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Reflecting on 35 years

September 8, 2005

I turned 35 today and said to myself “How did I get here?”. That question alone spawned many other questions and then memories of where I have been. I don’t think I am the ordinary 35 year old. Or at least I wasn’t the ordinary kid growing up in small town U.S.A. I have lived in 12 states and move 22 times in my life.

States Ken Villines has lived (in order):

  • Oklahoma
  • New Jersey
  • Indiana (2 moves)*
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Tennesee (2 moves)*
  • Missouri
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas (3 moves)*
  • Missouri (2 moves)*
  • Connecticut (3 moves)*
  • Massachusetts(3 moves)*
  •  
  • * this total includes the original move to the state

While growing up my social skills had to adapt to fitting in very quickly. Children can be cruel especially to outsiders. I gained skills other people didn’t have and knew how to get people to like me. If I had a list of the people I have touched in my life it would probably fill a room. This is going to be the first entry in the Chronology of Ken Villines. I really need to find trace where I have been and where this life has taken me. Keep checking back if you are interested.

Media100 Alumni Group

December 16, 2004

I worked for Media 100 (video editing software & hardware) in a former life. I have just been re-introduced to that life by joining a new Yahoo! group setup for M100 Alumni. I would like to thank Matt Allard for coming up with a great idea!

If anyone from the group reads this leave a comment.

Happy holidays to all!!

Galaga – the best game ever

May 15, 2004

I was thinking about growing up today and 1981 came to mind. I was in fifth grade and living in Memphis. I spent most of my time playing Putt-Putt golf, video games, solving Rubik’s Cube, listening to Queen and various other bands of the period, and spending hours trying to get past level 16 on Galaga.

I found that they have a version for the X-box now so I bought it. I also bought it for the Game Boy Advance. When I started playing the game my memories all came flooding back. The small things about how to play the game were second nature after all these years. I made it to level 12. It was my first time to play in probably 18 years. Anyone else enjoy playing Galaga?