Walking through Target with my son is almost always the same.
First we stop for diapers and wipes. Then we pick up his medicine, finally we head down the back aisle, past the Winnie the Pooh and Tigger stuffed toys, and the bikes, into the aisle that has the cool growling Dinasour toys. We spend 5 or ten minutes there, before moving to the Spider-Man/Transformers aisle. Then finally down the last aisle, past the game display where I look in on any new games and the (ha ha) possibility that a Wii was in the display case.
He had already continued on to the Thomas electronic sounds book when I did a double take and saw it.
Catching up with my son I asked the guy behind the electronics counter if that was really a Wii and his response was: “Yes the last one.”
Now the first thing I thought was: “With Nintendo claiming shortages again this year, this would make a hell of an eBay profit.”
Too risky though. Whose to say that Nintendo doesn’t get a surprise amount available for Christmas this year, and screw me over. There was never really a question about buying it for me, part of the agreement with my wife is that we’re a one console household unless it’s bought for me or there’s an additional use for it outside of gaming. (I had a plan in place for a PS3 purchase, a story for another time.) So for me it wasnt possible.
Then I remembered someone.
One of the best parts about being married to my wife, aside from the gorgeous (What’s she doing with me?) woman, the awesome son, there comes her family, and her younger brother Jamie, is way ####### cool. The man is smart as a whip, an incredible sense of humar, a gamer to boot, and he’s got an even more awesome girlfriend Cathleen. She was the one that sent me on my over-night mission to get an Xbox 360 for Jamie. Back in December she told me that she was looking for a Wii for her younger brother Mikey, who is one of THE best Halo players I’ve ever had the displeasure of getting assassinated by.
I digress, the guy is cool and he was looking for a Wii. One phone call later, I owned a Wii.
But it’s only temporary.
It sits now next to my TV, and though Mikey gave me the OK to mess around with it, I’m leaving it closed, it’s his baby, let him unbox it.
Though I must say, I’m quite tempted..