Saturday, January 26, 2008


Over the holidays ToolMan and I got to experience Wii at his grad student's home. We had the best time. Since the New Year I have been on the lookout for a Wii. It's not something easily obtainable in stores, and as I do not have a lot of extra time or energy lately, I began checking out Wii tracking web sites, and watching items on ebay.

The other week I made the purchase, and our Wii arrived yesterday, a week earlier than I expected. Last night, Kerri came over and helped me check it out.

With the console comes Wii Sports, a set of sports games, where the moves you make holding the Wii remote actually parallel the real-life action. My favorite of the bunch is Tennis. Kerri was a natural at Bowling. As I have never gone bowling without having a beer in my left hand, it was super challenging for me, but I got better. Wren, Kerri's brother, absolutely smoked all the Wii Sports he tried, especially Baseball. ToolMan's Boxing Mii is who you want backing you up in a dark alley fight. Our Wii bundle also included Wii Play. Kerri and I loved the new age duck hunt, laser hockey, tanks and horse racing.

The Wii is not just another gaming sedentary system. Just like how TiVo revolutionized how many of us watch TV, the Wii is doing it for gaming and family & friends fun nights.

I don't have any pictures of our action last night, but here are some links to video showing how it works:

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Southern Snow - Blizzard '08

My 100th post. Centum.