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Can Wii Play?

>> Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I am in love.

This Monday, during our rainy Memorial Day BBQ, I had my first encounter with the Wii. I know I am way behind the times, and many of you are saying "Where've you been?!" (and others of you are saying "What's a Wii?), but this was my first opportunity to play. And play and play some more.

I've always been a Nintendo fan. It started during spring break when I was about 13 years old. My parents got my brother and I the original Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt. I'm pretty sure that we did not shower the entire week. We sat on the couch and played until our weary eyes forced themselves shut for a brief sleep, only to be reopened again for more gaming. Since then I have always had the latest Nintendo. Super Nintendo. Nintendo 64. GameCube. I particularly love the Nintendo because it has the most family friendly selection of games. I don't like "shoot-em-up" games. I like "cute" games. But I stopped short of the Wii. For several reasons. I was against it on principle. I don't play video games to get exercise. Even if I wasn't against it, I couldn't afford one, anyway. And even if I could afford one, I couldn't find one. So I was Wii-less.

Until Monday. Now I am a woman obsessed. I must have a Wii. For those of you who don't know, the Wii is the first video game system that requires you to use your whole body to participate. In a tennis game I played against my brother, we were swinging our arms and running all over the living room to hit the "ball". The same was true while bowling and boxing. Oh, my word, the boxing! I have never had so much fun getting a workout. And workout, I did. I woke up yesterday morning too sore to type this post. It felt great.

I spent quite a bit of time yesterday searching for a store with a Wii on the shelves. There are none. So I started bidding on eBay. And lost. God has graciously reminded me that if I want a Wii, I need to save up for one (if I had found one yesterday, it would have gone on a credit card), so starting today, I have begun Mission:Wii Save. Which begins with my selling everything in my apartment on eBay that's not nailed down. Mark told me that was fine as long as we still have a car when he comes home from work. I say, who needs a car when you can have a Wii?


Rachel May 28, 2008 at 1:12 PM  

I've been wanting one too. Hey, whatever it takes to bring families together (or cause them to be lost in a game for hours on end.) Thank God for not letting you get your bid and end up in debt. Have fun saving ;)

Ranjit May 28, 2008 at 1:20 PM  

My brother and I have been long-time Nintendo fans too, starting with their original console. And strangely enough, I was just having an email conversation with my dad and brother in India about the Wii - they're looking forward to trying one out when they visit here later in the year!

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