MCEC GT3 2nd Place, Rally Raid Season Two Champion, OHM Round 8 Winner, Sports Showdown, Halloween Sports Showdown Winner, OHM LS24h Winner, Sedans Master Class Winner, Alamo Sea 24h Festival Winner. Other Things, let's see how how long I can make this signature. Are you reading this? What's wrong with you? You're reading some Canadian Scumbag's thingy. Bacon. Maple Syrup.
I'm 48 myself, and I too remember pong and combat on the 2600. Anyone remember "Subroc" on Colecovision? My poor mother still goes on about the horrid sound effects 30+ years later!
As for the excuse, she can keep an eye on you right there at home! Your not at the bar, not getting chased by 5-0, and your available for heavy lifting without hunting you down. Damn the list can go on.
I find with my wife chocolate bribes work pretty well too