Wii time

It's no secret that I play video games--fortunately it's far from an underground taboo these days. It's no secret that I love new technology--if only it was all free. So it should also be no secret that I preordered a Nintendo Wii today.

After spending 12 hours waiting in line last year to be one of the privledged first to own an xbox 360, I didn't want to go through that again. This year's new systems are the PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii. The PlayStation is much too similar to the xbox and costs waaaaay too much at $600. So it was decided that we'd be adding the innovative new Nintendo system with the funny name to our home entertainment center. Liz has lately become somewhat of a Nintendo DS addict so as soon as I told her there would be a Big Brain Academy game for the Wii, she was convinced. (By the way...Liz also looooves playing UNO online via the xbox. )

Friday morning, preorder day, I carted myself over to the local GameStop at 8:30 to get into line. I was number 23. At 9:15 an employee opened the door to tell us that they would only have 8 preorder slots. Dammit! Fortunately there was another store at a nearby mall so I headed over there and was number 14. This place must be higher traffic because they scored 30 preorder slots. Plus with a promotion they were running I was able to trade in some old useless xbox and psp games for $120! Score!

Oddly enough some crazy dude came in and started yelling because no one told him to get there early. It was kind of a scene and security was called. I can't stand people who blame others for their inability to understand the obvious.

Then this 50 something lady waiting in line (for HERSELF, not for kids or grandkids) said it was a huge scene at target earlier today for some new tickle me elmo thing that's apparently big this Christmas. It's not even November yet!

To sumarize, no insanity of long lines in late night darkness for me on November 19th. Liz and I can play that day hassle-free!

And if you don't play video games and this all sounds like Greek to you--one day you will turn, one day. And apparently this is supposed to be the system to help you get there.

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