Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Safe to come out now...

The phrase: "Did you get the license of that truck?" made a lot of sense last week. We had no idea what the sickness was, though we suspect it was a flu-form of an unknown kind, but it had us out of the world for a week.

It even kept the Professor home from work on Friday. I think he was so very glad to see Monday roll around so he could get back to work. Where it's quiet. *L*

The funny part about our week, we got our Wii in the mail on Thursday. That's right, I found one. On e-bay, no less. I accidentally one it.

Yes, accidentally. See, all the wii's have been selling for over $300. And we kept holding out hope that we'd find one for about the cost of retail. So I'd bid on ones that were really cheap and watch them go up and up and up. I'm still amazed that they were going for so much. The Professor had a great deal of fun bidding on Wii's that were going to finish and raising the bids to our price and waiting to see if they went over.

They did. But he had fun and almost won a few times. The next day, I put a bid in and waited. Then I saw this button on my screen that said "refresh" and it created another tiny screen where you could bid and refresh at the same time - without reloading the ENTIRE page.
I played with this new toy for a bit, going a bit over retail, and I won. Not really intending to win - but it was still cheap compared to the others.

So our wii came on Thursday. I managed to get it plugged in, despite my fever. We are serious gamers, no sickness will hold us back. Pretty soon, we'd managed to play wii bowling, tennis and baseball.

The Professor came home sick on Thursday, but he got to play a bit on Friday.

Then an odd thing happened. I had a weird muscle pain in my shoulder. I thought maybe I'd slept wrong, because I'd fallen asleep on the floor in mini-E's room (she was up and wandering). but I was wrong.

I had Wii shoulder.
From wii bowling.
Gosh, I'm old enough to remember when the original Nintendo came out - and we all ended up with "Nintendo Thumb". You know, when your thumb was numb from playing too long.

I winced and chuckled last night every time I bowled. I can't let it stop me though.
Mini-Me is better than I at wii-bowling. That can not happen!

Especially now that we're all feeling so much better.
I guess I should focus on School work first.



Katie said...

I wanna wii too! It looks like so much fun! I am not a gamer at all, but a wii is right up my alley.

Halfmoon Girl said...

If Kathleen gets a wii, maybe I won't have too- I will just go down there to use hers! It sounds like a lot of fun. Glad you got yours- with such good timing too.

jugglingpaynes said...

Heeheehee! You know, only the kids have to do school...

Peace and Laughter,

Anonymous said...

Be careful, my dad tore his shoulder playing my son's wii. Had to do surgery and all. The doc teased him the whole time. :)

Debbie said...

Oh Yay!! Congrats on your purchase.

Oh, and by the way, I know of the pain of which you speak of.......hehehehe

Hey batter, batter, batter....SWING!!!!

Melanie said...

Oh, I so know wii shoulder.. especially after boxing. It is quite a workout! I'm glad you guys are feeling better.

kardel said...

Foolishly, I thought that after Christmas, we would be able to find a Wii in the regular stores. We have looked in WalMart and Target everytime we have gone there. We have only until June to get one. Why do the stores not have them?