Laura has a Playstation something or another, a Nintendo cube thingy, various hand held systems, her own computer, and so forth and so on. Bill plays tons of games on his PC. Me? I have my Macs and my Wii. It's even named Tammy's Wii. I have a few games, but mostly I got it to shoot zombies (it's a real stress reliever to blow the brainz out of undead), play WiiFit and, after Jeans recommendation, Wii Sports Active. Only problem is, no one locally seems to have a Wii Sports Active.
Today, Laura and I were out running essential errands, getting things like dog food and milk and such, and I decided to once again search for a Sports Active. Not in stock at Target or Game Stop, but maybe WalMart? Only thing is I really HATE our local WalMart. It's crowded, dirty, loud, and crammed full of people who looked like they ought to have been in Deliverance and who prefer to bark or glare at me than let me pass down an aisle. I know that all WalMarts have such types of patrons, but when we lived in the county outside of Des Moines and did most of our shopping in Ankeny, well... there really weren't many scary people at all. It's one of the big bennies for shopping in the middle class burbs/bedroom towns, apparently: Not so many scary people.
So. Anyway. Laura (who is young, quick, and has a very terrifying glare) gamely agreed to run in to check if the game was there while I tooled around the parking lot. She came back, excited, because not only was it in stock, it was on sale. So, debit card in hand, back she went, only to come out with the Sports Active: More Workouts. Which is pretty much useless without the actual Sports Active. :headsmack:
I know I can just buy the dang thing online from Amazon or a hundred other retailers. I know, okay? But I try really, really hard to buy things locally, even if I have to go through a big-box retailer like Walmart and Target. I just feel like every penny I spend here keeps jobs here, products here, businesses here. Our local economy is in the shitter, there aren't all that many businesses around, and every little bit helps. Looks like I'm running out of options, though, for this one silly game. Dammit.