make waiting for your pizza fun.

It's the arcade games that caught our attention.... they had an old Asteroids machine! Bob and I spent hours on that machine in college. We were masters, Bob more so than me, able to spin and hit with deadly accuracy.

It was to my chagrin to learn that Ashley had never played Asteroids. So, we immediately dropped a quarter in. Little did I know that I was about to have the time of my life.

My kid is NOT good at Asteroids. I hooted and laughed until I thought I was going to wet my pants. Good heavens, even stoic Bob was laughing and splitting a gut. I think her score was 500 points.

Bob got on and played for awhile and instantly transported me to our college days, of hanging out at the local pizza joint, having hours of entertainment with a quarter.

Terri Steffes
Terri Steffes

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