Tuesday, November 22, 2005

A Possum and an XBOX 360

I would first like to begin this post with an apology. If there are any errors, as their usually is, please grant me special grace because I am very bleary eyed and tired as I write this. (I really should probably wait and reflect on this story at a different time...oh well.)

Today, Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005 marks the launch of the new XBox 360. Here is my tale.

It begins with an after dinner stop to Wal-Mart to check out the action. Dru, Jake and I strolled into Wal-Mart at aproximately 10:00 pm. At this time there were 48 people waiting in line for 42 XBox's. I decided to go out on a limb and had a hunch that I would not be able to obtain an XBox from Wal-Mart. So, I went home.

Dru began to talk to her mother on the phone and I couldn't get my mind off of the XBox. I decided to go to church and make a few phone calls. I called several of the other fine establishments in St. Joe, but had no success finding a store that would have an XBox for the midnight launch. Alas, I went home again.

Dru was getting ready for bed and I was watching t.v. but I just couldn't shake the XBox from my mind. I was tired and definitely wanted some sleep so I went to bed. After about 45 minutes of tossing and turning I realized what I had to do. I got out of bed, put on my jeans, sweatshirt, socks, even shoes, my jacket wrote Dru a note, grabbed one of the camping chairs and I headed for the door. I was going to wait. Target was the destinition.

Some of you may be wondering why their is a possum in the title. Here's why, when I stepped out of our back door to go down the stairs there was a possum standing on the second landing. Now I have to admit that I think possums are kind of cute in their own way. He wasn't hurting anybody and didn't seem to be upset. I grabbed a broom and tried to coax him down the stairs but that just made him mad. So I said to myself, self forget this you have something to do and you have another stair by which to escape. So that's what I did. I went down the front stair and headed to Target.

To make a long story even longer, I waited outside of Target from about 1:15 in the morning until 6:40. At 6:40 I was given a coveted ticket to purchase the premium edition of the XBox 360. I left, returned at 8:00 and made my purchase.

I realize and am fully ready for the banter that will probably be thrown my way. I'm a dork. I waited in the freezing cold for 5 hours to get a gaming system. That qualifies me as a nerd. I told Jake that would have almost liked to be in the woods with a gun in my hand. At least then I could say that I was being manly. I can not.

I do have something to show for it though. Sitting in my chair directly across from me is the world's premiere gaming system. I am just sad that I am too tired to even open it and enjoy it. Maybe a nap could do me some good.

Comments:
Adam, You were obviously too crazed with Xbox desire to recognize the possum for what it truly was, a messenger from God warning you about the evil path you were heading down. Why else would it have been blocking your way and not moving when you tried the broom? God spoke through Balaam's donkey; why not Adam's Opossum?
 
Wow, you really gave into a strong desire! Did you meet any interesting people while waiting in line? Did you get a chance to share the Gospel, by telling folks how yours had been stolen? After your nap, I know you'll be enjoying your new XBox.

Mom
 
Adam,
You should make more blog entries when you are bleary-eyed and exhausted; no mis-spells and no bad grammar! (I gave you a break on "can not")
Love ya Bud,

Mr. C
 
Dorkus Amorpheus [pronounced: doorkus a more fee us] n. slang

1. This king dork, master dork, biggest of all dorks. The risker of colds, frozen digits, and even death.

2. Imaginarily Noble. A fierce fighter in dream land.

3. A guy with strong thumbs.

(that being said .. your bringing it for christmas right?)
 
I knew you were a dork the second you were born, but I love ya anyway.
 
Andy
What's funny, or perhaps not, is that I had that exact thought. I guess you could say that I quenched the spirit.

Dustin
Of course I am bringning it for Christmas.
 
First of all, if you're going to apologize for errors in your first sentence, you should probrably use the correct form of THERE!!

Second of all, I hate you. Once again, Brad is left behind in the race for premiere gaming. Anytime you want a little Nintendo 64 action, you know where I am!

B
 
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