Pinside has fallen short of innocent personal threads as of recently and I thought it’d be nice to help contribute as I always enjoy reading others.
The year is 2020. Perfect vision. A fresh start. My wife says it’s time we make a baby, which means my time and money that goes towards pinball is coming to a screaming (pun) halt.
I promised her only 1 new (to me) pin a year from now on. No more, no less. However, I made a clause in our contact that I can sell and trade out what I currently have accumulated. Being the impulsive person I am I bought a Haunted House on Jan. 1. Oof. Great game but realized quickly that it was not the game I wanted to represent my 2020 pin and I already have enough spooky pinballs.
Somehow I got it in my brain that Mousin Around is my 2020 pin. Played it about 3 months ago on location and haven’t been able to get it out of my head. I have to have it. For the record, the more in to pinball I get, the less I’m interested in rulezy and mode based games. Give me freedom and give me flow. My Taxi gets way more plays than my TAF. I’m embarrassed by that but that’s just where I’m at I guess.
So what do you guys think? I haven’t had an ounce of luck finding one locally and the closest to me is Gov machine in Springfield, MO a whopping 11 hours away from me one way. I drove 17 hours to Chicago and back in one day, and I’m not afraid of a challenge! As one should receive all good advice, I told my wife that I will let the voices of pinside decide my fate. So it’s up to you! I will make my decision by next Saturday, February 1, 2020