Monday, February 11, 2008

My girlfriend's a gamer

I didn't think I'd have time to write a post today because I've been busy writing a couple of freelance articles that were due yesterday and at the same time pretending to do work for my real job whenever I hear footsteps behind me. The stories suck, almost completely lack sources and I began to suspect that I already wrote one of them last year when it started sounding a bit too familiar. You know you're a shitty writer when you realize halfway through something that you're plagiarizing yourself. Oh well, they haven't been running my pieces lately anyway. As long as the check clears, though, I'll keep cranking 'em out.

No, I really do suck. I save my good writing for you guys except nobody around the Waitress has been sending me money. Eh, details.

Courtney got the Wii this weekend (that's right, I could have gone with Wiikend, but I'm forging my own path here.) We have sore elbows now. Actually, I'm not sure if the soreness is from the six hours of Wii Sports Saturday night or the 12 holes of frisbee golf we played immediately prior. Now I'm wondering how I ever got Courtney to go along with the idea of stopping on the way home from picking up the Wii (in a shady, cash-only parking lot transaction) to play actual, outdoor frisbee golf. It'll never happen again, I'm sure.

If I learned one thing this weekend (see, I did it again), it is that Courtney is a complete and total geek. See, homeboy that sold her the Wii (actually I'm a 1.18% shareholder in the Wii, having chipped in a fiver) had downloaded Super Mario Bros. 3 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. My girl picked up the Wiimote and started playing Mario 3 like it was 1990 and she was Fred Savage's retarded little brother in The Wizard. It was RIDICULOUS (could have gone Wiidiculous, but I'm my own man.)

So now we (yes, five bucks bought me the right to say we) have the most lusted-after gaming system of the Twenty-first century, and the most-played game on it thus far has been one that made it's debut at the climax of a 1989 film starring Winnie Cooper's ex-boyfriend. Sure, Mario 3 happens to be one of the best-selling video games of all time, but wouldn't the Wii be better suited to Pong?

15 comments:

nancypearlwannabe said...

Dear Mickey,

Can Courtney come over and play Mario 3 with me? Because I love that game almost as much as I love Super Mario Galaxy and Chris only makes fun of me for playing it.

Love, NPW

Courtney said...

You're just jealous of my mad gaming skillz. Screw you; I'm going to Boston to play Mario 3 with NPW.

ck said...

my condolences. make sure you wheel her outside to get some sun every now and then.

em said...

The sign in the doorway of the odd video game "bar" that's about to open below me says, "Wii open 2/22."

Stefanie said...

You can play Super Mario Bros. on a Wii?? Well, now I have GOT to try this damn thing.

Julie said...

Does your lady friend know that your pants are far-reaching? Or does she not care now that she's got a Wii?

Aaron said...

Dammit. Between reading about this on Courtney's blog and then yours, I'm now convinced I need a Wii. Damn you, alluring game console!

sid said...

Pong? Frisbee golf? You save your best pieces for us? I'm so honoured. Although I am amused at the fact that the highlight of your wke was playing Wii ...

Meaghan said...

As I wrote on Courtney's blog, not much of a gamer. But, more importantly, when I was a kid I was IN LOVE with Fred Savage. I have no idea why, but I was. And I saw The Wizard - good little movie at the time!

BTW, did you know the girl who played Winnie Cooper is now a mathalete and has written a book about how girls need to get into math more?

Allie said...

I'm so jealous. We have an xbox, but it's not the same. And the only jokes you can make in relation to the name are crude (which is fine by me -- it's just an observation).

Mickey said...

npw- Of course she can. I'll even make the ticket.

courtney- Good. Say hi to NPW for me.

ck- I like my ladies pasty.

em- There goes the neighborhood.

stefanie- If we could get it to make coffee and cook a pizza,we'd be set.

julie- She knows, and she doesn't care.

aaron- Don't give in to its evil allure! Stay pure!

sid- The Wii was not the highlight of my weekend. The turkey and artichoke panini I had for lunch on Saturday was. Is that just as sad?

meaghan- The Wizard was one big commercial for NES, and it worked. And I was aware that Winnie Cooper is smarter than me, but most girls are.

allie- I would much prefer making Xbox jokes. It's more my degraded style.

Anonymous said...

i thought i was the shiznit when i got the ps3 for my birthday last year. but then i got the wii for christmas, but im not sure it was all for me. i think it was one of those gifts that you can get for someone, but deep down it is really for you. heather got away with that one. tiger woods 08 has me hooked on wii. it doesnt stop there, being the uber nerd that heather is, she got rock band for ps3. forget guitar hero, we got the drum set, guitar and microphone. i havent been able to comment on your blog cause we have been touring.

hightower

Mickey said...

Nice, hightower. I dig the golf so I'm thinking about getting Tiger Woods. The game, not the dude. I couldn't afford him.

Chris said...

I'm glad you clarified between real frisbee golf and Wii frisbee golf. I was wondering which you meant.

We'll have to hit up a little frisbee golf at our cabin weekend (and maybe a little Wii, too, but it is supposed to be an outdoors adventure). Although I suspect you'll be quite superior to me at both activities by that time.

TravelingEm said...

Agh! 14 comments I can't keep up. And what's up with no new post today? I played Wii with my sister. Meh, not so into it, though I could see getting into Rock Band (is that a Wii thing or some other system?)

And to reply to Meagan's comment about Winnie. I actually got her book, "Math Doesn't Suck" from the library months ago but haven't opened it yet because I'm so offended by the way she's dressed on the cover - as if math on it's own isn't sexy enough. Psssha!