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IDENTITY - JULY 21, 2003

 

The weekend was great! I Drove down to my friend's place in Lynchburg. We spent a lot of time just chilling. The only "touristy" thing that we did was to visit Poplar Forest. It wasn't worth the three bucks we paid for entry. I don't recommend it. We also watched Chicago. Nice. We spent the Saturday afternoon playing Monopoly. 

 

It was a good eleven years since I had played Monopoly. I remember very well that I had created a big scene at India Hobby Center in Chennai, when my dad was buying me a Monopoly set. I just didn't want a board game. I am not very sure what I was lobbying for instead, but I remember I was almost in tears. I was in 6th grade then, so I suppose its ok! I loved it from the very first game. It became my favourite board game instantly. I was so obsessed with it that I went on to create my own set, based on Chennai. I think we called it "Tycoon".

 

My Monopoly set was the British version with the city London on the board. Mayfair, Oxford St., Piccadilly, Whitehall, King Cross Station etc. The one I played last weekend was the Washington DC version. I suppose this is the original Charles Darrow version marketed by Parker Brothers. Check out the Monopoly website for lots of interesting facts about the game. I don't know how many different versions there are, but Virginia Tech has its own! Techopoly!

 

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Today's picture is my submission for this week's Photo Friday. What you see is one of the eight statues on the Virginia Tech Pylons. This one depicts Honor.

 

 

 

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