Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sing it with me: We are the Champions of the World....

Wii has rocked my world.
My folks gave us a Wii set for Christmas and Bernie and I are having a blast playing all the fitness games together.

There are games to build balance.

I like the one where you shift your balance to move a penguin across an iceberg in order to catch fish.
Then there is the one where you lean to steer a bubble down a river without snagging it and making it pop. (I am really terrible at this game for some reason...)


Then there are sports. I'm doing pretty well at bowling, hitting about 160 pt. per game. It feels real, and I threw myself so much into the game one day that I sprained my fanny. The technical name for that is "bowler's butt".

Bernie smokes me in every game. Tennis, running, baseball (someday maybe I'll actually hit the dang ball...) yoga, you name it, his score is always higher than mine.

Until last night.
Last night I decided to play a game called "Zen".
I had to sit cross legged on the Wii board, focus on the candle that was slowly burning on screen, and remain absolutely still while sounds of hoof beats, steps, creaks and such were all around me.

I aced the game. I got a perfect score!!!!! Hallelullah!

I have at long last found my sports event: Sitting on my butt perfectly still, staring straight ahead and thinking about absolutely nothing until a candle burns down.

Think the sport will ever be considered for an Olympic event?

If it is, I will definitely be a contender on Team USA.
Anyone out there want to be on the team with me?
Come on...you know you could do it. You know you could!

7 comments:

amyletinsky said...

I can't do the candle butt game! I'm jealous. My favorite is the heading the soccer balls game.

Sara said...

I have yet to discover the pleasures of the Wii....people keep telling me about it and how fun it is. Obviously you are very good at concentrating and being still!

myletterstoemily said...

i want a wii to do that balance game! glad you
found your gold medal game!

you made me LOL about your kids saying, "why
couldn't you just spank us!"

see you later!

Vicki said...

I love Wii!!!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

That sounds like a fabulous sport...the Zen one. You've found your event!

I think it's funny that your folks gave you a Wii game. I was thinking maybe your kids!

Marg said...

Wii is so much fun. I'm a fanatic over tennis. Maybe we should start a new WII Olympic Event...
My arm gets so tired and achy after I've played a few games competing of course with my husband.
Way to go! We are all Champions.

Lovella ♥ said...

I so wish you lived next door so we could play zen together . .what a hoot. .