Sunday, December 17, 2006


Matt is obsessed with getting a new Nintendo Wii system. I can't really describe why its a different kind of gaming system, except to say that the wireless remote controller requires the user to move around in order to play the games. The Wii was introduced last month, and has been selling out quickly. Most places aren't even selling it online, except through Ebay at some crazy markup. This is definitely a problem, because, as I said, Matt is obsessed with the Wii.

Last night, we stopped at Best Buy to see if they had any. Nope, sold out. Matt then thought that he heard of another place on Wisconsin Ave. that was selling the Wii, so we drove up and down for a little while, with Matt calling out, "Wii? Where are you, Wii?" Seriously. What makes this story really funny is that last night's activities were actually a repeat of what we did the previous weekend.

I've told Matt that the Wii will probably be available after Christmas, just in time for his birthday. Yet everytime we pass by an electronics store, we have to stop and look for the Wii. Today, we saw another couple about our age looking for one as well, with the guy with a slightly frantic look on his face and the girl looking slightly bored.

Here's the thing, though: I want a Wii too. The graphics look really cool, and come on, who wouldn't want to swing your arm to simulate sword play? Now, we have to work on getting a new TV too....

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I'm a freak of nature

Yesterday's visit to the allergist was quite productive. Apparently, I'm a total freak of nature, because I need 2 different nasal sprays, one for each nostril. God, what's wrong with me? On the plus side, I felt better today than I have in several days. Hooray for doctors who actually LISTEN and want to help their patients!

I can't wait for Christmas! Although it did freak me out today when I heard someone say there are only 11 days left before Christmas. I mean, where did the year go? And, Matt's 30th birthday is in exactly one month. I think he's mostly excited about it. We're thinking about doing some upscale bowling. And before you chide me for the upscale part, let me tell you--this is the only bowling that's available in the District. No voting rights in Congress and no moderately priced bowling? Yes, living in DC is every bit is disenfranchised as you think. Write your Congressperson (not about the bowling, but about the voting rights...give DC a voice, dammit)!

Okay, I'm rambling, y'all. Hey, I don't strive for good writing here, I just want you to like me.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Its that time of year

For me, December has always been the time of year when I would get sick. I remember being at my grandparents' houses on Christmas Day utterly miserable in another room with no TV while all my cousins played with their toys. As an adult, things haven't really changed. For the last two Christmases, I was sick, last year with a sinus infection, the previous year with a stomach virus. At being sick when you're an adult on Christmas isn't any more fun than being sick as a kid on Christmas, especially when you're traveling 3000 miles to be with your family.

The crazy weather here in DC lately hasn't helped my sinuses any. For the last two weeks I've been faithfully taking my Allegra, but today's 65 degree weather just kind of did me in. I'm not totally sick, but it was enough to make me call the doctor because, dammit, I will not be sick on Christmas again this year. Thanks to a change of insurance (from an evil HMO to a much less evil PPO), I was actually able to make a doctor's appointment with an allergist! Without a referral! And my appointment is tomorrow!

If all goes well tomorrow, I'll be in tip-top shape in two weeks!