Where one video game system is simply not enough...
My husband had been waiting with near orgasmic anticipation for the release of Rock Band for the Wii in June. I'd often find him in his darkened office, surfing images of the game screens on the web. Of course, he'd quickly shut down his browser when he heard me come in, but I knew what he was doing.
Oh, I knew.
He started talking about Rock Band as if it were a "good friend", working it into casual conversation more and more until I started to wonder if maybe there was more going on than just an occasional dalliance with the keyboard.
Turns out, there was.
This weekend, the anticipation proved to be too great for him to bear. While we were out and about on Saturday, we stopped into the grand opening of the new Fred Meyer's in town. It quickly became apparent to me that he was ready to take the relationship to the next level when he suggested we check out the electronics department.
Hey, at least he's including me, right?
We shuffled our way through the crowded store, blocked in our progress time and time again by aged blue-hairs on motorized scooters and large groups of loitering kids, but he would not be deterred. Not when the object of his desire was so close at hand.
And there it was. Rock Band.
For the Xbox 360.
Which we now own, along with a new 32-inch Toshiba LCD TV for my husband's office.
One thousand three hundred fifty-eight dollars and seventy-five cents.
Hope for his sake it puts out.