Galloping Ghost Arcade Ready to Set World Record

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Have you ever wanted to be part of a world record? If you live near Brookfield, IL you can and you get to have fun while doing it.

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Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, IL has a major event taking place this Saturday, May 30th. Walter Day, originator of Twin Galaxies will be there in person as the “credible witness” for Guinness World Records as they gather documentation for the submission of two claims for “WORLD RECORDS.”

Galloping Ghost Arcade is applying for recognition as the “WORLD’S LARGEST ARCADE” and also as the site of “THE MOST PEOPLE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES AT THE SAME TIME IN THE SAME PLACE.”

At 9:00 AM the games count as part of the submission for the “LARGEST ARCADE” will begin.  And, at 4 PM everyone is invited to attend and be a part of the record attempt for “MOST PEOPLE PLAYING.”

You and your family can be among the supporters who are playing video games at Galloping Ghost Arcade when the “people count” is taken. You should try and be there prior to 3:30PM so you can be assigned a machine and be part of the count at 4PM.

Then, at 8PM, there will be a “TRADING CARD AWARDS CEREMONY” that will see many Chicago area gamers and game designers honored on their own newly-created trading cards.

I wish I were close enough to join in on the fun.

The Galloping Ghost Arcade is at 9415 Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513. (708) 485-4700.

© 2015, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

It’s a 35th Birthday Bash for PAC-MAN™!

Billy Mitchell Pac-Man


On May 22, 2015, PAC-MAN™ – one of the most iconic videogame characters in history – will celebrate his 35th birthday. And boy is it going to be a HUGE celebration. A worldwide celebration in fact.

In Tokyo – the city of PAC-MAN’s birth – audiences will join in the fun by attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest Human Image of PAC-MAN on May 21, 2015.  At the event at Tokyo Tower, actor Shingo Yanagisawa and popular comedian and social media sensation Naomi Watanabe will join hundreds of moviegoers to create the largest PAC-MAN ever created by human beings.

In Chicago, Professor Toru Iwatani, the creator of PAC-MAN, and BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC. will be at Level 257™, a brand new dining and entertainment facility created by NAMCO USA INC. inspired by PAC-MAN. A special 1980s-style event on Friday evening from 7pm-midnight will include gaming industry VIPs, free game play including a chance to play the fabled 255th and 256thlevels of PAC-MAN, PAC-MAN’s official 35th birthday cake, live performances of the 1982 hit song “PAC-MAN Fever” by the original artist, Jerry Buckner of Buckner & Garcia and a personal appearance by PAC-MAN himself!  The celebration continues the next day with celebrity discussion panels, photo opportunities, prizes and game play contests including opportunities to play against the legendary gamer Billy Mitchell, the first person to ever achieve a “perfect score” on PAC-MAN.  

Billy Mitchell Pac-Man

In partnership with Dave & Buster’s, all 75 locations across North America will celebrate the big man’s birthday by offering a free play on the over-sized, multi-player PAC-MAN BATTLE ROYALE arcade game to all guests with a Power Card. In addition, fans nationwide will have the chance to enter to win thousands of D&B Dollars to celebrate all summer long.

In the UK, PAC-MAN will celebrate his birthday with a special thrill – he’ll be launched into space.  PAC-MAN’s journey will be captured by a special GoPro camera unit and shared on his birthday.

 And in Spain, four of that country’s biggest YouTube stars will face off on the game for the ultimate bragging rights.  As they engage their followers to look on, both online and in person, there could be as many as 21 million watching the videogame competition.

Finally, from Paris at the French Open, Serena Williams, who has a cameo role in Pixels, is planning a special greeting for her co-star.

And speaking of Pixels, have you checked out the official trailer yet?

If you are in the area of Level 257 at the Woodfield Mall, Shamburg, IL you are not going to want to miss it!

© 2015, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

I Don’t Always Love My Curls

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Let me just start off by telling you, this is not a compensated post. It’s just one that really struck a chord with me. Now on to my thoughts.

I admit it, I don’t always love my curly hair. I hated it when I was younger. Now that I can control it a little better, some days I absolutely love it, not always but some days. You know how it is whether you have straight hair or curly hair, you have good hair days and bad hair days.

It’s one of those “the grass is always greener” things. You have straight hair you want curls, you have curly hair you want it straight. Coming from a family of 7 girls and being the ONLY ONE to have curls didn’t make me feel special, it made my feelings of self worth low. I hate to admit that but it’s true. Oh sure you get the, “oh you have such pretty curly hair” compliments that feel more like a pat on the head, “oh but you’re still cute” kinda thing. And while your sisters wear these cute pig tails you have a big mess of curls that just don’t look right.

Come to find out I wasn’t alone in my feelings. Did you know?Women and girls with curly hair tend to feel less confident. In fact, according to a Dove Hair Study conducted by Edelman Berland, October 2014:

    • Only 4 in 10 little girls with curly hair think their hair is beautiful.
    • Only 10% of women in the U.S. with curly hair feel proud of their hair.

Dove is currently running a campaign to help change the way curly hair girls feel about their hair and I must say I love it. In fact, I created my own Love Your Curls ebook and I plan on sharing it with my daughter who also has curly hair – beautiful LONG curly hair.


I want her to love her hair, I don’t ever want her feeling like I did. I don’t want her self confidence to be diminished one bit by the way she feels about her hair.

Do you have curly hair? Did you feel like I did when you were younger? Does your daughter have curly hair? How does she really feel about it?

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I want to encourage to you download your own personalized ebook from Dove. Read it for you, then read it with her and remember how beautiful your curls are. How beautiful you are.

And on a personal note, Thank you Dove for helping us curly hair girls remember how beautiful our curls are. Sometimes we need a reminder.



© 2015, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.