Friday, November 24, 2006

Minority Report becomes reality

I don't know if you've seen this. It's pretty cool. On another note, we didn't get a Wii today...

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

No Wii for Mii... :*(

After Jessica and Sebastian and "Opera lady's" reception on Saturday night, Jenny and I went home, changed, and went to Walmart to stand in line for a Wii. We got there around 10:45pm and even though Walmart is open 24 hours, they made us stand outside in the cold to wait. Anyway, around 11:45pm the manager of the Electronics department came out and announced there was 27 Wiis and they'd give tickets to the first 27 people in line. We were number 30. The manager said there was a chance that someones credit card would be declined or their check would bounce but not likely. In the hope that this would happen, I waited in line until 12:45am when the manager came out and announced the last Wii had been purchased. After that, Jenny and I drove to Target with the intent to camp out until the morning so we could get one of the rumored 33 Wiis that they had. When we got there, however, there were around 5 tents already pitched and another 30-40 people waiting in line. So we drove to Best Buy. Best Buy was rumored to have around 60 Wiis but when we got there, the line already had around 50 people plus 15 tents and an RV. There were people with barbecue grills and someone had a generator to power a TV and some games.

So Sunday morning Jenny and I went to the mall to see if we could get a Wii. We drove by Toys 'R Us and there was already a line that seemed a mile long. So we went to Sears and they only had 4 Wiis which were already claimed an hour before we got there. We stood in line another hour at KB Toys and when they opened they told us they didn't have ANY Wiis. So, discouraged, we went to another Target where they were also sold out but I went ahead and bought a controller. After that we tried a local electronics store (no Wiis), Circuit City (sold out in less than a minute), CompUSA (sold out) and another Walmart. The manager at that Walmart told me they had 33 Wiis and there were 75 people in line waiting since noon the day before.

Anyway, most stores are supposed to be getting a new shipment of Wiis on Black Friday so guess where we'll be sleeping Thanksgiving night?






Thursday, November 16, 2006

Do I Creep You Out?

Here's Weird Al's new video:

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

4 days 'till Wii!!!

Today, I spent an hour playing Excite Truck on the Wii!! It was the coolest thing ever! Although I would have rather played another game, Excite Truck was totally fun. It took a couple of minutes to get used to the controller but I have to say, it looks like Nintendo will probably come out on top this generation. The motion detection was precise, sensitive, and a blast to use! If you guys haven't heard of Wii yet, check out http://www.wii.com and/or http://wii.nintendo.com

You guys should also definitely go and try it! Gamestop and EB Games are the only stores with the demo kiosks so go check it out! (You'll need to hand over a drivers license as collateral for the controller since it's wireless and they don't want anyone stealing them.)

Sorry I don't have pictures, we weren't planning on going to the mall today, it just happened!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Viva Juarez! Ajua!





Jared and Jacob were enjoying their shopping. They bought two hamacas. Jared's favorite phrase was: "Deal or no Deal".

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Viva Juarez!

Jared, Jacob and I went to Juarez to have our vacation day of the semester. This was the first time for Jacob outside of the country. It was a three hour drive from here(ABQ) to Juarez, Mexico and we really had a great time, everything was so cheap and the food was delicious.
These pictures were at the bridge that divides Juarez from EL Paso, Texas.

At the time of crossing the bridge to go to Juarez, we found out that they don't have a check point or they(immigration) don't ask you for your Ids or anything, so you can walk so easily to Mexico.
Jared is so happy. He's just thinking about the good deals that he's going to find.
This face is the one that I was planning on doing if the immigration stopped me and asked me if I was an Illegal Mexican. (WHAT?!!)

This one was in Downtown Juarez, Mexico.
I was in love with this little burrito, but it was too heavy to carry home.
Well, after walking around for almost one hour, we started to get hungry but in Juarez it's rare to find restaurants that accept credit cards, so we went to an ATM and we got some cash. The Mexican pesos look a lot like the ones in my country.
We went to the restaurant called Villa del Mar. We ate tons! and for cheap!
Jacob was learning a lot of Spanish.

Torta de pollo (Jacob is eating) and tacos de beef( Jared is eating)

The guy in the white shirt is the chef. I don't know where he came from, because in one minute we were sitting in the table ready to take the picture and later the chef is in the picture. I don't know how he got in the pic.


Mucha Lucha!


In the Mercado (market) we found cool stuff and also a weird animal, we think that it's a dog but we're not sure. What do you think? People thought that this animal was the CHUPA CABRA!

What about the naked guy?
The art in Juarez is awesome.

The architecture of the building is incredible.
Juarez is awesome and the people are so relaxed.( I think that guy was dead)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

My new iPod finally arrived!

Jared got me a new second generation iPod shuffle for my birthday and it finally got here today! I don't think they even come out in stores until sometime next week so I'm one of the first people to have one! My iPod is also unique since Jared had it engraved in the back. It says, "lo que yo amo en este mundo eso, eres" which means "you are what I love in this world". Here's my unpacking pictures!




Halloween

This year for Halloween we had our garage arcade open with free arcade games. It's too bad it was too dark for the pictures to turn out good. For those who can't make out what's in the pictures, there is a strobe light, a pinball machine, a Dance Dance Revolution machine, and a Popeye machine as well as an "Open" neon sign.