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This Little Piggy Went Wii, Wii, Wii (All The Way Home)

Updated on January 5, 2009


At 45 years of age, I consider myself far from “old.”  Unfortunately, sometimes I have a tendency to forget I’m not as flexible and resilient as I used to be.  I have a good excuse though.  I am a victim…a victim of technology. 


To understand this allegation, we must travel back in time to Christmas 1975 and “the family gift.”  My mother had gathered her brood in the living room and with a dramatic flair produced the annual Sears Wish Book catalog, placing it open on the coffee table where we could see what she had planned.  “This,” she said, tapping the glossy page with a carefully manicured fingernail, “is what we are getting.  Isn’t it amazing?”

The Atari 2600


I really had no idea what an Atari 2600 was, but along with my siblings we made the same noises early cavemen must have made upon discovering fire.  My mother was expecting these primitive grunts of awe and if we hadn’t obliged, she would have been bitterly disappointed.    

Once that machine entered our lives…nothing was ever the same again.

Before Atari, there were games like hide and go seek, camping out in the backyard with my friend listening to Mystery Theater on my portable AM radio and racing around the neighborhood at a suicidal speed on my bike.  All of that came to a screeching halt when the first little electronic blip of Pong bounced across the family television screen.  The only thing that remained the same was that my mother’s five children still beat each other up on a daily basis…but now it was for possession of the game’s remote control device.

My mother was smart.  She waited until we went to bed and then indulged for hours in her habit of playing Black Jack.

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The years rolled by and technology continued to seduce me with its latest marvels.  The Atari 2600 grew dusty from disuse and sat forlorn beneath the television set.  Late at night, after my waitressing shift at the bar had ended, my pockets bulging with quarters, I would slink down the street to feed my habit at the local arcade.  Pacman, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Galaga, Battlezone…I played them until my initials filled the screen and seethed in frustration whenever I discovered my top score had been supplanted.  I was good though.  Hunched into the machine, my right hand maneuvered the joystick with skill while my left hand beat a rat-a-tat-tat in a blur of motion on the kill buttons.  By the time my pockets were empty, I was left both breathless and boneless in the aftermath.  It was, in my opinion at the time, better than sex and much more addicting.    

The next decade brought my first personal computer.  At first it was internet relay chat and Leisuresuit Larry that captured my attention.  Whole nights would pass by as I sat glued to my computer chatting with friends from around the world or trying to solve Larry’s ridiculous riddles and problems.  Although I swore to everyone that I could quit at anytime, it wasn’t unusual to hear the soft chirping of birdsong and realize that once again, I’d lost track of time and pulled an all-nighter.

I remember once, my computer had a major malfunction and I spent three days curled up in a fetal position on the couch, completely unable to find the will to get up and do something constructive.  There are no words that can convey the joy I felt when my computer was back up and running.  It felt as if we had been parted for ages and the reunion was incredibly sweet.


But my craving for technology left me wanting more and before too long, IRC had been supplanted by Everquest.  It was the best of everything.  There was a make-believe world of fantasy creatures, monsters I could slay and new friends from all over the world that I could make. 

There was a part of me that understood the power that this technology had upon my life.  Under the illusion that I was still in control, I limited my playing to my “free time.”  If all of my obligations and responsibilities had been met, then I was free to indulge.  Unfortunately, the ravenous appetite of the monster soon had me convinced that such things as grocery shopping, laundry, general housework and my marriage were not really obligations or responsibilities.  Luckily for me, I did manage to keep it confined to my home and never allowed it to stray into my working life.

My mind rationalized that it was “cheap entertainment.”  A small monthly fee and I was connected to my fantasy life.  I never quite realized the toll it was taking on me, personally…not to mention on those around me. 

And then…I met another addict, like myself, in the game of Everquest.  We fell in love, married and latched onto a new game called World of Warcraft.  This I still happily play.  Ironically…he says I play too much.  Conversely, since he plays a greater variety of games than I do, I point a finger back at him and accuse him of having the attention span of a gnat.  We are very happy together in our technological escapist lifestyle.



Lately, I’ve been having these annoying thoughts.  What am I missing?  Why is my ass getting bigger?  Perhaps I should get up and do something once in a while.  But…I’d miss my technology.

