Saturday, January 12, 2008

Friday night odds and ends

Okay, this writer's strike crap has gotta come to an end. There is absolutely NO REASON on God's green Earth that *I* should be familiar enough with my wife's soap opera (All My Children) to know the characters' names and basic storyline. I HATE that show.

You see, I've never been the one to turn on the TV or choose the show we're going to watch. I normally just sit here with my laptop and end up watching whatever LW turns on. Yes, there is some sort of bizarre local disturbance of the gravitational field in our family room and LW controls the TV remote. Most of the time, I don't mind. I mean, how else would I have discovered HIMYM or Amazing Race? (Only 2 shows left in this Amazing Race! Check it out this Sunday!) We also really like Numbers (geeky show where a mathematician helps the FBI solve crimes) and The Closer (Kyra Sedgwick's character Deputy Chief Johnson has an amazing ability to draw out confessions once she figures out whodunnit). Since the writer's strike has left us with nothing but reruns, LW has been turning on her soap opera after the boys go to bed. ENOUGH ALREADY WITH THE WRITER'S STRIKE!!!

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LW bought a new board game to play with ES today. It's called UpWords. It's similar to Scrabble, but you can stack the tiles. Say the word "THIS" was on the board, and you had an A and a T in your hand, then you could put the A and the T on top of the I and the S to turn "THIS" into "THAT." It offers a LOT more flexibility than Scrabble. ES had a hard time with Scrabble in trying to find words that fit in the two-dimensional space on the Scrabble board. We played UpWords tonight, and he did really well. Neither of us branched out much on the board. We just kept building up and up and up replacing one letter here or there to change CASH into RASH into CRASH into TRASH. It was fun.

I know you all are dying to hear the score after ES beat me at Scrabble the other day. TECHNICALLY, ES "won" the game tonight, but it was with a lot of HELP from DADDY, so I don't consider it a detriment to my ego. (...THIS time at least).

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Funny Blog. I don't remember if I put a plug in before for this blog, but if you want a good laugh, check out Boobs, Injuries, and Dr. Pepper. She is a little bit vulgar or foul-mouthed at times, but she has a great writing style and some pretty funny stories. The first post of hers that I read was Holly Jolly Christmas, and I laughed pretty good at that one.

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Wii Play! Thank you to whoever recommended Wii Play to us. I think we actually got the recommendation from a couple of Wii friends. Plus LW liked the fact that Wii Play comes with another controller. It's a collection of games similar to Wii Sports.

There's a shooting game sort of like the old Duck Hunt where it goes through rounds of balloons then targets then clay pigeons to shoot at. Then, in the last round, there are a dozen of YOU (your Mii character) running around on the bottom of the screen, and these UFO flying saucers fly down and try to abduct the Mii's with a tractor beam, and you have to shoot the UFOs and save your Mii's. It's really funny to see the Mii's running around in a panic as the UFOs are trying to abduct them.

There's a matching game where it will show a crowd of Mii's, and you have to find the two matching Mii's in the crowd before the time runs out. There's also a tank game and a fishing game that I like, too.

The only thing I DON'T like about Wii Play is that you're limited to only TWO players. When you play two players though, you can play any of the games on the disk and it keeps a tally of how many games each player has won during your session.


Joe and Samantha said...

Sounds like a great game, we'll have to pick it up. Never know when Joe will be home!

Corey said...

We like Wii Play. Have you tried the Mii challenge game solo? I get stuck on level 6 every time.

Corey said...

Monk started new episodes last night. That's a great show.

C said...

I've taken to watching shows like Myth Busters, WNTW, anything on the Food Network, and the outstanding 8 o'clock hour on Comedy Central (Daily Show/Colbert Report). None of those really requires writers. Well, those last two do, but they've managed to kick butt this week without them.

Black Shoe said...

Enjoying your blog blunoz.
I would look forward to getting a Wii to play with you four too.