On November 4, 1994, I was born as Nicholas Ian Clinkscales at 1:00 in the afternoon. My mom says I was fairly easy to deliver (compared to my brother) and that after pulling me out, the doctor delivering me said “What a chunk!”
We lived on the corner of Briar Hollow Dr. in Austin, Texas. Our cousins, aunt, and uncle lived on the same street, but there was a river seperating the two sides.
We had a female German Shephard named Bonnie. She liked to wrestle with me and pounce on my back, which was slightly painful.
The first Christmas present I remember getting was a red Game Boy Pocket with Pokemon Red Version. I was mesmerized by how I could move people by pressing buttons, and the fights were the most fun thing I had ever done.
Our family was typical; dysfunctional, with a dad coming home from work at dinner time and a mom changing diapers.
Our chairs had bars in the back, and I got my arm stuck inbetween them.
My dad had HUGE glasses (about 2 inch lenses) and not very much hair. He worked as a CPA at Price-Waterhouse and made a decent amount of money, bringing us to the upper-middle-class of the community. We didn’t go to church and rarely went on vacation.
My grandmother lived in an apartment about 15 minutes from our house.
Whenever we visited her, she would have a bowl of candy-cherries that my brother and I would eat. When she came to our house, she would always pitch plastic baseballs to me and I would try to hit them over the fence, even though my parents got really annoyed having to go get them back.
Aside from playing Pokemon (and Super Mario Land 2 at this point in time), we would watch the animated Inspector Gadget show. I developed the habit to eat a bowl of Goldfish while watching it.
It was coming on so I asked my mom if we had any Goldfish. She said no.
We also watched Blues Clues and Barney.
After finishing this stage of my life, I shall rest my fingers and edit this when I get a chance.