Thursday, November 13, 2008


I have never paid so much money to be insulted in my life.

We bought a Wii for each other for Christmas. We haven't had a game system in the house. Um. Ever. And I wasn't completely sold on having one. I mean, if we got one it had to be the Wii, because at least you have to get off your butt and move a little. We are clearly 8 and cannot wait until Christmas. I was excited to play, we played each of the games that came with it. Yay for bowling, I suck in real life, but am unstoppable in Wii world. Uh, boxing is hard, and tiring, and possibly the best workout I've had in ages.

And then I did the fitness challenge.

And then it told me my Wii age. 62.

And then I threw it in the garbage, because no one is allowed to speak to me like that. Not only that, you can only do the challenge once a day, so it would be another 24 or so hours before I could prove to myself that I am not 62.

Clinton, of course, is a cheapskate and pulled it back out of the garbage and because he's mean and evil, he tied the controller to my hand and MADE me do it again the next day. 58.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat. 33. This has nothing to do with my competitive streak. Nope. Nothing at all.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat. 29.

The Wii can stay.

But now I'm not sure I want to do it again, because what if my age goes up?

Also, Clinton bought me a WiiFit, so I shall be trying that puppy out this weekend.


The Modernish Father said...


I had one random day when it gave me a WiiFit age of 51, but other than that I've been consistently hovering in the 28-32 range.

I'm kind of suspicious, seeing as how most days I feel like a 70-year old.

Carol said...

warning for WiiFit - my sister brought hers over and I played it, and after I put in my height, age and it figured my weight it made my Mii get fat :(, yes it isn't news to me that I'm overweight but seeing it on the screen just made me sad (and mad). Aside from that, I love the Wii! have you tried tennis? That is Kevin's favorite, I must admit I like the 'tanks' game that we bought as part of wiiplay (comes with the second controller for about $10 more than just the controller). reminds me of Atari.

Kristine said...

I was afraid the Mii might reflect the BMI stuff it talked about...which - don't even get me started on my hatred of BMI as a figure of healthiness.

Anyway, I'm ok at tennis but I can only do backhands, because if I do a normal swing, the ball goes way the heck out of bounds. Also - in golf, something about pressing the A button maked my swing twice as hard.

Aunt Becky said...

Oh man, this is WHY I don't want a Wii Fit. Seriously. I don't need to feel worse about myself than I already do.

bernthis said...

Did the Wii at the blogher convention. I say toss it LOL

Cant Hardly Wait said...

Ugh, I was in the 60's the first time I did it, too. But I had to do that crazy tricky bowling, and I'm sure that added about 20 years.

Mama said...

I love Wii. LOVE. I highly recommend the game "Endless Ocean" if you like addicting, low-key gaming.