It took a visit to my sister’s house over the holidays to finally pull the pieces together and find a solution.  During the nearly two weeks there, with my husband curled up for most of it at the kitchen table with his laptop playing Warhammer (can you tell I was insidiously jealous and decided never again to let him talk me out of taking my own laptop again?), worried that my family would be put off by his anti-social behavior, I realized that I was not the only victim of technology. 

My own sister was a Crackberry addict.  With her Ipod earpiece jammed deeply into her auditory canal, the player strapped to her upper arm, she would wander around the house with her pink Blackberry held between both hands, fingers tapping on the keys constantly in between messages sent and received.  It was a wonder she didn’t walk into any walls.  Her phone was never far from reach…whether we were out to dinner or driving across town.  Every stoplight was a cue for her to pick it up and start tap-tapping on the keyboard, much to my annoyance.

However, I loathe being a hypocrite more than anything in the world and so I kept my mouth firmly shut…albeit in a straight line usually to convey my disapproval.  Hadn’t I been just as bad, if not worse, when it came to my own electronic habits? 

Still…my sister did not have techno-ass.  What on earth was she doing to keep her bad habits from making a rather large physical appearance?  The answer was in her house…somewhere…and I had to find it.


It was while I was making spaghetti sauce that I received the final clues to solve this mystery.  From the basement, which my sister and her husband had converted into a maze of rooms with odd purposes, came moans and grunts of an almost sexual nature, followed by rather disconcerting maniacal laughter.  To say that I was worried about my sister’s mental state would be putting it mildly.  Was she in pain?  I couldn’t tell. 

At the top of the stairs I called down, “Toni…Toni?  Are you okay?”  There was no response.  Obviously she had her Ipod screaming into her ear.  I sneaked down a few stairs until I could see her and what I saw did not make me feel any better.  If anything, I became more alarmed watching my sister spastically beating at the air, sweating profusely and saying things like “Stay down you (bleep, bleep, bleep)!”  Finally with a growl of exasperation, she lifted a remote that I had not previously seen in her hand, aimed it at the television and dropped in a sweaty heap upon a nearby chair.

“Toni?” I asked tentatively.

“I give up!” she huffed and wiped a few damp strands of hair from her forehead.

“What on earth are you doing?”

“Oh,” she laughed, “I’m boxing.  On my Wii.  But the (bleep, bleep, bleep) knocked me on my ass and won’t stay down when I hit him!”

“Well, uh…it really didn’t look like you were hitting him.”  To be fair, it looked more like she was having an epileptic seizure.  “Didn’t you see ‘Million Dollar Baby’?  You need to keep your hands UP…protect yourself.”

I’m thinking…how hard can this really be…pretending to spar with a television character?

With an evil grin…she showed me.

We started slow with a couple of games of bowling.  Toni kicked my butt…but not by much…on the first game.  The second one was a little more humiliating. 

Toni then allowed the game to determine my “Wii Age.” doesn’t approve of my current lifestyle so why should this game, I thought…but perhaps it wasn’t that smart and it would tell me I still had the physical fortitude of a 26 year old.  After a few rounds of trying to hit a ball with a bat, picking up spares in bowling and making a mess of returning serves on a make-believe tennis court, Wii announced that I was in peak form…for a sixty-three year old.  Ouch.

Next came the boxing.  After two rounds I was winded…my heart pounding against my ribcage threatening to explode from my chest like one of those suck-face aberrations in “Alien”.  However, I counted it a win since my redneck opponent never knocked me down…but I got him twice. 

Toni was not finished with me yet…however.  She plugged in the Wii Fit and had me slalom skiing, ski-jumping and testing my balance.  Warmed up, I did a bit better and didn’t mind when the machine determined I was an overweight fifty-three year old.  What I did mind was when it said in a chirpy little voice, “Would you like to set a goal for yourself?”  I felt….betrayed.

Wii Fit Parody


Betrayed by the very technology that I had loved; the technology that had lured me with its siren call and had contributed to my bad case of techno-ass.  It was as if after years of drinking at my favorite bar, the bartender, who had sent his kids through college on my tips and padded his retirement fund with the profits from countless libations, had suddenly turned on me and said, “You are an alcoholic and you need help.  Would you like to set a goal?” 

