‘Video Games’ Posts

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found: guitar hero

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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sparklet:

4y 8m 12d

the mighty quinn:

2y 2m 27d

firsts: family wii time

Saturday, 23 November 2013

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sparklet:

4y 1m 10d

the mighty quinn:

1y 7m 25d

found: once upon a monster

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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sparklet:

4y 1m 7d

the mighty quinn:

1y 7m 22d

guitar duet

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

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sparklet:

2y 3m 28d

guitar hero

Friday, 27 January 2012

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sparklet:

2y 3m 16d

guitar hero

Monday, 9 August 2010

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sparklet was bouncing around today to “when we were young” by the killers, so we decided to really blow her mind — and it worked.

shattered.

sparklet:

0y 9m 27d

normalcy … sort of

Sunday, 25 October 2009

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neither the lady sparkler nor i really have an idea of normal is anymore, but today felt like we were creeping towards there none-the-less.

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.

sparklet:

0y 0m 12d

pregnant:

-88w

best. guitar hero. ever.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

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pregnant:

31w

more signs my wife could well be a boy …

Sunday, 1 February 2009

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.

world team tennis comes to d.c. (who knew?!?)

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

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Washington Kastles vs. Delaware Smash, Kastles Stadium, Washington D.C.
really, who knew such a thing existed … but apparently Washington now has a franchise (the “Kastles” annoyingly enough) in the three decade old “world team tennis” league.

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:

  • first, in between sets there was a wii tennis match between an 8-year old and a member of the d.c. team where the kid got crushed.
  • second, half way through the final set of the match, the public address mis-announced washington player Sacha Jones (17-year old new zealander tennis prodigy) as Sasha Cohen (23-year old american gymnast or 36-year old british “borat” actor).

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.