There was a time when I was still using Windows95 and hooked on Freecell.
April 7, 1998
Mom: Hey hon.
K: Were you talking to yourself?
M: Why do you say that?
K: Let me put it this way. Stop talking to yourself. It’s scaring me.
M: I’m not talking to myself.
K: Well, you’re talking to somebody and I don’t see anyone.
M: All right. I’m talking to the computer.
K: And it’s talking to you?
M: Well, yeah. See, the Queen of Spades is….
K: Now you’re really scary.
M: Go back to bed.
K: How come I don’t get to play so late?
M: ‘Cause you have to go to school.
K: Mom, tomorrow’s a P.D. day.
M: ‘Cause you’re a kid.
K: Yeah? Well, you’re crazy.
M: Go to bed. We’ll talk in the morning.
K: It is morning.
M: Go to bed.
K: Only if you stop talking to yourself.
M: OK – go…. Now where was I?
K: I can hear you!
Must work to free the Queen. The Queen speaks when freed, gives advice on critical issues. “Invalid parameters. Try again.” Losing streak: the Queen can’t be freed; life falls apart. “Fatal error. This program is closing because of invalid input.” Students are macho, racist. Boyfriend becoming verbally abusive. “Enter user-defined string.”
Driving home after dinner with parents.
K: Mom, are you watching the road?
M: Aaaa… yeah, I’m watching the road.
K: The Queen of Spades isn’t here you know.
M: Yeah, I know.