Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Welcome to Geek Paradise!

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.

17 comments:

Jo Beaufoix said...

I bet he's a cute geek though. I want film of him rocking out. Go on, pretty please.

Fooferoo said...

My husband is jealous of your new tv, I won't buy a new tv until our old one dies. He has threatened to throw a Wii controller through the screen but then we'd be out a controller...

CamiKaos said...

this kind of sounds like my house... replace music equipment with the x-box

The Casual Perfectionist said...

Oh, it puts out, baby. And, it doesn't even have to call you the next day...because you'll come back for more. and more. and more. I totally made fun of my hubby for wanting to get it last year (as soon as it was release in the states), and then I became addicted myself. I have a whole category dedicated to it on my blog.

If lovin' it is wrong, I don't wanna be right. (sorry, I couldn't resist)

Caffeine Court said...

I've got MY eye on the Wii Fitness (coming out in May). You and Lovey might like it too-it measures your BMI!

Mr Lady said...

*snort*

PS: thank you for popping in to my little site. Why have I neglected you so? And to save you one email notification, I am SO following you on Twitter, and I refuse to follow almost everyone.

Because you freaking crack me up, that's why.

Come hit me in the head the next time I neglect you, okay? Me? Natural blonde.

The Immoral Matriarch said...

I'm moving in.

terri said...

This is LEVERAGE, baby! Use it to your advantage! You can have anything you want now!

Joeprah said...

I call 'next' with rock band and the TV.

Sugarplum's Mom said...

Yowza... boys and their toys eh?

sybil law said...

I'm with Terri - that is leverage!
I got some of my own since my husband just told me he bought a truck!
Use it wisely, young patiwan...

Dapoppins said...

I am laughing. HA! When your done with the wii can I have it?

meleah rebeccah said...

thats nice...but...um....what did YOU get?

holly said...

he could have an eighth of my yaris for that kind of money!

which is to say, my car.

you hope it puts out? where's he supposed to stick.....'it'? 'it' isn't small, is it? like an auxilliary cable? cuz i don't think that would be fun for *you*...

Bee Repartee said...

XBOX 360? Is that like the best Commodore64 they make now?

Sue said...

That is a pretty large investment just for fun stuff...

You guys got your priorities right!

doozie said...

well this is just exciting news. to own one of those is my biggest dream