September 6, 2007

Wii're Crazy!

This just in: I've found yet ANOTHER distraction that will keep me from getting my freelance and CustomTacos work done in a timely fashion: Wii.

Our Interactive group received a Wii courtesy of one of our vendors a couple weeks ago. Up until that point, I had never seen an actual working unit or someone actually playing one. But it only took watching those guys playing for about 5 minutes to realize that this could be very addicting.

So, Olivia and I came in to the Agency twice this past (long Labor Day) weekend to play with it. What a blast.

And so I mentally had decided I was going to buy one. If I could find one. If you haven't heard, they're in short supply and high demand.

But on a whim, I called our local Toys R Us yesterday afternoon to see if they had any in stock. I fully expected the answer to be a big, fat negatory, but was surprised to hear that they had just one in stock. I asked if they'd hold it for me and they said that they don't really do that and that another person had already called today and asked them to do the same. But, they also told me that if I arrived at the store to pick it up first that it would be mine.

So I rushed over there (on the bike) to snag it. Luckily, the other person hadn't made it in to pick it up yet! In total non-Jeff fashion, I decided that if I was going to make a spontaneous purchase that I would go all-out. In addition to the console (with Wii Sports), I picked up Wii Play which includes an extra Wiimote (remote controller) and an extra nunchuck controller, and some extra AA batteries.

After the cashier rang everything up, it dawned on me that all of these goodies might not fit in my backpack for the ride home. Luckily, I was able to BARELY fit the console in my bag and forced the zipper shut. The game also fit in the bag and the extra nunchuck had to go inside my jacket. I don't think I've ever hauled so much stuff on my motorcycle. The ride home was a little nerve-wracking as I was worried the zipper on my bag might pop open and my beautiful new toy would spill out onto Parham Road only to get crunched by the car behind me.

Luckily, I made it home in one piece and surprised Olivia with our new toy. I think she was about as excited as I was to have our own console to play anytime we want.

As previously stated, this new purchase is not going to be good for my productivity. I just keep needing to remind myself: "Work first, Wii later".

Posted by Jeff at September 6, 2007 10:53 AM

My arms hurt!!

Posted by: Olivia at September 7, 2007 9:52 AM
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