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Wii’ve been a bit busy

Well, yes, finally it arrived. My brand spanking new Nintendo Wii. Actually TWO of them, oops. Having got a bit nervous about the likelyhood of Woolworths actually getting any stock, I got an e-mail from Gamestation, a specialist local gaming shop saying they would release a batch for sale online at 10am on 31st Jan. Myself, Lucy and Russell (who had also ordered with Woolworths) all ordered and waited for confirmation. As it happens, I had confirmation from Gamestation and Woolworths at the same time, but luckily some other colleagues of mine wanted a Wii too (yes, lots of wii/wee jokes at work these days) so I’d flogged it before I ‘d even taken delivery.

So, enough about that… what’s it like?

It’s great! We bought Wii Play, Wario Ware and Zelda in addition to the bundled Wii Sports. To be honest we’ve spent 90% of the time playing Sports – it’s so easy to get the hang of and it’s such a good thing to do over a bottle of wine. Bowling is far and away my favorite sport, but we like Tennis and Golf too. Boxing is good fun, but I’ve not got the hang of baseball at all – just can’t seem to get the timing right, which is actually quite like my real life ability at baseball.

Mii Debs

One of the real attractions is the ability to create your own Mii. Here’s a picture of Debs’ Mii…

Another cool feature is the ability to let your Mii’s roam about the place, and indeed let them roam around yours. As it stands I have 9 Mii’s on our console – Myself & Debs and various friends of ours (and their friends an family). All this means I can now play baseball with a team of people I know, which is good fun. :o)

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Where Wii?

After last Sundays exciting session playing Simon’s Wii, I was sold, so I’ve devoted most of my spare time this week trying to get hold of one. Thanks to all my friends for their help, especially Luce and Russ. Anyway, I thought I’d got one on Thursday morning – placed an order with play.com, but disappointingly I followed up the order to discover there was no chance of them having any stock for a few months – gutted. :o(

So, imagine my surprise last night following a link from Russ – to find that Woolworths of all people had them in stock. I’m not counting any chickens yet though – no doubt they’ll have made a mistake too. Anyway, Russ and I have both ordered one, so fingers crossed.

The Village of Leeds

Yesterday was odd, a lot of things happened that just make you think.

Firstly, at lunchtime I was walking into town with Russ and we were walking behind a Geordie chap talking loudly into his phone about how he was gonna “mosey on into town” and “get a bit lairy” by “having a few beers”, all accompanied by hand actions and an amusing “mosey-ing”walk. Anyway, Russ and I had a giggle at this chap.

Later on, we went to the Cross Keys where Anna who I used to work with met up with myself Russ and Glen. Anna had just got back from holiday in France with another friend of mine I’d not seen in ages, Heidi. Anyway, Russ, Glen and I were heading for the Adelphi at around 8.30, so asked if Anna and her crowd fancied meeting us there. I told Anna about the chap we’d spotted earlier in the day, cos it was a faily amusing anecdote, and she went off to drop her car at home.

On the way to The Adelphi, we discussed when we could have a work night out, and Glen suggested the 10th October, which I discived is not only mine, but Glen and his friend who we were about to meets birthday. Not often there’s 4 of you meeting up and 3 of you have the same birthday eh?

So, we get to The Adelphi after a McDonalds hit, and I try to find Anna and Heidi – I eventually find them, and lo and behold, there’s a bloody Geordie chap there, getting a bit lairy having moseyed on into town! Turns out the guy was on holiday with Anna and Heidi and was actually on the phone to Heidi when we heard him earlier in the day. Now that my friends is spooky.

Anyway, we were really at The Adelphi for a 30 10th party (ok, a 40th) for someone I didn’t know, but Glen knew pretty well. We headed upstairs and I was pleasantly surprised to bump into fellow tall Leeds photographer Rick (aka Tricky/Soviet UK),  who knew the birthday girl, and also some guys who were at Russell and Sarah’s wedding a couple of weeks ago.

I have always said that Leeds is like a village, but today took the biscuit.


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