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Monday, July 21, 2008

An Interesting Weekend

Yes, we did have an interesting weekend. Not a lot done on the fiber front, but interesting (in a good way). Friday afternoon Mickael and I went to see the The Dark Knight (Caleb went to play at one of our neighbor's homes ). The movie was great but about 5 minutes in, we realized that not bringing Caleb was really a great parenting choice on our part. I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it, I'll just say it's very dark and if you don't have clown issues going into the movie, you will when you come out. I've been creeped out by clowns for years now, so it really just reaffirmed my belief that clowns are bad and not to be trusted.

After the movie, the neighbors brought Caleb to meet us at a Mexican restaurant and we all had a fun dinner. Then we (Mickael and Caleb and I) went to Best Buy to find a game Caleb has been wanting for the PlayStation. We didn't find the game, but we finally found a Wii system! We have been looking for a Wii for months now. The system has been out for over a year and a half and they're still hard to track down. When we saw it sitting on the shelf we must have stared at it for about 5 minutes.
"Is that it?"
"It looks like it."
"Is that the full system or just an add on thingy?"
"I don't know. It has a picture of the system on the box."
"Why would it be sitting here?"
"I don't know. Find someone who works here."

So we did and he said that yes, it was the system and it was left from the shipment they had gotten in that morning. So we got an extra controller and nunchuck thingy and giggled our way to the checkout. (In the interest of preserving Mickael's manhood, I was giggling and yelling "Wiiiiiiii" periodically, Caleb jumped up and down and told me he was going to wipe the floor with me, Mickael just rolled his eyes and told us not to cry when he beat us both. Yeah, we're a sick family.) As you can imagine, there has been much playing of the Wii and talking of the smack at each other. The boxing game is our favorite so far and it really gives you a pretty good aerobic workout if you get up and really get into the game. We're now looking for the WiiFit package, but everyone is sold out of it right now. Oh, and just in case you were wondering, my Mii is named Lemmii.

Since this is a knitting blog, I will show you the tiny bit of knitting I got done this weekend.

October Frost Sleeves 4

I picked it up last night, planning on getting through the 16 rows I have left before I start the saddle shoulders and realized that I had miss-crossed one of the cables about 14 rows previously. I had to drop the stitches and recross the cable correctly and then work the stitches back up. Then I worked two rows and put the whole thing down for the night because I kept making stupid mistakes. This design is definitely one I have to pay attention to - no auto pilot knitting here. Maybe I'll get more done on it later today - after I wipe the floor with Caleb on boxing, that is.

Thanks for all the complements on Oblique by the way!



Blogger Connie Peterson said...

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed my son-in-law's WIII at Christmas! And boxing really IS a workout!! I was ALMOST (not quite) tempted to invest in one ... enjoy yours! And wipe the floor with both your men!

8:36 AM  
Anonymous sharon t said...

You're lucky to have found a Wii. As Connie said, wipe the floor with both your men!

9:47 AM  
OpenID myboringblog said...

If you can find Smooth Moves Wario Ware, I think you'll enjoy it. It's a good workout as well and you have to do goofy things. I really like our Wii Fit (which I pre-ordered a month before release to get it) so don't give up hope trying to find it. You got lucky with finding the Wii. It took us a week and a half of serious looking to get one last year. But we were between homes and had nothing better to do with our time. :-)

PS- I hate clowns.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

We got our Wii months ago....you just have to get the Sunday circular, see who's getting a shipment, and show up just before opening, and get in line...then you get one ;-)

What you REALLY need, now, is Wii Fit. It's hard to get (I preordered it, so got it right away), but when it's available, get it....it's a GREAT workout, and lots of fun. If you play houla hoop too long, you stomach WILL hurt! And there is a step class, step boxing, balance games, yoga....it's fabulous (I hate video games....you get the adrenaline surge, and don't do anything with it, which is BAD BAD BAD for kids...makes normal kids act like they have ADHD, and kids with ADHD go nuts, but the wii uses their gross motor muscles, so it's not as bad...it's a good compromise, and great for bad weather!).

10:39 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I agree, the Wii was a challenge to find in our area as well. We kept asking when their shipment was coming in. One place had 3
we ran in and we got the last one :)
That was 2 weeks ago. Kids love it.
Enjoy! Great knitting!

10:48 AM  
Blogger Ammerins said...

First, congrats on Oblique! It's soooo cool!

And, I've got clown issues too. Ever since I saw IT, gone, can't even sit outside at McDonalds, because they have a life-size Ronald out there. Seriously. But my husband is insisting we go see it too... Scary!!!

Congrats on the Wii! I hope your budget stretches to also getting the Fit Board, that is soooo cool as well! I'm addicted!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Knittripps said...

How lucky! If I saw a Wii sitting there I would wonder if it was really a Wii too. I would have to buy it. They are great fun.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Congrats on your Wii! We love ours to pieces!! You've got to try Rock Band on Wii! It is so much fun--our new favorite game, though bowling is quite popular with us as well.

9:30 AM  
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