ALREADY!!! I managed to eat my dinner when I got back from my trip to Toys R Us, some twenty miles away. I was so excited, I didn't want to stall hooking it up! (So much for being a green citizen) Lately, I have been using more gas in a week than I used to use in a month!
So yea...after searching in vain for a Wii and Fit, Hallie came to my rescue and gave me a link to find who had Wii's in stock. Some of the places listed still did not have them. I am sure that those places had them, just not the ones closer to me. But I struck gold when I called this HUGE Toys R Us in San Mateo. I called, the young lady in electronics went and counted how many they had for me. They had ten left! So I told her I was going to go cash my check and be right down. (like she really cared) I did what I had to do, went to the bank, and left the coast for hotter climates. I had written down the directions to get to this place. As many times as I have been there in the distant past and kind of remember where this particular shopping center is and how to get there, even with directions I went in circles for a while. So many new things have been added to the area, so even with directions in hand I got lost!
By the time I got to the store, there were six left, and it only took me about an hour to get there. I can't believe how popular these things are. The young man who was helping me, was a fantastic salesman. He knew his business. He asked very appropriate questions, like "Is this for you? Or a gift?" Me, then he said, "You should know...and explained all kinds of stuff to me, that I was sure I wouldn't remember by the time I got to my car, let alone by the time I got back home. But it brought up questions I should have had to begin with. Let me tell you though, he was very informative and probably saved me hours of aggrevation. I will be writing a letter to his manager and let them know how well he does his minimum wage job! He also made sure that I bought stuff that I hadn't planned on, but needed to have an excellent experience with my new toy. Like spare batteries, and a second remote.
So I stopped at Taco Bell. (also affectionately known as Taco Smells, Taco Hell around here.) All I know is, it is fast, I don't have to cook and it's on my way home. I ate and threw my dishes away...I like that part too...and set out to hook up the Wii. I used to be a whiz at hooking these things up. I could get a computer up and running in a manner of minutes, or a (ahem) VCR hooked up and recording exactly what I wanted it to record. But since I am an older adult now and have children who were born with the instincts of geeks, I am not so knowledgeable about this stuff. Nintendo has it down pat. Easy to read instuctions, lots of pictures, and two points of reference. I like. It wasn't five minutes, but I got it hooked up and the only aggrevation was me trying to contort my body enough to get stuff plugged in behind my 9,000 pound TV and stand. I know, I know, it is actually easier than brushing your teeth!
I put in WiiSports and played for about a half an hour. Now, don't get me wrong, I would have played for a little longer, but it's about twenty degrees hotter here than I am used to and I just ate a heavy meal. And I am so over weight! After about a two minute break and with my obsessiveness, I went back to it for another forty-five minutes or so. Maybe a little too much longer.
I had to take a couple of Tylenol PM's so I could sleep last night. Just one thing the young man at Toys R Us didn't mention I would need to go along with my new Wii!