Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Just Join the Craze

I got a nice little bonus from work in September, so after putting a bunch of it on the home equity line, I decided to do something fun. I went out and bought a Wii. I got it a couple of weeks ago, but I have too many gadgets attached to the TV and just couldn't figure out how to get it to work.

After asking all my friends and neighbors, none of whom could help, I got the able assistance of my brother. He rocks. After about five minutes on the phone, the Wii was up and running. Brilliant!

The DH and I played tennis, bowling, and golf to break in the new system. Just for the record (not that we're counting), the DH kicked my behind in Tennis, but I won the golf match and had a lovely come-from-behind victory in bowling. (Let's hear it for a strike on the last frame!)

The Wii is great because it actually requires you to get up and move around, and I mean more than just your thumbs. Both of us were laughing so hard and hoping we wouldn't have soar shoulders or elbows today. I think I'm OK, but I didn't check in with the DH to see how he was doing. Of course, they make the same old video games that you just sit and play like the other game consoles, but we didn't get any of those.

Tonight we'll try out the Wii Play games. I'm looking forward to beating the DH at tank and fishing games.


My Ice Cream Diary said...

Hey,that is cheating. Physical exercise is not supposed to be fun! No pain, no gain.

Can I play too?

An Ordinary Mom said...

You should have a Wii party. Can I come?

Lucy van Pelt said...

We'll definitely have to share the fun!

Mr. Koshchei said...

Have you made yourselves Miis yet?

Liz said...

I LOVE Wii! I'm not a video or computer gamer at all, but my adult brother and sister in law got it recently. Those with kids put them to bed and all the grown ups gathered around and played for hours. I love the crazy rabbit game. We boxed too. It was way fun, but then a little disturbing. I always find boxing disturbing.

PJMcD said...

No fair practicing when I'm not home. You can't beat me at everything.

carrie said...

I've heard nothing but rave reviews about the Wii -- maybe, just maybe I'll be able to talk my husband (Santa) into getting one for our family this Christmas!

Sounds like you had fun with yours!