...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

the future has not been written. nor has it been read. because my kids have done neither of those things since christmas.

If it is true that machines will one day rise up and overtake humanity, as Terminator 3 wished to have us believe - and clearly they did, because it is right there in the title of the movie - then my sons, each with their respective Nintendo DS devises firmly in hand for the past 72+ hours, are one step closer to falling victim to this scourge. Toss in my husband, who has also so far been unable to be successfully pulled back into the Resistance thanks to the Wii that SkyNet (or Santa...I can't be sure which)(although I AM pretty sure there's a reason both of their names start with an S and both are rarely seen) saw fit to also deliver to our house and, well, you can safely assume I fear for our future.

Come with me if you want to live.

Or if you just want tips on how to play a better game of Super Mario Brothers.

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30 Comments:

Blogger Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

Hey, I kick a mother's ass on MarioKart. But I still want to live! And not have sex with a cyborg. I don't even know how to spell cyborg, I'm just guessing.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger Aunt Juicebox said...

I have no suggestions. I suck at Wii. It's the whole wireless thing. I even mess up with my Wii Fit, doing the stupid stepper routine. I step on it and it doesn't register. HOW I have no idea, cuz I'm huge. And I totally welcome the idea of machines running the planet. It would be better than politicians running the show.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger motherbumper said...

Are you the head of the resistance? Holy crap: ARE YOU SARAH CONNOR?

This explains so much.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger lime said...

i'd escape with you but i've been busy reading blogs, playing on FB and surfing the net....oh no, i guess they got me too.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:15:00 AM  
Blogger Craig said...

Our old TV very conveniently gave up its picture tube just after Thanksgiving. For a blessed few weeks, our home was blissfully TV-free. Until one of the grandmas, hearing of our plight, sent us a Best Buy gift card. So now we have hi-def zombie-fication. I'm afraid there's very little hope for us. . .

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger WILLIAM said...

Will the resistance fighters have to wear red white and blue crocheted vests?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger Whitemist said...

Ah Dawn, you with the evil games invading your home, me with stupid wannabe hackers invading my blog.
I am with you!
I don't play video games, but do a mean solitaire!
And sadly have forgotten much more than most people know about computers and programs.
Where do we strick first?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 1:37:00 PM  
Blogger Brian o vretanos said...

I can confirm that this invasion is in full flow on this side of the Atlantic as well, since my daughter recieved some new DS games from SkyNet/Santa...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 3:50:00 PM  
Blogger Mad Woman said...

Yup, the Wii has pretty much been on the go since Christmas Day here in the Mad Woman house too. Even the fact that they're doing "healthy" things in between (bouncing on the trampoline) hasn't deterred them. I think I'll retire to my room with a book.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 3:51:00 PM  
Blogger The Stiletto Mom said...

It could be worse. You could have bought a bunch of cool games for your kid, then had that same kid develop a liking for being a smart ass two days after Christmas, then have to take all his electronics away from him. Let me tell you that there is nothing more fun than living with a morose 11 year old bc he can't play his wii....NOTHING.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 4:38:00 PM  
Blogger Swirl Girl said...

go get guitar hero for DS - they'll still play for hours, but with a better soundtrack.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 5:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

I need me some help with Mario Kart cause on Christmas Day my LEGALLY BLIND father kicked my arse and he was like Princess peach in a freaking PRAM.

*sob*

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 9:49:00 PM  
Blogger anymommy said...

Resist! Resist! I type on my laptop that I've been staring at for two hours.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:15:00 AM  
Blogger The Savage said...

I used to be pretty good at the original Super Mario Brothers. I could (at one time way back in my youth) play the first lever or two with the TV off.
As soon as the video game companies started adding more bottons I was at a loss.
Now I play the occasional find hidden object games on the computer....

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 7:00:00 AM  
Blogger Christina Lee said...

I am definitely running the other way--I am already out-numbered in my house!! A Happy New Year to you!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 7:23:00 AM  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

You could always go join them on the couch . . .

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 4:15:00 PM  
Blogger tattytiara said...

I can barely operate my telephone, but there's one thing I'm very proficient at operating: a squirt gun. Bring on the machines, I'm not afraid!

And re your previous post oh wow! We had Husker Du too! It was like the absolute favourite game in our house growing up, but I never saw it all new and shiny like that. It was well broken in by the time I came along.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 8:27:00 PM  
Blogger bernthis said...

this is exactly why I have not bought a Wii

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 10:14:00 PM  
Blogger Zip n Tizzy said...

I-WOULD-COME-WITH-YOU-IF-YOU-COULD-GET-ME-AWAY-FROM-THIS-COMPUTER!

Happy New Year Fadkog.

Viva la resistance!

Thursday, December 31, 2009 8:49:00 AM  
Anonymous the weirdgirl said...

Says the girl on her laptop. We're already lost, my dear. The invasion has been over for at least five years now.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 10:51:00 PM  
Blogger Bee said...

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:10:00 PM  
Blogger Carolyn...Online said...

Yeah my kids went full zombie on me this year when they found their DSi's under the tree. It wasn't pretty.

Saturday, January 02, 2010 6:18:00 PM  
Blogger Bex said...

heehee. how i missed your witty discourse! santa brought a wii to us too. now i'm tearing apart fights between my kids and husband (and he's much larger). grrr... i thought this wii business would free me up to do other things than referee.

i'm so running away to fight of robots or zombies or whatever the enemy has to battle.

Saturday, January 02, 2010 9:55:00 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

I so want to by a Wii! Don't worry - interest in the Wii dies down or so I've heard. Just hold on a little longer.

Sunday, January 03, 2010 8:01:00 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

We've had our Wii for a year and I still love to play it. I rarely have time for it, but when I do I like it. My older 2 kids got DSs for Christmas and have played Lego Batman the majority of waking hours since.

Sunday, January 03, 2010 8:58:00 PM  
Anonymous DCUrbanDad said...

I really really really suck at the Wii. Maybe I am not a guy.

Monday, January 04, 2010 9:52:00 PM  
Blogger moosh in indy. said...

Could I possibly get some help with Band Hero?
I'm far too rockstar in my head compared to my actual Wii abilities.

Monday, January 04, 2010 9:56:00 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

You know, I got a wii for Christmas, and while I play the wii fit everyday...well, every other day...alright OCCASIONALLY, J likes to play Super Mario Bros EVERYDAY. I mean EVERYDAY. Wait, wasn't this MY Christmas present? Hmmmm....

Tuesday, January 05, 2010 9:56:00 AM  
Blogger Rock and Roll Mama said...

Yeah, dude. The leapsters have taken over my younger ones, and my teen is commanded by the Xbox three and Ipod touch. As long as there's no tetris, I can flee into the mountains with the resistance and breed the next generation. If there's tetris...resistance is futile, i will bow to the machines.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous lunardancer said...

I really can't tell if living with a cyborg would be any different from living with myself. Because I am always cooped up in my studio and living with my parents(who have gotten used to having their daughter live in her own world), I do not think I am any different from cyborgs lol. Maybe if I chance upon having a hubby like yours and with kids like him then we might get along together just fine teehee.

Monday, January 11, 2010 8:04:00 AM  

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