Since both Nathan and I are tennis players IRL (although I can't play anymore, indefinately, until my back problems sort themselves out) we of course immediately jumped in for some Wii Tennis. As depicted in the linked PA strip, there are a couple ways you can play Wii Tennis. I started out playing the Gabe way (i.e. full swings) and while that works, it turns out to be much more effective, particularly when serving, to play the Tycho way (all wrist). Pretend it's ping-pong. We also played some bowling, baseball, and then Excite Truck which is ridiculous. I never got around to trying out Zelda (sorry, Y's!).
The one problem with Wii Tennis is that the team on the far court side has to reverse their forehand and backhand, i.e. balls on your right side for right-handed players are really backhands. You can get away with not doing it but you won't be very effective. At one point a dropped an easy volley and said "see, now I'm thinking about it, instead of just...wiiacting." That was worth a few chuckles.
I had a pretty good weekend; Friday night was awesome with home group, turkey and sausauge gumbo (I have new faith in my roux-making skills, and I finally managed to not screw up a meal when new Jenn was there), and pumpkin pie. Saturday I got a bunch of errands run, then had fun at Lights in teh Heights (better for people-watching than anything else; the numerous Santas-on-Skates, the santas with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other, etc) and getting owned at mafia at The Lord Chancellor's afterwards. Sunday was a choir marathon day, and I was pretty tired the whole time so I don't remember it much, but I think Lessons and Carols came off okay.
Code monkey get up get coffee.
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