I was crushed.

But at the same time…a small seed was planted.  Technology had brought me to this…perhaps technology could save me.

Breathless and boneless, I scampered up the stairs with a smile on my face.  “I want a Wii!” was the first thing I exclaimed upon seeing my husband.  Without looking up from his laptop keyboard, my beloved responded thusly:  “The bathroom is down the hall and to your right.”

Confirming my belief though that technology is the key to undoing all of the damage it had previously wrought, the next day I hurt in places I had not hurt in a long time.  My ass complained whenever I attempted to sit down, my shoulders throbbed in agony while my sides ached abominably.  I hobbled around the house reveling in the pain. 

“Just wait until you try the hula hoop!” my sister cried enthusiastically. 

My new Wii should be arriving any day now.  I have never looked forward to suffering so much…

Rejected Wii Game Ideas


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    • spryte profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      LOL Gwendy! It's not just the's the Wii, the work and the WoW! :)

      The dreaded three double-yooooos!

    • gwendymom profile image


      9 years ago from Oklahoma

      Step away from the Wii and get your butt back to hubbing, I miss you!

    • spryte profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      She went that-a-way! *points to the bedroom*

      But I wouldn't go in there if I were's spooky dark.

    • Christoph Reilly profile image

      Christoph Reilly 

      9 years ago from St. Louis

      Where'd ya go. Where'd ya go!

    • spryte profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      Ahhhh sorry Gwendy :( I didn't see your post until late. Was catching up on TiVo stuff with the hubby. *hugs* I miss you too!

    • gwendymom profile image


      9 years ago from Oklahoma

      Spryte, we have to do some hubjacking this evening. Can you make it? I have missed you and I need some fun.

    • spryte profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      Legendary - Thanks for dropping in and commenting! I'm inspired by all of the positive comments and opinion on the products I'm seeing on hubpages. Wow! :)

    • LegendaryN8 profile image


      9 years ago from USA

      Countrywomen sent me a link to this hub, and I gotta say your interaction with the Wii is just too cute. If you get a chance to try out Dance Dance Revolution, you might find this useful:

      Good luck with the Wii!

    • spryte profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      J-Eds: I haven't tried that one! The more input I'm receiving from everyone, the more I'm realizing there is to do on the Wii. I'm actually getting MORE excited rather than less as I await the arrival of mine. Thanks for breaking away from your Wii to leave a comment! :)

      ocbill: Sigh...the good old days :) There was this arcade in NH a few years back that became like an old folks home for those early machines. I'm not sure where they scavenged them from but there was EVERYTHING you could possibly imagine. I spent hours in there hopping from one game to the next.

      Aya: Ooh! I had not thought of how Bow would react to such a game. Why do I have a sneaking hunch he'd kick my butt at most of them? You'll definitely have to share your experiences with the Wii and Bow.

      I'm probably going to have to get a second remote too...or fight endlessly over it's control with my husband. He's bad enough when it comes to sharing the television remote. :)

    • Aya Katz profile image

      Aya Katz 

      9 years ago from The Ozarks

      Spryte, great hub! You must be more sports oriented than we are. We got a wii as a family gift this year. I heard that it was very intuitive, not like some video games, so I wanted to be able to involve my chimp son Bow in the game. However, it only came with one remote, so we are waiting for the second one we ordered on line to come in. My daughter spends most of her time on the Wii designing new Mii characters and then entering them into competitions. So much for the sports angle!

    • ocbill profile image


      9 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      Hey I am maybe 10 months til that age..OMG !! I remember the days when a quarter for Pacman got me two hours..... Yes, I was very good...(pats himself on the back)

    • J_Eds profile image


      9 years ago from Blackpool

      I LOVE my Wii :D

      I am addicted to Super Smash bros at the moment... Which is surprising as I've never liked a "fighting" game before.

    • spryte profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      Gwendy - You are SO on...when I get mine hooked up! :) We do have wireless so it shouldn't be a big issue. Yay! I'll have a bowling buddy!

      Melissa - Was there anyone that didn't get a Wii for Christmas???? Oh...yeah, right. Me. :) Thanks for dropping in and wishing me luck!

