I WON A Wii At WORK!!!
Yes, I am thrilled about that.
But, I think I pulled my groin Wii-Bowling and C strained his shoulder Wii-Baseball-ing. Wii are morons. Wii are out-of-shape, 31-year-olds.
Gone are the days of inner-thumb blisters from Atari joy-sticks and palm burns from rotating the hell outta Nintendo mini joy-sticks for Mario Party. No, now we've escalated out of the realm of hand-injury to actual, bodily harm. YAY! Yet, I keep coming back for more. Did you know that it's entirely possible to actually slap one of your boobs into the other boob (thus creating one hell of a clapping noise) if you Wii-Bowl without a bra? Yeah, beware of that. They don't put THAT on the box. Sadists.
C is entirely superior to me in all things video-game. I didn't grow up with them. I think my parent's had the first edition of Pong, but that's where it ended. I don't think they believed in them. No, they believed in making me build my own Barbie Dream House (i.e. Tower o' Coffins). They were more into the whole "learning is fun!" bunch of insanity. I was a bit of a huge nerd (remember the rock polisher??) and really enjoyed "eductional games"--I pretty much gave myself wedgies, I really was that nerdy. I liked getting school supplies as presents and was always excited to get books for gifts.
But, apparently, deep down I really wanted to play video games. I can clearly remember one Christmas, opening up a package that looked suspiciously like a Nintendo Game console (p.s. why do people pronounce this as council??). I remember letting out a, "No way!! REALLY??" and then slowly coming to the realization that it wasn't a Nintendo, but rather, a typewriter---the coup de gras of school supplies. There would be no Mario in my future...just a bunch of asterisks, "ding" noises, and bunched ribbons. Really, a game in itself.
So, I think I've fully embraced my geek-dom. I will never be "good" at video games. I'll always be the one with the shortest turn. The one who's turn is always followed by well-wishes of, "Hey, that wasn't too bad. Better than last time!" Now, I can just suck and experience a new level of physical pain. Whoopee!