‘Video Games’ Posts
The quick brown fox jumped over the good, but lazy Parker family.
mommy tested out her new guitar hero controller (she’s so happy!) in the morning, we walked over to auntie melissa’s in the afternoon, i cooked dinner and then we had a friend from the neighborhood drop by in the evening.
simple, every-day sorts of events … we just had a very small baby and a very happy set of grandparents along for the ride. so far, the “new” normal looks pretty good.
i don’t know exactly what happened, but in the space of about 45 minutes, the lady sparkler became a guitar hero aficionado.
and i’m pretty sure it’s fostermom adventure’s fault.
our beloved M.O.H. (maid of honor) was in town this weekend, and apparently has a bit of a guitar hero addiction. (the last time she was here, she was reportedly up into the wee hours of the morning playing…)
so we broke out the game for a fun, family activity … when all of a sudden, sparkler stopped sucking.
literally, up until this very second, my beloved was content to play one song (hit me with your best shot) and do her little butt-waggle in front of the telly, ignoring her single digit scores, and then pronouncing she was “done” with our silly little game.
now, she greats me in the morning with statement’s like “can we play guitar hero tonight?”
what happened? seriously, no clue. one minute she sucked, the next she is breathing down my neck, looking for signs of weakness.
damn, i’m a lucky man. i think.
we only tripped on this because the D.C.’s home “stadium” (air quotes, the court is temporary and was constructed in the middle of a parking lot downtown) was used in the trials for the homeless world cup.
the format is a stripped down version of tennis (first to five wins the set, first to four wins the game, no deuces/advantages) where each set is a different competition (men’s singles, women’s doubles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles, women’s singles). the team with the most sets/games wins.
tragically, washington got whupped (by the 2 win, 10 loss delaware smash) so the two best parts of the evening had nothing to do with the matches:
all joking aside, it was a good time, and the organizers were obviously trying really, really hard to make sure everyone had a good time.