    • Melissa G profile image

      Melissa G 

      9 years ago from Tempe, AZ

      Great hub, Spryte! I was also a big fan of all the Sierra games when I was younger (Leisure Suit Larry, Kings Quest, Police Quest, Space Quest, etc) and I remember how quickly the time would pass while playing them. When gaming trends shifted toward the shoot-em-up, graphically violent, linear play variety, I was pretty much done with the whole thing. My boyfriend, however, derives great satisfaction from his Xbox, so I figured a Wii would be the perfect Christmas present--and I was right! I highly recommend the Legend of Zelda--we've been having a lot of fun with that one. :)

      Best of luck with your fitness goals!

    • gwendymom profile image


      9 years ago from Oklahoma

      OMG, this is going to be soo much fun. There are a limited amount of games that you can play with others online, I am hoping they come out with more soon. Connecting your wii to the internet is really easy, I actually did it by myself and really if I can do it anyone can. The wii come with a wireless adapter already built in, and if you don't have wireless you can buy an adapter so that you can hook up your phone/dsl line to it. I did not have wireless but decided to buy a wireless router because my daughter bought a computer for herself, I got a laptop for Christmas and my husband has his personal computer and his work computer and then my son has his Xbox 360 that all needed to connect to the internet. It has worked out really good except for my sons Xbox, The wireless adapter for it is pretty expensive and he would rather have a wired connection as one of his friends has a wireless connection and he is always losing his signal and all the kids who are playing get mad, it's like a a bad commercial. LOL. Anyway when you get yours and you need any help getting it up and going let me know I'll be more than happy to help, I'm sure your tech savy husband can handle it though, but thought I'd throw the offer on the table anyway.

    • rowanelayna profile image


      9 years ago from York, PA

      She's huge...9 months old and already wearing 24 month clothes. My sister's favorite new nickname for me - Popeye.

      Hahah, the organ-grinder monkey costume. My mom made it...did an amazing job. Matt was kinda pissed when I told him about it, but got over it once he saw her wearing it. I figured, she's going to go through a phase when she only wants to be a princess so why don't I make her something really funny until then? She'll hate me for it later, but it'll be sooooo worth it!

    • spryte profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      Gwendy! How wonderful to hear from you...and even more so since you have a Wii now too and I can compare notes with you. Six pounds already?! Wow! I'm now sufficiently motivated and good for you!

      LOL! I can imagine the injuries and the amount of hobbling around you must be doing just remembering my own sore muscles from a few hour of using it. My sister mentioned something about hooking it up online...I'll have to have my geek guru look into that once I have it. :)

      Big hugs and I'm glad to hear you are having so much fun!!

    • gwendymom profile image


      9 years ago from Oklahoma

      I loved this. I got a wii and a wii fit for Christmas and that is what has been occupying my time. I am addicted, but trying very hard to sneak it in when I don't have the kids. I can just see one of them throwing that remote through my new TV. I would hate to have to have a child abuse charge on me so I only do this in the evenings when my son will let me have the tv, because the one in his room is not big enough or HD for his Xbox 360, also he doesn't have a internet connection in his room yet, but thankfully I am good friends with the local telephone guy who says he will help me put a line in my sons room.

      I suffered a few injuries from that dang wii already but I have really been trying hard to play on the fit and have actually lost 6 pounds so far. Don't feel bad aboutr your wii age either, mine was the same but is getting better daily. When you get one let me know and we can play a few games online together. It would be alot of fun, and besides I really miss you!

      Great story as always Spryte, your the best!

    • spryte profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      LOL! Don't take your granddaughter's word for that...just ask the Wii. It definitely informed me that I was pretty darn old. :)

    • Jerilee Wei profile image

      Jerilee Wei 

      9 years ago from United States

      Great hub! Made me think maybe we will move the wii out of my granddaughter's bedroom and into the living room. Guess I'd better buy some deep heating rub before then since she has assured me that I'm old.

    • spryte profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      *evil idea*

      Perhaps the makers of those Real Dolls that Christoph wrote about could get together with the Nintendo...and...*shudders at the thought*

      Still...I would not be surprised one bit to find a product like Wii Sex (WiiGasm?)on the market in the future. I would just dread the idea of having it tell me I did it like a 75 year old and would I like to set a self-improvement goal?

