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Day 27 - Your Favorite Place

Wait, do I even have a favorite place?

I used to.

Anyone who's followed my LJ for long enough (and was on my flist during that time) has pretty much seen the rise and fall of my DDR career. The arcade I used to go to was part of a chain known as Las Vegas, and there were at two of them in Geneva that I was aware of: one next to the Lord Nelson Pub on the other side of the lake (the pub being where I spent Friday nights during my junior year of high school), and one right outside the train station. The one by Nelson's was home to one of the expanded cabinets for The Lost World, which is awesome fun after a couple of beers, but the Las Vegas by the station was where the DDR cabinets were shipped.

In the years following, you'd find me there on weekends, playing DDR, Time Crisis II, or SoulCalibur II. The DDR machine was relocated every few months or so, and early on during its peak popularity, it was located right next to the window everyone passed by on their way out of the station (also, there were two of them). Onlookers galore, a built-in audience just waiting to see what you were going to do next. Machines were shifted around, upgraded, but they were always there. I'd play on them in good times, in bad times, and once after an interview, still dressed up. Singles, doubles, two-player, whatever.

We held tournaments there. We had assembled a group, which still has a website but I don't visit it much (mostly I update the Rock Band threads for games coming out).

However, the place is long gone (closed down in '06); a Starbucks currently inhabits its location, but I don't think it opened up until sometime in '07 or so. In order to play a game of DDR, I have to travel forty minutes, either towards Geneva (in a mall just outside of town) or Lausanne (in a video arcade just outside the train station). Any income that was once spent on DDR games have more or less been redirected to Rock Band DLC.

I guess that makes my apartment's living room my current favorite place.

Day 01 - Introduce yourself
Day 02 – Your first love
Day 03 – Your parents
Day 04 – What you ate today
Day 05 – Your definition of love
Day 06 – Your day
Day 07 – Your best friend
Day 08 – A moment
Day 09 – Your beliefs
Day 10 – What you wore today
Day 11 – Your siblings
Day 12 – What’s in your bag
Day 13 – This week
Day 14 – What you wore today
Day 15 – Your dreams
Day 16 – Your first kiss
Day 17 – Your favorite memory
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday
Day 19 – Something you regret
Day 20 – This month
Day 21 – Another moment
Day 22 – Something that upsets you
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry
Day 25 – A first
Day 26 – Your fears
Day 27 – Your favorite place

Day 28 – Something that you miss
Day 29 – Your aspirations
Day 30 – One last moment


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