Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 05:28 pm
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I don't have an internet connection for the next few days, but on the bright side, my sister earlier managed to pick up the Wii that she won in a Christmas raffle. We were planning to get a unit in Hong Kong, but my sister won one the night before we left. It took the organizers a while to actually buy the unit since it was sold out during the holidays, but it's free, it's coming at about the right time (still no connection at home!), and I even have the right game for it (Super Mario Galaxy -- which is still sold out everywhere here, as far as I can tell).

Just need to clear out the space in front of the TV later so we don't knock over the lamps. I'm excited!

Wii Sunday

Sunday, November 4th, 2007 11:32 pm
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I just spent the past six hours playing on the Wii. Cousins brought one over to my grandfather's condominium for us all to play with. I did take several short breaks to let others play as well, and we stopped entirely for dinner, but the bulk of the six hours was mine :-)

Made a Mii, a cute little avatar with oversized glasses, freckles, and a smile. She's cute, and keeps the smile on her face even when she's being beaten up in boxing. I like her!

It was a good distraction. At one point, we managed to convince my parents to pick up the remote and shoot cans/missiles/barrels with hearts; my grandfather went fishing and car racing.

Started out playing Wii Sports (rock at boxing, so-so at baseball and golf, meh at bowling, and suck at tennis; "fitness age" = 63), and then we moved on to Cars, Wii Play, and Warioware. Spent the most time on Warioware, and my cousin and I ended up bouncing all over the living area and dancing in time to the cute disco puppies. (I admit it WE ARE DORKS. But there's no video to embarrass us, so :P)

I actually heard my grandfather laugh at our antics! He's been very serious since the accident. I don't think he's laughed lately; I know he's hated even the sound of laughter from anyone else. But we made him laugh today; we all laughed; I'm really glad for that.

I wish my shoti had been there. He'd have beaten us all easily, but I miss even that.