      If you had no idea what you were did I understand you?

    • ParadigmShift... profile image


      9 years ago from San Jose, CA

      And so it remains to be determined if anything out there is actually better than "great" sex! Maybe someone will do a hub on it. When they discover it. If it exists.

      Or wait! Maybe someone will come up with a "sex" game on the Wii, and you'll only be able to find it on the black market! It will be outlawed like Marijuana and the U.S. will declare a war on it!

      Yet and still it will sell like hotcakes. Kinky, nasty, "great" hotcakes.

      I have no idea what i'm saying.

    • spryte profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      Wow! She is growing up so fast and sooooo cute! I can't believe you dressed her up like a monkey for Halloween. No...wait...I can. :)

      Bet your arms are getting really strong! She looks like a handful!

      We weren't closed the entire two weeks...but I took them off anyway and went back to NH as you can see. OMG! It was so cold! I'm glad to be back where it's warmer again...even though it was good to see Toni.

    • rowanelayna profile image


      9 years ago from York, PA

      It was wonderful. My office was closed from Dec. 24 - Jan 2nd and I loved every second of it!

      Yup, Cecilia's first Christmas. Started crawling two days before. Bought her WAY more toys than she needed (or cared about. We should have given her a big bag of bows). I added a buttload of pictures on webshots if you wanna check 'um out. (

    • spryte profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      Sixty:  Happy New Year to you as well!  I will have to check out Chris A's have me curious now, of course!  I also see that you have a new hub and I will be checking that out later :)

      Ajcor - That boxing was fun but brutal...probably most responsible for my aches and pains the next day.  I may have to do a bit more research on "how to box" before I touch that one again.  I wonder how a professional would do against it....?

      PS - *sigh*  I was a bit melancholy and nostalgic thinking of Pong as well too, so I don't think it odd.  My favorite was one called "Adventure"  (I think) where you had to avoid these dragona and collect pieces.  Everything was so "square" in shape...remember?

      EQ is definitely not the only game that has driven people to forget reality, others have as well.  I had a neighbor that lost his wife/job/house over World of Warcraft,  A very sober reminder, I think.

      Absolutely better than sex!  :)  But not better than GREAT sex...

      Christoph - :)  Just seeing your icon always makes me smile!  Now you have me wondering what destructive train you hopped onto.  I suppose my imagination will now run away with me for the remainder of the day...but I don't mind. 

      2pats - I will most definitely let you know if the Wii has an impact on my fitness level in a month.  I'm curious too.  It was fun doing it with my sister there...since we laughed a lot.  I'm wondering if the experience is just as much fun alone...that will be the real test.  If it feels like fun and not like exercise...I know I'll be on it often.  Big  hugs sent your way!

      Row - Just tell Matt that your love affair with technology (or lack of it) is the reason why you have remained so thin!! :)

      It's hard to keep up with it all. I have no Ipod, Iphone or Blackberry and I don't d/l music from Itunes. I suppose it's a good thing...or I'd never find time to do ANYTHING else.

      Did you have a great Christmas and New Year? This was Cecilia's first right?

    • rowanelayna profile image


      9 years ago from York, PA

      I was JUST thinking about you this morning on my drive into work (with great hopes that you'd have a new blog).

      Takes me back to my Nintendo days....the gamer thumb, the frantic blowing into the back of the game cartridges to clear out the dust, my parents cursing out our tv. Good times, good times

      For whatever reason I've never been able to keep up (Matt constantly reminds me that my technological vocab is on par with my 80 year old grandmother) but I've heard similar horror stories from friend who own a Wii.

      Lemme know how your training goes!

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      9 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Thanks for such an entertaining Hub! Never been addicted to games but I am fairly addicted to the Internet/computer (and so is the other Patricia).

      Please produce a Hub in about a month to let us know if the Wii has helped you get thinner or fitter! Would love to know the truth about this game.

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      Christoph Reilly 

      9 years ago from St. Louis

      I so Identified with your early start on your game addiction. Used to play pong for hours, and then it was Leisure suit Larry, but I got off that train and got on a more destructive one.

      I loved the story (I love everything you write) and the commercial Parady was excellent.

