We got up early (5 am) to wait for a Nintendo Wii at Best Buy, and got one. A man standing outside the store offered us $500 cash to buy ours. (The unit was $250 and we had $100 in Best Buy gift cards from a rewards program so it didn't hurt too much...). If we didn't get one on that visit, I was going to give my daughter a card with the picture of the system on it and get it for her after Christmas. And she would have been OK with that. I don't understand this need to have gifts under the tree at any cost. I think it sets a bad example.
I like the fact that the Wii has HD hookups and works with ALL of the old Nintendo games, via some virtual-console thing that I don't really understand, and I don't have any of the old ones anyway. But it goes back to NES games, I think those are the first ones? That is a good feature and all the game system companies should try to do that.
Still, nothing beats a good book and a sunset, preferably reflecting off the sides of an Airstream!
"Let's look Death in the face and say, 'Whatever man.'"
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