Jun. 2, 2008 at 2:07pm
(and yet... thwarted...)
For over twenty years I've been missing out on a shared experience many of my friends engage in, and enjoy.
I've held off, as a bit of a rebel, because the person I'd enjoy to do this particular activity with also didn't want to engage in an activity that could be habit forming, albeit enjoyable.
Lately, though, I've felt an itch, a need to fit in, a sense of... envy of those "engaging." --so I decided to take it upon myself and take the plunge. But naturally, now that I'm ready, I'm thwarted at every turn.
I'm talking about gaming, of course. Specifically, I'm talking about Wii-ing. Seems now that my mind is made up, and I want to get the electronic gadgetry that will either make my heart sing or make me twitch for the controllers (or both?) --it's unavailable, like, everywhere. I tried the military bases, first --duh, they're out. Best Buy, The Game Stop (all, like, seven of 'em) and target-- nada, natch.
Finally I went to a website (can't remember it's name, I'm too humiliated) and felt violated as I spent roughly $100 more than I would have if I'd made up my mind at a time when there were wii-vailabilities, locally (but I was having a Veruca Salt moment-- I want an oompa loompa NOW!!) --so, by Friday, I should have my sweaty little mits on a new toy.
(but really, I mostly got it for The Kid.)
(can you tell?)
comments  | posted under committing, Tacoma, thwarted, WiiComments
by thriceallamerican on 6/2/2008 @ 2:39pm
|I guess it's too late now, but outtastock.com has a pretty sweet availability page, complete with desktop widgets that can alert you when Wiis are available...|
by jcbetty on 6/2/2008 @ 2:44pm
|damn!! I KNEW I shoulda' posted before I plasticked... Oh well, it looks like outtastock had a bunch of red dots, just now... and as for me being all *twitch* *twitch* *NOW!!!!!!!* --that's kind of it's own reason for punishment, yeah?|
by Frinklin on 6/2/2008 @ 3:02pm
|Woo Hoo! Welcome to the club. We became Wii-tards after the Freitai purchased one. Ask Ensie and Cassioposa about the deranged genius that is "Raving Rabbids".|
by KevinFreitas on 6/2/2008 @ 3:16pm
|Maybe the Council could meet at our place this Wed for an evening of wine and Wii. Just saying...|
by zastica on 6/2/2008 @ 3:40pm
|Heck, a day later and I would've considered selling mine.|
by jcbetty on 6/2/2008 @ 3:59pm
|Raving Rabbids? And here I was just feeling excited about, like, Yoga and stuff. (oh, but wait, the Wii fit is also highly un-wii-vailable) (and that, dear friends, will be purchased tax free, in it own time, on Post, thankyouverymuch.)
(but wait, I mostly got this for The Kid, remember?)
--A Fretai household Wednesday would be cool (I just need to sort out sitter-age) --but only if I can get Vespa-ed! :D (yeah, I only wish today's purchase was a Vespa....) *sigh*
by jcbetty on 6/4/2008 @ 6:47pm
|UPS sez, Wii tomorrow. Must be home to sign. Will be home, waiting with bated breath...|
by KevinFreitas on 6/4/2008 @ 7:51pm
|Good times await. See you in August!|
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