      Thanks for sharing. Your stuff is always a breath of fresh air!

    • ParadigmShift... profile image


      9 years ago from San Jose, CA


      When I saw the pic of the Atari 2600 I felt a strange pang of desire to play Pong. And Breakout!! Isn't that weird?

      I'm glad you survived your stint with Everquest. I heard rumors of people actually quitting their jobs so they wouldn't miss anything, and other people trying to actually find someone (in real life) and kill them for killing some horse that was really hard to get in the game!!

      BUT... Better than sex??

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      9 years ago from NSW. Australia

      Hi Spyrte glad you are back - my younger son bought a Wii and we all had a go at the boxing - I was totally exhausted but it was fun - not sure whether I am glad or sad that it lives in Sydney! cheers

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      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Hi Spryte Welcome back from your hioliday. I hope you had a good one. Although I see you escaped your hub addiction to simply gain a new addiction. The subject of weeing and hub addiction has come up here on hub pages,see Chris A's latest hub which is highly appropriate!

      I hope you and yours have a great 2009.

    • spryte profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      Misha - I remember HOURS spent trying to puzzle out the Larry games.  Three of us would put our heads together and try to offer possible solutions and that's what made the game so much fun.  Well...that and the risque humor!  :)

      Countrywomen:  How wonderful to see you!  Don't talk to me about's all BEHIND me now...hahahaha!  Sorry... :)  Couldn't resist.  I have the same view of the Wii...I can indulge in a game, but it's actually good for me and I'm not sitting on my butt. 

      That's right...#100 is breathing down my neck and it's supposed to be "special" somehow, right?  Ooh the pressure!  I will have to do some thinking on it... :)

      GT - My sister got that for her two young girls and they absolutely love it. Now they have a way to channel their hyperactivity...and although I'm pretty much a slug when it comes to activity and I dance horribly...I might be tempted to try it myself someday in the privacy of my own home where I don't make people cringe in sympathy. Thanks so much for dropping in and bringing up the Wii Revolution!

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      9 years ago from Free and running....

      Tremendous Hub. I have long since retired from video games but the Wii saved my sanity, as my kids go crazy with dance revolution. keep dancing kids, work those french fries off cuz Daddy's too lazy to take you to the park. I recommend Wii for any parent and any grown up kids.

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      9 years ago from Washington, USA

      WOW!! I thought women stopped growing after 16....hehe. I hope to try this new wii gadget once. It is the ultimate for a game lover to couple it with exercise. Great hub and one more to go to make it a century.

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      9 years ago from DC Area

      Nope, at least at that time they did not have it in Cyrillic. It was quite a task - no language and no manuals in the game that needs you to talk to it. And no Internet to get help btw! :D

    • spryte profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      Aggie: I'll let you know what I think of the thing after a bit more use...but if you should get one before then, make sure you share your tales!! And yes, I did have a wonderful holiday but I'm glad to be home again. How was yours?

      Misty: When I wrote that line, I thought of you. Somehow I just knew you'd appreciate it. :)

      I'm trying to spend a bit more time writing...but I have some rust to knock off it seems. If the Wii cripples me (as I believe it will) my fingers may be the only thing I can I'll be writing more?

      Misha: I'm so glad I gave you a giggle. I can't believe you learned English playing Larry!! I wish I could speak another language as well as you've adapted to they have a Cyrillic version of Larry? :)

    • Misha profile image


      9 years ago from DC Area

      LOL It took me a bit longer then native speakers to read this :D

      Such a nostalgic thing, you know... I actually learned English playing stolen Larry...

      Great hub and welcome back! :)

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      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      So funny Spryte,

      "Breathless and boneless, I scampered up the stairs with a smile on my face. “I want a Wii!” was the first thing I exclaimed upon seeing my husband. Without looking up from his laptop keyboard, my beloved responded thusly: “The bathroom is down the hall and to your right.”

      Laughed out loud at this quote.

      Great to see you back by the way. Hope you plan to stop a while :)

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      9 years ago from Australia

      Ha and "they" used to say Pool Rooms were the signs of a mis spent youth.

      Great Hub spryte I might just have to get me one of those little buggers.

      Hope you had a great holiday?


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