Since purchasing the ginormus television, Bob has been chomping at the bit to watch it in HD. I guess it’s not living up to its full potential without it. Okay, so he called DirecTV as soon as we got the TV in the house and they told him that it would take a MONTH for some more HD receivers to be shipped in due to the demand. As you know, he was crushed, like a little boy who’s puppy got ran over. But patience has finally rewarded him. He is going to spend this Saturday waiting for his precious HD receiver between 1-5 PM. As soon as it’s set up and he sees each bead of sweat drip off Steve Nash’s forehead, he’s is going to give the DirecTV guy more love than I’ve seen in weeks.
We love books. We love them so much that we buy a lot of them. Unfortunately, we don’t love them enough to read them at a pace that justifies our purchases. To rectify this inequity, Jen and I have decided that we will each read at least 25 books this year. We’ve even set up a special page to keep track of this. Check it out, see what we’ve been reading, even buy the books and read along. I’ve put a link in the sidebar for future reference.
So since my parents hooked us up with the Wii, we’ve been playing pretty much nonstop. We’ve been telling our friends how much fun it is, and they all pretty much required us to host a Wii Party. We made a list, gathered up a bunch of alcohol and sent out an Evite (much love to Penny Arcade):
Kuma spent the night at her grandma and grandpa’s house (Sheena’s afraid of dogs), so there was less fur underfoot then usual, but there was still much tennis and bowling (and eating and drinking) action taking place. Many of the players had never touched the Wii (lol) before, but all agreed that even a beginner can pick up the Wii and start playing with it like a pro (rofl).
Paul, Krissy, Kenny and Katie playing tennis.
Here’s Kim, Krissy, Paul and Brandon in glorious motion video:
Katie, Beth, Krissy, Sheena and Kim holding down the snack table, guarding the chips.
Leo watching Molly, Paul, Kenny and Yao playing tennis. Don’t worry, Leo gets to play in a few pictures.
But not yet. Note the intensity of Molly’s backhand.
See? I told you Leo would get to play.
Kim, Beth, Jen and Sheena. Note the strange ghostlike apparition in the back corner.
See, the ghost? It’s even bigger there. It’s the ghost of Bratchos!
Kenny (here, about halfway through a bottle of vodka) getting hype about something or other.
This is how Krissy rolls.
Paul looking intently. He’s about to use his unique spinning style to throw a strike. At least, I think it was a strike. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt here, on style points alone. See (a sure strike) for yourself:
Molly, Katie, and Jen pose for the third time, while Kenny, Leo and Brandon mug in the background.
Kim, showing off her new endorsement deal, while Krissy and Paul look on, enviously.
Shot Time! A side note: The odd upward angle of this picture is due to Jen’s lack of stature.
How many Eskimos died to make those boots?
You see what happens when you make a bet with Paul in Wii Bowling? Nothing good can come of this!
Brandon, taking Wii Bowling as seriously as he takes real bowling.
Andrew getting dangerously close to the new TV.
Who’s that goober?
Wii tennis rivalry time. This got heated…
We finished up with some Wii Golf:
And we carried on until 2:30 in the morning, when the power went out.
Postscript: Kenny, do you remember the recipe for Peach Pits? I think it was 2 part Peach Schnapps, 1 part vodka, 1 part limeade and 1 part Sunkist, but I’m not sure…
In the mornings, once the alarm goes off, Kuma gets out of her bed, stretches and shakes to wake herself up and proceeds to paw the bed to wake up Bob. He, on the other hand, is cognizant enough to hit the Snooze button on the alarm clock and roll over. So, whenever he feels Kuma pawing the bed, he says to her, “Kuma, five more minutes.” And what does she do? She goes back to bed and is quiet until the alarm goes off again. That’s right, folks, we have taught Kuma to snooze and it is awesome!