When I was in 8th grade my English teacher actually bought my Original & Super Nintendo from me. In his class there were only 4 of us in his class that day so he gave us a free day and while in class he decided to call his wife and see how she and the baby was doing and he told her about buying the systems and ooooh did his wife get mad, She got so mad at him for buying them, You could hear her over the phone yelling at him when he called her and told her about buying it
My mom got AOL for me for my 13th birthday in 1999.
That was actually where I met my very first girlfriend in an AOL chat room she lived one town over from me.
I only used AOL to find girls there were times where I had 10 or 15 chat boxes open at once, I actually met my now wife in a chat room on AOL when I was 16 during that multi-state power outage we had back in 2003 the power was out at my house so I went over to my dad who had power and I was in a chat room and I met her.
My dad was the first to have DSL but he always had a separate phone line so it didn't matter but my mom had it set up so if somebody called while you were on the internet it kicked you offline, That used to make me so mad because unlike today when you were chatting with someone or on a website it didn't restore when you logged back in.
I dug out my old N64 the other night after talking about this here and played WWF No Mercy all night