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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Quality Friday: Wii.

Let me begin by saying, I am not a video game girl. Or at least I wasn't.

T's birthday was two weeks ago and for the life of me (especially with the whole needs vs. wants experiment going on) I could not figure out what to get him. Yes there were tons of 'little' ideas, but I am so tired of the little things that are played with or used for a day or two and then tossed aside.

Finally two days before T's birthday, J and I decided that we'd do some different gift certificates for skateboarding, snow tubing and snowboarding, swimming etc.

Though, I still wasn't completely sold.

Fast forward to his party. (Where letmetellya parties have changed! In more than one way.) He received $145 of Target gift cards from his friends. No joke.

(Hmm. Let me think about the last time that happened on my birthday? It hasn't!)

So later that night after some discussion with J, who then discussed it with L, we decided J and I would pay the difference for the Wii. Something he (and my husband, I might add) have wanted for some time.

Thus began my crazy morning routine of calling every Target in a 20 mile radius every day. Sometimes twice a day.

Yes, I am that girl.

I would call at 8 when they opened, then I might stop in and do a walk through, just to make sure none snuck in. Other days I'd just call at 8 and maybe again at 3.

One day I talked with the store manager at our closest Target and he told me the Wii's were coming. But couldn't exactly tell me when.

I seriously have been making myself crazy about this Wii business. To the extent that now I too want to play with it.

So this morning, I was chatting with L on the phone and she asked if I'd found T's Wii yet.

Nope. I told her, but was thankful for the reminder to call. I got off the phone with her and called Target.

"Did you get any Wii's?" I asked.

"We did."

Me, falling off my chair. "Did you just say you did?!??"

"Yep, we have 13 left."

I think after calling every day for almost two weeks straight and getting no as an answer I didn't expect a yes.

I gathered up my coat and purse, told the ladies in the office I had to run to Target and started the stressful drive to Target. (Oh yes, I was supposed to be working today. This is one of the busiest weeks of the school year for me with all sorts of things going on. Between missing Tuesday due to sick children and needing to get a Wii Thursday, it's a surprise I still have a job.)

When I walked into Target there were three Target employees standing in electronics.

"You still have Wii's right?"

"I'm so sorry." One started to say.

"No..." I gasped. There was NO way I missed them.

He then started laughing and told me that he knows I've been in there and calling every day. Yes they had one for me.

T is now the proud owner of a Wii. (When I returned to school, I actually went and found him and gave him the good news.)

I really can't wait to play it. (Or even open it for that matter, T's at his mom's so I really can't justify breaking it open. It is his birthday gift.)

Friday night when him and M come back from their mom's we're having a pizza and game night with their mom to break in the newest excitement. I think my dad's joining in the fun too.

So this week, my {early} quality Friday moment is this, after a crazy start of a week with sick kids and crazy business at school (including one ten hour day. Oy!) Knowing that we get to have Wii-time, and on a cold weekend to boot.

Happy Quality Friday!


Blogger Yolanda Elvira said...


yaaay for you! i love mine. my stepdaughter loves it. my sister and her boyfriend and his parents and our cousins love it.

i'm a bit loose with my wii. wii all can't be wii ladies. i bring it to friends' houses for dinner parties, birthdays, christmas, new year's. i've brought it into the office a few times.

i highly recommend Carnival Games (i stayed up until 1am one night... on a TUESDAY), and Wii Play. Wii Play comes with another Wiimote. you can play nintendo 64 and gamecube games on the wii. YES WAY. you just need to get their other controllers.

i'm not a wii dork, i swears.

but that's not why i'm commenting.

i am commenting to ask you if i can add you to my links on my blog. i don't know what the procedure is. people have added me to their blog without so much as a sitemeter blip.

please and thank you.

February 7, 2008 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

One ten hour day?? Come on missy, you are tougher then that!

February 8, 2008 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger The Lindahl News said...

You'll have to keep your blogging public updated with how it is going with wii. Enjoy!

Your stamina is to be admired in getting your hands on one of those hot items. Yay for Target for holding one for you.

February 8, 2008 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger Kim said...


February 8, 2008 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Happy Quality Friday to you, too! Hope you all have a great time with your new game. I know so many people who have really enjoyed it (and gotten a good workout, to boot!). Happy birthday again, T!

February 8, 2008 at 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW.. I have been trying to get a WII Like FOREVER.. I should have told you if you come across them pick one up for me, We just can't them here in VA. I keep tryin.
Have a great time with the new game, I here tha you will use muscles you never knew you had.. LOL

Love and Hugs to you all
Auntie Laurie

February 8, 2008 at 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you will have to make family game night with that wii. i played once for two hours i had a blast, then i awoke the next morning and could bairly move my arms. great workout. the family will love it and stay in shape love to you all aunt janet

February 8, 2008 at 8:12 PM  

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