Since that time, despite our distance from one another in both miles and age, "imperialgoogie" (a.k.a. ParAvion2000 on Twitch) has become as good of a friend as anybody could ever ask for. I think it’s pretty cool how that happened thanks to a scan of an old piece of paper most people would have thrown away long ago.
It was five years ago on this very day that I "reblogged" this IGA New Zealand "game board" when I was still on Tumblr. This was the first item I ever shared that came from what was then only a little over three months old — The House of Googie.