Wednesday, August 13, 2008

And we are back!

For those of you(yes yes,the two of you) who wondered where I was all these days,sorry to disappoint you but it was just work and more work at office.I haven't had the time to do much else.So much for the previous post and all the brouhaha about wanting to do something with my time.I haven't even been able to leave comments on all your blogs though I did stop by and did manage to read all your posts.

Oh but there was this one major exciting event that happened which changed the husband and my life forever!Hold onto your horses now.I am just talking about our new Wii Nintendo! So the husband celebrates his 30th birthday on the 21st of this month and I was left with the uphill task of figuring out what to get him that would be exciting enough.I narrowed it down to XBox and Wii and since Wii is the latest craze,I decided Wii it would be.But anyone whos been trying to get hold of Wii would know how hard it is to find one in the stores.If you do find a store that has it in stock,the price is almost $100 higher than the actual cost.A colleague of mine suggested I check with ToysRUs.So thats exactly what I did and the lady at the store informed me that they were getting a shipment of Wii and Wii Fit the coming Sunday and it would sell at the actual cost which of course was an amazing deal.She however would not divulge how many they pieces they were going to get since the demand for the damned toy was so high.

ToysRUs opens at 10.00 am on Sundays.So this particular Sunday,I woke up at 7.00 am and slipped out of the house without waking the husband up.I reached the store at around 7.30 and there were a couple of cars parked already in the parking lot!So I waited and waited and then around 9.40 am,everyone got out of their cars and stood in line in front of the store.We nodded at each other and silently acknowledged our fellow geeks.It was amazing to see the number of people willing to stand in line on a Sunday at such an ungodly hour.All for a stupid toy.The doors finally opened and the store manager handed out a ticket to all of us who were in line for the Wii and Wii Fit.So only those who produced the said ticket at the counter could buy the Wii.Thank god for small mercies because there was no way I could have competed with the others there simply because of my comparatively smaller girth and build.I would have been pushed and shoved around like a little lost dog.

So anyway,I got my ticket and walked triumphantly to the counter and was handed a brand new Wii Nintendo with Sports Bundle.I was also informed that the Wii Fit is even harder to get and just like that I was the proud owner of the Wii Fit as well.I got back home and hid both the boxes in our garage and went up to find the husband still asleep blissfully unaware of what had transpired.The plan was the keep it a secret until the 21st and then spring the surprise on the unsuspecting guy.The thing you don't know about me is that I keep a secret really well from anybody but the husband.I hate myself for it.Many a birthday surprises have been anything but.So this time I was determined more than ever to keep the whole thing under wraps until the 21st.I called my brother-in-law to inform him that I managed to buy the coveted toy.On hindsight I almost wish I hadn't made that call because I could hear the excitement and buzz in his voice while talking to him and it just got me all excited.I had to give it all I had to keep myself from blurting it out to the husband.I managed fine until evening when this guy casually asked me what he would be getting for his birthday.That was all it took for me to spill out my guts and hand over the Wii to him.

The husband was mighty chuffed on seeing the Wii.He couldn't believe that I actually did all that to get him the Wii and was super thrilled about it which of course was the exact reaction that I was hoping for!And boy is that wretched toy addictive or what!We have been playing Wii tennis every single day since that eventful Sunday two weeks ago.I was swamped at work and would come home only by around 8.00 pm.We would have a quick dinner and then immediately get down to business.Wii Tennis.

In a way the Wii has been a blessing in disguise as it keeps the husband occupied since he has almost been rendered a handicap thanks to an ingrown toenail in the big toe that got out of hand and caused a major infection.The poor guy had to undergo a minor procedure to have the infection drained out and he is in so much pain and discomfort ever since.The Wii has actually helped keep his mind off of his leg.

I have managed to keep the Wii Fit a secret still.I just hope it makes up for the fact that I took away the surprise element from his birthday.


La vida Loca said...

Happy bday M!!

Anonymous said...

wow! thats something really really nice :)) I hope M has a fabulous day :)

DewdropDream said...

Yay!!!! She updates she updates!!! woohooo!!

Happy Birthday to your hubby dearest :D And the Wii Fit should be a very good wake-up gift for the actual birthday morning!!

Glad to have you back here :)

DotThoughts said...

happy birthday to the hubby! I can't keep a secret from BG either :) Have fun with the Wii!!

Anonymous said...

how nice!!!

I love enthu surprises for love :D

a girl after my own heart!

hope he had a good one!

Mama - Mia said...

finally we hear from ya!! :D

phew! you are one helluva hardworking woman, girl!! now tell us what the reaction was once you give the fit to him on actual bday!!

even i am terrible at keeping secrets!! once i bought him sharaabi ka DVD which he had been drooling on forever!!

and weekend before the d day, he says i wish i could watch shraabi now!!

the look on his face when i handed over the DVD to him was priceless!! :D

lovely post woman!!



Anonymous said...

Coool! That was such an awesomely planned out surprise :)
I am bad at giving surprises, let me see if I do something this time for the poor Dude!

Never Mind!! said...

Congrats on the Wii and happy birthday to your husband.

I love Lucy said...

@Loca: Thanks!

@SnS : I know,right!I hope he does too,thanks :)

@DDD : Awww you make me feel so special and all :) Thanks!
Will pass on your wishes to the husband :)

@Dottie : Thanks!And I am glad I am not the only one!

@Chand : Gee thanks!I tried to surprise him as best as I could!

@Abha : Thanks,Abha!And this keeping a secret business is pretty hard I tell you!I know exactly what you are talking about :)

@Div : Thanks! Oh give it a harm in trying!I am yet to succeed in surprising him in the real sense.The Wii was as good as it gets I guess!

@Never Mind : Thanks!The Wii has become a prized possession now..I seem to be enjoying it more than the intended recipient!!

La vida Loca said...

how it is u?
all busy naa? playing with wiiiiii??

Trishna said...

How sweet...belated birthday wishes to M...hope you guys are having fun with the Wii and wii fit..
Oh and I cant keep secrets from the husband too

DewdropDream said...

Update maadi pliss!

La vida Loca said...

come collect an award!