Timeless Thoughts: Nerdy Nostalgia

Timeless Thoughts

It’s time for another Timeless Thoughts entry. I wasn’t sure what I was going to blog about for this round, but then my dad uncovered a photograph that I deemed it to be perfect for this link-up. Georgie and I co-host this monthly link-up, and I am hosting again for this month. If you would like to participate, you’re more than welcome to join our link-up by submitting your entry with the link-up widget located at the end of this entry! This link-up is opened for two weeks, and your entry can be about anything you find unforgettable from your past or present! It can be an object, an event, a person — anything goes — and you can have more than one thing you miss or find unforgettable.

Young TC

Daddy found this photo somewhere in his office. He left it on my computer desk, and I stared at the photo in amusement. In the photo, I was around five or six, on my dad’s bed, with some ancient looking computer device with an enormous grin. I honestly have no recollection of this photographic moment. I don’t remember using that contraption. However, this photo brought many smiles because it shows that I was nerd since a kid and am proud of it! My dad influenced me to do so many of the nerdy hobbies I do today. Daddy even said to me, “You were a nerd even back then!”

I cannot remember using this device. Instead, I began to remember me being a nerd in other ways. Daddy encouraged me to use technology all my life. Prior to the Internet days, he bought old computers in the early 90s for me to play edutainment games. I remember loading up the old DOS screen and typing in the correct actions to load up the game or programme. From Oregon Trail to Math Blasters to this Barbie colouring game, I spent a good chunk of my spare time on the computer. I always had this thing for pushing buttons, so a computer was the perfect device for it. This soon led me to love video games for those involve buttons, too. Then the Internet came, and boy did that open up a lot of doors and opportunities for me!

Seeing this photo gave me a lot of warm fuzzies, and I went back in the past to think about all of the great memories I had with the technology Daddy had introduced to me. I am truly grateful to my dad for encouraging me to explore the nerdy hobbies and activities that have stayed with me today.

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  1. That photo of you is the cutest thing ever, thank you for sharing Tara!

    It’s great that your dad encouraged you into technology from a young age! I had a similar experience when I was younger, my dad had introduced me to gaming by getting me my first console. it was a Playstation (the grey console!) where I found myself playing loads of video games and developing an interest in them.

    This slowly transferred over to the computer and the internet. Which actually led me to love web design and development and blogging! Without my dad, I wouldn’t be so involved in this community and for that I’m thankful! <3

  2. Little Tara is adorable! It’s neat to see how computers and gadgets evolve over the years. Your dad was right in encouraging technology because it is now pretty big in our lives. I loved the opportunities that the internet opened up. We went from low res stuff to some super HD capabilities!

    I’m grateful that I hung around with my dad enough and watched him build computers when I was little. It was interesting seeing him learn on his own and being successful in making the computer work. I didn’t realize that my computer roots came from all of the observations XD. Thanks for sharing your experience, Tara! :)!

  3. Aw, what a cute photo! That’s so awesome that you’re dad encouraged you so much!

  4. Aww, this is an adorable photo! I can tell from an early age that you already have a huge interest in computers, and it’s so nice that your dad encouraged you a lot to learn more about technology. I think that everyone needs to be more open to learning about technology because it’s now an important part of everyone’s life. Thanks for sharing this with us <3

  5. Adorbs, Tara! Childhood photos always bring back good feelings. <3 Imagine the time without Internet! The stuff we turned to for fun and education were such novelty now. I remember the first Play Station and old boxy computers! Brick games, too!

  6. AWWWW little nerdy Tara! You are so adorable! And that’s wonderful your dad was encouraging to you pursue nerdy hobbies. I recently met a cute little girl who is 8 years old and already a CEO, because her dad kept showing her technology stuff and she realy became interested and started her own company. Our parents shape us more than we can imagine!

  7. You were adorable, Tara. Heck, you still are.

    Interesting that you remember a time without the Internet. I’m not that much younger than you, and I don’t remember living without it. Then again, I don’t remember much when I was a child.

  8. Omg yes! The edutainment games! I didn’t get to play Oregon Trail as much as a kid since my school’s computer lab time was really limited. I also remember the DOS computer since that was my family’s first computer. I got a free CD game from the Chex cereal box – that was crazy. However, in 5th grade, my parents got me “5th Grade Adventure” which was super fun since it had its own well written plot lines and fun games.

  9. Chansoriya on

    This is really adorable >< and I'm chuckling because you haven't changed in appearance! You can tell you really had fun even if you don't personally remember it.

    Gosh, I miss Oregon Trail, I was talking about it with my friends the other day how we'd spend computer class on it because the teacher didn't really teach us anything. I could never beat it! I was always so, so close and I'd die! OTL I feel I must redeem myself.

    My parents used computer time as a reward system, but when I found the internet I was hooked onto CSS and HTML learning. So much potential to do more, but at some point my parents were telling me it was bad to be on the computer too much and there's nothing it can help me with. :P Yet, here I am having met two amazing online bloggers in real life who I'd never have met or come to cherish otherwise!

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