Welcome to the Video Store Counter
My first job was at Blockbuster Video back in the early 2000’s. It was one of those jobs that I took for granted and wish I still had today. For the most part, my day was spent leaning on the counter talking movies, video games, and life with my co-workers and customers. It was a great way to make some money.
I learned a lot working at Blockbuster. A few things that come to mind:
-I had a co-worker introduce me to Enemy Mine, Time Bandits, and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. He even helped me get my first box set up at the local comic book shop and introduced me to the only anime I’ve ever liked.
-Another co-worker taught me how and why not to be afraid of girls and how to just put yourself out there and roll with rejection.
-I discovered the greatness of Grand Theft Auto III when late one night, we hooked up at a PS2 to the store monitors and my co-workers showed me something I could not play on Xbox at the time.
And I brought my own strange interests and fandom to the community, which I passed onto new employees. In a strange way, it was a sort of an initiation and schooling that helped shape the man I am today. And almost all of that originated while standing at the video store counter.
I mention this to help explain the origin of the name of this blog and what I hope to achieve with it. I want to chat about pop culture, all things retro, and sometimes maybe even just life. I’m not great writer or successful blogger, I’m just a guy who wants to talk about things that I like and hopefully entertain you a bit. My blogging also serves as a sort of time capsule/diary for myself. I can talk about strange details that I’m sure will eventually disappear in my mind, and if I have them published here as far as I’m concerned, the memory is preserved.
I’ll be reaching back into my vault of old blog posts every now and again to add content that fits the tone and design of the site. For those of you who’ve graciously followed me around from one blog to another, you’ll see some familiar posts.
So, I hope you enjoy the content here at the Video Store Counter. I look forward to serving you.