For the last few weeks, I have been overtaken by Wii fever. When Summer IM’d me Friday afternoon telling me Cole had called her from Costco to tell her that they had 12 in stock (bundled with games, though), I knew in the back of my head it was a sign. I was going to get one soon. I had to get one soon.
Come on, Nintendo!! I have been a loyal Nintendo-ist (?) for years. Well, since about 1986, I think. How can they only release a few at a time?? I have to carry on the legacy of Nintendo consoles in my house! Won’t you help me help you, Nintendo?
I was starting to think it wouldn’t happen, but Friday before I left work I decided to check in on Nashville Is Talking before I went home just to see what was going on around there.
Thank Jebus I did.
Brittney had linked to a site that, at about 3 p.m., had posted that Best Buy in West Nashville had approximately 20 Wiis left in stock. Apparently they had gotten 100 that morning, and were down to 20 at 3.
“SHIT!” I thought, looking at the clock, which read 5:45 p.m. “I need to get my ass over there!”
But I didn’t know where the Best Buy in West Nashville was, and neither did MapQuest, because apparently it’s a brand new store. I called the number, and the recording gave me some hard-to-hear yet passable directions, and so I tore out of the office like a madwoman. On my way, I called the store again and talked to a live person who so kindly told me which way to go after I got off the exit, and where to turn at what light. (Note to Best Buy West Nashville: If you are so new that MapQuest doesn’t know where you are, you might want to amend your recorded directions to include more than just the I-40 exit, since it’s not just off the exit and you have to make more than one turn. Thank you.)
I walked in the store in a hurry, visualizing all of the people walking in front of me as minivan-driving soccer moms looking for another present to mollify snotty 15-year-old underacheiving sons with as my competition. I realize this is a completely insane assumption, but the Wii has done something to my brain over the last two weeks.
I had to have one.
The man I talked to on the phone earlier in fact confirmed they had Wiis for me, and suggested I go to the customer service desk for one, not to the back in the video game department. Always one to take good advice, I walked right to the customer service area, which shared its space with the Geek Squad.
As I made my way to the counter, I noticed a man looking at me a bit oddly. I’m sure I was looking at him a bit oddly, too, because as I walked closer I realized I knew him from somewhere.
When I got up to the counter, it all came clear. “Are you Megan!?” “Are you Kerry??!”
It was WonderDawg!
At that point, even before I saw the stack of 20-something Wiis behind the counter, I knew I would be leaving Best Buy with one. Come on, running into one of my favorite Nashville bloggers, right after Cole, who, along with Summer, adopted a shelter dog they heard about from this same blogger? Talk about the universe righting itself! :)
Ok, I know I sound like a lunatic, but it’s just the Wii-phoria talking.
Anyway, Kerry and I got to chat for a bit (he’s working part time for the Geek Squad there) while I was waiting in line, which was cool. This was the first time I have ever run into someone I knew solely from blogging, so it was a bit of a surreal experience. I was super excited and anxious to pick up my Wii—and though there were only two customers in front of me, they were returning stuff so it was taking for-ev-er—so I hope I didn’t seem tweaked out, Kerry! :)
He suggested I take pictures of the unboxing of the Wii, which I did, though they don’t look quite as good as other unboxings I’ve seen. One reason is probably because there were lots of small parts that don’t photograph too well. But mainly Ian and I were excited to set it up, and the cat kept sitting on stuff or walking into the picture. So I’m sorry if they suck. But you can see the unboxing here and the first night of Wii fun here.
As soon as I left the store I had to call Summer to tell her 1. that I finally got my Wii and 2. that I ran into Kerry at the store! I think she was laughing at me, but I told her that the next time she’s in town she has to come over and try out the Wii. And I know someone else (who I’m not sure if she wants me to link to her blog or not because I am a potty mouth) who wants to play, too, so we might just need to have ourselves a Wii party!
Anyway, that is the story of how I got the Wii. Ian and I, along with our friends that came over to play last night, are all sore as hell after a night of bowling, baseball, tennis and golf, but I’m going back downstairs for more now.
Tags: Nintendo Wii, Wii